Siglos - Darius I - 522-486 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 1st type

Siglos - Darius I - 522-486 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 1st type) -  obverse Siglos - Darius I - 522-486 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 1st type) -  reverse


Country Achaemenid Empire
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 521 BC - 505 BC
Value AR Siglos = 1/60 Mina (unit)= 1/20 Daric (1/20)
Metal Silver (.950)
Weight 5.31 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References SNG Cop# 278, BMC Greek# 197
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
(Einar Munksgaard)
A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
by Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill
(British Museum)


A bust of King Darius I with a bow and arrow.


Incuse punch.



It's the oldest type and includes only Siglos (do not know Darics of gold, or fractions of Siglos)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (521 BC - 510 BC)  Sardis mint
ND (521 BC - 505 BC)  1/24 Siglos (0.20 gr)
ND (521 BC - 505 BC)  Sardis mint
ND (520 BC - 505 BC)  Sardis mint

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Siglos - Darius I - 522-486 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 1st type)