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Daric - Darius I / Artaxerxes II - 522-358 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type

Daric - Darius I / Artaxerxes II - 522-358 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type) -  obverse Daric - Darius I / Artaxerxes II - 522-358 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type) -  reverse

Obverse © Sam - Reverse © simoneo80

Features

Country Achaemenid Empire
(Persia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 490 BC - 375 BC
Value AV Daric = 1/5 Perso-Babylonic Silver Mina = 20 Silver Drachms (1)
Metal Gold (.970)
Weight 8.30 g
Diameter 15.8 mm
Shape Round (Irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References SNG Cop# 1147, SNG Cop# 274, SNG Cop# 275, SNG Cop# 276, BMC Greek# 3
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)

Obverse

Persian king or hero right in kneeling position with quiver, holding a spear in his right hand and the bow with his left.

Reverse

Incuse punch.
possibility Countermarks.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (490 BC - 475 BC)  Type IIIa (Darius I - Xerxes I)
ND (490 BC - 375 BC)  Type III (Darius I / Artaxerxes II)
ND (486 BC - 465 BC) 
ND (485 BC - 420 BC)  Type IIIb - early (Xerxes I - Darius II)
ND (475 BC - 375 BC)  Type IIIb - late (Xerxes I - Artaxerxes II)
ND (450 BC - 375 BC)  Type IIIb - late (Artaxerxes I - Artaxerxes II)
ND (420 BC - 375 BC)  Type IIIb - late (Xerxes II - Artaxerxes II)

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