Daric - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type

Daric - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type) -  obverse Daric - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type) -  reverse

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Country Achaemenid Empire
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 450 BC - 375 AD
Value AV Daric = 1/5 Perso-Babylonic Silver Mina = 20 Silver Drachms (1)
Metal Gold (.970)
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes


Crowned king Darius III right, running with the akinakès in his right hand and bow in left.


Incuse punch.




Type IV A - early (Stiff figure, shapeless body completely lacking a waist, often cartoon-like, sometimes pellets on arms, sometimes appears beardless, dotted exergue line)
Type IV B - middle (Stylistic formal figure, waist indicated, often pellets on sleeves, large eye, short beard, sometimes no quiver visible, dotted or plain exergue line, often smooth within the incuse)
Type IV C - late (Attractive formal regal figure, three or four annulets or pellets on chest, neat style, large head, long beard, usually v-shaped folds on front of kandys, usually stylistic drapery with broad semi-circular sweep of folds from the left knee back to the right heel, plain exergue line, irregular incuse)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (450 BC - 420 BC)  Type IV A - early (Artaxerxes I - Darius II)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  Type IV (Artaxerxes I - Darius III)
ND (420 BC - 375 AD)  Type IV B - middle (Darius II - Artaxerxes II)
ND (375 BC - 330 BC)  Type IV C - late (Artaxerxes II - Darius III)

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