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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

Obverse © Sam - Reverse © simoneo80

Features

Country Achaemenid Empire
(Persia)
Type Common 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

Obverse

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

Reverse

Incuse punch.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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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