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Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius II - 465-405 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type A - early

Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius II - 465-405 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type A - early) -  obverse Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius II - 465-405 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type A - early) -  reverse

Features

Country Achaemenid Empire
(Persia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 450 BC - 420 BC
Value AR Siglos = 1/60 Mina (unit)= 1/20 Daric (1/20)
Metal Silver (.950)
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References SNG Cop# 1035
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
(Einar Munksgaard)

Obverse

Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, dagger in right hand and bow in left, quiver with arrows over shoulder

Reverse

Incuse punch

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)

Carradice#IV-A

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (450 BC - 420 BC) 

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