Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Darius III - 405-330 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type C - late

Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Darius III - 405-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type C - late) -  obverse Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Darius III - 405-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type C - late) -  reverse

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Country Achaemenid Empire
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 375 BC - 330 BC
Value AR Siglos = 1/60 Mina (unit)= 1/20 Daric (1/20)
Metal Silver (.950)
Weight 5.52 g
Diameter 14 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References SNG Cop# 1031, Barclay VH# Plate I - 27, BMC Greek# 176
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
(Einar Munksgaard)
The coinage of Lydia and Persia; 1877 (Reprint 1923)
by Barclay Vincent Head
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)


The king, bearded, crowned, and clad in long robe, with belt round waist, and ornamented with annulets or buttons in front, kneeling right on one knee (running position), at his back a quiver, in his outstretched left a strung bow, king holds short sword or dagger (akinakès) instead of arrow.

Possibility of countermarks


Irregular incuse of oblong form.

Possibility of countermarks




Brit Mus Plate I 27

Presence of rings,from 2 to 5,in the garment of the Great King

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (375 BC - 336 BC)  Type IV C - late
ND (336 BC - 330 BC)  Type IV C - late (Darius III)

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