Siglos - Darius I / Xerxes I - 522-465 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type A
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Years||490 BC - 475 BC|
|Value||AR Siglos = 1/60 Mina (unit)= 1/20 Daric (1/20)|
|References||SNG Cop# 1030, BMC Greek# 15
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
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
Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow, quiver over shoulder.
Usually two pellets behind beard
Particular: two pellets behind beard
Lighter weight standard, c. 5.30 - 5.39 g, is the most important distinction from Type IIIb but it is difficult to determine intended weight with wear. Usually two pellets behind beard, generally a life-like well proportioned figure, V-shaped folds on front of drapery, long beard with flat end, quiver visible. Possibly introduced in connection with the accession of Xerxes, c. 486 B.C.
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|ND (490 BC - 475 BC)|
|ND (490 BC - 475 BC)||Sardis mint|
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