Achaemenid Empire 400-330 BC Gold Daric Type III NGC MS Fine Style Rare Design
Achaemenid Empire 400-330 BC Gold Daric Type III NGC Mint State Very Rare Style . The rarest and most overlooked of Persian Gold.
The Achaemenid Empire of Persia ruled much of the Middle East from 550-330 BC. With a diversity of cultures, languages, and religions. The economy relied on a good mixture of of “Royal Coinage) of gold Daric and silver Siglos. The gold Persian Daric became the currency desired in all the ancient world, since it was the most convenient format to exchange and accumulate wealth.The Greeks never minted much gold, but their silver Athenian Owl Tetradrachms also became a sort of world currency from the 5th century BC. Leaving the prestigious Daric, as really the only means of storing wealth and making large payments on an international scale.
Persian Darics were minted for almost 200 years continuously from 520-330 BC until they were defeated by Alexander the Great. Alexander would melt their Coinage down and create new coins for the former eastern Persian Empire so business could continue. One Gold Daric was equal to one months pay got a mercenary foot soldier. It could easily be exchanged for 20 Silver Siglos.
Achaemenid Persian Empire 455-420 BC Gold Daric NGC Mint State 5/5 Strike 4/5 Surface Carradice Type III Large King Type with detailed kidaris.
Fine Style Designation on holder signifying artistry of the highest detail and eye appeal. This is a rare designation for Persian Darics.
Persian king or hero, wearing detailed kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear with bow in left, quiver over shoulder, no indentations at waistline / Incuse punch. Carradice Type III. This rare variety is differentiated by the above average design detail.. It’s a sleeper rarity and among the Finest Known.
Guaranteed Genuine. An ancient coin for the most discriminating collection.