Achaemenid Persian Empire 505-480BC Type 2 Silver Siglos NGC VF
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C. 505-480 BC
obv hero-king shoots arrow
rv incuse punch
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Achaemenid Persian Empire 505-480BC Type 2 Silver Siglos NGC VF Rare and well centered.
Before conquering the Lydian Kingdom (546BC) and the Richest man of the time- King Croesus. The Persian Empire didn’t use coinage. Many experts believe while in captivity, King Croesus mentored and shared his coin making secrets to the Persian King Cyrus the Great and his heirs.
Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I, circa 505-480 BC. NGC VF 4/5 Strike 3/5 Surface Type II Silver Siglos
Siglos Obverse Persian king or hero wearing the royal crown and robe with quiver over shoulder, Drawing bow in kneeling stance.
Reverse . Hand hammered incuse punch. Carradice Type II, pl. XI, 12.