Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXVAuction date: 22 September 2022
Lot number: 489

Price realized: 4,200 GBP   (Approx. 4,731 USD / 4,820 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:


Persia, Achaemenid Empire AV Daric. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II. Sardes, circa 485-420 BC. Persian Great King or hero, wearing [kidaris] and kandys, in kneeling-running attitude to right, holding spear and strung bow, quiver over shoulder; cross below / Rectangular incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XIII, 27) var. (no cross below, instead exergual line); BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26 var. (same); Sunrise 24 var. (same); GRPC Lydia G61 var. (same). 8.31g.

NGC graded AU 4/5 - 4/5 (#6154662-020). Extremely Rare and unpublished; one of only three known examples with a cross on the obverse.

Acquired from Vilmar Numismatics;
Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XXIV, 19 January 2021, lot 794.

Estimate: 5000 GBP