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Pershia Achaemenid Kings Gold Daric Mid 4th Century BC £1,650.00
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Pershia Achaemenid Kings Gold Daric Mid 4th Century BC
15mm, 8.36g

The Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th century BC) is also known as the first Persian Empire, ranging at it's greatest extent from the Balkans to the Indus Valley. It had centralised administration, a road infrastructure, 'postal system', an official language and a large professional army.
The Achaemenid 'daric' was a gold coin which, along with a similar silver denomination, the siglos, represent the bi-metallic monetary standard system of the early Persian Empire.

Centrally struck example of type.

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