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Persian Empire

ancient coin buyers guideAfter defeating King Croesus of Lydia, the Persian empire embraced the monetary system of the conquered king and began to issue their own coins using a new design. From roughly 550 B.C. to 330 B.C., the Persians issued four primary design types struck in both gold and silver. To Learn More Download Your Free Ancient Coin Report













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Was the Persian Empire wealthy?

The Persian Empire was a series of imperial dynasties, centered in modern-day Iran, that spanned from 559 B.C. to 330 B.C. Its great leaders included Cyrus the Great, Darius, and Xerxes—along with a host of other family members who ruled the Achaemenid Dynasty. This all ended when Macedonian’s leader, Alexander the Great, conquered the Persian Empire in 330 B.C.

The Achaemenid Empire was the first in the world to embrace a monetary system centered around coinage and the first to collect taxes in coins rather than in goods… These factors led the Persian Empire to thrive and Persian Kings to be fabulously wealthy.

When Alexander captured the palace of Xerxes he found that it contained tons of gold and silver bullion methodically stored! It was the largest single concentration of wealth ever to be found in the ancient world—the wealth that enabled Persians to build superior roads that linked them to major trade partners and massive architectural wonders within their Empire.

Austin Rare Coins is a premier ancient coin dealer that specializes in high-end Persian Ancient Coins certified and authenticated by NGC Ancients—the top ancient coin grading corporation in the business. Let us assist you in finding the exact ancient coins you are looking for. Just give us a call, we're always happy to help.



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