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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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  • Achaemenid Gold Daric Type III NGC Choice About Uncirculated 4X5

    Extremely high quality, inexpensive example of a near-mint condition "type 3" gold Daric depicting the Hero-King advancing with bow and spear. The reverse has an incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. Very nice gold coloration with original surfaces. It's hard to beat the pricing on these 2,400+ year old ancient gold coins -- this is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,375.00

  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Extremely Fine condition. Highly recommended and quite large in size--nearly the size of a modern-day quarter. Learn More

    Regular Price: $256.50

    Special Price $189.00

  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC Choice XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Choice Extremely Fine condition. Learn More

    Regular Price: $294.50

    Special Price $219.00

  • Achaemenid Empire Silver Siglos NGC Choice Very Fine 4x2

    Persian Silver Siglos were struck over 2,300 years ago and are very popular today. This is the last design type issued, the Type 4 design, which shows the Persian Hero King with bow drawn ready to attack the enemy. In his other hand he is holding a dagger. This particular coin has a "chop mark" an ancient test cut that was done to make sure the coin was made of pure silver. Very cool, only one available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,562.50

    Special Price $1,375.00

  • Achaemenid Empire Silver Siglos NGC Choice Very Fine 3x5

    The Persian army defeated King Croesus of Lydia and quickly adopted their system of using coinage as money. Persian Silver Siglos are highly prized, 2,400+ year old ancient coins that depict the Persian Hero King in a running attack stance, with bow ready to fight the enemy. The reverse employs an incuse punch. Picture shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,176.00

    Special Price $1,750.00

  • Persian Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice Very Fine 3x3

    This is an amazingly rare coin in any condition. It depicts the Persian Hero-King running with bow drawn, ready to attack. This is a large silver tetradrachm--most Persian silver coins are smaller and called "siglos". It is the first of this design we've handled and even though it was circulated long ago, all detail is quite evident. Learn More
    $2,516.00

  • Persian Gold Daric TY3 NGC About Uncirculated

    Very attractive gold Daric from the Persian empire dating back nearly 2,500 years. The image on the front shows the Persian Hero King running with a bow and spear. The reverse has an incuse punch. Very nice coin for the price and only one grade below mint condition. Learn More
    $6,732.00

  • Persian Gold Daric TY3 NGC Choice About Uncirculated

    Very attractive gold Daric from the Persian empire dating back nearly 2,500 years. The image on the front shows the Persian Hero King running with a bow and spear. The reverse has an incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. Very nice coin for the price and only one grade below mint condition. Learn More
    $8,840.00

  • Artaxerxes Gold Daric TY3 NGC Mint State 4x4

    Nearly 2,400 years ago this stunning, mint condition Persian Daric was struck and has been preserved in an attractive mint condition. It has a 4x4 strike and surfaces, along with exceptional eye appeal. This is the "type 3" design, which depicts the Persian King advancing with bow and spear. Learn More

    Regular Price: $10,404.00

    Special Price $9,750.00

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