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Live auction - bgr_552881 - PERSIA - ACHAEMENID KINGDOM Darique d'or

PERSIA - ACHAEMENID KINGDOM Darique d or AU
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Type : Darique d'or
Date: c. 465-425 AC
Mint name / Town : Lydie, Sardes ?
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 970 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Weight : 8,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré. Jolie représentation du droit, bien détaillée. Patine de collection agréable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Archer barbu (Le Grand Roi) à demi agenouillé courant à droite, couronné (cidaris), tenant une lance de la main droite et un arc de la gauche ; un carquois rempli de flèches sur l’épaule ; ligne d’exergue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux informe.

Commentary


Ce type de darique est souvent usé et a circulé pendant plus d’un siècle. C’est le premier multiple en or frappé en quantité très importante. Ce type est souvent attribué à Darius Ier (521-486 avant J.-C.) ou à Xerxès (486-465 avant J.-C.). Pour cet exemplaire, une attribution à Artaxerxès II (465-425 avant J.-C.) est probable.

Historical background


PERSIA - UNITED Achaemenid

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Achaemenid dynasty will last two centuries (559-330 AC). Lasting impression and Asia Minor. Cyrus, the founder, captured Babylon and Lydia, Croesus. His son Cambyses conquered Egypt in 525 BC Darius succeeded him (521-486 AC.) And initiates the Greco-Persians Wars against Asia Minor revolted and against Athens which had supported the insurgents. He was defeated at Marathon in 490 AC. His son Xerxes (486-465 AC). Continues its policy, but crashed at Salamis and at Plataea. This is the end of hegemonic Persian dream. The dynasty died out with Codoman Darius III (339-330 AC.) Who is beaten by Alexander which goes for three centuries impose Hellenism to India.

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