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Coins of Achaemenids

An ancient Persian dynasty whose kings ruled from 559 to 330 BC, when Darius III was defeated by Alexander the Great.

 

Central and Eastern Satrapies


Anonymous (circa 500 - 300 BC)
AR Satamana
Mitchiner ACW 152; 4076
43 x 10 x 3 mm.
10.67 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Septa-radiate symbol at each end; three other punchmarks (single pellet, heart shape with two pellets [Jalalabad (?)], two crescents, one pellet, two 'insects' [Taxila (?)].
Reverse: Blank.


Anonymous (circa 500 - 300 BC)
AR Satamana
Mitchiner ACW 4073v.
36 x 10 x 4 mm.
8.08 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Septa-radiate symbol at each end.
Reverse: Blank.


Anonymous (circa 500 - 300 BC)
AR 1/8 Satamana
Mitchiner ACW 153
14 mm.
1.25 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Septa-radiate symbol.
Reverse: Blank.


Achaemenid Kings


Darius I to Artaxerxes I (490 - 460 BC)
AR Siglos
SGCv2 4682; Mitchiner ACW 106; Carradice type IIIa
15 x 15 x 4 mm.
5.49 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Bearded, crowned king wearing quiver, running right; holding spear and bow. Bankers' marks.
Reverse: Oblong punch. Bankers' marks.
Note: Courtesy Jamison T. Graff collection.


Artaxerxes I to Artaxerxes II (450 - 370 BC)
AR Siglos
SGCv2 4683v.; Mitchiner ACW 111v.; Carradice type IVa
16 x 14 mm.
5.57 gm.
Die position=n/a
reverse
Obverse: Bearded (?), crowned king running right; holding dagger and bow. Mark or letter (Aramaic (?)) behind head. Traces of dotted border at bottom (!)
Reverse: Oblong punch.
Note: This coin has an odd style; perhaps from an eastern mint.


Artaxerxes II to Darius III (390 - 320 BC)
AR Siglos
SGCv2 4682; Mitchiner ACW 106; Carradice type IIIc
16 x 13 mm.
5.54 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Bearded, crowned king wearing quiver, running right; holding spear and bow.
Reverse: Oblong punch.


Artaxerxes II to Darius III (390 - 300 BC)
AR Siglos
SGCv2 4683v.; Mitchiner ACW 110; Carradice type IVb
14 x 15 x 4 mm.
5.42 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Bearded, crowned king running right; holding dagger and bow.
Reverse: Oblong punch.
Note: Courtesy Jamison T. Graff collection.


Artaxerxes II to Darius III (390 - 300 BC)
AR Siglos
Carradice type ___
13 x 14 mm.
5.67 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: Crowned king running right; holding dagger and bow.
Reverse: Oblong punch.


Artaxerxes II to Darius III (390 - 300 BC)
AR 1/8 Siglos
Carradice type ___
8 mm.
0.85 gm.
Die position=n/a
Obverse: King running right holding dagger.
Reverse: Blank; incuse.


Satraps of Caria


Memnon (?) (circa 349-333 BC)
AR Tetradrachm
Mitchiner ACW -; Hurter/Price P132, 32v.
20 x 21 x 4 mm.
14.64 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse:
Reverse:
Note: Courtesy Peter A. Linenthal collection.