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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 136. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I. Circa 520-505 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.35 g). Half-length figure of the Persian king to right, wearing radiate headdress and holding bow in his left hand and two arrows in his right. Rev. Oblong irregular incuse. Carradice Type I (pl. XI, 10). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 25. Rare. Nicely toned and well-struck on a full flan. Good very fine.

From the Bellaria Collection, Triton VII, 13 January 2004, 363 and ex Numismatica Ars Classica A, 27 February 1999, 533.