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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 137. Estimate CHF1200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I. Circa 505-480 BC. Siglos (Silver, 5.30 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, shooting bow. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12). BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23. A very attractive example of the type, nicely toned, unusually well struck, perfectly centered and very well preserved. Good very fine.

From the Bellaria Collection, Triton VII, 13 January 2004, 365.