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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 866. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Kings. Circa 500 BC. AV 1/12 Daric (0.67 gm). Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, drawing bow / Incuse punch. Cf. Carradice Type II; BMC Arabia pg. 173, 184. EF. Extremely Rare. ($1500)

The BMC dated this coin and type to the 4th century BC. However, Carradice dated the sigloi with this same design to the early 5th century BC. M. C. Root, in her article "Evidence from Persepolis" (Num Chron 1988, pp. 1-12), demonstrated that the kneeling archer type daric was already in circulation by 500 BC.