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CNG 112, Lot: 359. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BC. AR Siglos (14.5mm, 5.38 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XII, 17); Meadows, Administration 322; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17; Sunrise 25. Toned, a hint of granularity. Good VF. Well centered on a broad flan.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Aufhäuser 12 (1 October 1996), lot 291.