Persia, Achaemenid Kings Gold AV Daric, About Extremely Fine, Xerxes II - Artaxerxes II, 420 - 375 B.C.E

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GOLD DARIC, PERSIAN EMPIRE, ACHAEMENID DYNASTY, XERXES II - ARTAXERXES II

Carradice Type IIIb, About Extremely Fine, 16.5mm, 8.39 grams, Sardes mint, Struck Circa. 420 -375 B.C.E. 

Obverse: Persian King running to right with Spear and Bow 

Reverse: Incuse punch

Nicely defined, and quasi-complete with platform and legs. Deep gold and wonderful eye appeal!

The Persian daric is known as Darkamon in the biblical books of Ezra (2:69) and Nehemiah (7:69, 70, 71).