Darios I Silver Ar Siglos Very Rare Ancient Greek Persian Coin Worth 550 $ Xf
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Darios I Silver Ar Siglos Very Rare Ancient Greek Persian Coin Worth 550 $ Xf:
First time ever, comes in a rare Persian coin from Darius I from the private collection of more famous numismatic in the world.
Mrs. Elvira Elisa Clain A splendid example with great surfaces and without the usual obverse die worn.
Ex Elvira Elisa Clain-Stefanelli Collection [as the Demarete Collection].
Coin worth over 450 $PERSIA,
Circa 485-420 BC.
(13mm, 4.76 g).
Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
/ Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XII, 16-26);
BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17.
VF, toned, nice metal. coin has full paperwork
Coin much better than the photosAll sales will start at 99 cent d prices. Free shipping in USA and 9 $ international shipping registeredGood luck
Darius I From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Darius the Great King of Kings of Persia
Relief of Darius the Great in Persepolis. Reign September 522 BCE to
October 486 BCE (36 years) Full name Dārayava(h)uš Born 550 BCE Died October 486 BCE
(aged approximately 64) Buried Naqsh-e Rustam Predecessor Bardiya Successor Xerxes I Wife Atossa Issue Artobazan, Xerxes Dynasty Achaemenid Empire Father Hystaspes Mother Rhodogune Religious beliefs Zoroastrianism
Darius I (Old Persian: 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 Dārayava(h)uš; 550–486 BCE) was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. Also called Darius the Great, he ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, parts of the Balkans (Bulgaria-Pannonia), portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt (Mudrâya), Eastern Libya, coastal Sudan, Eritrea, as well as most of Pakistan, the Aegean Islands and northern Greece/Thrace-Macedonia. Darius is also mentioned in the Biblical canon of 1 Esdras.
Darius ascended the throne by overthrowing Gaumata, the alleged magus usurper of Bardiya with the assistance of six other Persian noble families; Darius was crowned the following morning. The new king met with rebellions throughout his kingdom and quelled them each time. A major event in Darius's life was his expedition to punish Athens and Eretria for their aid in the Ionian Revolt and subjugate Greece. Darius expanded his empire by conquering Thrace and Macedon and invading Scythia, home of the Scythians, nomadic tribes who invaded Media and had previously killed Cyrus the Great.
Darius organized the empire by dividing it into provinces and placing satraps to govern it. He organized a new uniform monetary system, along with making Aramaic the official language of the empire. Darius also worked on construction projects throughout the empire, focusing on Susa, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Babylon and Egypt. Darius devised a codification of laws for Egypt. He also had the cliff-face Behistun Inscription carved, an autobiography of great modern linguistic significance. Darius also started many massive architectural projects, including magnificent palaces in Persepolis and Susa.