PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Uncertain satraps of Babylon, c. 328-311 BC. Double Daric (Gold, 18mm, 16.64 g). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in the kneeling/running stance to right, with a quiver over his shoulders, and holding a short spear in his right hand and a bow in his left; behind to left, ΦΙ. Rev. Wavy-patterned oblong punch. Nicolet-Pierre 6. Sunrise 158 ( this coin ). Very rare. An unusually well struck and attractive example, lightly toned. Good very fine.
From the Sunrise Collection, ex Bank Leu 48, 10 May 1989, 263, Hess-Leu 31, 6 December 1966, 555 and Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933, 1459.
|Price realized||32'000 CHF|
|Starting price||24'000 CHF|