Persia 485-420bc Silver Siglos Fine-Very Fine

Persia 485-420bc Silver Siglos Fine-Very Fine

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  • A genuine, original coin of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.
  • Mortal enemies of Ancient Greece, the Achaemenid Dynasty ruled over one of the world’s greatest empires.
  • Struck by hand approximately 2,500 years ago.
  • Depicts the Great King of Persia, armed with a bow and spear.
  • Graded Fine to Very Fine and surprisingly affordable.

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Hold the history of one of the world's greatest empires in your hands, with this genuine, 2,500-year-old Silver Siglos of the Persian Achaemenid Dynasty!

The mortal enemy of the Ancient Greek city-states, the Persian Empire stretched from Bulgaria in the west to Egypt in the east. At one point, it encompassed 44% of the world's population – the highest such figure for any empire in history! The coin before you was struck in the 5th century BC, under either Xerxes I (486-465BC) or Artaxerxes I (465-424BC).

It was during the 5th century that the Achaemenid Empire reached its zenith. It was also in this century that Persia unsuccessfully invaded Greece, sparking some of the most famous episodes of recorded history – the Destruction of Athens, the Battle of Salamis and the Battle of Thermopylae.

A marvellous addition to any collection, the Persian Silver Siglos is a ‘classic’ Ancient coin type. Struck nearly 2,500 years ago, this famous type portrays the Great King, running right, armed with a bow and a spear. Surprisingly affordable given its rich historical background, secure this fascinating Ancient type today in Fine to Very Fine quality. Click add to cart now!

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