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ID:     152952
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     PERSIA
City:     Achaemenid Empire
Issuer:     Carradice Type IV
Date Ruled:     Circa 455-420 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Daric
Date Struck:     BC Circa 455-420
Diameter:     12 mm
Weight:     8.38 g
Obverse Description:     Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding dagger and bow
Reverse Description:     Incuse punch
Primary Reference:     Carradice Type IV A (pl. XIII, 32)
Reference2:     BMC Arabia pl. XXVI, 9
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF.
Notes:     The punch used for the reverse of this coin originally had a small lion’s head engraved in it, but the lion’s head has since been erased from the die (cf. Triton IX, 1065).