450 BC PERSIAN GOLD DARIC
NGC CHVFThis is a very rare ancient Gold Coins from the Achaemenid Empire, ruled under the Persian King, Darius the Great that were minted over 2,500 years ago. This is rare opportunity to own one of the world's first gold coins of historical significance, which has survived through a hundred generations! These gold coins are tied to some of the most momentous events in Ancient Civilization:
* The Gold Daric of Persia is the First Persian Gold Coin. It's the First International Gold Coin of Ancient international Commence.
* It's the First Gold Coin mentioned in the Bible's Old Testament. The Gold Daric is referenced 3 separate times. (Chronicles 1 29:7, Ezra 8:27, Nehemiah 7:70-72)
* It was born out of the Fall of Babylon by the first Persian King, Cyrus the Great. After the capture the city of Babylon in 539 BC, the ancient world's capital of scholarship and science.
* Cyrus' son, King Darius I, introduced this 98 to 99% high purity gold coin in 520 BC. The Obverse depicts an archer, (king/hero) the Reverse has a simple incuse punch mark. (size approx. size 15 x 18 mm)
* King Xerxes, son of Darius, changed the design in 480 BC after the Battle of the Spartan 300. (Thermopylae). This issue features the archer is running, holding both a bow and a (Spartan) spear. (Type III Daric)
* Alexander the Great conquered the Persians in 329 BC and melted the Gold Darics, so survivors are excessively rare. Alexander's successors re-coined the Persian gold to strike Alexander Staters around 300 BC.