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Ancient Greek: 5th-4th Centuries BC Achaemenid Empire AV Daric NGC MS

Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5

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Degree of Toning: 1/10
DLRC Inventory #: 2004155

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King Darius I, 510-486 BC, was the first to issue gold darics. After his reign, many successors continued to issue similar gold darics and silver siglos. Money of the Bible sites gold darics as the first coins mentioned in the Bible. Appearing first in Chronicles 1, 19:7, and again in Ezra 8:27, the gold daric was an important currency in Biblical times. Gold darics are recorded to have been used to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. The Achaemenid Empire, or the First Persian Empire, during the 5th and 4th centuries BC was in a time of turmoil and war. Starting in 499 with the Ionian Revolt, the period further unraveled to become the Greco-Persian Wars. Throughout the 5th Century, the Greco-Persian Wars continued and eventually led to successive rulers switching sides of the Spartan and Athens feuds. The end 5th Century and start of the 4th Century was more peaceful, especially during the 45 year reign of Artaxerxes III. The peace did not last. The 3rd Century saw the Corinthian War and suppression of the Cyprian rebels. These coins are a tangible piece of Biblical history. Each coin comes encased in a museum grade plastic holder and certified by NGC Ancients.

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Catalog Details:
CDN #: 1487
Catalog: Ancient Coins
Category: Ancient Greek
Series: Ancient Greek