Extremely Rare Double-Daric




Alexandrine Empire in the East. Uncertain satrap of Babylon, perhaps Stamenes. Circa 328-311 BC. Gold double-daric (16.59 gm). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, running right, holding a short spear and a bow; behind, long torch(?) / Oblong punch with a waved pattern.  Mitchiner, Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage, Volume I, Type 15(b). An extremely rare variety with this symbol, apparently not offered in auction for two decades or longer. Typically soft strike, otherwise good very fine.


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