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Persia. Achaemenid Empire. Temp. Artaxerxes II to Darios III, ca. 375-336 BC. AV Daric; 15mm; 8.29 g. Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint.
Obverse: Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left //
Reverse: Patterned incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50); Meadows, Administration –; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24; Sunrise 39 corr.
Light marks. Fine style noted.
NGC Ch AU ★ Strike: 5/5 Surface 4/5
Terrific late fluid style, perfectly centered with flowing robes and a fully articulated face.