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Daric of Kingdom of Persia with running-kneeling king, struck under Dareios III

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Obverse: The king in kneeling-running pose on right knee to right wearing crown and long robe, quiver on his back, spear in right hand, bow in left. Reverse: Incuse rectangle crossed by wavy depressions.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1897: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu Sale, no. 403 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 337–330 B.C.

Mint

Persia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2208.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

Accession Number

10.249

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins