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Daric of Kingdom of Persia with running-kneeling king, struck under Darius I-Xerxes I

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Obverse: The Great King in kneeling-running attitude right, bearded; wearing kidaris with dentated top, kandys, and quiver at shoulder; holds in outstretched left hand strung bow, in right apple-butted spear over right shoulder, with point downwards. Exergue line. Reverse: Oblong incuse with...

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According to MFA archival file card: from Athens Hoard, 1929 (?); by date unknown: with C.T. Seltman, Queen’s College, Cambridge; Feb. 6, 1930: purchased by MFA from C. T Seltman for $ 1042.20 (this is the total price for 30.48-30.65).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490-480 B.C.


probably Sardis, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2205.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 8.30 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins