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Ancient Coin - Achaemenid Empire - Daric

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Ancient Coin - Achaemenid Empire - Daric Hero-King
Subject Hero-King
Reverse Type Punch
Denomination Daric
Issuer Achaemenid Empire
Primary ID Type Seshandri
Primary ID 7
Material Gold
Earliest -550
Latest Possible Year -330
Weight (gr) 139
Period Archaic
Culture Persia
Ancient Coin - Achaemenid Empire - Daric Incuse Punch

Notes: AU Daric Obverse Hero-King with bow & dagger / Reverse incuse punch.

Period: Archaic Coins. Can you imagine living in a society without money? While it might be a cool verse for a certain John Lennon song, it?s hard to imagine an advanced modern society being able to function without the existence of the concept of money. This section of Trove Star will focus on the evolution of one of human civilizations most important inventions, the invention of money.

While there is debate among scholars about where and when the first coins invented, it is generally agreed that the earliest known coins evolved as independently in three separate world locations, Asia Minor, China and India around 650-600 BC. This section will show coins from all three of these geographic regions and invite anyone in the collecting community to submit photos and descriptions of any coins they have of coins from the same time frame.

Culture: The Persian Empire is any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (modern?day Iran). The first of these was established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Media, Lydia and Babylonia. Several later dynasties "claimed to be heirs of the Achaemenids".

Persian dynastic history was interrupted by the Muslim conquest of Persia in 651 AD and later by the Mongol conquest of Khwarezmia. The main religion of ancient Persia was Zoroastrianism, but after the seventh century, it was replaced by Islam. In the modern era, a series of Islamic dynasties ruled Persia independently of the universal caliphate. Since 1979 Persia has been an Islamic republic.

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Item created by: Chance on 2016-08-24 10:26:51. Last edited by Chance on 2016-08-24 10:30:50

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