The Achaemenid Empire, Gold Daric (8.36g, Persian Imperial Standard), Type III, struck at Sardis, Lydia circa 486 – 450BC, the period of Xerxes I to Artaxerxes I. Obverse: The Great King or Hero of Persia facing right, draped in royal kidaris and kandys, assuming a ‘kneeling- running’ stance with spear in right hand, bow in left hand. Reverse: Single, Oblong punch centre. Sear-4677. Well centred and attractive. About Extremely Fine.