Darius II 423-404 B.C. Silver Siglos About Very Fine
Darius II was the son of Artaxerxes I. He was King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 423 B.C. to 404 B.C. There is little information about his reign other than that he took advantage of the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens to play both sides, ultimately choosing to fund Sparta who won. With this happening, he took back most of the Ionian coast of Anatolia (modern Turkey). We have a small amount of his Silver Siglos showing a kneeling figure in a crown (very likely the King) holding a spear/dagger and bow with a quiver on his back. The reverse is just a punch mark as these archaic issues were made for the weight on irregular flans, the reverse was not important. They grade About Very Fine and are almost 2,500 years old. These are very reasonable, they will sell fast!