Achaemenid Satrapal state with Perisan head gear

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  1. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member


    I saw this very rare Persian satrapal stater for a while and after contemplating , I decided to buy it. I had a satrapal coin of Mazaues but this one belongs to earlier satrap of Armenia called Tiribazus. What attracted me about the coin was its reverse that shows the traditional achaemenid head gear for satraps. Please share your satrapal coins


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    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Very nice Satrap coin, @ernstk

    One fateful swoop of a sword was so close to changing Western History into EASTERN History...

    Persian Empire
    Spithridates, Achaemenid satrap of Sparda (Lydia and Ionia)
    ca 334 BC
    AE10, 1.20g
    Obv: Head of satrap r., wearing Persian headdress
    Rev: Forepart of galloping horse r., monogram above, Greek PI below
    Ref: VA 1823, Klein 367, Cop 1538
    Comment: VF+ / VF , rev. bit o/c, highlighted olive green-brown patina, scarce
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  4. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    So true @Alegandron and I remember Alexander later killed the commander who saved his life from that incident.
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    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Yeah, tragic.
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