Daric of Kingdom of Persia with running-kneeling king, struck under Dareios III

Greek
Late Classical Period
337–330 B.C.


Mint: Persia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2208.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

Accession Number

10.249

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: The king in kneeling-running pose on right knee to right wearing crown and long robe, quiver on his back, spear in right hand, bow in left.
Reverse: Incuse rectangle crossed by wavy depressions.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1897: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu Sale, no. 403 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund