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Hello everyone! Yesterday i saw that aegean numismatics had listed lots of new stuff. and while scrolling through - i happen to find a very cheap Type IIIb Siglos within a very friendly budget range, 

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Achaemined Kingdom, 475-420 BC, Silver Siglos - 5.26g, 14mm
King in a running / kneeling stance right, holding a bow and spear.
Incuse punch
Carradice Type IIIb

Paid 35$ (Roughly 41.48$ in total)

I find that it will fit nicely into the small hoard of of sigloii i am trying to build!

Here are my other two current siglos

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Congratulations for your new acquisition!
I also wanted one example - although I stick to Roman coins, mainly, I wanted a Persian coin (also a Parthian one and a Cappadocian Kingdom one). This was excellent.

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PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios I to Xerxes II (ca 485-420 BC) AR Siglos, Sardes mint.
Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys , quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XII, 17); Meadows, Administration 322; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17; Sunrise 25
5,44 g, 17 mm

Not the best example in the world, but not bad. And the price (20 EUR including fees) is pretty difficult to beat.

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Very nice! Aegean is one of my favorite sellers, though too often the coin I want is sold before I have a chance!

Here's my siglos.

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Achaemenid Kings of Persia
AR-Siglos 5.6 gm, 15mm
Sardis. c. 375-340 BCE
Obv: King r., dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse rectangle
Carradice Type IV C (pl.14, 49); BMC Arabia pl. 27, 19
Ex Akropolis Coins (PeteB)

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Persian Empire Ar siglos  Sardies 485-429 BC Obv Great King in a running kneeling pose right holding bow and spear. Rv Punch  Carradice 111B 5.34 grms 15 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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This was one of the first "Greek" coins I had purchased. It was in a CNG CNR and though it does have a poorly struck bow, the rest was so sharp that i could not resist. 

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Nice coin @KyNumis. I am very fond of my example and I was also very happy to have finally picked up the Carradice reference earlier this year.

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Achaemenid Empire
Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II,
AR Siglos, Mint in Asia Minor, struck ca. 420-375 BC
Wt.: 5.4 g
Dia.: 16 mm
Obv.: Persian king / hero wearing kidaris and quiver, kneeling-running right holding spear and bow
Rev.: Incuse punch
Ref.: Carradice Type IIIb C
Ex JAZ Numismatics (Private Auction 84, lot 2, April 20, 2017)

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My best siglos is actually a fourrée:

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Artaxerxes II – Darius III, "Achaemenid Empire" (probably Lydian regional issue), fourrée siglos, ca. 375–336 BC. Obv: Great King kneeling left, holding dagger and bow, three pellets on chest. Rev: irregular punch. 14.4mm, 4.92g. Ref: Carradice 1987, type IV C (prototype).

 

These two aren't plated but show a lot more wear and punch marks:

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Xerxes I – Artaxerxes II, "Achaemenid Empire" (probably Lydian regional issue), AR siglos, ca. 485–375 BC. Obv: Great King kneeling left, holding transverse spear and bow, numerous banker's marks. Rev: irregular punch. 15mm, 5.43g. Ref: Carradice 1987, type III B.

 

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Darius II – Artaxerxes II, "Achaemenid Empire" (probably Lydian regional issue), AR siglos, ca. 420–375 BC. Obv: Great King kneeling r., holding dagger and bow. Rev: oblong punch, test punches. 19mm, 5.22g. Ref: Carradice 1987, type IV B.

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