Although not even two inches tall, this embossed gold foil plaque is intricately detailed to show a standing male figure wearing a crown. The plaque dates to the Achaemenid Empire, or the First Persian Empire, in Western Asia. This was an ancient Iranian empire with Babylon as its capital. Although we are not sure who the figure on the plaque is, it could represent Darius the Great, who ruled from 522 to 486 BC at the height of the Achaemenid Empire.

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