Roman coins of this time period were used as token for entrance in Roman brothels. The coin @ the bottom of the page (Roman - is that the best coin-?- At any rate these things are -true look it up yourself !
Achaemenid golden bowl with lion imagery. The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, was founded by Cyrus the Great in century BC, who overthrew the Median confederation. Cyrus was greatly admired by Alexander