Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: collection of Old Persian cuneiform texts from the sixth, fifth, and fourth centuries BCE, left by the Achaemenid kings on their official monuments.
An Amulet with the Name of Darius
In the Louvre Museum in Paris, one can see the lovely amulet to the left, which contains the name of the Achaemenid king Darius the Great in a cartouche. It is not an ordinary amulet but the counterpoise to a menat, which is a ritual necklace associated with the goddess Hathor. It was often worn by women.
The perfect god, lord of the two lands, king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Darius; life forever.
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)