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Ancient Greece

Greek EmpireThe first ancient coins came from an area of Asia Minor which is today known as Turkey and were made of electrum, a naturally occurring mixture of silver and gold. This area is regarded as the birthplace of coinage and the first to use coined money in trade. The area included ancient kingdoms and cities of Ionia and Lydia.

Greek colonists, predominantly from Athens and Attica, settled the coastline of Asia Minor from the Mediterranean up to the Black Sea. Later Alexander overthrew the entire Achaemenid Empire, conquering a territory all the way to India. For a brief period the Macedonian Empire and the Greek influence was the most powerful in the world. Coins from this era are some of the most aesthetically pleasing and beloved designs in all of human history especially given the primitive methods they were manufactured.
 

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  • Mithridates VI Gold Stater NGC Mint State

    Mint state example of the gold stater struck under Mithridates who ruled from 120-64 B.C. The detail and strike on this particular example are very boldly struck with remarkable detail on the obverse and reverse. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,618.00

    Special Price $3,195.00

  • Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC Mint State EP

    Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III, early posthumous issue, Silver Tetradrachm, NGC, Mint State, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5 Learn More
    $2,902.50

  • Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Choice Mint State Lifetime EP

    Wow! This razor-sharp gold stater issued by Alexander the Great is one of the nicest we've handled in well over two years. The overall look of the coin is remarkable given its age. Struck over 2,300 years ago, the obverse depicts a helmeted Athena and the reverse shows Nike, the goddess of Victory. Most of these coins are heavily circulated, so to find an example so pristine is a rare feat. Highly recommended and one of the most popular of all ancient gold coins. Learn More
    $18,225.00

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  • Athens Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated

    This amazing silver Ancient was struck over 2,400 years ago and has a remarkable overall look and eye appeal. The front of the coin features Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason. The back depicts an owl, the totem bird of Athena. These are highly coveted by collectors and investors, particularly those with a bold, well-centered strike. Only one available, highly recommended. Learn More
    $2,227.50

  • Athens Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated

    This amazing silver Ancient was struck over 2,400 years ago and has a remarkable look given its age. The front of the coin features Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason. The back depicts an owl, the totem bird of Athena. These are highly coveted by collectors and investors, particularly those with a bold, well-centered strike. Only one available, highly recommended. Learn More
    $2,632.50

  • Pamphylia "Wrestlers" Silver Stater NGC Very Fine

    This attractive silver stater is one of our favorite ancient designs. The obverse depicts two Olympic wrestlers in lifelike fashion and was struck between 2,300 and 2,400 years ago. The reverse shows a slinger; someone who uses a sling as a projectile weapon using a sone, clay, or lead sling-bullet. To the right of the slinger is a triskele, a motif that consists of a triple spiral of three bent human legs. This symbol appeared in many early cultures as far back as 4,400 BC. The strike is perfectly centered and the overall look for the grade is extraordinary for the low price. Only two available and highly recommended. Learn More

    Regular Price: $592.50

    Special Price $575.00

  • Syracuse Agathocles Gold Decadrachm About Uncirculated

    This gorgeous and intricate gold ancient dates back over 2,300 years and comes from modern-day Sicily. We've never handled one in any condition, and this particular example has been awarded the fine style designation, implying it to be of the highest quality. The obverse features Apollo, the god of music, art and poetry while the reverse shows a lifelike image of horses pulling a charioteer. We love this particular coin due to it's beauty and rarity, and highly recommend it for the price. Learn More
    $6,210.00

  • Thrace Isle of Thasos Silver Tetradrachm Extremely Fine

    Superb silver ancient coin for the price and as large as a modern-day silver dollar. If you're looking for a great gift or an interesting coin to put away for a while, we strongly suggest this large tetradrachm. The front has a portrait of Dionysis, the goddess of wine. Remarkable value for the price and quite large in size, to boot. Learn More

    Regular Price: $506.25

    Special Price $495.00

  • Artemis Gold Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x2

    This is the only example of this extremely rare gold Ancient that we have ever seen. Struck between 133 to 88 B.C., the front shows a draped bust of Artemis wearing a string of pearls, with a bow and quiver over her shoulders. This coin was issued in Ionia, or modern-day Turkey and is very tough to obtain in any condition. Learn More
    $12,150.00

  • Demetrius II Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x3

    Just a hair away from mint condition, this Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrious II Silver Tetradrachm is an impressive coin due to it's size and detail. It was struck on a huge, round flan and does not look like it was issued over 2 millenia ago. Graded Choice About Uncirculated by NGC Ancients, we absolutely love placing coins like this with our clients. They're hard to find, particularly this nice. Learn More
    $2,632.50

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