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Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt was a Hellenistic Kingdom that started after the death of Alexander the Great. Egypt was one of the wealthiest of all ancient cultures and their vast wealth was reflected in their amazing coinage.

Ptolemy I, one of Alexander's generals, became the ruler and self-declared pharaoh of Egypt from 323-282 BC. The Ptolemaic family reign lasted until the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC.  Ancient gold coins from this timeframe, called octodrachms, are some of the largest and most impressive in ancient history, containing nearly one ounce of pure gold!  

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  • Egyptian Silver Owl Tetradrachm CHAU 5x2

    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More

  • Ptolemy III Bronze AE16 NGC XF 5x3

    This design type is most often see in the larger denominations, this is the first we have encountered in this smaller size. Impressive and beautiful coin that depicts the head of Zeus on the front with an eagle on the reverse. Great color and a fantastic coin for the money. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

  • Ptolemy III Bronze Zeus NGC XF 5x3

    Outstanding coin in terms of size that depicts Zeus on the obverse and a perched eagle on the reverse. Weighing well over an ounce of pure bronze, this 2,200 year old Egyptian coin is an impressive one and is very nice for the assigned grade. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,046.00

    Special Price $1,995.00

  • Ptolemy V Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHXF 4x2

    This is the first example of this design type we have seen and the overall look and color is very pleasing. Struck around 2,200 years ago and depicts a child-like image of Ptolemy V of the Ptoemaic Empire of Egypt. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

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  • Ptolemy III Bronze Cyrene NGC XF 4x3

    Seldom seen bronze struck under Ptolemy III but depicting the founder of the dynasty, Ptolemy I Soter. Attractive and clean--the coin shown is the coin you will receive. Learn More

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