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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  1. Ptolemy II Gold Octodrachm  - Obverse -1.99%
    Ptolemy II Gold Octodrachm Choice Very Fine 5x3

    Ancient Egypt was known to be a country of remarkable wealth and prosperity and it is evident in their gold Octodrachms struck around 2,300 years ago. The Gold Octodrachm is the biggest gold coin ever struck in ancient times.

    Egyptian Gold Octodrachms were struck in a few different designs over the years, paying homage to certain leaders of the empire. This particular coin is called the Dynastic Octodrachm, depicting the founders of the dynasty Ptolemy I and his wife Berenice I on the reverse. The obverse shows portraits of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II.

    Each coin contains just under an ounce of pure gold, which represented an enormous amount of wealth back then, and today too! Collectors are always impressed with the remarkable designs and heft of the Egyptian Gold Octodrachms. This particular example has been graded by NGC Ancients to be in a Choice Very Fine condition, making it somewhat affordable to collectors today versus a mint state example, for instance.

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    Now Only $19,750.00 Regular Price $20,150.00
  2. 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
    $990.00
  3. Ptolemy III Bronze Zeus NGC XF 5x3 -2.49%
    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
    Now Only $1,995.00 Regular Price $2,046.00
  4. 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
    $858.00

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