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Ancient Greece

The 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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  • Mysia Winged Boar Electrum Stater NGC Fine 4x4

    The first coinage in human history was struck from electrum, a naturallly occurring mixture of gold and silver. This large, electrum full stater saw circulation around 2,500 years ago and remains today as testament to the earliest money ever used by humans. While designs vary, this example has a 4-way punch on the reverse with a winged-boar on the obverse with a tuna fish (tunny) underneath. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $5,440.00

  • Sicily Silver Phllstis 16-Litral NGC Choice AU 5X2

    This is the first example of this seldom-seen ancient silver coin we've ever handled. Struck around 2,250 years ago it has been preserved in Choice About Uncirculated condition and depicts a veiled image of Philistis, wife of Emperor Hieron II. It is completely original and there is a flan crack at around 2 O'Clock as noted by NGC on the holder. Learn More
    $1,984.50

  • Mysia Winged Pegasus Electrum Stater NGC Very Fine 4x4

    It isn't every day we come across something that dates back over 2,500 years, however, you can each time you hold this large stater struck from electrum depicting Pegasus, the winged horse from Greek mythology. We love the value and history that can be found in these early human artifacts. If you're looking for a great piece of human history to put away for a while, consider this electrum stater of Pegasus. The reverse depicts an inches punch that occurred when the coin was hand-hammered nearly 2.5 thousand years ago! Learn More
    $7,590.00

  • Julius Caesar Gold Aureus NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x4

    Struck between 45 and 44 B.C., this remarkable gold aureus was struck under the rule of the famed Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. The obverse shows a veiled portrait and the back depicts a large pot with various implements. Coinage of Julius Caesar, particularly gold coinage, is very rare and desirable today by legions of affluent collectors. Coin shown is the actual coin you will receive. Learn More
    $17,600.00

  • Tyre Jesus Christ Lifetime Silver Shekel NGC Choice Very Fine 3x4

    Here we have a Jerusalem Silver Shekel in Choice Very Fine condition. Like most, this large silver coin depicts the god Melkhart, on the obverse and a perched eagle on the back. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,657.00

  • Tyre Melkart Silver Shekel NGC Choice Extremely Fine 4x4

    We love it when we can locate attractive, higher-end Jerusalem Silver Shekels with originality and eye appeal. Like most, this large silver coin depicts the god Melkhart, on the obverse and a perched eagle on the back. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,174.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Extremely Fine

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. The coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, but certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,275.00

    Special Price $1,250.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. The coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, but certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,749.00

    Special Price $1,675.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. The coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, but certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,056.00

    Special Price $1,975.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Mint State

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. The coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, but certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,193.75

    Special Price $2,895.00

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