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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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  • Alexander the Great Gold Stater Lifetime EP NGC Choice Mint State 5x4

    Alexander the Great ruled nearly 2,300 years ago and this stunning gold stater is testament to his empire and vision. Preserved and certified by NGC Ancients, it has received a Choice Mint State rating, an incredibly high grade for a gold ancient. The obverse depicts a helmeted Athena, the goddess of war, while the reverse shows Nike, the goddess of Victory. Coins such as these are not plentiful, especially when preserved in such a high state of preservation. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $19,430.00

    Special Price $18,950.00

  • Alexander the Great Gold 1/4 Stater Lifetime EP NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x4

    This is an extremely rare fractional gold coin issued during the reign of Alexander the Great and it is absolutely breathtaking for the assigned grade. While the price may not reflect it, these are many times more scarce than a larger Full Gold stater of Alexander. Highly recommended for the price. Coin pictured is the exact one you will receive. Learn More
    $3,876.00

  • Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x3

    Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm, NGC, Choice About Uncirculated, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5 Learn More
    $2,856.00

  • Philip III Arridaeus Gold Stater NGC Mint State 5x4

    Philip III assumed the role of the emperor of Macedon after the death of his half-brother, Alexander the Great, in 323 B.C. This particular coin is razor sharp and well-centered and somehow survived the past 2,300 years nearly untouched. Coins of Alexander are encountered more often, it seems, than those of Philip III, and this was an opportune purchase at a recent ancient coin convention we attended. Highly recommended and beautiful--coin shown is the one you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $11,220.00

    Special Price $10,990.00

  • Philip II Gold Stater EP NGC Mint State 5x4

    Philip II Gold Stater, Early Posthumous issue, NGC Mint State, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5 Learn More
    $12,240.00

  • Philip II Gold Stater EP NGC Choice About Uncirculated Star 5x4

    This absolutely stunning Philip II gold stater was issued nearly 2,400 years ago by the father of Alexander the Great. They are oftentimes encountered slightly off-struck, however, this example is remarkably pristine and full for the assigned grade. The obverse features Apollo facing right in a very lifelike fashion. The impressive reverse depicts a charioteer drawn by two horses. An absolute monster coin for the price and one of our finest since selling a Choice Mint State Star example to a local Austin client a few months ago. This is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $11,492.00

    Special Price $11,250.00

  • Attica Owl Silver Drachm NGC About Uncirculated Star 5x5

    Very rarely do you encounter the silver drachm from Attica--most often, you'll come across the larger tetradrachm. Then design and grade are quite extraordinary, making this a great coin for the price, so it comes highly recommended. Coin pictured is the actual coin you will receive and this is the highest graded Attica Drachm we have handled. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,933.00

    Special Price $3,850.00

  • 1/6th Electrum Stater (Female Portrait) Extremely Fine 4X4

    This 2,300 year old electrum coin has been certiified by NGC in Extremely Fine condition. The obverse depicts an intricate female head facing left and the reverse employs an incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck long ago. Each electrum 1/6th stater is handmade and unique! Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive, highly recommended. Ask about other design types or higher grades of electrum coinage that we have available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,215.00

    Special Price $1,185.00

  • Ram's Head Electrum 1/6th Stater Extremely Fine 5X4

    Amazing and seldom-seen early Greek coinage from the Island of Lesbos. This Electrum Hecte is certified by NGC in Extremely Fine and depicts a ram's head facing right. Very impressive coin for the money and dates back nearly 2,500 years! Simply amazing coin for the price. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,215.00

    Special Price $1,185.00

  • 1/6th Electrum Stater (Male Portrait) NGC Ext. Fine

    Dating back around 2,400 years ago, this attractive 1/6th stater is struck of electrum, a mixture of gold and silver. The obverse of this particular coin depicts a male head facing right. Extremely well detailed and intricate, we love the value to be found in early electrum coinage! Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,215.00

    Special Price $1,185.00

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