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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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  • Carthage Silver 1/2 Shekel General Hannibal MS NGC

    We have never had the opportunity to offer a silver half-shekel issued by Hannibal in 210 B.C and this happens to be one of the absolute finest examples that NGC has ever graded. Awarded a lofty mint state grade, for the money this is a great coin given the fact that an extremely fine example recently brought over $5K at auction. The obverse depicts what is thought to be a lifelike rendition of the famous General and the reverse depicts an elephant, the animal used by Hannibal to win battles. This is an epic coin and its importance cannot be overstated. Hannibal is one of the most renowned Generals in human history, and this half silver shekel is the highest grade that NGC has ever awarded for this rare issue. Learn More

    Regular Price: $10,971.00

    Special Price $10,750.00

  • Alexander the Great Drachm NGC Choice Mint State Lifetime, Fine Style

    As of today, there have been NO coins graded higher by NGC Ancients for this beautiful issue struck during the rule of Alexander the Great. These intricate silver Drachms (pronounced 'drahms')were struck over 2,300 years ago and have been preserved in an immaculate state, with crisp strikes and a remarkable overall look. Each coin has been awarded the Fine Style designation by NGC, implying it to be of the highest artistic quality. The obverse depicts Hercules with a lion-scalp helmet and the reverse features Zeus atop a throne holding an eagle, with various symbols, some mintmarks. If you're looking for a remarkable Ancient at a surprisingly reasonable price, this is it. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,263.00

    Special Price $2,195.00

  • Pamphylia Silver "Wrestler" Stater NGC Very Fine

    Struck nearly 2,400 years ago, this extremely well-struck silver tetradrachm is far nicer than most we encounter. Typically very worn with poor centering, this particular example is very pleasing overall. The obverse depicts two lifelike wrestlers, reminiscent of the earliest Olympic games. Very nice coin for the money and reasonably priced, as well. Learn More

    Regular Price: $600.00

    Special Price $499.00

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  • Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated

    Struck nearly 2,200 years ago, these large and intricate silver tetradrachms struck by Antiochus VII have remarkable detail and history. Besides the obvious historic importance, these coins are hand-struck in high-relief and no two coins are exactly alike. They are excellent examples of Hellenistic art. Certified by NGC in About Uncirculated condition, they are remarkable ancient silver coins, indeed. The obverse depicts Antiochus VII facing right, similar to the tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. The reverse has a standing figure surrounded by various implements and markings. We feel that attractive, high-end ancient silver offers a great value in the current marketplace and these are absolutely stunning in all regards. Highly recommended while available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $793.50

    Special Price $725.00

  • Apollonia Pontica Silver Drachm Choice About Uncirculated NGC

    These 2,450+ year old silver drachms are typically encountered extremely worn and heavily circulated from years of ancient commerce. We encountered this little group recently and acquired several, all of which certified in nearly mint state condition. A gorgon is featured on the obverse and an anchor is shown on the back. Coin shown may not be the exact coin you will receive but is indicative of the quality you can expect. Great coin for the money. Learn More

    Regular Price: $232.50

    Special Price $225.00

  • Actaeon/Gorgon Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 4x5

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "Hecte" depicts the head of a Gorgon, or "Actaeon", with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

  • Actaeon/Gorgon Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC CHXF 3X4

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "hecte" depicts a gorgon head, or "Actaeon", with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

  • Young Male Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 4X4

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collector because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater, or "hecte" depicts a lifelike young, male head with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

  • Ares Head/Amazon Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC CHXF 4x5

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "hecte" what some scholars feel is either Ares or the head of an Amazon with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,316.25

    Special Price $1,295.00

  • Boar Forepart/Lion Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 5x4

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collector because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater, or "hecte" depicts a boar forepart with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

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