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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm NGC Mint State 4x5

    This stunning and original mint state example dates back around 2,400 years! Issued in Attica, the strike and overall eye appeal are extraordinary as most known survivors are heavily worn. These are also mentioned in the top 10 of all 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, making it very desirable. When we come across stunning mint condition ancients like this we quickly acquire them as they are easy to sell. Great coin for the price, highly recommended. Coin pictured is the actual coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,060.00

    Special Price $2,990.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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