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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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  • Pamphylia Silver "Wrestler" Stater NGC Choice 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 $569.00

  • Corinth Pegasus Silver Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x3

    Listed in the book the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this striking Pegasus silver stater has a great overall look for the grade with a perfect strike. Struck between 330 and 300 B.C., the obverse depicts the winged horse, Pegasus, from Greek mythology. The reverse shows a helmeted Aphrodite, the chief goddess of the city. We love placing attractive Greek silver staters such as this, they offer solid value for the price and they're highly desirable among ancient collectors. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,720.00

    Special Price $2,695.00

  • Lysimachus Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x3

    Lysimachus was one of Alexander the Great's most trusted generals. He paid tribute to Alexander by using a lifelike image of Alexander the Great on his coinage. This lifelike depiction is impressive, and it is paired with Nike, the goddess of victory, on the reverse. Most come worn or porous--this example is truly remarkable and very high quality for the price. Learn More

    Regular Price: $5,440.00

    Special Price $5,275.00

  • Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine 4x3

    Alexander the Great is without question one of the most notable figures of ancient history and as such coins issued under his thirteen year reign are incredibly desirable today. Most survivors today are quite worn, as they were issued over 2,300 years ago and widely circulated.

    The obverse features Athena, the Goddess of War, and the Goddess of Victory, Nike, is seen on the reverse. Learn More
    $3,876.00

  • Larissa Silver Trihemiobol NGC Choice Extremely Fine 4x3

    This is an extraordinary coin from over 2,400 years ago struck in silver with excellent detail for the assigned grade. The front of the coin has rider with a spear atop a stallion, while the reverse depicts the nymph known as Larissa. Coins such as this are excellent values in the current marketplace and we seldom have one in any condition. Only one available. Learn More
    $1,224.00

  • Demetrius II Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x3

    Just a hair away from mint condition, this Seleucid Kingdom, Demetrious II Silver Tetradrachm is an impressive coin due to it's size and detail. It was struck on a huge, round flan and does not look like it was issued over 2 millenia ago. Graded Choice About Uncirculated by NGC Ancients, we absolutely love placing coins like this with our clients. They're hard to find, particularly this nice. Learn More
    $2,632.50

  • Ionia Aktaion Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC Extremely Fine

    Aktaion was a hero in ancient Greek mythology, similar to Achilles.

    Aktaion is pictured on this 2,400 year old electrum 1/6th stater with a lifelike portrait and flowing hair.

    The reverse depicts a gorgon, the dreaded creature of ancient mythology.

    This remarkable electrum 1/6th stater was struck over 2,400 years ago in Mytilene, a city on the ancient island of Lesbos.

    The artwork on these ancient staters demonstrates miniature engraving at its finest. We have never offered such a great variety of these coins, and certainly not at these prices. Supplies very limited. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,350.00

    Special Price $1,295.00

  • Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x4

    This amazing silver Ancient was struck over 2,400 years ago and has a remarkable overall look and eye appeal. The owl, as a symbol for wisdom, was the mascot of Athena, and frequently accompanies the goddess as this coin demonstrates. According to myth, Athena, goddess of wisdom and the patron goddess of Athens, even had the ability to take the form of an owl. The front of the coin features Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason. The back depicts an owl, the totem bird of Athena. These are highly coveted by collectors and investors, particularly those with a bold, well-centered strike. Learn More
    $3,094.00

  • Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated Star 5x5

    This amazing silver Ancient was struck over 2,400 years ago and has a remarkable overall look and eye appeal. The owl, as a symbol for wisdom, was the mascot of Athena, and frequently accompanies the goddess as this coin demonstrates. According to myth, Athena, goddess of wisdom and the patron goddess of Athens, even had the ability to take the form of an owl. The front of the coin features Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason. The back depicts an owl, the totem bird of Athena. These are highly coveted by collectors and investors, particularly those with a bold, well-centered strike. Learn More
    $2,720.00

  • Electrum 1/24th Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x4

    This exact coin is referenced in the book, Electrum, and the Invention of Coinage--listed as plate coin # 1093. Attractive, high grade and relatively tiny, this 1/24th electrum stater is one of only a handful known to exist in any condition. The obverse features a lion Head. Learn More
    $1,700.00

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