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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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  • Attica Owl Silver Tetradrachm NGC Mint State 4x4

    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. Learn More
    $3,795.00

  • Syracuse Silver Decadrachm NGC Extremely Fine in Fine Style

    This is one of the most beautiful and important Ancient coins you will ever see. Ranked as #3 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this is the finest example of classic Greek artistry in coinage. It is immense in size--over 42 grams of pure silver and is more like a three-dimensional 2,400 year-old medallion. Euainetos was the engraver of this piece at the Syracuse Mint. His compositions are characterized by their simplicity and realism, and by a fine sense of proportion. Considered high classical style, this is without a doubt a desirable coin known throughout the world. On the obverse is a racing quadriga, over which flies NIke, shown crowning the chariot driver. Below is a shield, and other armor. The reverse depicts a lifelike depiction of the nymph Arethusa wearing a reed wreath in her hair, and pearl necklace, and a triple pendant earring. Graded by NGC Ancients as Extremely Fine condition, the coin is totally original and has been awarded the coveted Fine Style designation for quality. If you're looking for a coin to put away for a while, we highly recommend you strongly consider this 2,400 year old Greek masterpiece. Learn More

    Regular Price: $53,300.00

    Special Price $52,750.00

  • Lysimachus Silver Tetradrachm NGC Mint State 5x5

    Prominently featured in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins book, this stunning silver stater was struck by Lysimachus, one of Alexander the Great's most trusted generals, nearly 2,300 years ago. The portrait on the front is thought to be that of Alexander himself, tribute to the respect he garnered. This is the exact coin you will receive and it has been preserved in an amazingly high, mint state grade with a 5/5 strike and surfaces. This is without a doubt one of the finest examples we've had the privelege of offering. Learn More
    $5,865.00

  • 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

  • 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 $695.00

  • Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice 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 Choice 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: $931.50

    Special Price $775.00

  • Alexander the Great Silver Hemidrachm NGC Very Fine

    Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, Silver Hemidrachm, NGC, Very Fine Learn More
    $646.00

  • Apollonia Pontica Silver Drachm Mint State NGC

    Issued from the late 5th - 4th Century B.C. Our 2,400 year old Apollonian Silver Drachms offer a great combination of historical significance, beauty and rarity; all for a surprisingly low price. Struck in the Greek city of Apollonia Pontika on the western Black Sea coast, the obverse features a mythical creature called a Gorgon, which was thought to ward off evil. The reverse depicts an anchor and a crawfish, reflecting the cities dependence on maritime commerce. The anchor depicted on the reverse is actually one of the first anchors of modern design rendered in Greek art. Great piece of ancient history for the price and each coin has been certified by NGC Ancients. Learn More

    Regular Price: $469.00

    Special Price $349.00

  • 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

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