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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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  • Philip II Gold 1/8 Stater NGC Fine 4X3

    This hard-to-find fractional gold stater was issued under King Philip II of Macedon who ruled from 359-336 B.C. While circulated, this example has a very well-centered strike and pleasing overall look. A fair value indeed given the low price point. Learn More
    $1,496.00

  • Philip II Gold 1/8 Stater NGC Fine 5X2

    Hard-to-find fractional gold stater issued under King Philip II of Macedon. While circulated, this example has a very well-centered strike and pleasing overall look. A fair value indeed given the low price point. Learn More
    $1,496.00

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  • Ionia Electrum 1/6th Stater NGC Mint State 5x4

    This is a remarkable coin struck around 500 B.C. that has been preserved in mint state condition. The obverse depicts a Corinthian soldier in lifelike form, and the coin itself has been preserved as if it were struck yesterday. Electrum coinage in such a high grade is highly desirable and very rare. Learn More

    Regular Price: $4,420.00

    Special Price $4,250.00

  • Ionia Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 5x5

    What you see here is an example of some of the first coinage ever issued in the history of mankind. This third stater, or trite, was struck nearly 2,650 years ago using electrum, a mixture of gold and silver. It is a very archaic design with either pellets, or cloud-like images on the surface of the coin. The reverse shows an incuse punch. These extremely rare coins were issued in and around modern-day Turkey and this example is a great value for the price. Learn More
    $6,800.00

  • Ionia Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC About Uncirculated 5x4

    What you see here is an example of some of the first coinage ever issued in the history of mankind. This third stater, or trite, was struck nearly 2,650 years ago using electrum, a mixture of gold and silver. It is a very archaic design with either pellets, or cloud-like images on the surface of the coin. The reverse shows an incuse punch. These extremely rare coins were issued in and around modern-day Turkey and this example is graded very high. Learn More
    $8,160.00

  • 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

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