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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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  • 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

  • Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Mint State 5x5 - EP Fine Style

    Wow! This is a blazing, mint condition gold stater issued under Alexander III (the Great) of Macedon around 330 B.C. The coin shown is the actual coin you will receive. This particular coin has been awarded the Fine Style designation by NGC, implying it to be of the highest artistic quality. We love coins that have the highest marks across the board--they are rarely encountered, quickly sold, and tightly held. Athena is pictured on the obverse and Nike, the goddess of Victory, is pictured on the reverse. Learn More
    $11,550.00

  • Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x5 - EP Fine Style

    Here we have a choice, near-mint condition fgold stater from the Macedonian Empire and Alexander the Great with stunning eye appeal and a very bold, centered strike. Athena is on the front, Nike is on the back. Highly desirable example, seldom seen so nice. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Amazing, 2350 year old gold masterpiece. Learn More

    Regular Price: $8,184.00

    Special Price $7,850.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Julius Caesar Gold Aureus NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x4

    Struck between 45 and 44 B.C., this remarkable gold aureus was struck under the rule of the famed Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. The obverse shows a veiled portrait and the back depicts a large pot with various implements. Coinage of Julius Caesar, particularly gold coinage, is very rare and desirable today by legions of affluent collectors. Coin shown is the actual coin you will receive. Learn More
    $17,600.00

  • Christ Lifetime Tyre Silver Shekel NGC Choice Very Fine 3x4

    Coins issued during this time period are highly collectible and desirable by legions of collectors around the world today. This particular silver shekel was struck during the time when Jesus Christ walked the earth and can be traced back to being issued in AD 18/19 in Jerusalem. Only one available, coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,657.00

    Special Price $3,485.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Extremely Fine

    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: $1,116.00

    Special Price $995.00

  • 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: $1,371.75

    Special Price $1,325.00

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