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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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  • Sicily Silver Tetradrachm NGC Very Fine 5X4

    This is one of the earliest silver coins you will encounter and the craftsmanship and artistry is incredible in many regards. It is over 2,500 years old and has an obverse portrait surrounded by four dolphins along with the artist's inscription. The back depicts a charioteer being pulled to victory along with Nike flying overhead. These early tetradrachms appear to be highly undervalued to us and they are seldom encountered with such a centered strike and complete originality like this example. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Highly recommended for the price. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,543.75

    Special Price $3,490.00

  • Pamphylia Silver Tetradrachm AU 5X3

    Impressively struck and well-preserved silver tetradrachm. It has a fantastic overall look with a well-centered strike. Coin shown is the exact coin you will get. Learn More
    $958.50

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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