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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  1. Ionia El Hecte NGC Choice Extremely Fine Star 5x5 Fine Style
    This must be one of the earliest front facing portraits on a coin ever produced. From nearly 2,500 years ago the head of Greek mythological Heracles—divine hero in Greek mythology. Very interesting piece of history from the dawn of money. Learn More
    $3,225.00
  2. Amastris Silver Didrachm-Stater NGC CHVF -4.19%
    Amastris Silver Didrachm-Stater NGC CHVF
    The only one we have ever seen in any condition, this intricate 2,300 year old stater is one of a kind. Learn More
    Now Only $2,150.00 Regular Price $2,244.00
  3. Alexander The Great Silver Drachm NGC XF
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver drachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet. The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Learn More
    $239.25
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  4. Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHVF Fine Style
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet.The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins. Learn More
    $845.00
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  5. Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 5x3 Fine Style
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet. The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins. Learn More
    $1,040.00
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  6. Mithradates VI Gold Stater NGC MS 4x4 -4.04%
    Mithradates VI Gold Stater NGC MS 4x4
    Mint condition example of a gold stater issued during the rule of Mithridates VI. These gold staters are typically found very worn, however, this particular example has been preserved in a remarkable condition. Mithridates was a sworn enemy of Rome. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    Now Only $2,945.00 Regular Price $3,069.00
  7. Authentic 2,450 Year-Old Athenian Owl in Bezel -7.36%
    Authentic 2,450 Year-Old Athenian Owl in Bezel
    If you're looking for a unique and interesting gift for someone special, it's hard to beat the beauty of this ancient coin jewelry offering. This amazing and authentic silver necklace contains an ancient 2,450 year old Athenian Silver Owl held securely in a silver bezel and accompanied by a beautiful silver rope chain. The silver owl is one of the most impressive and popular of all ancient silver coins and this offering is a remarkable gift with unforgettable quality. Learn More
    Now Only $1,195.00 Regular Price $1,290.00
  8. Seleucid Kingdom Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated -3.92%
    Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHAU
    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
    Now Only $895.00 Regular Price $931.50
  9. Philip II Gold Stater NGC CHXF 5x3
    This attractive 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. A classic Greek image in all regards and this is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    Now Only $6,095.00 Regular Price $7,260.00
  10. Mysia Cyzicus Electrum Full Stater NGC VF 4x4 -1.31%
    Mysia Cyzicus Electrum Full Stater NGC VF 4x4
    Dating back around 2,500 years, this impressive and hefty full stater is struck from electrum--a mixture of gold and silver. The obverse is one that we have yet to encounter--the full images of Ketos--a sea monster from ancient lore. Interesting double incuse punch on the back and truly a great coin for the money. Learn More
    Now Only $9,575.00 Regular Price $9,702.00

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