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. Alexander III Silver Tetradrachm | NGC |Choice About Unc. 5x3

    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. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins.

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  2. Alexander III Silver Tetradrachm | NGC | Choice About Unc. 5x3 Lifetime

    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. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins.

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  3. Alexander III Silver Tetradrachm | NGC | Choice About Unc. 4X4

    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. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins.

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  4. "Full Crest" Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm | NGC | Extremely Fine 4x4
    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. This is a "full crest" variety--less than 2% of all owls carry this distinction of the entirety of the helmet on Athena. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More
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  5. "Full Crest" Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm | NGC | Choice Very Fine 5x4
    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. This particular example is a "full crest" variety, showing the entirety of the helmet on the head of Athena--less than 2% of all Owls carry this distinction. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More
    $1,650.00
  6. Mysia Winged Boar Electrum Stater NGC Fine 4x4
    The first coinage in human history was struck from electrum, a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver. This large, electrum full stater saw circulation around 2,500 years ago and remains today as testament to the earliest money ever used by humans. While designs vary, this example has a 4-way punch on the reverse with a winged-boar on the obverse with a tuna fish (tunny) underneath. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $5,440.00
  7. 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.

    Below: Stone heads of Eagle, Hercules & King Antiochus on famous mount Nemrut, Kahta, Turkey. Burial complex was built in 65 BC by King Antiochus. Heads fell during earthquake. Now it's a unesco world heritage site.

    Ruins of Antiochus

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    Now Only $895.00 Regular Price $931.50
  8. 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
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  9. Attica Silver Owl Mint State - Quality

    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years.

    Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help.

    Please know that we have several coins all of which are in MS quality. The coin pictured may not be the exact coin that you will receive but all coins are similar in grade and eye appeal.

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