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Ionian Electrum Coins

Most experts agree that the appearance of the first coins were in the Ioinan and Lydian regions of Asia Minor, or present-day Turkey.

The first Ionian coinage employed a "Ripple" design and was cast around 650-600 BC using a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver called electrum. Electrum was most often encountered in or around creeks and riverbeds. Eventually the basic designs progressed into more elaborate imagery depicting animals, humans, and intricate geometric depictions.





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  • 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

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