Macedonian Empire Coins
Macedonia was a small kingdom in northern Greece that was under Persian control in the 4th century BC until Philip II (359–336 BC) overthrew the Persians and took control of the area.Eventually his son, Alexander the Great expanded the empire after Philip's death.
Macedonian coins are some of the most attractive coins available today. They are hand-crafted works of art created by talented artists. Each Greek city took pride in minting its own coins and marked them with significant symbols reflecting their culture and they remain famous and extremely evocative to this day.
- Philip III Gold Stater NGC CHAU Star
This Gold Stater was minted by Philip III from 323-317 BC, the half-brother and successor of Alexander the Great. Philip III actual name at birth was Arrhidaeus. Philip Arrhidaeus did not ascend to the Macedonian throne right after the death of his father due to being half-witted and the illegitimate son of Philip II. Even after the eventual death of Alexander III, Philip III only became King as merely a figurehead and regent to Alexander’s son Alexander IV.
Philip III Gold Staters are rare in any grade and are exceptionally difficult to find in such a high quality as this one. It was even awarded a “Star Designation” with a perfect 5/5 strike and 5/5 surface. This coin has great eye appeal due to its outstanding craftsmanship and along with the high purity of gold will be renowned as a piece of artwork for centuries.
On the obverse you'll find Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, and on the reverse the Nike the Goddess of Victory. To find out more be sure to call and talk to an Austin Coins Ancient Coin Advisor— They are more than happy to help!$14,720.00
- Perseus Silver Tetradrachm NGC MS 5X4This is the finest grade given for this issue by NGC Ancients and it is a truly rare and impressive coin for the price. Perseus was the last true emperor of Macedon and his coinage was large and impressive, particularly his silver Tetradrachms. We love the look and value of these 2,200 year old coins and the coin shown is the one you will receive. Highly recommended for the money. Learn MoreNow Only $6,450.00 Regular Price $6,534.00Out of stock
- Alexander The Great Silver Drachm NGC XFStruck 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$239.25Out of stock