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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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  • 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

  • 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
    $931.50

  • Philip II Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 5x4

    Listed and well known as one of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this attractive Philip II silver tetradrachm dates back to around 350 B.C. and depicts Zeus on the obverse and the back shows a lifelike stallion with a young boy riding it in regal fashion. The toning on this coin is noteworthy. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,518.00

    Special Price $1,450.00

  • Athenian Owl Full Crest Silver Tetradrachm NGC AU Star

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. This particular owl has an enormous amount of character and eye appeal, along with the coveted Star designation AND the full crest, which only 1.3% of all certified owls possess. Great coin for the money. Learn More

    Regular Price: $5,214.00

    Special Price $4,950.00

  • Perseus Silver Tetradrachm NGC MS 5X4

    This 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 More

    Regular Price: $6,534.00

    Special Price $6,450.00

  • 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
    $7,260.00

  • 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

    Regular Price: $9,702.00

    Special Price $9,575.00

  • Alexander Gold Stater NGC AU Star 5x4

    Here we have a choice, near-mint condition gold stater from the Macedonian Empire and Alexander the Great with stunning eye appeal and a very bold, centered strike. Athena is on the front, Nike is on the back. Highly desirable example, seldom seen so nice. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Amazing, 2,350 year old gold masterpiece in about unc. condition. Learn More
    $8,448.00

  • Alexander Gold Stater NGC CHAU Fine Style 5x4

    Here we have a choice, near-mint condition gold stater from the Macedonian Empire and Alexander the Great with stunning eye appeal and a very bold, centered strike. Athena is on the front, Nike is on the back. Highly desirable example, seldom seen so nice. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Amazing, 2350 year old gold masterpiece and it has been awarded the fine style designation from NGC, implying it to be of the highest quality. Learn More

    Regular Price: $8,712.00

    Special Price $8,650.00

  • Arethusa/Dolphins Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHXF 4x4

    It's hard to believe that this amazing silver tetradrachm was struck over 2,400 years ago. The artistry and detail is remarkable and one of the most memorable images of all Greek coinage. This particular coin is truly superb for the assigned grade and features a "nymph" on the obverse surrounded by four dolphins facing right. The back shows a charioteer being pulled by horses and the god of victory, Nike, flying above. Absolutely stunning coin in all regards! Learn More

    Regular Price: $6,693.00

    Special Price $6,550.00

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