Macedonian Empire Gold Stater

Various regions of ancient Greece utilized Staters as coinage. Importantly, in the beginning most of them were made of silver. However, it was ancient Macedonian Empire that first started using Gold Staters. The best known ancient Macedonian Empire Gold Stater was the one from King Philip II of Macedon—340 BC.

It is hard to believe that these coins were struck by hand. Moreover, how could such a beautiful coin be created over 2,400 years ago? Each coin was a hand made example of ancient art. It is no wonder that some of these coins are still considered the most beautiful coins ever made. They were minted in Pella, Macedonia, most importantly known as the birthplace of both King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great.

Philip will always be remembered in history as a brilliant military leader. His victories actually help to shape Greece. They paved the way for his son to conquer the known world. As their armies forged into far away lands they spread influence on other ancient peoples and cultures. Above all, their influence would be felt for hundreds of years.

Philip II Gold Stater

Philip’s famous staters continued to be struck long after his death. Northern European Celts imitated the work of his coins for hundreds of years later. In this way Philip II’s beautiful coins were remembered throughout history. In fact, in addition to the high purity of gold the artwork would be world renown for centuries.

The obverse of the coin features the god Apollo facing right in a very lifelike fashion. It is a youthful portrait of Apollo with wild hair held together with a laurel wreath. Remarkably, the reverse of the coin features Philip’s conquest in a two horse chariot race. More notably, this race occurred during the ancient Olympic Games of 348 BC. This Macedonian Empire Gold Stater captured the action of horses rearing and snarling as Philip grips the reins in his left hand and raises his goad with his right.

Coins like these are oftentimes encountered slightly off-struck. However, the example below is in remarkably pristine condition and full for the assigned grade. A classic coin in all regards.

Why buy a Coson Gold Stater?

This Beautiful Ancient Coin

If some asks “why buy a Coson Gold Stater” you can answer, because you’re looking for remarkable ancient coins. One that is gold and has tremendous value in the ancient coin market place. You can also tell them to just take a look at this beautiful ancient coin. Then show them the Coson Gold Staters in Mint State 4×4 Condition.

Some Coin Highlightsv

  • These coins have a quarter of an ounce of pure gold and were struck around 2,000 years ago.
  • They are certified by NGC, a branch of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation devoted to ancient coins.
  • They are in mint state condition and for under $2,000.

What is on these coins?

The obverse of this coin depicts 3 soldiers in procession and is very impressive. On the reverse you’ll find an intricate design of an Eagle holding an Olive wreath, so both sides are incredible.

Is this the only one?

These coins are newly acquired and we have 3 available. If you are interested and you have any questions just give us a call. You can also go directly to the website page to purchase one of these.

Some great views of this coin:

Collectors always love to own what other people can’t have.

Quality, rarity, and price are the most important factors to consider before you purchase any beautiful Ancient Coin. Other factors are also important like eye appeal, artistic merit, historical significance, and precise state of preservation, so buyer beware.

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Some collectors will prefer to focus on the hottest areas of the market while investors may be “value seekers” looking for the best quality coins. So when someone asks you, why buy a Coson Gold Stater? You can say because Austin Rare Coins has some great offers on them. Whatever beautiful Ancient Coin you desire… it should be the best deal and bang for the buck.

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