Greek

The minting of ancient greek coins spans the 7th century BC through to early AD. The coinage of Ancient Greece is vastly different from one region to the next with seemingly countless varieties. Many ancient greek coins are considered artistic masterpieces for their elegant and detailed designs.
Attica, Athens, AR 'New Style' Owl Tetradrachm, c. 165-142 BC, Magistrates Ktesi and Euma, struck c.139/8 BC

On the new style coinage, continuing the tradition of the old style, 'AΘE' is short for 'Athens'. However distinct…

Attica, Athens, AR Archiac-Style 'Owl' Obol, c. 515/490 BC

The Athenian Owl coinage is one of the most recognised types of ancient coins. The core design of Athena on…

Baktrian Kings, Apollodotos I, AR Drachm, Elephant, 160-150 BC

Apollodotos I Soter ("the Saviour") was an Indo-Greek king. His territory spanned the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Baktrian Kings, Menander I Soter, AR Drachm, Athena, 160-145 BC

Menander I Soter ('the Saviour') is the best-known of the Indo-Greek Kings. He ruled the areas south of the Hindu…

Bruttium, Brettii, AE Sextans, 214-211 BC

The Bretti inhabited the southernmost part of Italy, in what today is known as Calabria. Originally a thriving race, they…

Bruttium, Kroton, AR Stater, 480-430 BC

Kroton was an Achaean colony founded in 710 BC in what is today Crotone, Calabria. The city flourished and…

Bruttium, Rhegium, AE12, Lion's Mask, 350-270 BC

This coin exemplifies the skill of the ancient die-engravers who were able to inscribe an enormous amount of detail (including…

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