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.
Achaean League, Megara, AR Tetrobol, Zeus, 175-168 BC

The Achaean League (Κοινὸν τῶν Ἀχαιῶν) was a confederation of Greek cities. Originally based in Achaea, the league formed political unions with cities and towns in north and central Peloponnese. The silver coins are numerous in types with different kinds of symbols and abbreviations of magistrates or cities.…

Aeolis, Kyme, AR Tetradrachm, 165-140 BC

Coin shows very little signs of wear. Choice EF with attractive toning. Kyme was the the most important of twelve cities in Aeolis, the other cities being: Kyme, Larissa, Neonteichus, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegioressa, Pitane, Aegaeae, Myrina , Smyrna and Gryneia. Located on the coast of modern-day Turkey it was a port city with significant trade. Kyme produced regular coinage from 350BC until it fell under the Roman Empire in 133 BC. Undoubtedly its most famous coinage are the beautiful wreathed silver tetradrachms which feature Kyme the Amazon on the obverse and a horse within a wreath on the reverse. Also on the reverse is the name of the ruling magistrate. Twelve such magistrates have been identified.…

Aeolis, Kyme, AR Tetradrachm, 165-140 BC

Choice VF example with dark toning. Kyme was the the most important of twelve cities in Aeolis, the other cities being: Kyme, Larissa, Neonteichus, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegioressa, Pitane, Aegaeae, Myrina , Smyrna and Gryneia. Located on the coast of modern-day Turkey it was a port city with significant trade. Kyme produced regular coinage from 350BC until it fell under the Roman Empire in 133 BC. Undoubtedly its most famous coinage are the beautiful wreathed silver tetradrachms which feature Kyme the Amazon on the obverse and a horse within a wreath on the reverse. Also on the reverse is the name of the ruling magistrate. Twelve such magistrates have been identified.…

Akarnania, Anaktorion, AR Stater, ca. 350-300 BC

Anaktorion was a Corinthian colony in ancient Greece. Like other colonies, it issued staters in the style of the famous Corinthian types, notably to support Corinth in the Pelopponesian war and later, to support Timoleon and his 700 mercenaries, on his mission to establish democracy in Syracuse and resettle Sicily with Greeks. Corinth was one of the richest and most important cities in ancient Greece. Situated on the isthmus which connected Peloponnesos and central Greece it formed its own colonies, notably Syracuse and Corcyra in 733 BC. It fought in the Peloponnesian war (with Sparta, against Athens), as well as the Corinthian war (against Sparta, with Athens, but then later again with Sparta). In 338 BC, King Philip II of Macedon created the League of Corinth, uniting Greece in a war against Persia. The Corinthian staters with the head of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet and the flying Pegasus are almost as identifiable as belonging to Corinth, as the famous owl tetradrachms are to Athens. Incidentally both coins prominently feature Athena.…

Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AE Unit, Macedonian Mint, Lifetime Issue, Apparently Unpublished and Unique

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life.…

Alexander the Great, AE 1/2 Unit, Macedonian Mint, Lifetime Issue, Kantharos Control Mark, 336-323 BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. This coin, minted during his lifetime is of a similar style to the bronze coinage of his father, King Philip II of Macedon, but with the horse rider notably absent.…

Alexander the Great, AE16, Eagle, Lifetime Issue, 336-323 BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.…

Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, 336-300BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.…

Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, 336-300BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.…

Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, Abydus, 310-301 BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander".…

Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, Abydus, Lifetime Issue, 328-323 BC

Minted during the lifetime of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander". There are many different varieties and common to find variants which are unpublished.…

Alexander the Great, AR Drachm, Kolophon, 310-301 BC

Alexander the Great requires no introduction. One of the most influential people of all time, his legacy has helped shape the world we live in today. The coins of Alexander the Great continued to be issued in his honour long after his short but fully-lived life. They depict Alexander as Hercules, complete with lionskin headdress on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription reads ALEXANDROU, which means "of Alexander".…

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