Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11 Advantages to Collecting Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

11 Advantages of Collecting Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

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#1 Size of Market You are aware of a market of ancient coins which is much less known than what other markets people think of such as that of gold and silver. So the advantage to this is that you can get the best prices as you have less competition from other buyers. So you can build up a great collection relatively cheap. Some of the wealthiest families have had or still have collections, with famous names such as Hunt, Rockefeller, Mercedes and much more. What I find is that if some of the most successful people are involved in it, then there is something to it.

#2 Historical Value The beauty and historical value of ancient coins are valued by collectors worldwide rather than just what the value of the metal contained in them. So in regards to numismatic coins, you have the advantage of the coins being valued for what they are, rather than just the value of the "scrap" or the intrinsic metal in them. #3 Relatively Unknown Not everyone knows that ancient coins exist for sale, and if they did, that would lead to a meteoric rise in prices for ancient coins. This is where I come in. As my knowledge of coins and marketing increases, my coins will have even a higher value than any other coins out there. The reason being, the professional research, full-color certificates of authenticity, some of the lowest prices on the market and so much more, adding to their resale value. #4 Variety There is such a huge variety of ancient coins to collect. From more famous names such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Constantine the Great, there is such a wonderful variety of ancient coins to collect. This makes this topic very interesting to collect because of all of the variety available. #5 Connection to Past Ancient coins preserve our connection to the past. By owning ancient coins, we can learn a lot more about ancient history and bring it to life in our own hands. It is not the metal content of the coin that is valuable, it's the historical beauty it contains as it captures the aesthetics and history of that time period in a very portable format. Makes this a great heirloom for your family. Imagine starting a collection today, that spans generations! #6 Teaching and Learning Resource Make great teaching aids for learning about ancient history Growing up and reading books about history, I now realize how wonderful it would have been to hold an ancient coin from the time period of the Greeks or the Romans. And how much more motivated I would have been to learn about it, if the actual coins were in my hands! Also when you have the ancient coin in your hand, you want to go out and read the history on it, and anything it is connected to. You can say this allows you an expanded world view as your knowledge stretches back thousands of years. #7 Great Gifts Ancient coins make great gifts! There is something thoughtful about going into a selection of thousands of ancient coins and picking out the right ones for your friends and loved ones. Imagine giving a coin with a lion to a person of the Leo astrological sign, Mars or Ares for Ares sign, a coin with a Capricorn, and so much more. Maybe a coin of Alexander the Great for a person named Alex or Alexander. Or Philip II for a person named Philip. Or Mark Antony for a person named mark. #8 Explore the World Ancient coins transport us to places where we dream to be. Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt are all accessible now to you from the comfort of your own home. #9 It used to be a Hobby of Kings which then became the King of Hobbies The United States mint estimates that there are 140 million collectors in the United States alone. Perhaps this number figures in a lot of people that just collect pocket change. However, the point to make is that a person may start collecting something simple at one point and graduate to more scarce coins such as ancient Greek and Roman coins, should they find interest in it. However, with so many films such as Gladiator, 300, Troy, and shows like Rome made by HBO, ancient Greek and Roman history is hotter than ever. I personally believe that if more people knew about the availability of these coins, their price would jump through the roof. That is where educational articles like this add to the value of everyone collecting and/or investing in rare coins. Also with the advent of the internet, what was only for the richest people being the Hobby of Kings, it became the King of Hobbies, as people can trade their coins efficiently over the internet. #10 Large Value in Small Size Think about the advantages of having ancient coins as it allows you to pack a lot of value in a small package. People buy various things, such as art and antiques, but nothing is as compact and transportable as ancient coins. You can put them in your pocket and go! #11 Scarcity Each ancient coin as each it was struck by hand by aligning a small metal planchet between an anvil and a punch and what would happen is that the coins would have different centering. Also the dies would crack so they would need to re-engrave them, so the design could be slightly different. Also some coins were struck with the fresh dies, so the design may be sharper and more prolific rather than one that struck a significant amount of coins. So every time you see a very beautiful coin, realize that in itself is more scarce than a coin that it is a combination of great centering, engraver's ability, sharpness and preservation so there is much to appreciate. What I have seen personally when visiting auctions, coins in superb condition actually would fetch astronomical prices. Some of the coins I feel that may fit this bill is my selection of my ancient silver Roman denarius coins. You can search my store for silver roman keywords.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HORSES on Ancient Greek & Roman COINS including Races, Chariots & Pegasus

HORSES on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins Collecting Guide Collection

See depictions of Horses, Horse Riding & the Mythical Pegasus and Hippocamp on the coins of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Horses were a popular subject on both ancient Greek and Roman coins as they were important to the ancients. To truly think about it, the ancient economy, travel and even warfare was very dependent on this one majestic animal. This guide made by Ilya Zlobin of eBay's Authentic Ancient Greek Roman Coins (a store where you can buy many great ancient coins) was created to get you educated about the subject of the various depictions of horses that were done on ancient coins.  The coins shown here show various rulers on horseback, horses of various types and motifs along with the various gods and goddesses such as Zeus and Apollo. In the video above, along with the pictures and descriptions below, you can see just some of the ancient coins depicting horses that were minted. You can learn a lot from this article and see some of the coins by clicking the pictures or links below. See all the coins with: One part you can see here are the various types of chariots pulled by horses such as biga (2 horse chariot) the triga (three horse chariot) and quadriga (four horse chariot). You will see depictions of ancient Greek, Roman Republican and even Roman Imperial coins in this article with the theme of the horse flowing through the entire thing. Various Roman emperors such as Augustus, Septimius Severus, Geta, Caracalla, Marcus Aurelius and so many more were depicted heroically on horseback. It seems that more recent rulers have adopted this tradition as we still see heroic horse mounted statues of various heroes. An ancient coin featuring the great undefeated "conqueror of the world", Alexander the Great, features his portrait and him on his legendary horse Bucephalus. The horse after dying in the area of northern India even got a city named after it called Bucephalia. Alexander the Great loved his horse and wound up taming it as it was wild and beautiful horse. This can be actually see in the Hollywood Oliver Stone film Alexander Revisited Director's Cut. Various ancient Greek cities such as those from areas of ancient Sicily, Aeolis, Thessaly, Macedonia and many more had an appreciation for horses including the tactical advantage that they gave them. A city such as Larissa actually celebrated it's horse raising in it's agricultural hinterland and showed them on their coins proudly. King Philip II, wound even commemorating his horse racing victory in the ancient Greek Olympic games on his coins in bronze, silver and even gold! Moving on to coins of the Roman Republic you will see various depictions from various victories versus foes such as those from Gaul, also chariots being driven by gods such as Apollo, Zeus and Victory. Horses also took on more mythological distinctions such as that of the flying Pegasus or the half-horse half-mermaid nautical ocean swimming helper to Poseidon or Neptune. These depictions on ancient coins were also very interesting. In conclusion, horses could be one of the biggest subjects of connecting various cultures such as those of the Greeks, the Romans and even later "dark ages" or "medieval" time people such as the Vandals. The subject of collecting ancient coins with horses could be a gratifying topic to pursue as there is such a variety of these different coins, with many being very reasonably or low priced.

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ELAGABALUS on HORSE w LION 218AD Nicopolis Rare Ancient Roman Coin i19150

Elagabalus - Roman Emperor: 218-222 A.D. - Bronze 26mm (10.31 grams) of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior Under magistrate Novius Rufus AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, Radiate draped bust right. VΠ A NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOLITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Elagabalus on prancing horse right, cloak behind, holding spear pointed towards lion crouched left below. * Numismatic Note: Intriguing rare reverse.    

PROBUS 280AD Ancient Silvered Roman Coin Rare SOL Sun God Horse i21927

Probus - Roman Emperor: 276-282 A.D. Silvered Bronze Antoninianus 24mm (4.75 grams) Cyzicus mint: 280 A.D. Reference: RIC 911h, C 683 IMP CM AVR PROBVS P F AVG - Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter with eagle atop. SOLI INVICTO Exe: CM/XXIΔ - Sol riding oncoming quadriga, raising hand and holding whip with globe.    

CONSTANTINE I the Great 337AD Heaven Horse CHARIOT Ancient Roman Coin i22243

Constantine I 'The Great'- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. - POSTHUMOUS After Death Christian Deification Issue Bronze AE4 15mm (1.74 grams) Struck at the mint of Cyzicus 337-340 A.D. Reference: RIC 4 (VIII, Cyzicus) DVCONSTANTINVSPTAVGG - Veiled head right. No legend Exe: SMKЄ - Constantine I riding quadriga right, Hand of God above. Posthumous means arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.    

AZILISES 85BC INDO SKYTHIAN King on Horse Bull Ancient Greek Coin India i46654

Central Asia Indo Skythian Kings and Satraps in India Azilises - King, circa 85-43 B.C. Square Bronze 27mm (11.64 grams) Uncertain mints in the Paromisadai or western Gandhara Reference: HGC 12, 588 (R2); ISCH 2,58.3 and 58.4 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑZΙΛΙΣΟΥ, Armored Skythian king advancing right on horseback with lowered spear. (Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayalishasa [of Great King, King of Kings Azilises the Great]), Bull standing left; monogram and kharoshthi letter above.    

EPTIMIUS SEVERUS on horse 196AD Silver Authentic Ancient Roman Coin i51138

Septimius Severus -  Roman Emperor : 193-211 A.D. - Silver Denarius 17mm (2.97 grams) Rome mint 196 A.D. Reference: RIC 74, S 6256, C 6 LSEPTSEVPERTAVGIMPVIII - Laureate head right. ADVENTVIAVGFELICISSIMO - Septimus Severus riding horse right, raising hand.    

GYRTON in THESSALY 400BC Gyrtona Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i53947

Greek city of  Gyrton in Thessaly Bronze 16mm (4.23 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 370; Sear 2086; Rogers 1932, no. 230; Weber 2807 Jugate heads right of Gyrton and horse. ΓΥΡΤOΝΙΟΝ, Head of Gyrtona left.    

Termessos Major in Pisidia 71BC Zeus Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i56085

Greek city of Termessos Major in Pisidia Bronze 17mm (4.38 grams) Struck 71 B.C. Reference: Sear 5495; B.M.C.19.268,3-4 Laureate head of Zeus right. Free horse galloping left; A (=year 1) above, TEP beneath. An important city of south-western Pisidia, high up in the Tauros mountains, Termessos at one time controlled a large area of territory extending into northern Lycia. Its position was given recognition by the Romans in 71 B.C. from which era its earliest coins date.    

KYME in AEOLIS 250BC Amazon Horse Vase Authentic Rare Ancient Greek Coin i57274

Greek city of Kyme in Aeolis Bronze Obol 17mm (5.77 grams) Struck circa 250-200 B.C., Magistrate Diodoros Reference: Sear 4192 var.; Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96 Head of Amazon Kyme right, hair bound with ribbon. Horse pacing right, one-handled vase at feet; KY above; ΔΙΟΔΩΡOΣ in exergue. By far the most important of the Aiolian coastal cities, Kyme was situated southwest of Myrina. For much of its history it was dominated by great powers -  Athens, the Hellenistic Kingdoms and, finally, Rome.    

PHILIP III - KASSANDER 323BC Macedonia OLYMPIC Horse Silver Greek Coin i57871

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Philip III, Arrhidaeus - King of Macedonia: 323-317 B.C. Silver 1/5 Tetradrachm 12mm (2.44 grams) Amphipolis mint. Struck Philip III - Kassander. Circa 323/2-315 .BC. Reference: Le Rider pl. 46, 20-1; SNG ANS 723-5 Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia. ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ, Horseman riding right; trident below. History and Meaning of the Coin During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip's horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote "[Philip of Macedon] ... had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins."

ALEXANDER III the GREAT on HORSE Bucephalus MACEDONIA KOINON Greek Coin i57875

Alexander III the Great: Macedonian Greek King: 336-323 B.C. Pseudo-Autonomous Issue under the Romans Bronze 24mm (7.38 grams) from the Koinon of Macedonia in Thrace Struck circa time of emperor Severus Alexander, circa 222-235 A.D. Reference: AMNG 565 var. AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose, flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ, Alexander the Great on his legendary horse, Bucephalus, galloping right with cape flowing behind him and raising right hand in which he holds a spear.* Numismatic Note: Amazing coin being issued over 500 years after the death of Alexander the Great, featuring his portrait. Alexander the Great was and still is a great hero of antiquity showing the amazing effect one man can have on history in just  short while of just 13 years! Macedonia was a province under the control of the Romans, which was created out of the kingdom of Macedonia which Alexander the Great was king of. Interesting to note that this being a pseudo-autonomous issue featuring Alexander the Great instead of the Roman emperor of the time.    

KASSANDER killer of Alexander the Great son Ancient Greek Coin Horse i58302

Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Kassander - Macedonian King: 319-297 B.C. Bronze 18mm (6.34 grams) Struck circa 319-297 B.C. Reference: Sear 6754; Price (Coins of the Macedonians) pl. XII, 65 Head of young Hercules right, clad in lion's skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / KAΣΣAΝΔΡΟΥ above and beneath naked youth on horse pacing right.    

Syracuse Sicily 375BC Tyrant Dionysios Greek Coin ATHENA HIPPOCAMP Horse i58435

Greek city of Syracuse in Sicily Bronze Trias 20mm (8.25 grams) Struck under Dionysios I and Dionysios II, circa 375-344 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1456; Sear 1193 (Timoleon time); B.M.C. 2. 289; CNS II, nos. 34-45 ΣYPA, Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet bound with olive-wreath. Hippocamp left, with curled wing. When in it's foundations that the city of Syracuse only consisted of the island of Ortygia, that island was said to have been the home of the nymph Arethusa. She had been a chaste, faithful attendant of Artemis. It is said that she got the unwanted attentions from the river god, Alpheios, while bathing in his Peloponnesian stream. Artemis hid her in a cloud in an attempt to save her, however she sweated so profusely out of fear that she was transformed into a stream. Artemis broke apart the ground to allow her to escape. She found her way to the island of Ortygia where she became the fountain on that island.    

Carthage in Zeugitana 400BC Tanit Cult & Horse Rare Ancient Greek Coin i58441

Greek city of  Carthage in Zeugitana Bronze 16mm (5.43 grams) Struck 400-350 B.C. Reference: Alexandropoulos 15a; SNG Copenhagen 97; Müller - Head of Tanit left, wreathed with corn. Horse galloping right; ground line beneath.    

Carthage in Zeugitana 300BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin Horse Palm tree i59225

Greek city of  Carthage in Zeugitana Bronze 20mm (6.97 grams) Struck 300-264 B.C. Reference: Sear 6531; Muller II, 104,317; SNG Copenhagen 102 Head and neck of horse right. Palm-tree.    

LARISSA THESSALY 360BC BULL HORSE MAN Ancient Silver Greek Coin RARE R2 i60293

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.03 grams) Struck circa 360-356 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 449 Rare R2; Hermann pl. IV, 17; SNG Copenhagen 118; BCD Thessaly I, 1136; BCD Thessaly II, 186  |  Pedigree: Ex Christopher "Kit" Reed Collection ΛAPIΣAION above bull running right. Horseman wearing kausia and cape riding right.    

Roman Republic 90BC VICTORY PEGASUS Quinarius Ancient Silver Roman Coin i60457

Roman Republic Q. Titius moneyer Silver Quinarius 14mm (1.87 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 90 B.C. Reference: Titia 3; B.M.C. 2229; Syd. 693; Craw. 341/3 Bust of Victory draped and winged right. Pegasus springs right, Q . TITI below breast.

Jesus Christ Birth Magii Azes II on Horse 35BC Ancient Silver Greek Coin i60623

Indo-Scythian Kingdom in Northern India King Azes II - Indo-Scythian King - Reigned: circa 35 B.C.- 12 B.C. or later, possibly up to 5 A.D. Silver Drachm 14mm (2.44 grams) Struck circa 35 B.C. - 12 B.C. / 5 A.D. Uncertain min in Hazara-Kashmir Reference: HGC 12, 647 (Rare R2) King with coat of mail, on horse, holding elephant goad, with Greek royal headband; Kharoshthi letter to right. Greek legend BAΣIΛEΩΣ BASIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY "The Great King of Kings Azes". Diademed Zeus standing left, holding Nike and scepter; monogram to left and Kharosthi letter to right. Kharoshti legend MAHARAJASA RAJADIRAJASA MAHATASA AYASA "The Great King of Kings Azes". * Numismatic Note: This coin circulated around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is from the area far east in the Indo-Scythian Kingdom in Northern India. This type of coin could have been carried by the Magii that went to see Jesus from the east. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh was available and traded in the area of northern India and was something that would be brought west from there. India was a great source for spices and other other exotic goods and caravans would travel from there bringing them for trade. It is believed that Jesus may have been born back as far back as 5 B.C. based on some of the biblical accounts. If this king lived up to 5 B.C. or later, which may be possible, he could have been then one of the kings that visited Jesus at his birth. Or if this coin was carried by the Magii, his coin could have came and visited Jesus. Since these kings may have traveled on horses, a king of those times would look like the king pictured on this coin. And it is also possible that one of his successors could have been some of the kings that visited Jesus at birth. Then again, they would have with them the circulating coin of the realm, and some of those which could have been the coin of this ruler. It is amazing to hold this coin connected to that amazing historical period.    

PANORMOS Palermo Sicily 3CenBC Zeus Horse Sun RARE R1 Ancient Greek Coin i60663

Greek city of  Panormos in  Sicily Bronze 16mm (3.18 grams) Struck early 3rd Century B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1073 Rare R1; CNS I, p. 340, no. 61 Laureate head of Zeus left. Horse galloping left; sun above; ΠΑ monogram below. The principal Phoenician city in Sicily, Panormos produced a limited coinage in the latter part of the 5th Century; but following the great success of Carthaginian arms, 409-405 B.C., the issues of the mint became much larger. The types are mostly copied form the coinages of other Sicilian cities, such as Gela, Segesta and Syracuse.    

AUGUSTUS 8BC Caius Caesar on Horse Ancient Silver Denarius Roman Coin i60671

Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Silver Denarius 18mm (3.47 grams) Lugdunum mint, struck 8-6 B.C. Reference: Seaby 40; B.M.C., Gaul 223, Imp. 500; R.I.C. 348 Certification: NOT CERTIFIED because "EDGE FRAGILE, THUS INELIGIBLE TYPE" AVGVSTVS DIVI F, his laureate head right. C . CAES above Caius Caesar galloping right, eagle between two standards behind, AVGVS . F in exergue. Caius was the grandson of Augustus but he adopted him as his son and heir together with his brother Lucius.    

Roman Republic 137BC Rome Apollo Chariot Original Ancient Silver Coin NGC i60511

Roman Republic  M. Baebius Q. f. Tampilus moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm Rome mint, circa 137 B.C. Reference: Baebia 12; B.M.C. 935; Syd. 489; Craw. 236/1a-d,f Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF  1883237-003 Head of Roma left, X below chin, TAMPIL behind. Apollo in quadriga right, ROMA below horses, M . BAEBI . Q . F . in exergue.     

Roman Republic 47BC Rome MEDUSA AURORA Horses Ancient Silver Coin NGC i60153

Roman Republic  L. Plautius Plancus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.49 grams) Rome mint, circa 47 B.C. Reference: Plautia 14; B.M.C. 4009; Syd. 959b; Craw. 453/1c Certification: NGC Ancients F  4375823-255 Mask of Medusa, facing, hair disheveled, L PLAVTIVS below. Aurora flying right conducting the four horses of the Sun, PLANCVS below.    

Roman Republic 136BC Roma Jupiter Chariot Ancient Silver Coin NGC Ch AU i58170

Roman Republic  L. Antestius Gragulus moneyer Silver Denarius 17mm Rome mint, circa 136 B.C. Reference: Antestia 9; B.M.C. 976; Syd. 451 and 465; Craw. 238/1 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU  4252368-009 Head of Roma right, star below chin, GRAG behind head. Jupiter in quadriga right, L . ANTES below horses, ROMA in exergue.    

KELENDERIS CILICIA 425BC Stater Horse Rider Goat Silver Greek Coin NGC i58232

Greek city of Kelenderis in  Cilicia Silver Stater 22mm (10.69 grams) Struck circa 425-400 B.C. Reference: SNG BN Paris 49 (stgl.). SNG von Aulock 5627 (stgl.). Kraay, Celenderis Hoard, NC 1962, 5, 16 (stgl.); Sear 5529 var. Certification: NGC Ancients  XF  Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5  4375810-019 Naked rider, with whip in left hand, seated sideways on horse prancing left, from which he is about to dismount, KEΛ below. Goat kneeling left, looking back; ivy-spray above goat.    

SKOTUSSA THESSALY 440BC Horse Wheat-grain Ancient Silver Greek Coin NGC i58233

Greek city of Skotussa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.04 grams) Struck circa 440-420 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 587; Sear 2217; BCD Thessaly II, lots 728-729; Weber 2927 Certification: NGC Ancients  Ch VF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5  4375810-021 Forepart of horse prancing left. ΣKO, Wheat-grain in its husk; all within incuse square.    

BELIKIO in IBERIA Spain 100BC Man Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin NGC i58694

Greek city of Belikio in Iberia ( Spain) Bronze Unit 22mm Struck circa 100-70 B.C. Reference: ACIP 1433; SNG BM Spain 763-70; SNG Copenhagen 321; SNG Lorichs 790-4; MHBNF 1192-5 Certification: NGC Ancients XF  4371932-012 Bare bearded head right, wearing necklace; Iberian be to left. Warrior, holding couched spear in right hand, on horseback right; Iberian belikiom below.    

LARISSA THESSALY 356BC Silver Drachm Nymph Horse Ancient Greek Coin NGC i59812

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 20mm (5.75 grams) Struck circa 356-320 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 453; BCD Thessaly II, lot 280 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF  4375823-194 Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wearing ampyx. ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.    

Roman Republic 90BC PRIAPUS Fertility God PEGASUS Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59808

Roman Republic  Q. Titius moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.66 grams) Rome mint: 90 B.C. Reference: Titia 1; B.M.C. 2220; Syd. 691; Craw. 341/1 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF  4375823-144 Head of Mutinus Titinus right, bound with winged diadem. Q . TITI on tablet from which springs Pegasus right. The god Mutinus Titinus is the same as Priapus, who had a temple at Rome, and who was especially worshipped by young married women. Statues of Priapus were common in ancient Greece and Rome, standing in gardens or at doorways and crossroads. To propitiate Priapus, the traveler would stroke the statue's penis as he passed by.

CORINTH 375BC Ancient Silver Greek PEGASUS ATHENA TRISKELES Coin NGC VF i59867

Greek city of Corinth in Corinthia Silver Stater 21mm (8.40 grams) Struck circa 375-300 B.C. Reference: Ravel 1065; Pegasi 383; BCD Corinth 126 Certification: NGC Ancients VF  4375823-161 Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying left; koppa beneath. Helmeted head of Athena left; behind, N and triskeles of crescents within circle.    

Roman Republic 102BC Cybele Victory Chariot Stork Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59832

Roman Republic  C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus moneyer Silver Denarius 21mm (3.91 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 102 B.C. Reference: Fabia 15; B.M.C. 1581-90; SYd. 589; Craw. 322/1 Certification: NGC Ancients VF  4375823-230 Veiled and turreted head of Cybele right, B over dot behind. Victory in biga right, stork before, C . FABI . C . F in exergue.     

Roman Republic 55BC Mars Horse Warrior Defeats Gaul Enemy Silver Coin NGC i59868

Roman Republic  P. Fonteius P. f. Capito moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.87 grams) Rome mint, circa 55 B.C. Reference: Fonteia 17; B.M.C. 3851; Syd. 900; Craw. 429/1 Certification: NGC Ancients  Ch F  4375823-158 P. FONTEIVS . P . CAPITO . III . VIR, bust of Mars right, trophy behind. MN . FONT . TR . MIL above warrior on horseback thrusting his spear at Gaulish enemy who is about to slay a third combatant who is unarmed, helmet and oval shield below on right.    

PERDIKKAS II King of MACEDONIA 451BC Silver Greek Coin Horse Helmet NGC i61901

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Perdikkas II - King of Macedonia: 451-413 B.C. Silver Tetrobol 13mm (1.87 grams) Reference: Sear 1487; Raymond 139. SNG ANS 37-41 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF  4529163-010 Horse walking to right. Crested helmed right within linear square border within square incuse.    

VANDALS of CARTHAGE 523AD Soldier Horse Nummi Ancient Barbarian Coin NGC i61208

VANDALS. Semi-autonomous Municipal coinage of Carthage. Circa 480-533 A.D. Bronze Nummi 20mm (7.32 grams) Class 2. Struck circa 523-533 A.D. Reference: Hahn, Wertsystem 18; MEC 1, 45-47; BMC Vandals 14-17 Certification: NGC Ancients VF  Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5  4529170-004 BART HACO, Soldier standing facing, holding spear. Head of bridled horse left; XXI in exergue.    

Roman Republic 82BC Apollo Stork Horse Authentic Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59975

Roman Republic  Pub. Crepusius moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.78 grams) Rome mint, circa 82 B.C. Reference: Crepusia 1; B.M.C. 2673-2715; Syd. 738a; Craw. 361/1c Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF  4375823-103 Laureate head of Apollo right, scepter over shoulder, C behind, stork below chin. Horseman galloping right, hurling spear, number behind, P . CREPVSI in exergue.    

GETA 200AD Rome CASTOR with Horse of Gemini Twins Silver Roman Coin NGC i59903

Geta - Roman Emperor: 209-211 A.D. Silver Denarius 19mm (2.99 grams) Struck at the mint of Rome mint, 200-202 A.D. Reference: BMCRE 216. RIC 6. RSC 12. Hill 659 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF  4375823-231 . P SEPT GETA - CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped bust of the child Geta right. CASTOR, Castor standing facing, head left, holding scepter, by side of horse left. * Numismatic Note: Very rare type with one of the Dioscuri twins. This perhaps is an allusion to Geta being the mortal Castor while his older brother, Caracalla may have been Pollux. This is one of the interpretations that can be made from the coin as Carcalla and Geta were brothers and emperors would often try to equate themselves with mythologies.    

KORKYRA Corcyra Corfu DIONYSUS PEGASUS Ancient Silver Greek Coin NGC XF i59904

Greek city of  Korkyra on island of Corfu off  Epeiros Silver Drachm 20mm (3.83 grams) Struck circa 229-48 B.C. Reference: HGC 6, 65 Rare R1 ; SNG Copenhagen 196-199 Certification: NGC Ancients XF  4375823-399 Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with viy. Pegasus flying right; monograms below.    

Roman Republic ROME King Aqueduct Horse Statue Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59905

Roman Republic  L. Marcius Philippus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.46 grams) Rome mint, circa 56 B.C. Reference: Marcia 28; B.M.C. 3890; Syd. 919; Craw. 425/1 Certification: NGC Ancients VF  4375823-408 ANCVS below diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind. PHILIPPVS behind equestrian statue right on an arcade of five arches within which A Q V A MAR, flower below horses. The Marcia gens claimed descent from Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, who is said to have been the first to bring water to Rome by means of an aqueduct. The equestrian statue is that of Q. Marcius Rex, who, when praetor in B.C. 144, was commissioned by the Senate to repair the old aqueducts and to build one which would give a supply of water to the Capitol. This aqueduct is known as the Aqua Marcia.

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Ancient GREEK SILVER COINS Collecting Guide

Guide to SILVER Ancient GREEK COINS - See RARE Collection Types

Learn what different ancient silver Greek coins looked like and about the different numismatic coins for collecting purposes.

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The ancient Greeks used several metals, predominantly gold, silver and bronze types for their money standards. The ancient Greek world had a lot of city-states and kingdoms that stretched out into vast empires. The purpose of this guide and video illustrated above is to get you acquainted with some of the rarest, most desirable types of ancient silver Greek coins. With the focus being on silver, we explore 35 different ancient coins in my collection which are available in my online eBay coin shop. You can also:

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The benefit of this guide is that you are leveraging my many years of experience in dealing with ancient coins to benefit you. I have worked with over 55,000 ancient coins, antiquities and even world coins. I guarantee all of my coins authentic for a lifetime and provide a beautiful, professionally-presented Certificate of Authenticity with every coin. I am appreciative of my amazing patrons who value ancient coins or see them as art in miniature and I am grateful for their positive comments about their experiences with me. Enjoy the many descriptions and pictures of the coins I show in the video. When clicking on the photos below, it will bring up all silver Greek coins, or if you click on the underlined words, you will search my store for that term to see all coins with that keyword.    

KAULONIA in BRUTTIUM 530BC Very RARE Ancient Silver Greek Stater Coin i31196

Greek city of Kaulonia in Bruttium Silver Stater 28mm (6.23 grams) Struck 530-480 B.C. Reference: Sear 252; B.M.C. 1.9 KAVΛ. Apollo, naked, walking right, holding laurel-branch in right hand and bearing on his left arm a small running naked figure, also carrying branch; in field to right, stag standing right, looking back. Similar to obverse, but incuse and reversed, and without legend.    

Side in Pamphylia 183BC Silver Tetradrachm LARGE Ancient Greek Coin i54544

Greek city of Side in Pamphylia Silver Tetradrachm 28mm (16.34 grams) Struck circa 183-175 B.C. under  Kleuchares, magistrate. Reference: SNG von Aulock 4797; SNG France 696-701; SNG Copenhagen 40 Helmeted head of Athena right. Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in left field, pomegranate; ΚΛΕ - ΥΧ across  fields.    

Athens Greece ARCHAIC 490BC TETRADRACHM Ancient Silver Greek Coin OWL i52150

Greek city of  Athens in Attica Greece - Archaic Silver Tetradrachm 20mm (16.90 grams) Struck circa 490-482 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 1591 (R2); Seltman 1927, Groups E and F; Cf. Svoronos Pl. 5;  cf. Asyut pl. XVIII Archaic head of Athena right wearing crested helmet decorated with chevron and  dot pattern. Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig behind, ΑΘΕ before.     

Athens in Attica Greece 320BC Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i40763

Greek city of Athens in Attica Greece - Silver Tetradrachm 21mm (17.13 grams) Struck circa 320-294 B.C. Reference: Svornos-pl.20#5 Head of Athena  right, of more advanced style, the eye seen in true profile; she wears crested helmet ornamented with three olive-leaves and floral scroll. Owl standing right, head facing; to right AΘE; to left, olive-twig and crescent.    

ATHENS Attica Greece 353BC Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin ATHENA OWL i53512

Greek city of Athens in Attica Greece - Silver Hemidrachm 13mm (1.99 grams) Struck circa 353-294 B.C. Reference: Kroll 19c-h; HGC 4, 1642 Head of Athena right, with profile eye, wearing Attic helmet. Owl standing facing between olive sprays; AΘE around.

SELINOS in SICILY 540BC Parsley Leaf Stater Ancient Silver Greek Coin i46253

Greek city of Selinos in Sicily Silver Stater 22mm (8.43 grams) Struck circa 540-515 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1208; Arnold-Biucchi 1992, no. 3 (R1) Wild parsley leaf. Incuse square with twelve alternating raised and lowered triangular compartments.      

KELENDERIS CILICIA 425BC Stater Nude Horse Rider Goat Silver Greek Coin i46254

Greek city of Kelenderis in Cilicia Silver Stater 22mm (10.67 grams) Struck circa 425-400 B.C. Reference: SNG BN Paris 49 (stgl.). SNG von Aulock 5627 (stgl.). Kraay, Celenderis Hoard, NC 1962, 5, 16 (stgl.); Sear 5529 var. Naked rider, with whip in left hand, seated sideways on horse prancing left, from which he is about to dismount, KEΛ below. Goat kneeling left, looking back; ivy-spray above goat.     

Kingdom of ELYMAIS Kamnaskires VI 1-2CenAD Silver Tetradrachm Greek Coin i46270

Greek Coin Kingdom of Elymais Kamnaskires VI - King: late 1st-early 2nd Century A.D. Billon Silver Tetradrachm 29mm (14.66 grams) Reference: Sear GIC 5888; B.M.C. 28.250,14; De Morgan 17 (pl. II, 1) Diademed and cuirassed bust of king left, with long beard and wide fringe of hair below diadem; behind, star within crescent above anchor. Male bust left, diademed and draped, with short beard; badly blundered Greek legend in four lines forming square around.     

ARADOS in PHOENICIA 350BC Stater Deity Galley Ancient Silver Greek Coin i46289

Greek city of Arados in Phoenicia of King Gerostratos possibly Silver Stater 18mm (9.87 grams) Struck 350-332 B.C. Reference: Sear 5977; B.M.C. 26.11,67 Laureate head of bearded deity right. Galley right, on three lines of waves; above, Phoenician letters.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT Pella Antigonos II Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i46302

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas: Macedonian King: 277-239 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.80 grams) Pella mint, circa: 275-271 B.C. Reference: Price 621; Müller 230; SNG Copenhagen 713; Mathisen, Administrative VI.6, dies A19/P44 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Macedonian helmet in field to left; OK monogram below throne.    

SELEUKOS I Nikator Tetradrachm Athena ELEPHANT Silver Greek Coin Seleukid i46301

Greek Coin of Seleucid Kingdom Seleukos I, Nikator - King: 312-280 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 26mm (17.27 grams) Struck circa 312-280 B.C. Reference: Sear 6831 var.; HGC 9, 18 Laureate head of Zeus right. Athena, brandishing spear and holding shield, standing in chariot drawn right by four horned elephants; on left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; in exergue, ΣEΛΕYKOY.    

CORINTH 375BC Athena Pegasus Silver Stater Ancient Greek Coin Triskeles i46350

Greek city of Corinth in Corinthia Silver Stater 21mm (8.40 grams) Struck circa 375-300 B.C. Reference: Ravel 1065; Pegasi 383; BCD Corinth 126 Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying left; koppa beneath. Helmeted head of Athena left; behind, N and triskeles of crescents within circle.    

LARISSA in THESSALY 356BC Silver Drachm Nymph Horse Ancient Greek Coin i47969

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 20mm (5.86 grams) Struck circa 356-320 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 453; BCD Thessaly II, lot 280 Pedigree: Ex BCD Collection with his original hand-written tag and photos of this coin Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wearing ampyx. ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.

LYTTOS in CRETE 430BC Eagle Boar Authentic Ancinet Silver Greek Coin i49264

Greek city of Lyttos in Crete Silver Drachm 20mm (5.50 grams) Struck circa 430-320 B.C.. Reference: Sear 3237; Svoronos, Numismatique 19; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 5 Eagle flying left. ΓVΤΤSΘΝ, Head of boar right in dotted square within incuse square.    

THASOS an ISLAND off THRACE Archaic 525BC Satyr Nymph Silver Greek Coin i49355

Greek city of Thasos,  an Island off Thrace Silver Stater 22mm  (8.54 grams) Struck circa  525-463 B.C. Reference: HGC 6, 331; Le Rider 1-2 and 5; Sear 1357;  Weber 2500; Price & Waggoner 100-126 Naked ithyphallic satyr in kneeling-running attitude  right, carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who  raises her right hand in protest. Quadripartite incuse square.     Rhegion in Bruttium 415BC Lion Apollo Drachm Ancient Silver Greek Coin i44063 Greek city of Rhegion in Bruttium Silver Drachm 15mm (3.89 grams) Struck 415-387 B.C. Reference: Sear 502; B.M.C.1.38 Lion's scalp facing. PHΓINON, Laureate head of Apollo right, olive-sprig behind.    

SKOTUSSA in THESSALY 440BC Horse Wheat-grain Ancient Silver Greek Coin i52158

Greek city of Skotussa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.02 grams) Struck circa 440-420 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 587; Sear 2217; BCD Thessaly II, lots 728-729; Weber 2927 Forepart of horse prancing left. ΣKO, Wheat-grain in its husk; all within incuse square.     

EPHESOS in IONIA 340BC SILVER Tetradrachm Bee Stag Ancient Greek Coin i53493

Greek city of Ephesos in  Ionia Silver Tetradrachm 24mm (15.01 grams) Struck circa 340-325 B.C under  magistrate Euktitos Reference: BMC 41; Pixodarus O155-2; Head Chronology, p. 34, class a, 26,  Mionnet S VI, 191; Babelon Traite 1883.40 E-Φ to left and right of bee with straight  wings. EYKTITOΣ, Forepart of stag recumbent right,  head left, palm tree to left.    

JUBA II Mauretenia CLEOPATRA SELENE Mark Antony CHILD Silver Greek Coin i53496

Greek Kigdom of Mauretenia Juba II - King 25 B.C. - 23 A.D. Juba II & Cleopatra Selene Silver Denarius 17mm (3.23 grams) Reference: Sear GIC 6005; Müller III, 109,95 REX IVBA, Diademed head of Juba II right. BACIΛICCA KΛЄOΠΑΤΡΑ, large star within crescent.    

ASPENDOS in PAMPHYLIA 370BC Silver Greek Coin NUDE WRESTLERS Triskeles i53498

Greek city of Aspendos in  Pamphylia Silver Stater 22mm (10.46 grams) Struck 370-333 B.C. Reference: Sear 5398 var.; B.M.C. 19. 98, 35-6 var. Pedigree: Ex Bowers  January 1984, 3287 Two naked athletes, wrestling, grasping each other by the arms;  AΦ between  them. Slinger standing right, about to discharge his sling; triskeles  before; ΕΣΤFEΔIΙYΣ behind; all within dotted square.    

EUKRATIDES I 171BC Silver Tetradrachm RARE R1 Indo Greek Baktria Coin i53503

Indo Greek & Baktria Kingdom in India Eukratides I Megas - King circa 171-145 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 33mm (16.06 grams) Struck circa 170-145 B.C. Reference: HGC 12, 130 Rare R1; Bopearachchi 1 Diademed and draped bust right. The Dioscuri (Gemini twins) on horses rearing right; monogram below.     

KROTON BRUTTIUM 350BC Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin Eagle Tripod i45941

Greek city Kroton in Bruttium Silver Stater / Nomos 22mm (7.79 grams) Struck circa 350-300 B.C. Reference: SNGANS-362; HNItaly-2172 Eagle standing left atop olive branch. Tripod altar, KPO in field to left; Δ in field to right.    

APAMEIA in PHRYGIA 88BC Cistophoric Tetradrachm Ancient Silver Greek Coin i53491

Greek city of Apameia in Phrygia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm 23mm (11.28 grams) Struck  circa 88-67 B.C. Attalos and Timo-, magistrates. Reference: Sear 5113 var.; Kleiner, Late Issue XVII; SNG Copenhagen  156 Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy-wreath. Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; ATTA/ΛΟY/TIMΩ  in three lines above, aulos (double flute) to right; TA  in field to left.     

VELIA in LUCANIA 300BC Philistion group Silver Greek Coin Athena Lion i53521

Greek city of Velia in Lucania Silver Stater 21mm (6.89 grams) Struck circa 300-280 B.C. Philistion group. Reference: Williams 506 (O254/R355); HN Italy 1312; SNG ANS 1387; Weber 938 Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a dolphin, Φ on  neck guard. Lion standing right; above, Φ-I flanking ornate trident head right; YEΛHTΩN in  exergue.    

AKRAGAS in SICILY 510BC Didrachm EAGLE CRAB Silver Greek Coin RARE R1 i53571

Greek city of Akragas in Sicily Silver Didrachm 21mm (8.23 grams) Struck circa 510-500 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 87 Rare R1; Jenkins 1970, Group Ia AKRA/CANTOΣ, Eagle standing left. Crab.    

Celtic Eastern Europe Silver Tetradrachm as Greek Philip II Macedon Coin i54000

Celtic Tribe of Eatern Europe Making coins in style of Greek king Philip II - King of Macedon: 359-336 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 25mm (14.20 grams) under unknown Celtic Tribe circa  Early 3rd century B.C. Reference: Lanz -; CCCBM I -; Pink - Laureate head of Zeus right. ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ, Youth on horseback right, holding  palm; below belly, Λ above torch; K below raised foreleg.    

THASOS Island off Thrace Dionysus Hercules Silver Greek Tetradrachm Coin i54356

Greek city of Thasos, an Island off Thrace Silver Tetradrachm 35mm (16.68 grams) Struck after 148 B.C. Reference: Sear 1759; B.M.C 3. 67-78; SNG Cop. 1039 Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with the band across forehead. HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Hercules, naked, standing left, holding club, lion's skin over left arm; monogram in field to left.    

WINGED MONSTER on RARE Himera in Sicily 465BC Ancient Silver Greek Coin i36632

Greek city of Himera in Sicily Silver Litra 11mm (0.63 grams) Struck circa 465-415 B.C. Reference: Sear 816 var; B.M.C. 2.41 var. Forepart of monster right, with bearded human head, goat's horn, lion's paw and curled wing. HIMERAION, Naked youth seated on goat prancing left.

Tarsus Cilicia 369BC Silver Greek Coin NGC Certified AU Datames Satrap i28602

Greek city of Tarsus in Cilicia Datames, Persian Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 369-361 B.C.  Silver  Stater (23mm, 10.55gm.), Tarsos, 369-361 B.C. Reference: SNGLev 83; SNGFr 292, BMC 35; SNG Cop 300, SNGvA 5943. Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5    4277593-001 BALTRZ (=Baaltars) in Aramaic to left, Baaltars seated right, torso facing,  holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand, grain ear & grape-bunch in left;  thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall. TDNM (=Datames) in Aramaic in the center, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both  have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within pelleted  square border within linear border.

KROTON in BRUTTIUM 480BC Silver Stater NGC Certified Ch XF Greek Coin i53836

Greek city Kroton in Bruttium Silver Stater 20mm (7.58 grams) Struck circa 480-430 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS-266 NGC Ancients Certified Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 3762382-007 Tripod altar, heron at left. Incuse altar. Pedigree: From the Dr. Michael Phillip Collection. Ex: Stack's Sale December 7, 8 1989 Lot# 3016. Ex: Stack's Sawhill Sale March 1979 Lot#1009. Ex: Stack's Massachusetts Historical Society Sale March 1971, Lot# 77.

KYRENE KYRENAICA 308BC Silphium Plant NGC Certified VF Silver Greek Coin i53837

Greek city of  Kyrene in  Kyrenaica Silver Didrachm 18mm (7.73 grams) Struck circa 308-277 B.C. Reference:  SNG Cop-1234; BMC-29.51,229 NGC Ancients Certified Ch VF Strike: 3/5 Surface: 5/5 3762382-009 Diademed head of Carneius wearing horn of Ammon facing right. Silphium plant with two pairs of leaves, cornucopiae in right field. Pedigree: From the Dr. Michael Phillip Collection; Ex: Stack's Sale December 7, 8 1989 Lot# 3212.

AMPHIPOLIS in MACEDONIA 158BC NGC Certified TETRADRACHM Silver Greek Coin i54510

Greek city of Amphipolis in Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm 30mm (16.96 grams) Struck 158-149 B.C. Reference: Sear 1386 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 3987680-080 Macedonian shield, at center of which but of Artemis Tauropolos right; bow and  quiver at her shoulder. MAKEΔONΩΝ / ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club  right; in field above, monogram; all within oak-wreath, to left of which,  thunderbolt.

225BC Alexander the Great LYSIMACHOS Kalchedon Tetradrachm NGC Greek Coin i54512

Greek city of Kalchedon in Bithynia in the name and types of Lysimachos - King of Thrace: 323-281 B.C. - Silver Tetradrachm 28mm (16.94 grams) Struck circa 225 B.C. Reference: HGC 7, 526; Marinescu Group IV, Issue 46, 104.1 (O41/R95 - this  coin); Müller 254 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 4246219-010 Diademed head right of the deified Alexander the Great, wearing the  horn of Ammon. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ,  Athena Nikephoros  seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; bow and  quiver to inner  left; monogram in field to left; grain ear below.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 260BC NGC Certified Silver TETRADRACHM Greek Coin i54522

Alexander III the Great - King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.74 grams) Kalchedon in Bithynia mint, circa 260-220 B.C. Reference: Price 929 var. (Kallatis; monogram below throne); SNG München -; SNG  Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos - Certification:   NGC Ancients XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 Fine Style  4277580-002 Head of Alexander the Great as  Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; KA monogram in field to left; ΔX monogram below throne.

Patraos King of Paeonia 335BC NGC Certified Ch XF Silver Tetradrachm Coin i54736

Greek Coin of the Kingdom of Paeonia Patraos - King, circa 340-315 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (12.49 grams) Struck circa 335-315 B.C. Reference: Sear 1520; B.M.C. 5.4; Paeonian Hoard I, 227 (these dies); SNG ANS  1030 Certification:  NGC Ancients  Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4277578-004 Provenance: ex Paeonian Hoard of 1968 (IGCH 410) Laureate head of Apollo right, with short hair. ΠATPAOY, Paeonian cavalryman, wearing  crested Attic helmet and full armor, on horseback galloping right and spearing  fallen Macedonian solider holding a round shield, a bucranium in left field.


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