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Tetradrachm | Greek Silver Coin
Tetradrachm | Greek Silver Coin

The tetradrachm was an Ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to four drachmae. It replaced the earlier heraldic type of didrachms and it was in wide circulation from 510 to 38 BC. The transition from heraldic type of didrachms to tetradrachms minted by the polis of Athens occurs shortly after the Battle of Salamis, 480 BC. This transition is supported by the discovery of contemporary coin hoards, particularly on the coin hoard found on the Acropolis in 1886. The Athenian tetradrachm was widely used in transactions throughout the ancient Grecian world, including in cities politically unfriendly to Athens.

To differentiate their currency from the rival coinage of Aegina using the Aeginetic stater of about 12.3 grams, Athens minted its tetradrachm based on the “Attic” standard of 4.3 grams per drachma. The vast number of “owls-tetradrachms” available those days mainly from the silver mines of Laurium financed the several achievements of Athens, such as the reconstruction of the Acropolis and building the Parthenon, as well as many Wars, including the Peloponnesian War. The tetradrachm’s use as a currency was soon adopted by many other city-states of the ancient Greece, Asia Minor, Magna Grecia and other Greek colonial cities throughout the Mediterranean Sea. With the armies of Alexander the Great it spread to the Greek-influenced areas of present-day Iran and India.

KINGDOM OF MACEDON ALEXANDER III 336-323 BC TETRADRACHM HERACLES ZEUS NGC MS

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ANCIENT GREEK SILVER TETRADRACHM CHIAN/RHODIAN STANDARD THASOS CIRCA (350 B.C.)

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ANCIENT-BC-GREEK SILVER TETRADRACHM of RHODES-CARIA Obv:SUN GOD HELIOS-Rx:ROSE

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Ancient Collectors Coins | Gold

PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM PTOLEMY II 285/4-246 BC PENTADRACHM~TRICHRYSON NGC CH XF GOLD

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Ancient Roman Empire Honorius Solidus VICTORIA AVGYS GOLD Coin Very Well Preserv

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Kingdom of Macedon, Ancient Greek Coin, Gold VF Scuffs

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GREECE - Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) Gold Quarter Stater - HELMETED ATHENA

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Ancient Greek Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

The history of Ancient Greek coinage can be divided (along with most other Greek art forms) into three periods, the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic. All Greek coins were hand-made, rather than machined as modern coins are. The design for the obverse was carved (in incuso) into a block of bronze or possibly iron, called a die. The design of the reverse was carved into a similar punch. A blank disk of gold, silver, or electrum was cast in a mold and then, placed between these two and the punch struck hard with a hammer, raising the design on both sides of the coin.

Ancient Greek coins today

Collections of Ancient Greek coins are held by museums around the world, of which the collections of the British Museum, the American Numismatic Society, and the Danish National Museum are considered to be the finest. To varying degrees, these coins are available for study by academics and researchers.

There is also an active collector market for Greek coins. Several auction houses in Europe and the United States specialize in ancient coins (including Greek) and there is also a large on-line market for such coins. Hoards of Greek coins are still being found in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, and some of the coins in these hoards find their way onto the market. Coins are the only art form from the Ancient world which is common enough and durable enough to be within the reach of ordinary collectors. Looking for a quality coin holder? Follow the link and shop now!

*POLY*Silver ring made 1920 with ancient greek didrachm coin C044

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ANCIENT GREEK SILVER TETRADRACHM CHIAN/RHODIAN STANDARD THASOS CIRCA (350 B.C.)

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Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

Silver Denarius 166-182AD Roman Marcus Aurelius

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Ancient Roman Empire Honorius Solidus VICTORIA AVGYS GOLD Coin Very Well Preserv

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ROMAN EMPIRE, NERO, AD 54-68, AV Aureus, NGC GRADE & CERTIFIED

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Alexander the Great Coins

KINGDOM OF MACEDON ALEXANDER III 336-323 BC TETRADRACHM HERACLES ZEUS NGC MS

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MACEDON KINGDOM ALEXANDER III 336-323 BC AV STATER GEM MS NGC

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MACEDON KINGDOM ALEXANDER III 336-323 BC AV STATER NGC MS PERFECT

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MACEDON KINGDOM ALEXANDER III 336-323 BC AV STATER, NGC CHOICE MS STAR

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Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver | Ancient

Roman Constantius I AR Argenteus Coin (305-306 AD, Caesar) - Certified NGC AU

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Hadrian Marianos Augustus Ancient Rome coin

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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm Coin 336-323 BC - Certified NGC AU - Nice!

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ALEXANDER the GEAT R! KITION Mint Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin325-320BC

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Ancient Roman Empire Honorius Solidus VICTORIA AVGYS GOLD Coin Very Well Preserv

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Kingdom of Macedon, Ancient Greek Coin, Gold VF Scuffs

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★ Ancient Roman Coin - Janus 194-190 BC - NGC CH VF Certified Piece! ★

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Focas . 602-610 Ancient Roman Gold Solidus coin . Phocas Byzantine Nice!

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OWN A PIECE OF THE ANCIENT PAST- A Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IX

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Seleucid Antiochus VII AR Tetradrachm 138-129 BC - Certified NGC AU - Nice Coin!

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ALEXANDER the GREAT XTRA RARE Tetradrachm Price 804 Ancient Greek Silver SHIELD

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BOEOTIA THEBES Boeotian shield AMPHORA ANCIENT Greek Silver Coin STATER BIG 12g

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ANCIENT GREEK SILVER TETRADRACHM CHIAN/RHODIAN STANDARD THASOS CIRCA (350 B.C.)

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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm Coin 336-323 BC - NGC Choice XF (EF) - Nice!

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Thrace Odessus Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 125-70 BC - NGC AU - Nice Coin

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