Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Coins |

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.

ANCIENT GREEK Sicily, Siculo-Punic c300-290BC AR Tetradrachm. S-6436

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ANCIENT GREEK Sicily, Siculo-Punic c320-310BC AR Tetradrachm. S-6434

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ANCIENT GREEK Sicily, Siculo-Punic c300-290BC AR Tetradrachm. S-6436

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Ancient Collectors Coins | Gold

ANCIENT GOLD~ KINGDOM of MACEDON ~PHILIP II~ 359~336~BC ~NGC~XF~8.57g ~$4,188.88

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Heraclius & Heraclius 610-641 AD Byzantine Empire Gold Coin Set In 18k Tie Clasp

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RARE GOLD ANCIENT ROMAN & BYZANTINE COIN CUFF BRACELET

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Michael III. Byzantine gold solidus BARBARIAN AVARS variant Extremely RARE!

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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!

PHILIP II 337BC Macedonia Silver Greek TETRADRCHM NGC Certified Choice XF* Coin

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214 - 212 BC Sicily Syracuse AR 12-Litrae Ancient Silver Coin - NGC Ch AU

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c. 490 - 475 BC Sicily Gela AR Didrachm Ancient Silver Coin - NGC XF

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Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

RARE GOLD ANCIENT ROMAN & BYZANTINE COIN CUFF BRACELET

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Roman Anonymous AR Didrachm Hercules She-Wolf Coin 275-255 BC - NGC Choice XF!

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Roman Imperator . Antoninus Pius Sestertius 138-161 AD

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Alexander the Great Coins

Ancient Greek Gold Alexander Stater Coin of King Philip III - 323 BC

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Ancient Macedonian Gold Coin STATER ALEXANDER THE GREAT 320 BC

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FORVM Macedonian Kingdom Alexander type Drachm Name of Antigonus 2nd Known VF

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Mithradates VI King of Pontos AU Stater 120-63 BC Alexander / Athena VF

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Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver | Ancient

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

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

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PHILIP II 337BC Macedonia Silver Greek TETRADRCHM NGC Certified Choice XF* Coin

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c. 250 - 200 BC Elis Olympia AR Drachm Ancient Silver Coin - NGC Ch XF* Star

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c. 380 - 374/3 BC Cilicia Tarsus AR Stater Ancient Silver Coin - NGC Ch XF

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c. 4th Century BC Caria Isl of Cos AR Tetradrachm Ancient Silver NGC Ch XF* Star

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late 6th Century BC Bruttium Caulonia AR Stater Ancient Silver Coin - NGC XF

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Rare c.5th Century BC Phocis Tetrobol Federal Issue Ancient Ngc/ChF

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Roman Empire - Sulla AR Denarius Torquatus Coin 82 BC - Certified Choice AU!

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RARE GOLD ANCIENT ROMAN & BYZANTINE COIN CUFF BRACELET

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Rare 1960 FRANK LAPA FAMOUS COIN DEALER FORGER MURDERER Large Oil Painting 48x32

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ANCIENT GREEK COIN***432-348 BC AR TETRADRACHM GREECE~MACEDONIA~CHALKIDIAN ANACS

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Ancient Greece Caria Cnidus AR Drachm Coin Helios Lion 210-167 BC - NGC XF!

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RARE Ancient GREEK SILVER COIN club wheel HERACLES 400 BC Hercules unidentified

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Ancient Thracian Koson mint Gold Stater Coin 44-42 BC ICG MS64 GORGEOUS!

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