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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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CERTIFIED VF 35 ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM ANCIENT COIN 315-294 BC

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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

Roman Gold Tremissis - Eudocia - Circ 423AD - Rare

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Greek Gold Stater - Philip III - Circ 323-319 BC - Rare!!

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Greek Gold Coin - Achaemenid Kings of Persia - Circ 485-420 BC - Very Rare!!!

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Roman Anonymous Gold Coin - 211-208 BC 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!

Greek Gold Stater - Philip III - Circ 323-319 BC - Rare!!

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Greek Gold Coin - Achaemenid Kings of Persia - Circ 485-420 BC - Very Rare!!!

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

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Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

Roman Anonymous Gold Coin - 211-208 BC Rare!!!

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Roman Solidus Gold Coin - Gratian - 367-375 AD Rare!!

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Roman Tremissis Gold Coin - Galla Placidia - 421-450 AD Very Rare!!!

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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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Very Rare Alexander the Great tetradrachm from Memphis, Egypt, c. 332-306 BC

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CERTIFIED VF 35 ALEXANDER THE GREAT SILVER TETRADRACHM ANCIENT COIN 315-294 BC

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Alexander the Great toned VF 35 Silver Tetradrachm CNG Lifetime Issue

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Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver | Ancient

GOLD SOLIDUS Ancient Roman Coin VALENS Emperor Military Dress Christian Cross

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Ancient Lucania, Heraclea AR Stater 330-280 BC - NGC Choice XF - Athena Coin

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Ancient Greek Calabria, Taras AR Didrachm 281 BC - NGC Ch AU - Horse

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ALEXANDER the GREAT X RARE Tetradrachm Price 804 Ancient Greek Silver Coin

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RARE MARS WARRIORS Taking OATH PIG 137BC Ancient Roman Silver Denarius VETURIA 1

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ANCIENT GREECE ~ LOT OF SIX (6) PIECES ~ MUSEUM ELECTROTYPES AVERAGE EX.FINE

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

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THEODOSIUS II GOLD AV SOLIDUS Ancient Roman Coin Constantinopolis VICTORY aXF

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THEODOSIUS II GOLD SOLIDUS Ancient Roman Coin VOT XX MVLT VICTORY Long Cross XF

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ALEXANDER the GREAT RARE LIFETIME Coin MACEDON 332 BC Greek Silver Tetradrachm

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Greek Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm Coin Athena Owl 450-420 BC - Certified NGC AU

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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 336-323 BC - NGC Choice AU - Lifetime Coin!

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

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

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

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