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.

Sicily, Siculo-Punic AR Tetradrachm

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Kingdom of Baktria, Eukratides I AR Tetradrachm *SPECTACULAR*

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ANCIENT GREEK Sicily, Leontini: 450-445 BC AR Tetradrachm . S:832

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Ancient Collectors Coins | Gold

MASSIVE Vintage 18k Gold & Ancient Greek Coin Ring

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Brutus - Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek Koson GOLD Coin

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Ancient Greek Macedonian Gold Coin King Phillip 340BC Authentic!

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Ancient Greece/Macedonia King Phillip Gold Coin 340BC

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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!

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Ancient Greek Silver Lion And Poseidon Coin Authentic

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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander The Great Silver Drachm MS 5x4 NGC

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Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

Julius Caesar Roman Coin

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Brutus - Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek Koson GOLD Coin

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ANCIENT ROMAN COIN MAGNIA URBICA AUREUS / GOLD 4,43 gr / Extremely Rare

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Alexander the Great Coins

RARE ALEXANDER the Great Macedon mint P804 Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin

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Severus Alexander AE27 "Drunken Hercules Three Satyrs" Alexandria Troas Rare EF

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MACEDON “ALEXANDER III GREAT” GOLD STATER “LIFETIME” NGC Ch AU 5x4 FINE STYLE!

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Alexander III Great Silver Tetradrachm "Herakles & Zeus" Very Rare Monogram nEF

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Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver | Ancient

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

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HADRIAN Silver Denarius Concordia Ancient Roman Coin & 14k GOLD Pendant Necklace

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ANCIENT ROMAN COIN MAGNIA URBICA AUREUS / GOLD 4,43 gr / Extremely Rare

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

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

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Roman L. Plautius Plancus AR Denarius Coin 47 BC Medusa Aurora - NGC AU !

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Ancient Roman Aemilianus Antoninian, Rare!

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Ancient Antoninianus JULIAN of PANNONIA, Sisica, 284 AD.Bronze Extremely rare

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Greek Silver Coin Stater Pegasus Athena 4th Century BC on 18k gold pendant

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ALEXANDER the GREAT Tetradrachm, 14K Gold Pendant Necklace Ancient Greek Silver

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ANCIENT GOLD~ KINGDOM of MACEDON ~PHILIP II~ 359~336~BC ~NGC~XF~8.57g ~$5,488.88

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CONSTANTINE VII ROMANUS II 950AD Gold JESUS CHRIST Byzantine Coin NGC XF i52898

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TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE 578AD NGC Certified MS Byzantine GOLD Coin i53481

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Brutus Julius Caesar Roman Assassin Ancient Greek GOLD Coin NGC Choice MS i53415

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JUSTINIAN I 538AD Gold Solidus NGC Certified AU Ancient Byzantine Coin i52896

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