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 Syracuse AR Tetradrachm Arethusa Four Dolphins Swimming Clockwise Ex CNG

$2,929.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 12:25:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3,808.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Greek Era: Sicily Syracuse - Gelon I circa 480BC AR tetradrachm

$2,085.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-12-2015 15:01:39 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

. Attica Athens. ca. 500-485 BC.AR Tetradrachm

$4,800.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-9-2015 11:15:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Share
Posted in Collectors Coins | Comments Off

Ancient Collectors Coins | Gold

Sicily Syracuse AGATHOKLES Electrum EL 50 Litrae Apollo Tripod Ex CNG Gold EF

$1,985.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 12:30:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,590.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Gold AV Hemidrachm (30 Litrae) Syracuse Time of Timoleon Zues Pegasos Ex CNG

$2,870.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 12:30:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3,750.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Metapontion Gold AV Third Stater Barley Ear with Small Dove

$2,660.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 12:30:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3,460.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Syracuse Hieron II AV Gold 60 Litrae Dekadrachm Persephone Biga Ex CNG

$2,260.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 12:30:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
Share
Posted in Collectors Coins, Gold Coins | Tagged | Comments Off

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!

Seleucid Kingdom Silver AR Tetradrachm Antiochos VI Dionysos Epiphanes NGC!

$1,995.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-8-2015 10:47:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Attika. Aegina. Stater 370.

$5,800.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-8-2015 1:25:40 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Byzantine Gold Slater ALEXANDER the GREAT circa 300 BC . Athena helmet with Nike

$2,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-7-2015 19:00:55 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Share
Posted in Collectors Coins, Gold Coins, Greek Coins, Silver Coins | Comments Off

Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

Roman coins Gold Nero

$7,611.48 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 11:15:39 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Roman coins Gold Nero

$4,566.28 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 11:05:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

ROMAN EMPIRE, VITELIUS, NGC GRADE & CERTIFIED

$16,999.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2015 10:36:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16,999.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Share
Posted in Collectors Coins, Gold Coins, Roman Coins, Silver Coins | Comments Off

Alexander the Great Coins

PCW-G5105-KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Side mint

$1,995.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-3-2015 13:41:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lysimachos of Macedon Silver Tetradrachm "Alexander III & Athena Seated" Rare EF

$2,079.97
End Date: Thursday Oct-1-2015 17:37:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,079.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Byzantine Gold Slater ALEXANDER the GREAT circa 300 BC . Athena helmet with Nike

$2,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-7-2015 19:00:55 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

ALEXANDER THE GREAT GREEK GOLD COIN AV STATER-ABYDUS 323-317 BC ICG AU50

$2,500.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 18:38:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Share
Posted in Collectors Coins, Gold Coins, Greek Coins, Silver Coins | Tagged | Comments Off

Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver | Ancient

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

$925.90
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 22:33:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $925.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$1,345.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 18:42:52 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gold Coin Ancient Byzantine CONSTANTINE X 11th century , greek , rome. gold

$999.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 13:27:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,499.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Ancient Celtic Britian Cunobelinus VF Gold Stater: 10 A.D. - 41 A.D.

$900.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 11:32:41 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

ALEXANDER THE GREAT GREEK GOLD COIN AV STATER-ABYDUS 323-317 BC ICG AU50

$2,500.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 18:38:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Boy on DOLPHIN / Ephebe HORSE TARENTUM CALABRIA Greek Silver Nomos Didrachm Coin

$895.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 19:10:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $895.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ALEXANDER the Great Macedon XF Tetradrachm RARE Price 804 Greek Silver Coin325BC

$2,495.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 12:35:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MARS / WARRIORS Oath Scene Pig Veturia 1 XF+ Ancient Roman Silver Denarius Coin

$995.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 12:17:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NGC Cert. AU Time of JULIUS CAESAR Pan Mask JUPITER Vibia 18 Roman Silver Coin

$995.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 11:05:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes III Late 2nd century BC AR Tetradrachm Greek Coin

$2,000.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 10:58:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ancient Greece - Greek Stater - Corinth Corinthian Silver Coin - NGC Graded AU

$1,000.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 20:07:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

JULIUS CAESAR TROPHY SPANISH MINT ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER DENARIUS COIN

$950.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 10:02:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANCIENT TARAS CALABRIA BOY ON DOLPHIN SILVER 272BC DIDRACHM COIN +14K GOLD

$950.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Sep-4-2015 21:44:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

ALEXANDER the Great LIFETIME Coin R! Macedon Mint Shield Silver Tetradrachm Coin

$995.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2015 17:50:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,295.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Ancient Greek Coin Pendant with Pegasus and Certificate of Authenticity

$1,500.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 14:48:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Share
Posted in Collectors Coins, Gold Coins, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Silver Coins | Comments Off