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.

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Ancient Ionia Samos AR Tetradrachm Lion Bull 5th-4th Century BC - NGC Choice XF!

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Seleucid Kingdom. Antiochus VIII Epiphanes Tetradrachm NGC MS 5/5 4/5 Fine Style

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Ancient Collectors Coins | Gold

ACHAEMENID EMPIRE 5TH-4TH BC GOLD DARIC 8.33G HERO KING NGC "CH0ICE" AU 4/5-5/5

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Stunning Gold Stater Coin, Kingdom of Macedonia - Extremely Fine Condition

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Antique Alexander the great gold coin(336-323)Bc

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Roman Empire GOLD coin, aureus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius Carus

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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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Antique Alexander the great gold coin(336-323)Bc

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Ancient Ionia Samos AR Tetradrachm Lion Bull 5th-4th Century BC - NGC Choice XF!

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Ancient Roman Collectors Coins | Gold | Silver

Roman Republic Anonymous 206-200 BC Denarius CHOICE STAR XF Rare, Finest known!

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Roman Empire GOLD coin, aureus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius Carus

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Roman Empire Augustus 27BC-AD14 AR Denarius Lugdunum Rare PAX reverse NGC XF

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Alexander the Great Coins

King of Thrace: Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm "Alexander Horned & Zeus Crescent" nEF

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336 – 323 Kingdom of Macedon Alexander III AV Stater | NGC Ch XF 5/5, 4/5

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Antique Alexander the great gold coin(336-323)Bc

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ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC Ancient Silver Greek Tetradrachm Coin NGC i61934

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

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Ancient Athens Greece Athena Owl Tetradrachm Coin (440-404 BC) - NGC MS (UNC)!

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

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94 BC NGC CH AU * STAR Bithynian Kingdom Nicomedes VI TetraDrachm Ancient Coin

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Roman Cassius Leibertas AR Denarius Coin 42 BC Smyrna Mint - ANACS XF40 (EF40)

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Nero Aureus 54-68 AD Ancient Roman Gold Coin 7.27g NGC Ch VF Strike 5 Surface 3

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Ancient GREEK GOLD FOUREE COIN of ALEXANDER THE GREAT bow case club Heracles old

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

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ANCIENT GOLD~ KINGDOM of MACEDON ~PHILIP II~ 359~336~BC ~NGC~XF~8.57g ~$4,288.88

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UNIQUE J.P. MORGAN COLLECTION GREEK COIN AND FINGER RING WITH ENGRAVED STONE

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Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Satrap Maussolos of Caria - 377-352 BC

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

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Ancient Coin .Dyrrachium Ilyria 350 BC Herkules Pegasus Drachm Silver Greece

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ancient coins SELEUKID EMPIRE 146-138 BC DEMETRIOS II NIKATOR extremely rare

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Ancient Coin . Dyrrachium Ilyria . Heracles and Pegasos flying

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