Coins

silver Tetradrachm of Athens (reverse)

A new style silver Tetradrachm of Athens, struck circa 137-110 BC, the obverse showing the helmeted head of Athena and the reverse the Owl, standing on an Amphora with legend, all within wreath. This is a Very Fine example with extremely high relief on the reverse. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Silver Tetradrachm of Athens

British Museum. Greek, around 480 BC. From Athens, Greece. The two designs on the Athenian coins both allude to the patronage of the city by the goddess Athena. On the obverse (front) of the coin is the head of the goddess herself, and on the reverse is the bird of Athena, the owl. These designs remained unchanged on Athenian coinage for over three hundred years, and the 'owls' of Athens became familiar coins throughout the Greek world. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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silver Tetradrachm of Athens

A new style silver Tetradrachm of Athens, struck circa 137-110 BC, the obverse showing the helmeted head of Athena and the reverse the Owl, standing on an Amphora with legend, all within wreath. This is a Very Fine example with extremely high relief on the reverse. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Greek Fractional Silver Coins

Most popular among collectors of ancient coins are the Greek silver issues of the Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BC). Among these issues are the most beautiful coins ever produced. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Greek Bronze Coins Overview for beginners

History for Kids. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Coin of Alexander

Alexander III, The Great, 336-323 B.C.. Coin, Tetradrachm, silver, Alexander III (The Great 336-323), Ake Mint, Phoenicia, Ancient Greek, Macedonia, 336-323 BC or posthumous. Silver disc, with designs in relief on both sides. Obverse: head of Herakles right with lionskin cap in a circle of dots, countermarks on face. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, with eagle in right hand and sceptre in left hand. Greek inscription "coin of Alexander" in field right, Phoenician legend "Ake" and "year 22" in field left. All in a circle of dots. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Taras, the Boy on a Dolphin - A popular Greek silver coin

The entire Mediterranean was a Greek sea and colonies spread Greek civilization to each of its corners. One particularly successful colony was founded by refugees from Sparta at Taras (also called Tarentum - modern Taranto) in the South of Italy. The commercial success of Taras, added to the necessity to pay mercenary soldiers for the city`s defence, resulted in the production of millions of silver didrachms during the last two centuries before Rome destroyed Taras (c. 207 BC). Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Coins of the Macedonian Kingdom

Forum Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Athens, Attica

Ancient Coinage of Attica, Athens. Athens, in Attica, on the Saronic Gulf in southern Greece. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Ancient Coinage of Corinth

Corinth, a great city-state of Southern Greece. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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A Drachm of Larissa, Thessaly, 400-370 B.C.

Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Illyria and Central Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Istros Two heads, one inverted

Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Thrace An overview of the region

Thrace (including modern Bulgaria and parts of Greece and Turkey) was a wild region to the north of Greece and Macedonia inhabited by a number of different tribes. Greek colonies were established along the coasts of the Aegean, the Propontis and the Black Sea. Local silver resources and trade with the Greeks resulted in a thriving economy for some of the inland tribes. Coins were issued early in the archaic period of the 6th century BC. For the most part coins attributed to the tribes are scarce but many issues of the Greek colonies in Thrace are easily available to collectors. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Tarsos

Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Greek Coins

Lots of Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Widow's Mites - Biblical coin

Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:2-4 tell the story of the Widow who gave all she had, two "mites". A number of tiny copper coins circulated in Judaea during the time of Christ so there is no way to establish any particular design as "the" Widow`s Mite. The coins were produced in vast quantities through the first century BC and first century AD. The quality of workmanship employed in the production of these coins varied from rushed to misreable. It is rather unusual to find a single coin that shows all of the legends and design on both sides. Sizes of individual specimens also vary greatly (some were halves of the whole `prutah` which itself was worth half of a Roman quadrans, the smallest denomination then being produced at Rome). Whatever the exact coins, the gift of the Widow was certainly a small amount of money. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

An Educational Site on Roman Coins, Greek Coins and other Ancient Coins. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Greek & Roman cast coins

"Cast", to a collector of ancient coins, generally means "fake". Almost all genuine ancient coins were struck from dies. Counterfeiters often make a mold from a genuine coin and cast replicas. The practice is almost as old as the real coins and continues today as a way of fooling the foolish tourist and collector. This week`s Feature shows a few exceptions to the rule: Genuine ancient coins that were produced by casting rather than striking. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Medusa (Thematic) Greek & Roman depictions

Numismatists most often refer to the snaky figure that appears on these coins using the words Gorgon (or the Gorgon), Gorgoneion, or Gorgo, but they sometimes use the name Medusa (the Greek spelling is Medousa), who was one of the three mythological Gorgon sisters, the others being Stheno and Euryale. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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The Tribute Penny

Tiberius Coin. Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was Caesar, He said, ''Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]

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Greek Imperial Coins An Overview for Beginners

Good overview for beginners with many excellent photos.[Greece][Coin Collecting]

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Greek Bronze Coins An Overview for Beginners

A recurring theme of this site is that it is possible to enjoy the hobby of collecting ancient coins without spending thousands of dollars to purchase each piece. This page examines the underappreciated area of Greek bronze coins. Produced by the same mints as the more popular silver, these coins provided small change for day to day transactions and are often quite attractive in their own way. Production deadlines, long periods of circulation and increased susceptibility of bronze to corrosion often make bronze coins available in low grade at low prices. Conversely, really excellent condition bronzes are rare and sell for high premiums.... [Greece][Coin Collecting]

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Ancient Greek & Roman Coins - Overview for Beginners

Recommended reading for those who might be interested in collecting ancient coins [Rome] [Coin] [Greece]

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Coins of Cyprus, Paphos

Ancient Coinage of Cyprus, Paphos [Ancient Coins] [Greece]

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Coin of Philip III, 323-317 B.C.

Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Kings, Philip III. Philip III Arrhidaeus, half-brother of Alexander the Great, and King of Macedonia 323-317 BC. [Ancient Coins] [Greece]

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Gold Coin of Philip III, 323-317 B.C.

Macedonian Kings. Front: Helmeted head of Athena. Reverse: Nike std. hld. mast and wreath; monogram and torch [Ancient Coins] [Greece]

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Coin of Gorgon 525-500 B.C

[Ancient Coins] [Rome] [Mythology]

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Coin of Gorgon 525-500 B.C

[Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]

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Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Teos

Griffin seated and many others [Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]

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Coin of the Griffin Springing 410-386 B.C

Herophanes. Griffin springing l. Rv. Hd. of Hermes l. wearing petasus tied under chin [Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]

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Ancient Coinage of Rhodes

Rhodes, an island just off the coast of Caria, in the eastern Aegean Sea. [Coins] [Ancient Greece]]

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Bearers of Meaning Ancient and Byzantine Coins

Carol Lawton et al Lawrence Univ. [Greece] [Images and Art Collections]

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The Olympian Gods: Images and Texts

Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athene, Demeter, Dionysos, Hades, Hephaistos, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Persephone, Poseidon, Zeus,

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Silver Tetradracham 324 BC

Economy (Univ. Penn.)

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Coinage in Ancient Greece

Economy (Univ. Penn.)

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