Ancient Greek World

478 to 36 B.C.

The first coins were believed to have been made around 600 BC in Lydia, in Asia Minor. From there, the idea spread to all the Greek city states. These were scattered around the Mediterranean, in Greece proper, Asia Minor and Italy. Coins initially had religious or decorative designs. The conquests of Alexander and later of Rome led the way to political and personal statements on coins.

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Ionia; Miletus
478 BC - 390 BC
AR Diobol
Boeotia; Thebes
390 BC - 382 BC
AR Stater
Thrace; Chersonesos
480-350 BC
AR Half Drachm
Thrace; Istros
400-350 BC
AR Stater
Thrace; Thasos
463-411 BC
AR Stater
Thrace; Thasos
after 280 BC
AE15
Thrace; Apollonia Pontika
400 - 350 BC
AR Drachm
Cimmerian Bosporos
Pantikapaion (Panticapaeum)
4th-3rd cent. BC AE21
Mysia; Parion
350-300 BC
AR Hemidrachm
Attica; Athens
449 BC - 404 BC
AR Tetradrachm
Attica; Athens
229 BC - 200 BC
AR Tetrobol
Attica; Athens
186 BC - 147 BC
AR "New Style" Tetradrachm
Thesally - Larissa
Circa 356-342 BC
AR Drachm
Corinth
400 BC - 350 BC
AR Tetrobol
Italy; Velia
365 BC - 340 BC
AR Didrachm
Calabria, Tarentum
315 BC - 302 BC
AR Nomos
Bruttium, Terina
350 BC - 300 BC
Plated Tetrobol
Italy; Bruttium - Brettian League
215 BC - 205 BC
AE18
Sicily - Syracuse
478 BC - 475 BC
AR Tetradrachm
Sicily - Syracuse; Agathokles
317 BC - 289 BC
AE22
Sicily; The Mamertini
After 210 BC
AE Pentonkion
Ancient Greece; Delos
200 BC - 87 BC
AE10
Pamphylia; Side
200 BC - 36 BC
AE15
Pamphylia; Aspendos
370 BC - 330 BC
AR Stater
Ancient Greece; S. Thrace, Abdera
360-347 BC
AE10
Carthage
c. 300 BC - 250 BC
AE 16mm
Numidia, Juba I
c. 64 BC - 46 BC
AR Denarius
Himyarites
Late 1st cent BC - Early 1st cent AD
AR Denarius?

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