Collection: Greek Coins Framed

Ancient Greek coins are a fascinating glimpse into the past, serving not only as currency but also as miniature works of art. Minted from a variety of metals, including silver, gold, and bronze, these coins often bore the images of gods, heroes, and symbols that represented the city-state from which they originated. The intricate designs were stamped onto the coins using engraved dies, showcasing the high level of craftsmanship of ancient Greek engravers. With denominations ranging from the large decadrachm to the small obol. The history of ancient Greek coinage can be divided (along with most other Greek art forms) into four periods: the Archaic, the Classical, the Hellenistic and the Roman. The Archaic period extends from the introduction of coinage to the Greek world during the 7th century BC until the Persian Wars in about 480 BC. The Classical period then began, and lasted until the conquests of Alexander the Great in about 330 BC, which began the Hellenistic period, extending until the Roman absorption of the Greek world in the 1st century BC. The Greek cities continued to produce their own coins for several more centuries under Roman rule. The coins produced during this period are called Roman provincial coins or Greek Imperial Coins.

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    Roman Empire Philip I
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