Greek Silver Drachm, Apollonia

Date: c. 229 - 100 BCE

| /

6 items left


  • Ships in 3 - 6 days within the US. Orders over $50 ship free!
  • Includes info card and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Your purchase will match the quality of the items shown.

Origin: This silver drachm was minted in Illyria, a region in the western Balkans that was heavily settled by the ancient Greeks. A drachm was both a weight and a type of silver coin under the drachma system of measurement, being approximately 3.8 grams in size. Greek coins under this system ranged in size from the tiny 0.9 gram hemitetartemorion to the hefty 43 gram dekadrachm.

This coin originates from Apollonia, an ancient Greek trading colony located in modern day Albania and one of the many cities named after the god Apollo. The region became a semi-independent protectorate of the Roman Republic in 229 BC, before it became an official province in 148 BC.

The coin was minted during Apollonia's period as a protectorate, and features a cow with her calf on the obverse with the name of the magistrate written above.

-----  -----  -----

Your order will include:

  • One silver drachm from Apollonia
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity


History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

Authenticity Guaranteed

History Hoard relics are guaranteed genuine and are backed by a 100% money back policy.

Learn More

We only send emails about newly added items.