Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC
Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC
Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC
Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC
Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC
Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types) - 400 BC

Greek Silver Drachm (Two Types)

400 BC

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Includes info cards and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Origin: These Greek silver drachms were struck in two different regions: Illyria in the western Balkans, and Thrace bordering the Black Sea to the east. Each may be purchased individually!

The Thracian drachm was minted in Apollonia Pontica, named for the god Apollo. The coin features a portrait of a gorgon (like Medusa) on the front, sticking out its tongue and bearing snakes in place of hair. On the reverse is an anchor, due to the city's important role in maritime trade on the coast of the Black Sea.

The Illyrian drachm was struck in the similarly named city of Apollonia. 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.

You can choose which one of these iconic pieces of ancient history to add to your collectionall have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by an ANA Certified numismatist.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thrace and Illyria Map
Thrace and Illyria Map

The approximate regions of Illyria and Thrace, with modern borders for context. The ancient Greeks settled extensively in both these areas.

Your order will include:

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

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

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