Classifying Ancient Greek Coins through their Art

The high standard of art found among Ancient Greek coinage remains unmatched by any other time in numistmatic history. Coins of Ancient Greece are classified by three primary art periods, archaic art, the period of finest art, and the Hellenistic period. Coin...

Greek Coin Denominations

Dekadrachm: The Largest coin the ancient Greeks made was the dekadrachm. Deka means ten in Greek.  So dekadrachm is ten times the value of a drachm Tetradrachm: The next largest coin was the tetradrachm, tetra meant four. The tetradrachm is four times the drachm...

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