(This post is in continuation of the previous post:(Coinage of Greece: Ancient coinage & the 4 Ages of Ancient Greek Numismatics)
This elegant stater of Corinth (500-485 BC) on the obverse, shows Pegasus with curved wings, flying while on the reverse is seen a small quadripartite incuse. The coins depicting Pegasus were nicknamed the “colts” of Corinth.
An Athenian Tetradrachm (454-406 BC), The obverse shows the Head of Athena facing right wearing an Athenian helmet engraved with three leaves of olive and tendril and wearing a necklace, while on the reverse is seen an owl standing and facing right, behind which is a twig with two leaves and fruit.
A gold stater in the style of Philip II’s coins minted between 300 and 100 BC, long after Philip’s lifetime as these coins were very popular.
A gold stater of Alexander III, King of Macedonia (336-323 BC) of the type introduced by his father, Philip II (359-336).
The above is an image of an Abydos gold stater (around 330 BC) on the obverse showing the portrait of the goddess Artemis wearing a wreath above a polus adorned with acanthus leaves, long earrings and pearl necklace, while on the reverse is shown an eagle standing in front of a wine branch laden with grapes.
A Tridrachm of Samos (405 BC), showing on the Obverse the infant Herakles strangling the two serpents sent to kill him and his half-brother, while on the reverse is seen a frontal lion’s mask. Tridrachms bearing this image from Byzantium, Cnidus, Ephesus, Iasus, Lampsacus, Rhodes and Samos are part of the SYN-alliance series.
A Denarius of M. Junius Brutus minted in a mobile field mint in Asia Minor or Greece in 42 BC on the Obverse depicts the head of Brutus, while on the Reverse it shows a liberty cap and a dagger each on both sides of the cap. The famous inscription “EID MAR” (The “Ides of March”) is inscribed on this face.
1) Coinage of Greece: Ancient Greek Coinage and the four Ages of Ancient Greek Coinage
2) Ancient Olympic Games on Greek coins of Antiquity
3) Modern coins of Greece: Drachmas & leptas: Commemorative coins link back to Greek antiquity.
4) Modern coins of Greece : Euros & Commemorative coins.