Gold Coins of Antiquity
A UNIQUE COLLECTION
THE GREEKS AND THE GOLDEN HISTORY OF THE DRACHMA
The euro has changed our life but not our history.
It has now been with us for a few years, but the drachma has existed in the history of Greece and of civilization for 2,700 years.
It is the oldest coinage in Europe and the first currency in the world, which established the form of the coin as we still use it today.
|| ANCIENT GREEK NUMISMATIC ART
With their great veneration of beauty, the ancient Greeks wanted even such an everyday practical object as money to have the beauty of a work of art. So they embellished both faces of every coin with images of exceptional beauty, taken from their religion, mythology and history. From the goddess Athena to Pan and from the features of Alexander the Great to the owl of Athena, all the images on Greek coins were engraved with unparalleled skill, detail and vividness.
GOLD COINS IN ANTIQUITY
This unique collection is inspired by the peerless numismatic art of ancient Greece, and by the properties of the material, gold. Gold coins were only rarely struck in antiquity, usually in special historical circumstances. Thus ancient Greek gold coins have an extra historical, artistic and collectors’ interest, due precisely to this rarity.
Every coin in this collection has been individually reproduced by hand, in solid 999° silver plated with 24 carat gold.
Together with your collection you will receive a personalized and numbered certificate of quality and authenticity in a luxury booklet with detailed descriptions and historical notes for every coin.
This unique collection exists in a limited edition of 1,990 items and it is marketed exclusively by MAILink S.A.
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The item comes with a personalized guarantee of its genuineness and authenticity.
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MACEDONIA, Demetrius Poliorketes,
Gold stater c. 300-295 B.C.
The goddess Nike (Victory) blowing a trumpet on the prow of a ship, gazing leftwards. This seems to commemorate Demetrius’s great victory over Ptolemy of Egypt in the battle of Cyprian Salamis in 306 B.C.
Athena Promachos (the Champion or Protectress) looking to the left and holding a spear in her right hand. On her left arm she carries a shield with the figure of the Gorgon on it. The inscription ÂÁÓÉËÅÙÓ ÄÇÌÇÔÑÉÏÕ (King Demetrius) can be seen on it. Monograms appear on either side of Athena.
A gift worth 44 euros.
The item comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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Othon, 1832, Silver drachma
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