Greek Coin (200 BC) - The Nymphs of Ancient Greece, Certificate of Authenticity included.
EUBOIA, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.40g). Wreathed head of Nymph Histiaia.
The history of ancient Greek coinage can be divided (along with most other Greek art forms) into four periods: the Archaic, the Classical, the Hellenistic and the Roman. The Archaic period extends from the introduction of coinage to the Greek world during the 7th century BC until the Persian Wars in about 480 BC. The Classical period then began, and lasted until the conquests of Alexander the Great in about 330 BC, which began the Hellenistic period, extending until the Roman absorption of the Greek world in the 1st century BC.
- Hold and study genuine ancient coins that was there during the Greek Period, more than 2,000 years old of history. A connection to real lives and untold stories from Greek mythology. The Nymph can be seen on the coin, a nature spirits who appear as beautiful, young nubile maidens.
- Coin minted during the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia from 221 to 179 BC during the reign of Philip V of Macedon. Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of the Roman Republic. Estimated diameter of 14mm and 2.40g. AR Tetrobol