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    What are old Greek coins called?

    The coins of ancient Greece are divided in to four different categories—the croeseids, the archaic period, the classical age and the Hellenistic period.


    • The Croeseids: dating back to the kings of Lydia. It was made of elect-rum—an alloy of gold and silver. They were marked using a hammer but did not show any text. They are one of the most expensive ancient Greek coins for sale in the modern age.
    • The archaic period: made of small masses of gold, silver or bronze, they had symbols, struck on them by the hammering process. It was known as drachms coin in the period.
    • The classical period: this period was the time of the rise of artistic and technical level. They represented the tutelary divinity of the city, like a legendary hero or a symbol of the city.
    • The Hellenistic period: the head of Alexander the great became the worldwide standard. The currencies were mass produced, and the coins showed the name of the minting workshop.

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