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2nd-1st Centuries BC Ancient Greek Silver Lycian League Drachm NGC AU
Ancient Coins of the Lycian League
- ISSUED DURING THE AGE OF THE LYCIAN LEAGUE – The Lycian League was the world’s first attempt at a democratic union. It was comprised of 23 independent City-States that came together in the early 2nd century B.C. in order to create a united front in the face of the ever-expanding Roman Republic.
- SYMBOLIC IMAGERY – The design on this coin shows the head of Apollo on the obverse while the reverse depicts a Cithara; flanked by a torch on the left and by a sword behind a shield to the right. An ancient stringed musical instrument, the cithara is symbolic of Apollo, who is said to have created the instrument. The coin also features an inscription that translates to one of several cities from the Lycian League.
- GRADED IN HIGH-GRADE CONDITION – Your 2nd-1st Centuries BC Ancient Greek Silver Lycian League Drachm has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in About Uncirculated (AU) condition, a high collector grade for coins that were struck two millennia ago.
- HAND-SELECTED FOR EYE APPEAL – Each coin in this offer has been hand-selected to be in very high-grade quality – worthy additions to any collection of historic and significant pieces.
- SEALED IN A PROTECTIVE HOLDER – Your coin has been sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a white display core – giving you the best in protection while granting clear sightlines into every beautiful detail.
Issued from the 2nd-1st Centuries BC by the Greek city-state of Olympus, these silver drachms display the head of the Greek god Apollo on the obverse, and the reverse depicts a cithara – an ancient stringed instrument similar to a lyre. What makes these coins so important is their existence during the time of the Lycian League. This group of Greek city-states came together in the early 2nd century B.C. in order to create a united front in making requests of Rome, who controlled the area. It was like an early version of the United Nations, and these coins were there to see it in action more than 2,000 years ago! You can secure this coin graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in About Uncirculated (AU) condition.
Thanks to their strong bond, the city states of the Lycian League were able to operate their federal institutions and conduct business in relative freedom whether being pressured from one side by the Persians or on another by the Romans. It wasn’t until Roman Emperor Claudius settled the matter once and for all and annexed the region in AD 43 that the power of the Greek city states was broken. Could this coin represent the world’s first attempt at a league of nations? Find out for yourself by adding this ancient cart to your cart today!
|Condition||Graded, About Uncirculated|