from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silver coin in Ancient Greece, equivalent to four drachms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, of the value of four drachms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silver coin of ancient Greece, of the value of four drachmas. See drachma.
Roman tetradrachm and denarius coins restamped by Jewish rebels
A rare tetradrachm from Gela, estimated at $1500 and previously sold at $2000, was snapped up by a lucky (or astute) bidder for $901.
A rare tetradrachm from Gela, estimated at $1500 and previously sold at $2000, was snapped up by a lucky or astute bidder for $901.
A tetradrachm of Tranquillina sold for $301 at double the estimate.
All things Greek, including information about Aitna tetradrachm, the world's most valuable coin.
Mr.W. E. Hayns, of the Numismatic Society, came to the conclusion that it is a barbaric Midianitish imitation of the Greek tetradrachm, which in those days had universal currency, like the shilling and the franc.
The tetradrachm may belong to the reign of Alexander the Great, or the ages preceding it.
For me, they were Lysimachus I's "divine Alexander" tetradrachm, a work of art that is probably an accurate portrait of Alexander the Great (except for the horns of divinity), and the crusader coins, crude though they are, that incorporate Arabic inscriptions with the Christian cross, in recognition of the more sophisticated Arab civilization of that time.
Athenian silver _tetradrachm_ showing Athena, her olive branch and sacred owl.
The most abundantly coined pieces were the tetradrachm (25-33mm. in diameter) and the didrachm; pieces of eight, ten, and twelve drachmæ are exceptional, and a forty-drachma piece is
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