Why add this Ancient Silver Drachm from the Lycian League to your collection?
The Lycians were an ambitious culture, with great aspirations for freedom, democracy and independence. While Greek City-States were relentlessly at war with each other, the members of the Lycian League enjoyed a sustained period of political stability and peace. The history of Lycia, especially with regard to its development of unity among city-states, had an influential impact on modern democratic governments. The Lycian League, comprised of twenty-three independent City-States, was the first democratic union in history.
Imagery honoring Apollo, the Greek God of Music and Knowledge
The right facing laureate portrait of Apollo is depicted on the obverse of this Silver Drachm struck 2nd to 1st Centuries BC for the cities of the Lycian League. The reverse features a Cithara framed by an incuse square, accompanied by an inscription which translates to the appropriate city name. Symbolic of Apollo, its legendary creator, the cithara is an ancient stringed musical instrument.
Gorgeous About Uncirculated Silver Drachm
NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin division, has graded this Lycian City of Olympus Silver Drachm About Uncirculated, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale value of 50-53. This remarkable coin was also awarded a star (*), in reference to the coin's extraordinary eye appeal due to an exceptional aspect of the strike quality, surface condition or design style.
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This Lycia, Silver Drachm of the Lycian League (2nd-1st Centuries BC) - obv. Apollo/rv. Cithara NGC AU* is proudly minted by the Lycian Mint. The Lycian society can be traced to 15th century BC. Coins from Lycia offer a fascinating glimpse into the ancient past.
|Year of Issue:||2nd-1st Centuries BC|