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Lycia, Silver Drachm of the Lycian League (2nd-1st Centuries BC) - obv. Apollo/rv. Cithara NGC Ch. XF

Lycia, Silver Drachm of the Lycian League (2nd-1st Centuries BC) - obv. Apollo/rv. Cithara NGC Ch. XF
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Why add this Lycian League Ancient Silver Drachm to your collection?

At a time when Greek City-States were constantly at war with each other, the members of the Lycian League enjoyed a prolonged period of political stability and peace. The history of Lycia, specifically its development of unity among City-States, had an influential impact on modern democratic governments. Made up of Twenty-three independent City-States, the Lycian League was the first democratic union in history. Founded on proportional representation, this was an idea that inspired the writers of the United States Constitution.

Imagery dedicated to Apollo and his mythical invention.

The Lycian tradition of independence was captured on the coinage as most of the City-States, even the smallest, issued coinage. The Laureate head of Apollo facing right is depicted on the obverse of these Silver Drachms struck for the City-States of the League, 2nd to 1st Centuries, BC. The reverse features a Cithara, the ancient stringed musical instrument invented by Apollo, with palm branch and tropaion within an incuse square.

Graded Choice Extremely Fine by NGC.

This Silver Drachm of the Lycian League exhibits light but even wear. Lettering and major features are sharp, with some Mint luster visible. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has graded this coin Choice Extremely Fine, the equivalent of 45 on the Sheldon scale.

This Silver Drachm hails from a unique time in the development of representational government. It's sure to be a great conversation piece in your collection. Purchase today from MCM!

Year of Issue:2nd-1st Centuries BC
Mint:Lycian Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. XF