SHOWCASE

Showcase coins

Elis, Olympia
78th-80th Olympiad.

468-460 BC.
Slater, 11.80g.
BCD 6
Very Rare (R2) / VF

Elis, Olympia
78th-82nd Olympiad.

468-452 BC.
Slater, 11.75g.
BCD 20
Rare (R1) / EF

Elis, Olympia
87th – 90th Olympiad.

432 – 420 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.65g.
BCD 55
Very Rare (R2) / VF

Elis, Olympia
87th – 90th Olympiad.

432 – 420 BC.
Slater, 11.52g.
BCD 58/54
Very rare issue, missing from the BCD collection

Elis, Olympia
97th Olympiad.

392 BC.
Slater, 11.14g.
BCD 91
Rare (R1) VF

Elis, Olympia
98th-100th Olympiad.

388-380 BC.
AR Hemiobol, 0,46g.
BCD 100
Extremely Rare (R3) / VF

Elis, Olympia
101st - 102nd Olympiad.

376-372 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.61g.
BCD 111
Extremely Rare (R3) / F-VF

Elis, Olympia
103rd Olympiad.

368 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.77g.
BCD 117
Very Rare (R2) / F-VF

Elis, Olympia
105th – 107th Olympiad.

360 – 352 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.56g.
BCD 166 (331.9.)
Extremely Rare (R3) / F-VF

Elis, Olympia
109th – 110th Olympiad.

344 – 340 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.98g.
BCD 185 – 187
Very Rare (R2) / VF

Elis, Olympia
111th Olympiad.

336 BC.
Slater, 11.58g.
BCD 160
Extremely Rare (R3) / VF

Elis, Olympia
112th Olympiad.

332 BC.
Slater, 11.71g.
BCD 161
Very Rare (R2) / EF-VF

Elis, Olympia
114th Olympiad.

324 BC.
Slater, 11.73g.
BCD 165
Very Rare (R2) / EF-VF

Elis, Olympia
113th – 115th Olympiad.

328 – 320 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.77g.
BCD 210
Extremely Rare (R3) / VF

Elis, Olympia
134th/135th – 143rd Olympiad.

244/240 – 208 BC.
Slater, 4.62g.
BCD 235 – 240
Scarce (S) / VF

Addition to the collection

KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II,

108th
Olympics

356 BC

Tetradrachm 14.50 g
Pella, c. 336/5-329/8 / Le Rider 344 (D344/R276).
EF

At the Olympics

When King Philip II came games, people booed at it was believed he was preparing to invade Greece.

356 BC, Philip’s race horse won in the Olympic Games; for this victory, his wife, who was known then as Myrtale, received the name Olympias.

In the summer of the same year, Olympias gave birth to her first child, Alexander the Great. In ancient Greece people believed that the birth of a great man was accompanied by portents.

Philip won the Olympics 356, 352 and 348.