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This is Money.co.uk: Rare ancient gold coin fetches a record £4.84m!

GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

I believe that's over $6mil US.

Rare ancient gold coin once sold by Russian dictator Joseph Stalin fetches a record £4.84m at auction

By Sam Barker For This Is Money

A rare gold coin has sold for £4.84million at auction, making it the most expensive ancient currency ever sold.

The coin, a gold stater, was made between 380 and 304 BC in the ancient Greek city of Panticapaeum in modern Crimea.

The coin was recently sold by rare coin dealer Numismatica Ars Classica at an auction in Switzerland.

The high price tag is due to the coin's rarity and beauty, the auctioneers said. The coin is viewed as one of the most important and desirable coins of the entire Greek world.

Mythical status: The rare coin features a griffin, a creature with the back half of a lion
and and head and wings of an eagle

Rare beauty: Coin experts praised the expert detailing of the engraving of a satyr's head

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The engraver was at the top of his game on both designs, especially in 300 BC. Peace Roy

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Guess that the little scratch under the bust didn't "destroy the numismatic value".
    It is a beautiful gold coin.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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