This Greek ClipArt gallery offers 84 illustrations of historic coins of Greece.

A medal showing Astarte on one side, who was worshiped in Dor as the principle of fertility. The other side depicts the head of Nero.

Medal of Dor

A medal showing Astarte on one side, who was worshiped in Dor as the principle of fertility. The other…

Another medal of Gaza. On one side it shows the head of Emperor Commodus, with his name inscribed.  The other side exhibits a figure under Jupiter, holding thunder in one hand and a globe in the other.  Opposite him is a heroic figure.  In between them is the symbol of Gaza.

Medal of Gaza

Another medal of Gaza. On one side it shows the head of Emperor Commodus, with his name inscribed. The…

A medal engraved with the portrait of Melita; the reverse side depicting a figure with two sets of wings holding a crook and a sickle in his hands. Traditionally a symbol for the production of grain, the image may also allude to the god of fertility.

Medal of Melita

A medal engraved with the portrait of Melita; the reverse side depicting a figure with two sets of wings…

A medal of Smyrna depicting Ceres,  the goddess of plenty.  The reverse side of the medal shows Jupiter seated, holding the emblem of Victory.

Medal of Smyrna

A medal of Smyrna depicting Ceres, the goddess of plenty. The reverse side of the medal shows Jupiter…

A medal of Tyre, depicting the Tyrians presenting a plan of their city to Dido, the Queen of Carthage.  It is, however, unlikely that Dido would wear the sacred measure on her head, as it was restricted by divinity.  It is probable that the figure is Astarte, to whom the Tyrians were devoted to.

Medal of Tyre

A medal of Tyre, depicting the Tyrians presenting a plan of their city to Dido, the Queen of Carthage.…

"Minerva is often represented on gems and coins, hurling the thunderbolts of Jove. The following cut, so representing her, is from a silver coin of Antigonus Gona as itself copied from an ancient statue." — Anthon, 1891

Coin of Minerva

"Minerva is often represented on gems and coins, hurling the thunderbolts of Jove. The following cut,…

Coin of Mytelene, capital of Lesbos.

Mytilene, coin of

Coin of Mytelene, capital of Lesbos.

This medal represents a divinity of the Nile river riding a hippo.

Nile Deity

This medal represents a divinity of the Nile river riding a hippo.

"A small coin of ancient Greece, in later times of silver, the sixth part of an Attic drachma, equal to 2.5 cents; multiples and sub-multiples of this coin were also used, and pieces of the value of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.5 oboli, and 1/2, 1/3, 11/4th of an obolus respectively are to be found in collections." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Obolus

"A small coin of ancient Greece, in later times of silver, the sixth part of an Attic drachma, equal…

The head engraved on one side of the coin is thought to be the portraits of the king of Parthia.  In the globe worn atop his head is a figure meant to represent a departed spirit raised to divine honors.

Parthia

The head engraved on one side of the coin is thought to be the portraits of the king of Parthia. In…

An illustration of a coin with the face of Perseus of Macedonia. Perseus the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.

Perseus of Macedonia Coin

An illustration of a coin with the face of Perseus of Macedonia. Perseus the legendary founder of Mycenae…

"Coin of Perseus, king of Macedonia." — Smith, 1882

Coin of Perseus

"Coin of Perseus, king of Macedonia." — Smith, 1882

Cut from an ancient stone, the ram and goat with one horn are symbols for Persia and Macedonia, respectively.  This engraving may have been done during the time of Alexander the Great.

Persia and Macedonia

Cut from an ancient stone, the ram and goat with one horn are symbols for Persia and Macedonia, respectively.…

An illustration of a coin with the face of Philip V of Macedonia. Philip V was King of Macedonia from 221 BC to 179 BC. Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of Rome.

Philip V of Macedonia Coin

An illustration of a coin with the face of Philip V of Macedonia. Philip V was King of Macedonia from…

"Coin of Philip V., king of Macedonia." — Smith, 1882

Coin of Philip V

"Coin of Philip V., king of Macedonia." — Smith, 1882

"Puteal, properly means the enclosure surrounding the opening of a well, to protect persons from falling into it. It was either round or square, and seems usually to have been of the height of three or four feet from the ground. It was the practice in some cases to surround a sacred place with an enclosure open at the top, and such enclosres, from the great similarity they bore to putealia, were called by this name. there were two such places in the Roman forum; one of these was called Puteal Libonis or Scribonianum, because a chapel in that place had been struck by lightning, and Scribonius Libo expiated it by proper ceremonies, and erected a puteal around it, open at the top, to preserve the memory of the place. The form of the puteal is preserved on several coins of the Scribonian gens. This puteal seems to have been near the atrium of Vesta, and was a common place of meeting for usurers. The other puteal was in the comitium, on the left side of the senate-house, and in it were deposited the whetstone and razor of Attus Navius." — Smith, 1873

Puteal

"Puteal, properly means the enclosure surrounding the opening of a well, to protect persons from falling…

"The figure in the middle of the following illustration is from a most ancient specimen of Etruscan sculpture, and represents an augur with his <em>lituus</em>, or staff. The others are Roman denarii." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Sculpture and coins

"The figure in the middle of the following illustration is from a most ancient specimen of Etruscan…

"Coin of Seleucus." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Coin of Seleucus

"Coin of Seleucus." — Smith, 1882

This medal with two images which seem to honor the sun. Apollo is pictured on it.

Sun Worship

This medal with two images which seem to honor the sun. Apollo is pictured on it.

"Coin of Syracuse." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Syracuse, coin of

"Coin of Syracuse." — Smith, 1882

Tetradrachm, a Greek coin showing the face of Perseus, king of Macedon.

Tetradrachm of Perseus

Tetradrachm, a Greek coin showing the face of Perseus, king of Macedon.

Tetradrachm, a Greek coin showing the face of Philip V, king of Macedon.

Tetradrachm of Philip V

Tetradrachm, a Greek coin showing the face of Philip V, king of Macedon.

A marine representation of Venus, the goddess of love and favorable voyages, revered by Ephesus. The stance of the figure resembles one of Isis spreading her veil for the sail of a ship.

Venus

A marine representation of Venus, the goddess of love and favorable voyages, revered by Ephesus. The…

An illustration of a coin depicting the face of Zeus.

Head of Zeus Coin

An illustration of a coin depicting the face of Zeus.