The Most Expensive: Ancient Gold Coins

Black Sea. Greek colony of Panticapaeum. Stater, approx. 350–300 BC. Extremely fine. “Fantastic style, one of the greatest and most admired of all ancient Greek coins, a true masterpiece and incredibly rare.” From NAC auction 138 (2023), lot 155.
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“To what crime do you not drive the hearts of men, accursed hunger for gold?”, old Virgil once wrote. This time, our record section presents the ten most expensive ancient gold coins and gold medallions sold at auction. As there’s a tie on place 9, the 10th place was not awarded.