Tetradrachm

The tetradrachm  was an Ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to four drachmae. In Athens it replaced the earlier “heraldic” type of didrachms and it was in wide circulation from c. 510 to c. 38 BC.

The transition from didrachms to tetradrachms occurred during c. 525–510 BC; the abandonment of the “heraldic”-type didrachms and the Archaic tetradrachms (early “owls”) of the polis of Athens apparently took place shortly after the Battle of Salamis, 480 BC. This transition is supported by the discovery of contemporary coin hoards, and more particularly of a coin hoard found on the Acropolis in 1886.

The tetradrachm’s use as a currency was soon adopted by many other city-states of the ancient Greece, Asia Minor, Magna Grecia and other Greek colonial cities throughout the Mediterranean Sea. With the armies of Alexander the Great it spread to other Greek-influenced areas of Asia.

Tetradrachms were common as trade coins. Reference: Wikipedia

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