This genuine ancient coin has been mounted in a
modern 18 karat gold ring.
Some time around 379 B.C. The region of
Boeotia, northwest of Athens, grew radically in
strength and obtained an influence throughout
Greece, second to none in the entire Greek state.
A new federal Boeotian currency w as put into
circulation about this time which lasted down to
the Macedonian conquest of Greece in 338 B.C.
This silver stater is a remarkable example of the
coinage minted during this period. On one side
we see the beautiful image of an amphora, above
which stands a cluster of grapes. Flanking the
amphora is the name of one of the Boeotian
magistrates, in abbreviated form, specially
appointed to superintend the finances of the
mint. The reverse side of the coin features a
Boeotian shield. Mounted in its radiant gold ring
setting, this extraordinary legacy of the Greek
world is a work of art that is truly timeless in its
ability to arouse the imagination and please the