A 2,000-Year-Old Gold Greek Stater Just Fetched $6 Million at Auction, Making It the Most Expensive Ancient Coin Ever Sold
The coin once belonged to the State Hermitage Museum until it was sold off by Joseph Stalin.
A private collector has splurged to get his hands on the 2,000-year-old gold Greek coin.
Known as a Panticapaeum stater, after the ancient Greek city in modern-day Crimea, the coin went for $6 million at Numismatica Ars Classica in Switzerland making it the most expensive ancient coin ever sold at auction.
The soaring price has been attributed to the coin’s quality, rarity, and the fact the supply of similar specimens is extremely limited with most already housed inside museums.