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Authentic Silver Greek Seleucid Drachma (285 B.C)
Greek Seleucid Drachma from 285 B.C.
Drachma – Greek. The name drachma is derived from the verb “δράττω” (dratto, “to grasp”). Initially a drachma was a fistful (a “grasp”) of six oboloi (metal sticks), which were used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC.