|In 2010 a rare collection of ancient coins, called the Prospero Collection, fetched a record price of $25m at an auction in New York. The Prospero Collection was a spectacular assemblage of 642 historical coins by a private British collector over three decades. Included in the collection is a coin which has been regarded as an artistic masterpiece. The catalogue cover coin features the head of a satyr and sold for $3.25m, breaking all previous world records for an ancient Greek coin.|
A Calabria, Tarentum Gold Stater coin circa 344-338 BC, featuring Head of Hera. Reverse Taras.
Silver Tetradrachm from Kyrenaika, Kyrene (circa 400 BC) bears the likeness of Head of Zeus Ammon, Reverse Silphium. It is described as a coin "of immense power and majesty."
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Alexander III, The Great (336-323 B.C.), Gold Stater