Coins from ancient Greece can be divided into these four periods: Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman. The first known coins during the Archaic period came out of Asia Minor around 600 BC. During the Classical period the quality of the coins improved a lot both technically and aestheically. The Hellinistic period saw the expansion of Greek culture reaching into Egypt and Syria. The Roman period coins can be found as a sub-section of Ancient Coins on the menu above.