5th century BCE
During the 5th century BCE the drachma was the agreed currency recognized and used throughout Greece, stamped with the eagle of the god Zeus, whether for services or materials or steeds. Notably, Sparta eschewed the use of drachmae, in order to discourage the hoarding of wealth.
1st century BCE
In the 1st century BCE, under the rule of the Greek pharaoh Ptolemy XIII, Egypt had also adopted the use of drachmae. The Medjay Bayek of Siwa, who went on to found the Hidden Ones together with his wife Aya, could buy anything from gear to steeds with and exchange animal goods for drachmae.
Behind the scenes
Despite the in-game description in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey mentioning that the currency was stamped with the image of an eagle, the icon for the currency features a stylized lightning bolt of Zeus, a motive commonly found in Elean coins.