COINS of ARABIA – Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea Explored in Video GUIDE Article

Ancient Coins of ARABIA – Arab Caravan Kingdoms Greek Roman Times

Learn more about the Types of Coins issued by the Kingdom of Nabataea of ancient Petra in Jordan and the Greek and Roman coins

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Ancient Arabia from circa 250’s B.C. to circa 250 A.D. is an interesting topic to explore. There were many different types of coins issued. One of the most powerful kingdoms of the area was the Kingdom of Nabataea. This was a kingdom based in the middle of the desert and was known as a Caravan Kingdom as a lot of caravans passed through there on their way from further south and even east. The kingdom prospered and to this day, the ruins that are left from that time period are gorgeous and an archeological site of importance.

Arabia was to the south of ancient Jerusalem and is therefore an important neighbor that has played a role in ancient biblical history. The Romans at one point consolidated all of Arabia into a province with same name, ending the Kingdom of Nabataea along with others.

The goal of this guide is to explore many different types of ancient coins.

Educational Video about Ancient Petra

This is a great video about the topic of ancient Petra with breathtaking views. Great to watch before looking at the coins to understand their context.

Anonymous Arab Kingdom of Nabataea PETRA 270BC Athena Nike Greek Coin i46676

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea, Anonymous
Bronze 16mm (4.04 grams) Petra mint, circa 270-72 B.C.
Reference: HGC 10, 671; Meshorer, Nabataea 1-4
Helmeted head of Athena right.
Nike advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopia; crescent above Λ in field to left.The northern kingdom of Arabia of the Nabataean people, with Petra being the capital existed until early 2nd century A.D. when Roman emperor Trajan created the province of Arabia.

ARABIA Saba Kingdom 160BC Owl as Athens Silver Ancient Greek Coin RARE i47784

 Arabia Kingdom of Saba
Silver ‘Tetradrachm’ 28mm (4.87 grams) Struck circa 160-130 B.C.
Reference: HGC 10, 725; Munro-Hay 1.13il
Laureate male head with long hair right.
Owl standing right on amphora; monograms to left and right.* Numismatic Note: The coins of this kingdom use the reverse similar to the “New Style” tetradrachm coins of Athens, and what the obverse ostensibly is similar to the Roman Republican L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi denarius or perhaps a royal portrait.

Pompey the Great General Beats Aretas III Arab Nabatea Silver Roman Coin i46389

Roman Republic M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus moneyer
Silver Denarius 18mm (3.68 grams) Rome mint at Rome 58 B.C.
Reference: Aemilia 8; B.M.C. 3878; Syd. 913; Craw. 422/lb; Hendin 1443
M . SCAVR / AED CVR above king Aretas kneeling beside a camel r., EX on ,
S . C on right, REX ARETAS in exergue.
HYPSAE (vs) / AED CVR above Jupiter in quadriga left, CAPTVM on right,
c. HYPSAEVS cos PREIV (ER) in ex. scorpion below horses.This coin commemorated the victory over Aretas III by Pompey the Great’s general, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus. King Aretas III was an ally and supported John Hyrcanus II in war against his brother, Aristobulus II. Upon defeat, King Aretas had to pay a massive sum of 300 talents as a fine to Pompey the Great. M. Aemilius and Pub. Plautius were curule aediles together in 58 B.C. It is interesting to note that this is one of the earliest types that had the moneyer commemorate their own accomplishments on a coin.”Aristobulus was not able to make resistance, but was deserted in his first onset, and was driven to Jerusalem: he also had been taken at first by force, if Scaurus, the Roman general, had not come and seasonably interposed himself and raised the siege.” (Josephus, Wars, 1, VI:2)
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King Syllaeus of Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea Ancient Greek Type Coin i50391

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Syllaeus – King: 9 B.C.
Bronze 15mm (2.49 grams) Petra mint, Struck 9 B.C.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 42
Diademed head of Obodas III right.
Two cornucopiae crossed.

ARETAS IV 9BC Arab Kingdom of Nabataea Authentic PETRA Ancient Greek Coin i46668

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 16mm (2.00 grams) Petra mint, Struck circa 4 B.C. – 1 A.D.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 70
Laureate head right, Aramaic het in front.
Crossed cornucopiae; Aramaic het between.

ARETAS IV & SHAQUILATH Arab Kingdom of Nabataea PETRA Ancient Greek Coin i46666

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV Aretas IV, with Shaqilath
Bronze 15mm (2.63 grams) Petra mint, circa 11-40 A.D.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 97
Aretas standing facing, head left, wearing military attire, holding spear and placing hand on hilt of sword; palm frond to left, monogram to right.
Shaqilath standing left, raising hand; wreath to left; to right, name in Aramaic in three lines.

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea ARETAS IV & SHAQUILAT PETRA Ancient Greek Coin i466722

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV King Aretas IV with Queen Shaqilath
Bronze 20mm (4.36 grams) Petra mint, circa 11-40 A.D.
Reference: Sear GIC 5699; B.M.C. 28.8,15; Meshorer, Nabataea 114
Conjoined bustsr right of Aretas, laureate, and Queen Shaqilath, draped; Aramaic letters in field.
Two cornucopiae, crossed; between them, Aramaic legend = ‘Aretas, Shaqilath’ in three lines.

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea ARETAS IV & SHQUILATH Silver Ancient Greek Coin i46670

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Debased Silver Drachm 16mm (3.28 grams) Petra mint: 11 A.D.
Reference: Sear GIC 5695; Cf. Meshorer, Nabataea 100
Laureate bust of Aretas right; around, Aramaic legend = ‘Aretas, king of Nabataea, lover of his people’.
Conjoined draped busts right of Aretas, laureate, and Queen Shaquilath; around, Aramaic legend = ‘Shaquilath, queen of Nabataea, year 20’ (= c. A.D. 11).

Aretas IV Arab Kingdom of Nabataea PETRA 4BC Original Ancient Greek Coin i503900

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 14mm (1.87 grams) Petra mint, circa 4/3 B.C.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 77 var. (o instead of ﬣ on obverse)
Laureate head of Aretas IV right, in field to right, ﬣ.
Two cornucopia crossed; in field on right, ﬣ, on left, o.

ARETAS IV 9BC Arab Kingdom of Nabataea Authentic Ancient PETRA Greek Coin i466777

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 14mm (2.41 grams) Petra mint
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea, 61A
Laureate head right.
Two cornucopias with palm; Aramaic inscription around.

Aretas IV Arab Kingdom of Nabataea PETRA 4BC Original Ancient Greek Coin i503855

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 13mm (2.24 grams) Petra mint, circa 4/3 B.C.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 68
Laureate head of Aretas IV right.
Two cornucopia crossed; monogram (= ﬣﬧ) between.

King Aretas IV of Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea Ancient BibleTime Coin i50387

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 14mm (2.04 grams) Petra mint, Struck 4/3 B.C.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 74 var.
Laureate head of Aretas IV right.
Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, o.

King Aretas IV of Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea 4BC Ancient Bible Coin i504000

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Aretas IV – King: 9 B.C. – 40 A.D.
Bronze 15mm (2.20 grams) Petra mint, Struck 4/3 B.C.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 76
Laureate head of Aretas IV right; in field, right, ח.
Two cornucopiae crossed between them, caduceus; on staff of caduceus, above, ח below, o; in field left, ח.

MALICHUS II & SHAQILATH II Arab Kingdom of Nabataea PETRA Rare Greek Coin i46669

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea
Malichus II – King: 40-71 A.D.
Malichus II and Queen Shaqilath II
Silver Drachm 15mm (3.73 grams) Petra mint, Struck circa 49 A.D.
Reference: Sear GIC 5702; Cf. Meshorer, Nabataea 134
Laureate bust of Malichus right; around, Aramaic legend = ‘Malichus the king, king of Nabataea, year 9’ (= circa A.D. 49)
Veiled and draped bust of Queen Shaquilath II right; around, Aramaic legend = ‘Shaqilath, his siter, queen of Nabataea’.

King Malichus II Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea 64AD Greek Type Coin i50452

Arab Kingdom of f Nabataea Malichus II – King: 70-106 A.D.
Bronze 16mm (2.73 grams) Petra mint, Struck 64/65 A.D.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 140
Jugate heads of Malichus II and Shuqailat II right, the king laureate, with hair hanging down to nape of neck, wearing V-shaped ornament above forehead, the queen laureate; in field, ש מ .
Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, above and below, in three lines, inscription מלכן/שקי/לת  (Malichus/Shuqai/lat).

King Rabbel II Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea 75AD Greek Type Coin i50401

Arab Kingdom of f Nabataea Rabbel II – King: 70-106 A.D.
Bronze 16mm (2.52 grams) Petra mint, Struck 75/76 A.D.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 146
Jugate portraits of Rabbel II and Shuqailat right, both laureate, head of Rabbel with very long hair covering nape of neck, but of Shuqailat draped.
Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, above and below, in three lines, inscription רבאל/שקילת/אמה (Rabbel/Shuqailat/his mother)

ARABIA FELIX HIMYARITES Yemen Ancient Silver Quinarius Greek-like Coin i39632

ARABIA FELIX – Under HIMYARITES
Scyphate Silver Quinarius 14mm (1.00 grams)
“RYDN” Royal Series. “‘MDN BYN” (Amdan Bayyin). Circa 80-100  A.D.
Reference: Malcom-Hay 3.4i; BMC Arabia pg. 71, 1; SNG ANS 1596
Male head right within torc; monogram behind.
“‘MDNIBYNI” around, “RYDN” in exergue, small head right; “sceptre” symbol before.

King Rabbel II Gamilat Arab Caravan Kingdom of Nabataea 101AD Greek Coin i5041717

Arab Kingdom of Nabataea Rabbel II – King: 70-106 A.D.
Bronze 17mm (3.47 grams) Petra mint, Struck 101/102 A.D.
Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 163A
Jugate portraits of Rabbel II, his head laureate, with particularly long hair coming down to nape of neck, undraped, and of Gamilat, laureate, her bust draped.
Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, in two lines, inscription רבאל/גמלת (Rabbel/Gamilat).

TRAJAN creates ARABIA Province 112AD Camel Ancient Silver Roman Rome Coin i53225

TrajanRoman Emperor : 98-117 A.D. –
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.01 grams) Rome mint: 112 A.D.
Reference: RIC 245; BMCRE 474. Cohen 26 (3 Fr.)
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate, draped bust right left shoulder.
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIP Exe: ARAB ADQ, Arabia standing, facing, holding branch
and cinnamon sticks; camel to left.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER 222AD Bostra Arabia Zeus-Ammon Ancient Roman Coin i38501

Severus AlexanderRoman Emperor: 222-235 A.D.
Bronze 18mm (5.32 grams) of Bostra in Arabia
Reference: Kindler 38; Spijkerman 48; Rosenberger 41; SNG ANS 1222
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right, seen from behind.
Draped bust of Zeus-Ammon right. 

PHILIP I the ARAB 248AD 1000 Years of Rome Wolf Twins Silver Roman Coin i5217070

 Philip I ‘the Arab’Roman Emperor: 244-249 A.D. –
Silver Antoninianus 23mm (3.95 grams) Rome mint: 248 A.D.
Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome
Reference: RIC 15; C 178
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
SAECVLARES AVGG / II, Lupa ( She-wolf) standing left, looking back to lick her suckling twins, Romulus and Remus.

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ALEXANDER the GREAT Ancient Greek Gold Silver Bronze COINS Collecting Guide & Collection

ALEXANDER III the GREAT Ancient Greek Coins COLLECTING GUIDE

The major types of ancient coins of Alexander the Great in Gold, Silver and Bronze

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This article is designed to teach about the varieties of ancient Greek coins that are connected with Alexander the Great, including the coins of his lifetime. My name is Ilya Zlobin with eBay store,   Authentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins,  and I will be your guide to  a time over 2300 years ago.  This article combines examples of ancient coins available in my store, along with a video where I talk more about them. The end result making it easy and fun to learn about and put together a collection of Alexander the Great coins.

The Flow of the Coins in the Video and in this GuideThis guide starts with coins of Philip II , the father of Alexander the Great, dealing with his Olympic games victory in horse racing.  Alexander the Great started his career being a great general fighting side by side with Philip and leading his own flanks in the army. When Alexander inherited the kingdom from his father at his passing, he had a trained veteran army that he learned to command through first-hand experience. It is this army that Alexander the Great used to take over the then-known world in a short time period of his reign of 13 years, dying at 33 years old in ancient Babylon. Moving on to the silver coins of Alexander the Great. Alexander had the large denomination ‘ tetradrachm‘ silver coin. This type of coin was the standard of Greek coinage throughout the ancient Greek world. The coins with Alexander’s name continued to be struck for hundreds of years after Alexander’s passing. There are examples here of his lifetime and beyond and how to tell the difference. Even though I did not have a physical example of a gold coin of Alexander’s, there is a photo of his coin in the video. Next there are the bronze coins of Alexander the Great, with coins starting from the most common to the scarcest.  And last we move on to a coins struck circa 222-235 A.D. almost 500 years after Alexander with is portrait of Macedonia Koinon.

Types of Ancient Coins Illustrated with Photographs of Examples and Descriptions from my eBay store

The book that is the standard reference regarding coins of Alexander the Great is called “The Coinage In the name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus” by Martin Jessop Price. The book is shown in the video and below. Scroll on to see the many amazing pictures and descriptions, basically covering all types of Alexander the Great, except a few rare, seldom-seen ones. The pictures of the coins are clickable and you will be able to see the types in my store, if available.  This is a great collection of Alexander the Great coin that can give you a great hands-on experience by watching the video and reading this guide. Enjoy!

Philip II Alexander the Great Dad OLYMPIC GAMES Ancient Greek Coin Horse i28299

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C. Bronze 15mm (6.55 grams) Struck 359-336 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Nude athlete on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above.

* Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient Greek coin of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Intriguing coin referring to his Olympic victory. History and Meaning of the Coin During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip’s horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote “[Philip of Macedon] … had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins.”

Philip II Alexander the Great Dad OLYMPIC GAMES Ancient Greek Coin Horse i55365

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C. Father of Alexander III the Great Bronze 15mm (6.39 grams) Struck circa 356-336 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Youth on horse prancing left, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above.

PHILIP II Alexander the Great Dad OLYMPIC GAMES Silver Greek Coin i31177

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C. Silver Hemidrachm 14mm (2.43 grams) Struck 359-336 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Nude athlete on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above.

ALEXANDER III The GREAT 325BC Silver Tetradrachm Ancient Greek Coin ZEUS i55138

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 26mm (17.07 grams) Pella mint, circa 325-315 B.C. Reference: Price 214; (*Note: obverse design like that of Price 3019) Head of Alexander the Great as  Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; Θ below throne.* Numismatic Note: The difference between the coins of the  Tarsos mint and Pella is that there is a rudder in field to left in addition to  the Θ below the throne. However, in this case, what I find striking is that the  obverse head is like that of Price 3019 of Tarsos. This leads me to the  conclusion of the usage of the dies from Tarsos at the mint of Pella, at least  for the obverse design. The portrait type has more of the neck visible as  opposed to just the head. Interesting lifetime or early posthumous type.
Greek Coin of Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachos – King: 323-281 B.C. – Silver Tetradrachm 30mm (16.39 grams) Struck circa 288-281 B.C. Diademed head right of the deified Alexander the Great, wearing the  horn of Ammon. Athena enthroned left, holding Nike; M  in field to left.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT Pella Antigonos II Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i46302

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas: Macedonian King: 277-239 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.80 grams) Pella mint, circa: 275-271 B.C. Reference: Price 621; Müller 230; SNG Copenhagen 713; Mathisen, Administrative VI.6, dies A19/P44 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Macedonian helmet in field to left; OK monogram below throne.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 120BC OdessosThrace Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i44007

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 32mm (15.90 grams) Odessos mint, struck circa: 120-90 B.C. Reference: Price 1181; Callataÿ group 1, (D9/R9); Topalov, Odesos 69. Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; ΘΕ in field to left; monogram below throne.

ALEXANDER the GREAT 90BC Silver Greek Tetradrachm coin of PELLA Macedon i46268

Greek city of Pella in Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.70 grams) Struck circa 90-75 B.C. Reference: Sear 1439; Price (Coins of the Macedonians) pl. XVI, 84 Head of Alexander the Great right, with horn of Ammon and flowing hair; MAKEΔΟΝΩΝ beneath, B (reversed) behind. AESILLAS / Q. above club between money-chest and quaestor’s chair; all within olive-wreath.

Gold Stater Coin of Alexander the Great

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). Gold stater (19mm, 8.55  gm, 1h). Late lifetime / early posthumous issue of Miletus, ca. 323-319 BC. Head  of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled  serpent, hair in parallel corkscrew curls / AΛEΞANΔP[OY], Nike standing left,  holding wreath in right hand and stylis in left arm; monogram in left field,  labrys below right wing. Price 2114. ADM I Series VII, 175a.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC LIFETIME ISSUE Ancient Silver Greek Coin i56034

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. LIFETIME ISSUE Silver Drachm 16mm (4.13 grams) Miletos mint, struck under Philoxenos, circa  325-323 B.C. Reference: Price 2088; ADM I series I, 32-53; SNG München 581-3; SNG Alpha Bank  627; SNG Saroglos -. Head of Alexander the Great as  Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; thunderbolt in field to  left; ΔH monogram below throne.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC LIFETIME ISSUE Ancient Silver Greek Coin i56035

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. LIFETIME ISSUE Silver Drachm 17mm (4.16 grams) Abydos mint. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos,  circa 325-323 B.C. Reference: Price 1505; ADM II Series II. Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; forepart of Pegasus in field to  left; monogram below throne.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC LIFETIME ISSUE Ancient Silver Greek Coin i54102

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. LIFETIME ISSUE Silver Drachm 16mm (4.21 grams) Abydos mint. Struck circa 325-323 B.C. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos Reference: Price 1503; ADM II Series I Head of Alexander the Great as  Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; Hermes standing left,  holding kerykeion (caduceus) in field to left; HI monogram below throne.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC LIFETIME ISSUE Ancient Silver Greek Coin i56032

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. LIFETIME ISSUE Silver Drachm 15mm (4.18 grams) Miletos mint,  325-323 B.C. Reference: Price 2090; SNG Cop-895 Head of Alexander the Great as  Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; ΔH monogram in field to left.

PHILIP III Macedonian Silver Greek Coin w ALEXANDER the GREAT Face 323BC i37252

King of Macedonian Kingdom Philip III, Arrhidaeus – King of Macedonia: 323-317 B.C. Coin struck in Philip’s name, but in style of coins of Alexander III the Great, 356-323 B.C. King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Drachm 18mm (4.09 grams) Magnesia mint: 323-319 B.C. Reference: Price P56; SNG München 946 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; AI monogram in field to left.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT > Mylasa Caria < Hercules Zeus Silver Greek Coin i55974

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Drachm 17mm (3.92 grams) Mint of Mylasa in Caria, struck circa 300-280 B.C. Reference: Price 2487 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding  eagle and scepter; monogram within Ω in field to left.

Alexander III the Great 336BC Ancient Greek Coin Hercules Bow Club i30226

Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 16mm (4.22 grams) Struck under Alexander the Great 336-323 B.C. Reference: Sear 6739 var. Head of Alexander III the Great  as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. Hercules’ weapons, bow in bow-case and club, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in between.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT as HERCULES 325BC Macedonia Ancient Greek Coin i55812

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 18mm (5.50 grams) Uncertain mint in Macedonia, struck circa 325-310 B.C. Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon, or Kassander Reference: Sear 6739 var.; Price 376; SNG Alpha Bank 782 Head of Alexander III the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. Bow in bow-case and club (weapons of Hercules), BA in between;  thunderbolt below.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 336BC Miletos Ionia Shield Helmet Greek Coin i50851

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 1/2 Unit 17mm (4.74 grams) Struck at possibly Miletos mint, circa 336-323 B.C. Reference: Price 2064. Macedonian shield with gorgoneion at center. B – A on either side of crested Macedonian helmet, double axe to left; K to right.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC Shield of Macedonia Helmet Greek Coin i55489

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 1/2 Unit 15mm (4.64 grams) Uncertain mint in Macedon. Struck circa 325-310 B.C. Reference: Price 416 Macedonian shield; around, five double crescents with five pellets between each; in centre, thunderbolt. B – A on either side of crested Macedonian helmet, thunderbolt below.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 336BC Hercules Eagle Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i53190

Greek Coin of Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 15mm (4.53 grams) Struck under Alexander the Great 336-323 B.C. Reference: Sear 6743 Alexander III the Great as young Hercules right, clad in lion-skin. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ, Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, looking back; leaf in upper field to left.

Alexander III The Great 336BC Ancient Greek Coin APOLLO Healer HORSE i32140

Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 15mm (3.71 grams) Struck under Alexander the Great 336-323 B.C. Reference: Sear 6744; Forrer/Weber 2150 Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Horse prancing right; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ above.

RARE Alexander III the GREAT Hercules Shield Coin 336BC Greek Coin i56047

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 15mm (4.23 grams) Struck circa 336-323 B.C. Reference: Price 2806-2807; SNG Alpha Bank 849 Macedonian shield with head of Hercules 3/4 facing right in center. Crested helmet; grain-ear below, BA across fields.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 336BC Super Rare Shield Helmet Ancient Greek Coin i38104

Alexander III the Great – King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C. Bronze 16mm (3.87 grams) Struck circa 336-323 B.C. Reference: Price 2808 (obverse), Price 2806 (reverse) Macedonian shield with head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right in center. Crested helmet; grain-ear below, BA across fields.

PHILIP III Alexander III the Great Brother 319BC Shield Helmet Greek Coin i50866

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Philip III, Arrhidaeus – King of Macedonia: 323-317 B.C. Bronze 1/2 Unit 15mm (3.51 grams) Sardes mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319/8 B.C. Reference: Price 2614 var. (caduceus right, rose on left); Klein 130 var. Macedonian shield, kerykeion on boss. Macedonian helmet; B A across upper field, rose to lower right, kerykeion to lower left, TI below.* Numismatic Note: Very rare coin.

Alexander the Great under Ptolemy I Soter 305BC Ancient Greek Coin Eagle i36668

Greek King Ptolemy I, Soter – 305-283 B.C. of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt – Bronze 23mm (9.87 grams) Struck in Alexandria in Egypt 305-283 B.C. Reference: Sear 7765; B.M.C. 6.21,66 Head of Alexander the Great right wearing an elephant scalp, symbol of his conquest of India. ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT 222AD Macedonia Koinon Ancient / Greek Roman Coin i55817

Alexander III the Great:  Macedonian Greek  King: 336-323 B.C. Pseudo-Autonomous Issue under the Romans Bronze 24mm (9.72 grams) from the  Koinon  of Macedonia in Thrace Struck circa time of emperor Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D. AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose,  flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ, Alexander the Great on his  legendary horse, Bucephalus, galloping right with cape flowing behind him and  raising right hand in which he holds a spear.* Numismatic Note: Amazing coin being issued over 500 years  after the death of Alexander the Great, featuring his portrait. Alexander the  Great was and still is a great hero of antiquity showing the amazing effect one  man can have on history in just  short while of just 13 years! Macedonia  was a province under the control of the Romans, which was created out of the  kingdom of Macedonia which Alexander the Great was king of. Interesting to note  that this being a pseudo-autonomous issue featuring Alexander the Great instead  of the Roman emperor of the time.

ALEXANDER the GREAT on BUCEPHALUS Horse Macedonia Koinon Greek Roman Coin i55457

Alexander III the Great:  Macedonian Greek  King: 336-323 B.C. Pseudo-Autonomous Issue under the Romans Bronze 26mm (11.14 grams) from the  Koinon  of Macedonia in Thrace Struck circa time of Severus Alexander, circa 222-235 A.D. Reference: AMNG 565 var. AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose,  flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ, Alexander the Great on his  legendary horse, Bucephalus, galloping right with cape flowing behind him and  raising right hand in which he holds a spear.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT Macedonia Koinon Ancient Greek coin under ROMANS i55093

Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great – King of  Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 25mm (11.25 grams) of Macedonia Koinon in Thrace under the Roman Emperor Gordian III, 238-244 A.D. AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose,  flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN B NЄΩ ◦ЄOC◦,  Two hexastyle (6 column) temples viewed from the front.

ALEXANDER III the GREAT Olympic type Games Koinon Macedonia Ancient Coin i27404

Alexander III, the Great: Macedonian Greek King: 336-323 B.C. Roman Era, Olympic-Style Games Issue Bronze 27mm (13.00 grams) from the Koinon of Macedonia in Thrace under Roman Control Struck circa 222-235 A.D. under the reign of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right as Hercules, wearing lion-skin headdress. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩKO B, Agonistic prize table with two urns atop, each containing a palm branch which was a symbol for victory; amphora (vase) below table; B above table.


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Julius Caesar Silver Coin featured on Pawn Stars from History Channel TV Show 2000 Year Old Roman Coin

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Julius Caesar – Roman Dictator –
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.89 grams) Struck at the mint of Rome February-March 44  B.C.
P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer
Reference: RSC 40; B. 48; B.M.C. 4175; Syd. 1074a; Craw. 480/14
CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, laureate and veiled of Julius Caesar head right.
P . SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory and scepter,  star set on ground to right.

On this coin, Julius Caesar breaks tradition of prohibiting the portraying of  living individuals on Roman coins by showing his own portrait on it. It was  considered a practice of Eastern Greek monarchs rather than the Republic that  Rome was still supposed to be. This could have been seen as a clear sign of  Julius Caesar styling himself after king issuing such a coin. This coin, along  with other factors may have been what culminated in the assassination of Julius  Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C. Venus was the patron-goddess of Julius Caesar, and  also the goddess whom his family traces it’s decent from, and therefore she is  pictured here holding the goddess of Victory. The interesting thing about this  coin is that it features a lifetime portrait of Julius Caesar in the short time  that he issued this coin before being assassinated. Being minted for only a  short time February to March of 44 B.C., this is a historically significant coin  and a must-have key piece for an ancient coin collection. The portrait of Julius  Caesar was used by historical personages such as Mark Antony and Augustus (first  Roman emperor) after his death as a tool to assume the political power and love  the people had towards Caesar. The portrait coins that were issued during the  lifetime of Julius Caesar, therefore, as they are scarcer in number than many of  his other issues, and being minted for a very short time is something of great  historical value as being from a key historical point that has echoed to our  times and made Western Civilization the way it is today.



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BRUTUS the Infamous Assassin of JULIUS CAESAR Ancient Roman Coins Collecting Guide and Collection

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Marcus Junius Brutus (also known as Q. Caepio Brutus) was convinced by Decimus Brutus to join him in the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March (March 15th, 44B.C.). All in all Julius Caesar suffered over 50 wounds before falling dead beneath the statue of Pompey the Great (ironic as that was his rival). Mark Antony was held up outside the senate house while this happened, so he could not come to his aid. After the death of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony gave a famous funeral speech in honor of Julius Caesar in which he read the deceased man’s will, in which he left vast sums of money along with lands to the people of Rome. The sentiment quickly turned against the assassins, even though they were first consider heroes riding the Republic of a “tyrant” and Marcus Junius Brutus, Cassius and many others were forced to flee the city of Rome quickly. This left the city of Rome under the control of Mark Antony and Octavian, later known as Augustus, who was adopted as the son of Caesar in his will. This meant that Augustus was able to use the fame of Julius Caesar to his advantage, and stamp CAESAR on his coins, which allowed him to gain support. The forces of Mark Antony and Octavian Augustus defeated the forces of Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi in ancient Macedonia, in 42 B.C.

Depicted in this article are the coins of some of the most famous assassins, one of them being Deciumus Brutus, lesser known to history, but had played an important role in convincing Marcus Junius Brutus to join his cause. Decimus Brutus received great honor serving under Caesar in his Gallic campaigns (Gaul being modern France area). He also is the one who convinced Julius Caesar not to heed the warnings of his wife, and walked him into the senate house, evading Mark Antony from joining them (who could have came to help Caesar and could have foiled the attempt). Julius Caesar was also warned by a trusted friend by the name of Lepidus the night before of the plot.

Next a coin is shown which is the famous portrait coin of Julius Caesar that was struck fore about a month which featured the portrait of Julius Caesar himself, struck February-March 44 B.C. This being a lifetime portrait issue is one of the important key coins to get in the Julius Caesar coins. His portrait was used on many coins after his death, including by Augustus and Mark Antony. This coin broke the conventions of portraying a living individual on coinage, which strong Republican sentiment was against, having taken away the power of the last king hundreds of years earlier. What is interesting to note is that Brutus winds up minting his own coin with his own portrait, which is another key coin, shown in the video, which can be taken as somewhat hypocritical.

The explanation goes on further to distinguish the coins of Marcus Junius Brutus from the time period of him being the moneyer of the mint of Rome which happened in 54 B.C. In this series, his strong republican values are demonstrated, pointing to his ancestors who were responsible for bringing Rome from the rule of kings to the Republican form of government. His later issues are ones issued by him with his traveling military mint he used his troops. These coins are also interesting, rare and desired by collectors. The most famous coin being the Ides of March denarius, which features the portrait of Brutus on the front naming him Imperator, and the reverse showing the cap of liberty with two daggers on either side, and an inscription below commemorating “IDE MAR” or the Ides of March and the assassination. This was an allusion the the “great deed” that Brutus and the assassins had done for the saving of the Republic.

However after Brutus and Cassius were defeated, Augustus wound up becoming the first Roman emperor, turning Rome from a Roman Republican form form of government to a dictatorship with the ceremonial vestiges of the Senate being present, and the true power residing in the emperor.


Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus Assassin of JULIUS CAESAR Silver Roman Coin i49085

Roman Republic Albinus Bruti f. moneyer
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.26 grams) Rome mint, 48 B.C.
Reference: Postumia 14; B.M.C. 3967-71; Syd. 943a; Craw. 450/3b
A . POSTVMIVS COS, bare head of the consul, Aulus Postumius Albinus right.
ALBINV BRVTI F in wreath.

Decimus Junius Brutus was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar in the conspiracy of 44 B.C. He was adopted by A. Postumius Albinus and joined his own name with that of his adoptive father. He should not be confused with the more famous M. Junius (or Q. Caepio) Brutus. This moneyer received many marks of praise from Julius Caesar when he served under him in Gaul. This coin features the portrait of the moneyer’s adopted father.

JULIUS CAESAR Lifetime 44BC Portrait Ancient Silver Roman Coin Venus Rare i46313

Julius Caesar – Roman Dictator –
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.89 grams) Struck February-March  44 B.C.
P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer
Reference: RSC 40; B. 48; B.M.C. 4175; Syd. 1074a; Craw. 480/14
CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, his laureate and veiled head right.
P . SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory and scepter, star set on ground to right.

M. Junius Brutus Ancestors Julius Caesar Killer 54BC Silver Roman Coin i44548

Roman Republic Q. Caepio Brutus Moneyer better know as M. Junius Brutus
Silver Denarius 17mm (2.33 grams) Rome mint: 54 B.C.
Reference: Junia 30; B.M.C. 3864; Syd. 907; Craw. 433/2
BRVTVS behind head of L. Junius Brutus, the Ancient.
AHALA behind head of Caius Servilius Ahala.

MARCUS JUNIUS BRUTUS Assassin of JULIUS CAESAR Silver Roman Coin 54BC i49081

Roman Republic Q. Caepio Brutus Moneyer
better known as Marcus Junius Brutus
Silver Denarius 21mm (3.55 grams) Rome mint: 54 B.C.
Reference: Junia 31; RRC 433/1; BMCRR Roma 3861; Sydenham 906, Catalli 2001, 618
Head of Libertas right; behind, LIBERTAS.
L. Iunius Brutus walking l., between two lictors and preceded by an accensus; in exergue BRVTVS.
Marcus Junius Brutus (one of the chief assassins of Julius Caesar)
Silver Denarius 17mm (3.30 grams) Struck 43-42 B.C.
Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius in western Asia Minor or northern Greece. P. Servilius Casca Longus, moneyer.
Reference: RSC 3; B. 44; B.M.C. 63; Syd. 1298; Craw. 507/2; CRI 212
CASCA behind, LONGVS before, laureate and bearded head of Neptune right; trident below.
BRVTVS behind, IMP before, Victory advancing right on broken scepter, holding palm frond in left hand over left shoulder and broken diadem bound with fillet in both hands.

MARCUS JUNIUS BRUTUS Assassin of JULIUS CAESAR Silver Roman Coin 42BC i49074

Roman Republic Marcus Junius Brutus
Silver Denarius 18mm (3.16 grams) Late summer-autumn 42 B.C.
Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius in western Asia Minor or northern Greece; Pedanius Costa, legate.
Reference: RSC 4; B. 42; B.M.C. 59; Syd. 1296; Craw. 506/2; CRI 209; Kestner 3775-6; BMCRR East 59-61; RBW 1778
Laureate head of Apollo to right; LEG upward to left, COSTA downward to right.
Trophy composed of cuirass, crested helmet, oval shield with incurved sides, and two crossed spears; IMP upward to left, BRVTVS downward to right.

Brutus 42BC Coin

Marcus Junius Brutus (one of the chief assassins of Julius Caesar)
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.50 grams) Spring-early summer 42 B.C.
Military mint traveling with Brutus in southwestern Asia Minor. L. Sestius, proquaestor.
Reference: RSC 11; B. 37; B.M.C. 41; Syd. 1290; Craw. 502/2
L. SESTI . PRO . Q, veiled and draped bsut of Liberty right.
Q . CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS, tripod between axe and simpulum.

Marcus Junius Brutus Gold Propaganda Coin 44BC i36605

Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar
Gold Propaganda Coin with Obverse of his silver Coin from 54 B.C.
with his famous ancestor L. Brutus
Struck under:
Dynast of Thrace: Koson
Gold Stater 18mm (8.86 Grams) Struck After 44 B.C.
Reference: RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF.
KOΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two lictors; BR monogram to left
Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.

MARK ANTONY reconciles Ahenobarbus 40BC Silver Roman Republic Coin Galley i41969

Mark Antony
Silver Denarius 18mm (3.35 grams) Summer 40 B.C.
Uncertain mint, possibly Corcyra
Reference: RSC 10; B. 56; as B.M.C.,East,111(aureus); B.A. Seaby Ltd,1952; Craw. 521/2
ANT . IMP . III . VIR  R . P . C ., his bare head right, lituus behind.
CN . DOMIT . AHENOBARBVS IMP., prow, star of sixteen rays above.

AMYNTAS Galatia King Mark Antony Brutus Cassius Commander Leo Greek Coin i45946

Kingdom of Galatia
Amyntas – King: 36-25 B.C.
Bronze 24mm (8.89 grams) Struck circa 36-25 B.C.
Reference: Sear 5694; RPC I 3505; SNG France 2377-82
Head of bearded Hercules right, club at neck; II / Є behind.
Nemean Lion (the astrological zodiac sign of Leo and the constellation) standing right; B above, monogram (of AMYNTOY) in exergue.

Amyntas was a secretary of Deiotaros. He was in the military service commanding an auxiliary force in the Roman army of Brutus and Cassius. Having gained the favor of Mark Antony, because he had gone over to his side before the Battle of Philippi, Antony granted him an extensive kingdom which included Galatia, Lycaonia and parts of neighboring territories. Having deserted Antony in a timely manner to Augustus, he secured the patronage of Augustus. After having perished in battle in 25 B.C., his kingdom became a Roman province.

AUGUSTUS 27BC Pergamum Pergamon Silver Ancient Roman Coin BULL HEIFER i46357

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Silver Denarius 20mm (3.74 grams) Pegamum mint: 27 B.C.
Reference: RIC 475; RSC 28; BMCRR East 284-5 = BMCRE 662-3; BN 941-3
CAESAR, bare head right.
AVGVSTVS, bull standing to right.

AUGUSTUS Victory Over Brutus Cassius Assasins of Julius Caesar Roman Coin i46748

 Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Bronze 20mm (3.95 grams) from the city of Philippi in Northern Greece
Macedonia circa 27 B.C. -10 B.C.
Reference: BMC 23; Sear 32
VIC AVG, Victory  standing  left.
3 legionary Standards, ‘COHOR PRAEPHIL’

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Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coin Collecting Guide

Constantine I the Great and Related Ancient Roman Coin Collecting Guide

Video and Article Exploring the Types of coins from the era of Constantine the Great, his family and other important historical figures

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Coins of Constantine and related coins including family such as Saint Helena and more. Video discusses these coins in more detail.

Constantine the Great was Roman emperor from 307-337 A.D. His father was Constantius I ‘Chlorus’ and mother was Helena, also known as Saint Helena.
In this article, I explore different coins of Constantine I the Great and related. Watch the video above where I talk about these coins in more detail.
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Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D.
Caesar (Recognized): 306-309 A.D. | Filius Augustorum (Recognized): 309-310 A.D. | Augustus (Self-Proclaimed): 307-310 A.D. | Augustus (Recognized): 310-337 A.D. |

Son of Constantius I and Helena | Step-son of Theodora | Husband of Minervina and Fausta | Father (by Minervina) of Crispus and (by Fausta) of Constantine II, Constantius II, Constans, Constantina (wife of Hanniballianus & Constantius Gallus) and Helena the Younger (wife of Julian II) | Son-in-law of Maximian and Eutropia | Brother-in-law of Maxentius | Half-brother of Constantia (w. of Licinius I) | Half-uncle of Delmatius, Hanniballianus, Constantius Gallus, Julian II, Licinius II and Nepotian | Grandfather of Constantia (wife of Gratian) |

The Coins of Constantine the Great and Related

Below is a link to some of the finest examples of ancient Roman coins of Constantine the Great and the related family. Reading this article and watching this video will help you also become an expert in these types of coins. Some of the advantages of collecting coins of this period, is that they are some of the most affordable coins of the time period. Also reading this article and watching this video, you can learn more about the more rare types of coins that are available so you know exactly what to look for. With 27 high quality and rare examples illustrated here, you can also explore more in my eBay Store. With over 13,000 coins and artifacts to choose from, you may find exactly what you are looking for. Every item is guaranteed authentic for a lifetime, comes with a beautiful certificate of authenticity (professionally researched, leveraging my many years of experience) FREE, and a 30 day unconditional money back satisfaction guarantee. You can make an offer on almost my entire inventory, so you can always find some amazing discounts and deals on ancient coins. I believe in having my patrons return for a lifetime, so satisfaction is my goal. If you haven’t bought a coin in the best, you are  in the right hands dealing with someone whom is both passionate and professional in the subject .     

Divo CONSTANTIUS I Chlorus CONSECRATIO 306AD Eagle Constantine the Great i43470

Constantius I  ‘Chlorus’ – Roman Emperor: 305-306 A.D.
Father of Constantine I the Great
Bronze Follis 29mm (10.49 grams) Lugdunum mint, circa 306-307 A.D.
Deification Issue Under Constantine the Great
Reference: Bastien, Lyon, 387 (30 specimens); RIC 202. Cohen 26 (2 Fr.)
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG, head laureate right.
CONSECRATIO, eagle with spread wings standing right, head turned back and looking upwards.

* Numismatic Note: Super rare coin.    

HELENA Constantine the Great mother STAR 318AD Very Rare Roman Coin i19012

Helena ‘known as Saint Helena’– Mother of Constantine the Great –
Bronze Follis 19mm (3.39 grams) Thessalonica mint: 318-319 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 50; Kent-Hirmer pl. 162, 637; LRBC 821
Pedigree: Ex Gorny & Mosch
HELENA N F, draped bust right.
Eight-pointed star in laurel wreath.        

Theodora stepmother of Constantine I the Great Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42096

Theodora – wife of Constantius I, stepmother of Constantine I and mother-in-law of Licinius
Commemorative struck after her death
Bronze AE4 16mm (1.84 grams) Struck Posthumously at the mint of Trier circa 337-340 A.D.
Reference: Trier RIC 56
FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, diademed, draped bust right
PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, holding a child at her breast, mintmark TRS dot.        

Constantine I the Great 326AD Ancient Roman Coin Military camp gate i40647

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Thessalonica mint: 326-328 A.D.
Reference: RIC 153 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVS AVG – Laureate head right.
PROVIDENTIAE AVG G Exe: ./SMTSЄ – Military Camp gate with two turrets and one star.       

Constantine I The Great 330AD Ancient Roman Coin Standard Glory of Army i39864

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.34 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 121 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSMAXAVG – Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: .SMHB. – Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.
*Numismatic Note: The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the Glory of Army ”    

Constantine I The Great 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Sol Sun God Cult i39883

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.98 grams) Treveri mint circa 313-315A.D.
Reference: RIC 40 (VII, Trier)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
SOLIINVICTOCOMITI Exe: R/X/F/RT – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe.        

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT RARE Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over SARMATIANS i39763

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over SARMATIANS
Bronze 19mm (3.24 grams) Sirmium mint 324-325 A.D.
Reference: RIC 48 (VII, Sirmium)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
SARMATIADEVICTA Exe: SIRM – Victory  advancing right, stepping on captive,
holding Trophy  and palm.       

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT Celebrates Victory Over LICINIUS 327AD Roman Coin i44119

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over Licinius Commemorative
Bronze AE3 18mm (3.30 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed head right.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right; before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS in exergue.
* Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.    

Constantine I ‘The Great’ 327AD Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over Licinius i41736

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over Licinius
AE3 20mm (3.42 grams) Struck 327 A.D. in Constantinople
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, diademed head right facing upward.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right;  before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS.
*Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.     

Constantine I The Great 318AD Ancient Roman Coin Two Victories w shield i40584

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (3.13 grams) Siscia mint 318 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50 (VII, Siscia)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP Exe: HSIS – Two  Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.        

Constantine I The Great 327D Ancient Roman Coin Victory Nike Cult RARE i32263

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC 18 (VII, Constantinople) R1, LRBC 985
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG – Laureate head right.
LIBERTAS PVBLICA Exe: *B/CONS – Victory standing left on galley, holding wreath in each hand.    

Constantine I The Great 324AD Silvered Ancient Roman Coin Victory Wreath i32416

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Silvered Bronze AE3 19mm (4.11 grams) Heraclea mint: 324 A.D.
Reference: RIC 56 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG Exe: SMHΔ – Wreath, VOT/XXX within.     

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT 325AD OPEN DOOR Camp gate Rare Roman Coin i29420

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Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 19mm (2.94 grams) Arles mint: 325-326 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 291
CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
VIRTVS AVGG, camp gate with 4 turrets, star above, open panelled doors, SA(crescent)RL in exergue.     

CONSTANTINE I Romulus Remus SheWolf Rome Commemorative Ancient Roman Coin i48143

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.52 grams)  London mint 307-333 A.D.
Reference: cf.S.16526, RIC 257, B 221
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: Double crescent/PLG – Wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire  called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.     

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE4 16mm (2.68 grams) London mint  330-333 A.D.
Reference: Possibly Unpublished
CONSTANTINOPLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend  Exe: PLG- Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting
hand on shield.* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new
Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire  called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.     

CRISPUS 322AD RARE Possibly Unpublished Trier Ancient Roman Coin Altar i47979

Crispus – Roman Caesar: 317-326 A.D.
Reduced Follis 20mm (2.70 grams) Trier (Treveri) circa 322-323 A.D.
Reference: Rare possibly unpublished type.
CRISPVS NOB CAES, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Exe: PTR, globe on altar inscribed VO TIS XX; three stars above.    

FAUSTA wife of Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coin SPES Cult HOPE i24226

Fausta – second wife of Constantine I the Great
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.62 grams) Cyzicus mint 326 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50v (Cyzicus)
FLAVMAXFAVSTAAVG – Draped bust right.
SPESREIPVBLICAE Exe: .SMKΓ.- Fausta, as Spes, holding her two sons, Constantine II
and Constantius II.    

CONSTANTINE II Constantine the Great son Ancient Roman Coin Nude SOL SUN i19683

Constantine II ‘Junior’ – Roman Emperor: 337-340 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 20mm (3.22 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica 330-336 A.D.
RIC 23 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAES – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
CLARITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: TSЄ – Sol standing left raising hand and holding a globe.     

CONSTANS Constantine the Great son 337AD Ancient Roman Coin Phoenix i44293

Constans – Roman Emperor: 337-350 A.D. – 
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.96 grams) Siscia mint: 337-350 A.D.
Reference: RIC 241 (VIII, Siscia), LRBC 1134
DNCONSTANSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FELTEMPREPARATIO Exe: ΔSIS – Phoenix standing right on pile of ashes.    

VETRANIO name of CONSTANTIUS II BY THIS SIGN YOU SHALL CONQUER Roman Coin i41798

Vetranio  – Roman Emperor: 350 A.D.
Vetranio in The Name of Constantius II
Bronze AE2 25mm (5.46 grams) Siscia Mint: 350 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 291; LRBC 1197
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & cuirassed bust right, A behind, star to right.
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS (‘by this sign you shall conquer’), emperor standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho & spear; to the right stands Victory, crowning him with wreath & holding palm branch; A in left field, dot GSIS star.    

MAXIMIAN 285AD Ancient Roman Coin Hero Hercules w club & lion skin i27330

Maximian – Roman Emperor: 285-305, 306-308 & 310 A.D. –
Bronze Antoninianus 23mm (4.25 grams) Ticinum mint:  285-288  A.D.
Reference: RIC 545; Cohen 238.
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing right, nude, holding club with lion skin on rock
pile to right, SXXIT in ex.     

Constantius Gallus 351AD Alexandria mint Ancient Roman Coin Battle Horse i42971

Constantius Gallus – Roman Caesar: 351-354 A.D. –
Bronze AE2 21mm (5.23 grams) Alexandria mint: 351-354 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 81
D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; behind bust, delta
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Exe: ALE – helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen
horseman wearing Phrygian helmet.     

DALMATIUS Delmatius 335D Roman Caesar Ancient Genuine Coin LEGIONS i32141

Dalmatius (Delmatius) – Roman Caesar: 335-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE4 17mm (1.51 grams) Thessalonica mint: 335-337 A.D.
Reference: RIC 227 (Thessalonica), LRBC 850
FLDALMATIVSNOBC – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: SMTSΔ – Two soldiers either side of one standard.Numismatic Note* The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the glory of the Army.”    

Julian II Apostate 361AD Huge Ancient Roman Coin Symbol of Taurus BULL i28615

Julian II ‘the Apostate’ – Roman Caesar: 355-361 A.D. – Emperor: 361-363 A.D. –
Bronze AE1 (27mm, 7.25 grams) Thessalonica mint: 361-363 A.D.
Reference: RIC 225.
. DN FL C IVLIANVS P F AVG. pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right.
SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right; palm branch-TESA-palm branch in ex.     

LICINIUS II Junior holds Victory on Globe 320AD Ancient Roman Coin RARE i37420

Licinius II ‘Junior’ – Roman Caesar: 317-324 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 20mm (3.48 grams) Siscia mint: 320 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII, S. 440, 132
LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
VIRTVS – EXERCIT / S – F / HL / ΔSIS(star in crescent), Vexillum reading VOT/X; seated captive on either side.    

Licinius I Constantine The Great enemy 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Jupiter i44222

Licinius I – Roman Emperor 308-324 A.D. –
Silvered Bronze Follis 24mm (3.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Heraclea
January – February 313 A.D.
Reference: RIC 73 (VII, Heraclea)
IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
IOVICONSERVATORIAVGG Exe: Δ/SMHT – Jupiter  standing left, holding Victory
and scepter; eagle to left.

Maxentius Constantine the Great Enemy Ancient Roman Coin Castor & Pollux i44780

Maxentius – Roman Emperor: 307-312 A.D.
Bronze Follis 24mm (6.04 grams) Ostia mint: 309-312 A.D.
Reference: RIC 35 (Ostia), S 3776
IMPCMAXENTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
AETERNITASAVGN Exe: MOST – Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri) standing, facing each other,
each holding horse by bridle.

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Ancient Coin Dealer SHOWS his RARE Coin Collection

Ancient Coin Dealer Shows a Rare Coin Collection

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In this video, ancient coin expert and dealer Richard Pearlman talks about how he started collecting ancient coins. He also shows some interesting coins, such as that of Alexander the Great, Queen Cleopatra VII, the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, a coin of Julius Caesar and several more. Very interesting presentation about some of the most desirable ancient coins.

MARCUS AURELIUS 161-180AD Ancient Roman Emperor COIN COLLECTING GUIDE

Marcus Aurelius father of Commodus Gladiator Movie Emperor Ancient Roman Coins Guide

Learn about the period Marcus Aurelius came from and see a collection of ancient coins having to do with him and more in this informative guide

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Marcus Aurelius was from a time period of Roman history ruled by what is now named the Adoptive Emperors. From emperor Nerva on until Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperors adopted as their “son” the next succeeding emperor. This era was known for immense prosperity. However, Marcus Aurelius actually broke the customs of “adopting” able administrators and instead chose his son to succeed him. This caused some issued in history as his son was not as positive for the Roman empire as his father was. This time period has been popularized by the famous Hollywood film, the Gladiator, with Russell Crowe. The fact is that Commodus did fight in the arena, and it made for an interesting story in the film. Most people don’t know that coins of Marcus Aurelius and other Roman emperors and empresses can be owned almost on any budget. This guide was designed to show the “adoptive” emperors up to Marcus Aurelius and ends with his son Commodus. This gives you a very great idea of what these ancient coins looked like and the types that were available.

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NERVA 97AD Rome mint Large Quality Ancient Roman Coin Equality Cult i36440

Nerva – Roman Emperor: 96 -98 A.D. –
Bronze As 27mm (8.65 grams) Rome mint: 97 A.D.
Reference: RIC 77, S 3060
IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP – Laureate head right.
AEQVITASAVGVST – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. SC in field.

TRAJAN Makes Parthamaspates PARTHIAN King Ancient Sestertius ROMAN Coin i16812

Trajan – Roman Emperor: 98-117 A.D. –
Bronze Sestertius 34mm (21.47 grams) Rome mint: 116 A.D.
Reference: RIC II 667; BMCRE 1046; Cohen 328
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
REX PARTHIS DATVS, SC in exergue, Trajan seated left on platform presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian; attendant standing behind Trajan.

HADRIAN Bisexual Emperor BIG Sestertius Ancient Roman Coin ROMA i40683

Hadrian – Roman Emperor: 117-138 A.D. Bronze Sestertius 32mm (19.28 grams) Rome mint: 119-121 A.D.
Reference: RIC 562b; sear5 #3622; Cohen 1187.
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
PONT MAX T R POT COS III, SC below, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory & sceptre.

Antoninus Pius Father of Marcus Aurelius 152AD Ancient Silver Roman Coin i32084

Antoninus Pius – Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D.
Silver Denarius 17mm (2.83 grams) Rome mint: 152 A.D.
Reference: RIC 203, BMC 762, C 196
ANTONINVSAVGPIVSPPTRPXV – Laureate head right.
COSIIII – Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and Palladium.

FAUSTINA I Sestertius 141AD HUGE Ancient Roman Coin Posthumous i27403

Faustina I – Roman Empress Wife of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
POSTHUMOUS After Death Christian Deification Issue.
Bronze Sestertius 33mm (25.25 grams) Struck at the mint of Rome circa 141-146 A.D.
Reference: RIC 1108 (Antoninus Pius), C 37
DIVAAVGVSTA FAVSTINA – Veiled, diademed, draped bust right.
AETERNITAS – Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter.

ANTONINUS PIUS & MARCUS AURELIUS as CAESAR Ancient Silver Roman Coin Rare i29457

Antoninus Pius – Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D.
Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.19 grams) Rome mint: 140 A.D.
Reference: RIC 417a; sear5 #4524;  BMCRE 155; RSC 15
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Pius right.
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head of Aurelius right.

ANTONINUS PIUS & MARCUS AURELIUS Cyprus Mint LARGE Ancient Roman Coin i46372

Antoninus Pius – Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D.
Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius
Bronze 31mm (21.30 grams) of Cyprus
Reference: Sear GIC 1523; B.M.C. 24.84,48
AVT. K. T. AIΛ. AΔP. ANTΩNINOC CЄB. Є., Laureate  head of Antoninus Pius right.
M. AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄBAC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Murcus  Aurelius right.

AELIUS CAESAR Hadrian’s Successor 137AD Pannonia Ancient Roman Coin i36470

Aelius – Roman Caesar: 136-137 A.D.
Bronze As 27mm (12.59 grams) Rome mint: 137 A.D.
Reference: RIC 1071
L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
TR. POT. COS. II. PANNONIA. S.C. Pannonia, towered, standing facing, head left, holding vexillum upright, raising dress with her left hand.

MARCUS AURELIUS 162AD Sestertius Salus Authentic Ancient Roman Coin i47251

Marcus Aurelius – Roman Emperor: 161-180 A.D. –
Bronze Sestertius 32mm (25.25 grams) Rome mint: 162-163 A.D.
Reference: C 564. BMC 1038. RIC 843
IMP CAES M AVREL – ANTONINVS AVG P M Laureate head right.
SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII S – C Salus standing l., holding scepter and feeding snake twined round altar; in exergue, COS III.

LUCIUS VERUS co-emperor of Marcus Aurelius RARE Ancient Silver Roman Coin i12318

Lucius Verus – Roman Emperor: 161-169 A.D. –
Silver Denarius 17mm (3.08 grams) Rome mint: 166 A.D.
Reference: RIC 548 (Marcus Aurelius), C 286
LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX – Laureate head right.
TRPVIIMPIIICOSII – Parthian captive seated right, hands tied behind back, arms before.* Numismatic Note: Historically significant type celebrating victory over Parthia.

FAUSTINA II Marcus Aurelius Wife HUGE Rare Ancient Roman Coin Fertility i16811

Faustina II – Roman Empress & Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius – 161-175 A.D. –
Bronze Sestertius 31mm (30.67 grams) Rome mint: 161-175
Reference: RIC 1638 (Marcus Aurelius), C 100
FAVSTINAAVGVSTA – Diademed, draped bust right.
FECVNDITAS – Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter and infant Commodus; SC across fields.

Faustina II wife of Marcus Aurelius Ancient Roman Coin DIANA LUNA Hope i27364

Faustina II – Roman Empress & Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius – 161-175 A.D. –
Bronze As 26mm (13.15 grams) Rome mint: 161-175 A.D.
Reference: RIC 1629,Cohen 86; Sear5 5293.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
DIANA LVCIF, Diana standing right with long torch.

Faustina II Marcus Aurelius wife Silver Ancient Roman Coin Deification i31248

Faustina II – Roman Empress & Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius – 161-175 A.D. –
Posthumous Issue
Silver Denarius 16mm (2.35 grams) Rome mint: 176-180 A.D.
Reference: RIC 744 (Marcus Aurelius), S 5215, C 71
DIVAFAVSTINAPIA – Draped bust right.
CONSECRATIO – Peacock standing right.

COMMODUS son of Marcus Aurelius Ancient Silver Roman Coin Equality Cult i26701

Commodus – Roman Emperor: 177-192 A.D.
Silver Denarius 18mm (2.35 grams) Rome mint: 183-184 A.D.
Reference: RIC 60; C. 893.
M COMMODVS  ANTON AVG PIVS, laureate head right.
P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP, Aequitas standing left with cornucopia and scales.

Commodus son of Marcus Aurelius Silver Ancient Roman Coin APOLLO LYRE i39534

Commodus – Roman Emperor: 177-192 A.D.
Son of Marcus Aurelius
Silver Denarius 18mm (2.95 grams) Rome mint Struck circa 190-191 A.D.
Reference: RIC 218, S 5629, C 24
MCOMMANTPFELAVGBRITPP – Laureate head right.
APOLPALPMTRPXVICOSVI – Apollo standing, facing, holding plectrum and lyre on column.

CRISPINA daughter in law of Marcus Aurelius Big Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42132

Crispina – Roman Empress: 177-183 A.D. – Wife of Commodus –
Bronze Sestertius 30mm (26.67 grams) Rome mint  178-172 A.D.
Reference: RIC 672a (Commodus).
CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
SALVS Exe: S-C, Salus seated left, holding patera from which she feeds snake coiled about altar, resting arm on back of chair.

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Marcus Aurelius father of Commodus Gladiator Movie Emperor Ancient Roman Coins Guide


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SEA & WATER Themed Ancient Greek & Roman Coin Collecting Guide

SEA & WATER Themed Ancient Greek & Roman Coin Collecting Guide

The ancients were a well-traveled people. They built ships for travel and trade and connected vast parts of the world together. They worshipped gods that were connected to the ocean, placed them on their coins and anything else that they found particularly fascinating was placed on their coins. Just as modern-man fishes, enjoys going to the beach, looking at dolphins and traveling by sea, we are a just continuing a long tradition that stretch the millennia. Below find ancient coins that depict the water theme very well. Click on the pictures and links of the coins to see what is available in my eBay online coin shop. Enjoy!


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