Top 10 List of Well-Known Personalities of Ancient Greece and Rome with numismatic Coins for Sale on eBay, Reasonably Priced
This guide is designed to introduce you to just 10 different topics of interest for collecting and possibly even as alternative investing ideas. These are well known personalities of the ancient past that people will likely appreciate in the future, giving you well-known, historically significant types that could be some of the most valued coins by collectors in the future. Also, a lot of the coins given here, although having rare types, are quite plentiful, and eeasily found in my eBay store. You can also learn about the different ancient coins with many educational videos about coins on my Youtube channel.
#1 Alexander the Great Coins – His coins are just fantastic to own and collect because even though thousands of years have passed, his name is known by more people than ever before with great films and books about his life and conquests.
#2 Constantine the Great Coins – Also known as Christian saint or Saint Constantine. His coins are very affordable to own and can be as low as twenty dollars.
#3 Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great – Very influential woman in early Christianity.
#4 Jesus Christ Coins and Coins Connected with Him – Early Roman coins did not depict the image of Christ, but did depict things associated with him such as the Chi-Rho, cross, and phoenix.
#5 Philip II ancient Greek coins connected with Olympic Games Victory – Very interesting and affordable ancient Greek coins associated with the ancient Olympic games.
#6 Roman Republic Coins – This is an interesting time period, before Rome turned into an empire and had dictators, and has a lot of interesting symbolism to the Roman Republic and it’s virtues.
#7 Julius Caesar coins – These coins are always great to own because of the name and are a great coin if you ever need to resell it because of it’s popularity.
#8 Athens Attica Greece ancient Greek coins – Probably the most famous ancient Greek city, and her coins are fascinating.
#9 Augustus first Roman emperor coins – Very interesting emperor, whom actually had a period of peace called “Pax Romana” and issued many coins, making them very affordable.
#10 Marcus Aurelius coins – The very famous emperor, known for his writings and depicted in the movie Gladiator, his coins being quite popular.
Article by Ilya Zlobin, world-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine coins and beyond.