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Ancient Rome

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The span of the Roman Empire lasted from 27 BC until 500 years later with the fall of the Western Roman Empire around 476 AD. The demise was due to many factors including invading barbarians, Christianity displacing the traditional Roman religion, and a complete political collapse. Even though the western half of the empire was defeated, the Eastern Roman Empire continued on for another thousand years in the form of the Byzantine Empire.

Ancient Roman Coins are some of the most popular ancients to collect. There are hundreds of different Roman Coins and even a beginner on a modest budget can find beautiful specimens for their collection that are true works of art.

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  • Trajan Silver Denarius NGC Very Fine

    Struck between 98-117 AD, this 1900 year old silver coin depicts the emperor's bust on the obverse with various implements on the reverse. We are of the opinion that attractive, low-priced Roman Silver is a fantastic value in today's marketplace because of the ability to put together sets for reasonable overall prices. Coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, however, this image is very typical of the quality you can expect when ordering. Great coin for the price and highly recommended. Learn More

    Regular Price: $127.50

    Special Price $119.00

  • Constantine Bronze BI Nummus NGC MS

    Emperor Constantine I is often credited with converting the Roman Empire to Christianity. In fact, though he ended the persecution of Christians and eventually converted, some historians debate the true nature of his faith.After unifying the Roman Empire under his rule in A.D. 324, Constantine rebuilt his seat of his power in largely Christian Byzantium, which was renamed Constantinople and today is Istanbul. The growth of a Christian ruling class under Constantine ensured the faith's increasing and enduring prominence through the Roman, and later Byzantine, Empire. These bronze coins were minted under his heir, Constantine II, between 337-361 A.D. and have been preserved in an uncirculated condition. They have been graded by NGC to be mint state, and all design detail is centered and extremely evident on both sides. If you're looking for a great gift or new addition to your collection without breaking the bank, have a look at these while we have them. Only ten available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $272.25

    Special Price $239.00

  • Gordian III Bronze Sestertius CHXF

    We were offered a small deal of about ten of these gorgeous Bronze Roman coins depicting emperor Gordian III from around 240 B.C. and didn't hesitate to buy them all. For the price, they are some of the best values in our inventory. They are large, round, beautiful coins with a gorgeous overall patina and fantastic eye appeal. Gordian III (238-244 A.D.) is shown on the obverse facing right in a regal glare. Coin depicted may not be the actual coin you receive, however, you can expect very similar quality. Learn More

    Regular Price: $338.10

    Special Price $329.00

  • Gordian III Bronze Sestertius NGC AU

    We were offered a small deal of about ten of these gorgeous Bronze Roman coins depicting emperor Gordian III from around 240 B.C. and didn't hesitate to buy them all. For the price, they are some of the best values in our inventory. They are large, round, beautiful coins with a gorgeous overall patina and fantastic eye appeal. Gordian III (238-244 A.D.) is shown on the obverse facing right in a regal glare. Coin depicted may not be the actual coin you received, however, you can expect very similar quality. We also have two coins available in Choice AU for only $50 more! Learn More

    Regular Price: $393.30

    Special Price $375.00

  • Widow's Mite Bronze Prutahs NGC Choice Very Fine

    Bronze Prutahs, or "Widow's Mites" are mentioned numerous times in biblical scripture and these coins are authentic examples of this revered historic artifact. Most widow's mites are heavily worn due to extensive circulation and their exposure to elements over the past two thousand years, however, we bought a small group of the finest ones from a recent find. Coin pictured may not be the exact coin you receive, however, it's certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Each coin dates back around 2,000 years and comes sealed in an NGC holder certified in Fine condition. Learn More
    $90.81

  • Hound of Cyzicus Electrum Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 4x5

    Absolutely amazing coin and desirable by so many types of collectors, as far as we know this is the earliest depiction of a domesticated animal on human coinage. Struck around 2,550 years ago this 17-gram electrum full stater depicts a hound running left in lifelike fashion atop the totem animal for Mysia, the tunny (tuna fish). If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in the earliest of all coinage: electrum. Electrum is what coins were made of starting 650 B.C.--it is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $6,798.00

  • Gordian III Silver Double-Denarius NGC Extremely Fine

    This large, impressive silver coin dates back to Ancient Rome. Depicting Gordian III, the youngest to rule the empire at 13, this Double Denarius is a solid value in the current marketplace in our opinion, not to mention, it's just cool. NGC Ancients has awarded the high grade of extremely fine to this 1,800+ year old coin. Coin pictured is not the exact coin you will receive, however, it is the quality you can expect. Learn More
    $147.64

  • Roman Commemorative (She Wolf) Constantinian Choice Mint State

    Rome, it was said, was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus. Of course, this was a myth; the city's "foundation myth." In this account, Romulus and Remus were the children of the god Mars and a vestal, Rhea Silvia, a descendant of Aeneas. As babies, they were exposed in the wild, and were suckled by a wolf. Later, when they decided to found a city, they argued about which hill was better, and in the quarrel, Remus was killed. This bronze coin is original and dates back nearly 1700 years--it's a commemorative coin to celebrate the foundation of Rome. It has been preserved in a very high choice-mint condition and clearly depicts two babies underneath a mother wolf. Coin shown may not be the coin you receive but indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $262.50

    Special Price $249.00

  • Roman Commemorative of Constantinopolis (Victory on Prow) Mint State

    Very cool and high grade bronze commemorative of the founding of Constantinople, issued in the early 300's AD. Image on the front shows Constantine in a victorious pose and the goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship. High grade and rather inexpensive given the age and quality. Coin shown may not be the coin you receive but indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $210.00

    Special Price $195.00

  • Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widows Mite Set

    One of the great things about our business is coming into contact with truly remarkable historical artifacts with legitimate collector appeal. Each of these Crucifixion-Era sets contains an original Roman iron nail and an authentic biblical widow's mite coin--both attractively framed in a black matte floating box--all for under $100. The 'Widow's Mite' is a small bronze coin from ancient Judaea which was minted during the Hasmonean Dynasty of 140-37 BC. It is mentioned in the Bible in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4: "He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, 'Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood." The nail comes from the Roman fortress at Inchtuthil, which was the northernmost Roman fortress in England/Scotland. It was likely commissioned in about 82 A.D. by Gnaeus Julius Agricola in his fight against the Caledonian tribes. When it was excavated in the 1950s by Sir Ian Richmond, a large pit was found in the summer of 1960 containing 875,400 complete iron nails ranging from 2-16 inches and weighing 7 tons. The pit was elaborately concealed, and the nails and ironwork were almost certainly buried by the troops to prevent their use in weaponsmithing by the local tribes when they dismantled the fortress before they finally left. Many of the nails were sent to museums as a gift and the rest of the hoard was sold to the public and other interested organizations with an offer of 5 shillings for an 8 to 10-inch nail and 25 shillings for a boxed set of 5 nails. While these nails could not have been used in the crucifixion of Jesus under Pontius Pilate, they are of the same type and manufacture as those that would have been used. The frame's exterior dimensions measure 4" X 4" X 1.5" and it has a strong but pliable film which secures the nail and coin in place. They can be easily removed and handled and replaced in the frame. The frame will stand nicely on your desk or bookshelf. Learn More

    Regular Price: $111.00

    Special Price $95.00

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