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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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  • 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

  • Julius Caesar Gold Aureus NGC CHVF 5x4

    The first Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, is known around the world over 2,000 years after his demise. This gold stater has seen circulation in the past and it makes you wonder just where it has been. Learn More

    Regular Price: $10,432.00

    Special Price $9,950.00

  • Septimius Severus Roman Silver Denarius NGC MS

    Gorgeous, high end and affordable mint condition example of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Typically found in circulated grades, this is an attractive mint condition example. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Severus ruled from 193-211 AD. Learn More
    $363.00

  • Julia Domna Roman Silver Denarius NGC MS

    Gorgeous, high end and affordable mint condition example of Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. Typically found in circulated grades, this is an attractive mint condition example. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $363.00

  • Severus Alexander Roman Silver Denarius NGC MS

    Gorgeous, high end and affordable mint condition example of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander. Typically found in circulated grades, this is an attractive mint condition example. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Severus Alexander ruled from 222-235 AD. Learn More
    $363.00

  • Widow's Mite Bronze Prutahs NGC Extremely 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 Extremely Fine condition. Learn More
    $126.00

  • Antoninus Pius Silver Denarius NGC MS Star 5x5

    Antoninus Pius was the father of Marcus Aurelius and is one of the Twelve Good Emperors of Rome. This attractive, mint condition silver denarius has been awarded the STAR designation from NGC implying it to have exceptional eye appeal--along with having 5/5 strike an surfaces. Great coin for the price. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,518.00

    Special Price $1,495.00

  • Judaea Bronze Prutah NGC Fine

    Prominently featured in the "Money of the Bible" book, these authentic bronze prutah coins were issued in Judea sometime around 40 A.D. Often referred to as Widow's Mites and referenced in biblical scripture, each coin was struck by hand and no two coins are exactly alike. NGC has certified them in Fine condition and they have great detail, especially when you consider their low prices. Coin shown may not be the exact coin you receive, however, indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $61.25

    Special Price $59.00

  • 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: $108.78

    Special Price $95.00

  • 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

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