Ancient Roman Coins
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 MSEmperor 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 MoreNow Only $225.00 Regular Price $272.25
- Antoninus Pius Gold Aureus NGC VF 5x4 Fine Style
The emperor depicted on this gold aureus was none other than the father who adopted Marcus Aurelius. The emperor is shown on the obverse in royal fashion and details are fully evident with clean even wear on the high points. This coin has received the fine style designation implying it to be of the highest artistic quality.
Ancient coins like this Antoninus Pius Gold Aureus are beautiful, miniature works of art, and true pieces of history. They tell stories of ancient times and ancient traditions.
Antoninus was born with the name Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus. He was born near Lanuvium A.D. 86. Antoninus was adopted by Emperor Hadrian on February 25th, A.D. 138 only months before he died. When Hadrian passed away on July 2nd, 138 of congestive heart failure after his long reign, Antoniunus ascended the throne. Antoninus carried out the same plan for his sucessor when he died March 7th, 161... he was suceeded by Marcus Aurelius whom he had also adopted.Learn MoreNow Only $6,925.00 Regular Price $7,250.00
- Coson Gold Stater in Mint State
It's remarkable that you can acquire a 2000 year old gold coin in mint condition for under $2000. These fascinating gold staters depict 3 soldiers in procession on the front with an intricate Eagle holding an Olive wreath on the back.Coin shown may not be the exact coin you receive but indicative of the quality you can expect when graded by NGC Ancients in Mint State.Now Only $1,895.00 Regular Price $1,957.50
- Gordian III Bronze Sestertius CHXFWe 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 MoreNow Only $329.00 Regular Price $338.10
- Caracalla Roman Silver Denarius XF to CHXF - Quality
The obverse is a portrait of the Emperor, Caracalla. The various reverses feature military and mythological themes. This coin, is a genuine ancient Roman Silver Denarius, struck during the reign of Caracalla.
Please know that we have several coins all of which are in XF or Choice-XF quality. The coin pictured may now be the exact coin that you will receive but all coins are similar in grade and eye appeal.Learn More$145.20
- Otho Silver Denarius NGC CHVFOtho (AD 69), Silver Denarius, 3.22g, 6h. Otho (AD 69), Silver Denarius, NGC CHVF Mint of Rome. IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, head facing right. Rev. Victory advancing left. An excellent example of one of the rarest Roman Emperors -Otho. Hardly any examples have been certified by NGC because they normally come badly damaged. To find a high quality example without breaking the bank for your Twelve Caesar set Learn More$2,244.00
- Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widows Mite SetOne 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 MoreNow Only $95.00 Regular Price $111.00
- Septimius Severus Silver Denarius MS - Quality
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.
Please know that we have several coins all of which are in MS quality. The coin pictured may not be the exact coin that you will receive but all coins are similar in grade and eye appeal.Learn More$363.00Out of stock