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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- Augustus Silver Denarius NGC XF 4x2
The charging bull seen on this and many other coins of Augustus is thought to be a reference to his father's victory near the Greco-Italian city of Thurium (Thourioi in Lucania) over a rebellious band of slaves. Augustus was actually given the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus at birth to mark the event. The symbol of Thurium, seen on many of its ancient Greek coins was a very similar charging bull.
Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (21mm, 3.58g NGC XF Obverse: Head of Augustus facing left. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Reverse: Bull butting, IMP X below.
Minted at Lugdunum (modern-day Lyons, France), 14 - 12 BC. The obverse legend "AVGVSTVS DIVI F" means "Augustus, Son of a god". Augustus was the adopted son of Julius Caesar. By this time, Caesar had been officially diefied.
Rare to find with Augustus facing left.Learn More$960.00Out of stock
- Tiberius Gold Aureus Liva as Pax NGC AU 5x3ROMAN EMPIRE. TIBERIUS, AD 14-37 Gold Aureus 7.76g Struck at Lugdunum (Lyon). Obv. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right. Rev. PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right holding scepter and olive branch, her feet resting on footstool. NGC AU Strike 5/5 Surface 3/5 Learn More$10,560.00
- 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
- Hadrian Silver Denarius NGC Very Fine**NEW COIN IMAGE WITH ACCURATE GRADE COMING SOON** Struck between 117-138 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$115.01
- Widow's Mite Bronze Prutahs NGC Extremely FineBronze 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 5x5Antoninus 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 MoreNow Only $1,495.00 Regular Price $1,518.00
- 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
- Roman Commemorative of Constantinopolis (Victory on Prow) Mint StateVery 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 MoreNow Only $195.00 Regular Price $210.00
- Widow's Mite Bronze Prutahs NGC Choice Very FineBronze 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