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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  1. 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.

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    $960.00
  2. 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
  3. Julius Caesar Gold Aureus NGC CHVF 5x4 -4.62%
    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
    Now Only $9,950.00 Regular Price $10,432.00
  4. Trajan Silver Denarius NGC Very Fine -6.67%
    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
    Now Only $119.00 Regular Price $127.50
  5. Constantius II NGC Mint State -12.21%
    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
    Now Only $239.00 Regular Price $272.25
  6. Gordian III Bronze Sestertius CHXF -2.69%
    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
    Now Only $329.00 Regular Price $338.10
  7. Tiberius Gold Aureus Liva as Pax NGC AU 5x3
    ROMAN 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
  8. Gordian III Bronze Sestertius NGC AU -4.65%
    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
    Now Only $375.00 Regular Price $393.30
  9. Antoninus Pius Silver Denarius NGC MS Star 5x5 -1.52%
    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
    Now Only $1,495.00 Regular Price $1,518.00
  10. 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
  11. Otho Silver Denarius NGC CHVF
    Otho (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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widows Mite Set -14.41%
    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
    Now Only $95.00 Regular Price $111.00
  16. Roman Commemorative of Constantinopolis (Victory on Prow) Mint State -7.14%
    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
    Now Only $195.00 Regular Price $210.00
  17. Amastris Silver Didrachm-Stater NGC CHVF -4.19%
    Amastris Silver Didrachm-Stater NGC CHVF
    The only one we have ever seen in any condition, this intricate 2,300 year old stater is one of a kind. Learn More
    Now Only $2,150.00 Regular Price $2,244.00
  18. Marcian Gold Solidus NGC GEMMS 5X5
    GEM Mint State Byzantine gold--recently sold to a Texas collector. Learn More
    $6,930.00
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  19. Phocas Gold Solidus NGC GEMMS 5x5
    GEM Mint State Byzantine gold--recently sold to a Texas collector. Learn More
    $7,194.00
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  20. Faustina, Sr. Silver Denarius NGC Extremely Fine -3.33%
    Faustina, Sr. Silver Denarius NGC Extremely Fine
    Struck between 98-117 AD, this 1900 year old silver coin depicts the bust of Faustina, Sr. (the mother of famed emperor Marcus Aurelius and beloved to the empire) 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. Also, Roman coins depicting women are far scarcer than those depicting men. 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
    Now Only $145.00 Regular Price $150.00
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