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Sometime around 650 B.C. ancient coins made their first appearance. Below you will find some of the oldest, most beautiful, and unique ancient gold and silver coins in our inventory. Learn more here...

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  • Trajan Gold Aureus NGC Choice Fine 5x4

    What a great coin for the price! Struck between 98-117 AD, this Roman gold coin depicts the emperor's bust on the obverse in lifelike fashion. Emperor Trajan is one of the most revered of all Roman rulers and coins bearing his likeness are in high demand, particularly those around this price-point. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $4,485.00

  • Syria Augustus Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5X4

    One of the larger, more attractive silver designs you will encounter and a solid value for the price, in our opinion. Augustus was one of the more noteworthy early rulers of Ancient Rome and higher-end coins bearing his likeness, like this one, are in very high demand. The size is similar to that of a modern silver dollar. Augustus is considered the founder of the Roman empire and had the longest reign of 41 years, starting from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D. He was quite productive in expanding the realm and strengthened infrastructure by developing a standing army, police force, a courier system and a fire department. For the money, we love the overall look of the coin and it circulated around the time that Jesus was born, making it highly desirable to many types of collectors. recommended for the price and just a great coin in all regards! Learn More
    $2,175.00

  • Roman Empire Silver Denarius Julius Caesar CHXF NGC

    Julius Caesar is a name that has resonated throughout human history, so coins struck during his reign are highly collectible. Struck around 44 B.C., this coin has a very dark and original overall look with cabinet toning. These coins are rare in any condition and we have handled only a handful over the last 30 years. Learn More
    $8,970.00

  • Carthage Silver 1/2 Shekel General Hannibal MS NGC

    We have never had the opportunity to offer a silver half-shekel issued by Hannibal in 210 B.C and this happens to be one of the absolute finest examples that NGC has ever graded. Awarded a lofty mint state grade, for the money this is a great coin given the fact that an extremely fine example recently brought over $5K at auction. The obverse depicts what is thought to be a lifelike rendition of the famous General and the reverse depicts an elephant, the animal used by Hannibal to win battles. This is an epic coin and its importance cannot be overstated. Hannibal is one of the most renowned Generals in human history, and this half silver shekel is the highest grade that NGC has ever awarded for this rare issue. Learn More

    Regular Price: $10,971.00

    Special Price $10,750.00

  • Lydia Gold Heavy Stater 561-546 BC XF NGC

    Coinage first started around 650 B.C. and a hundred years later, King Croesus of Lydia issued the first series of gold and silver coinage, struck in different sizes implying different monetary values. This particular coin is the largest, referred to as a full stater. This is an incredibly rare, museum-quality coin in any condition and its importance cannot be overstated. In addition, this is referred to as the "Heavy" version, implying the older design and heavier gold content. This is listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins and we believe these to be undervalued at current price levels, particularly when compared to US Coinage. Remember, these are 2,600 years old. The obverse depicts a lion and bull, thought to imply strength and virility. The reverse shows an incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. This is an amazing piece of human monetary history in all regards. Learn More
    $36,570.00

  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC Choice XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Choice Extremely Fine condition. Learn More

    Regular Price: $294.50

    Special Price $219.00

  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Extremely Fine condition. Highly recommended and quite large in size--nearly the size of a modern-day quarter. Learn More

    Regular Price: $256.50

    Special Price $189.00

  • Pamphylia Silver "Wrestler" Stater NGC Very Fine

    Struck nearly 2,400 years ago, this extremely well-struck silver tetradrachm is far nicer than most we encounter. Typically very worn with poor centering, this particular example is very pleasing overall. The obverse depicts two lifelike wrestlers, reminiscent of the earliest Olympic games. Very nice coin for the money and reasonably priced, as well. Learn More

    Regular Price: $600.00

    Special Price $499.00

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  • Postumus BI Double-Denarius NGC Mint State

    Superb Bronze from the Roman Age of Chaos Struck over 1,700 years ago, these impressive Bronze Double Denarius coins are preserved in a fantastic mint state condition. Struck under Emperor Postumus who ruled from 260-269 A.D. during the Roman "Age of Chaos"---they are beautiful remnants of a time when Rome was coming apart at the seams due to invasions and political turmoil. The obverse depicts the emperor wearing a crown, facing right, with remarkable detail on both sides. Highly recommended and only 15 available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $288.75

    Special Price $239.00

  • Constantius II NGC Mint State

    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

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