Coins from Ancient Rome are incredibly popular today. They were struck primarily in gold, silver, and bronze and oftentimes depict the emperor who was in power when the coins were issued.
Coins of the Ancient Roman empire can vary widely in price and quality, offering collectors lots of options. All coins offered by Austin Rare Coins & Bullion are certified and graded by NGC Ancients. (Download Your 8 Page Ancient Coin Buyers Guide)
- Biblical-Era Bronze Prutah "Widow's Mite" Choice Very FineNow Only $95.00 Regular Price $126.00
- Roman Silver Double-Denarius NGC Mint StateNow Only $445.00 Regular Price $471.25
- Vespasian Gold Aureus NGC CHXF 5x3Now Only $14,850.00 Regular Price $15,040.00
- Nero Gold Aureus NGC XF 4x4Now Only $15,750.00 Regular Price $16,000.00
- Gordian III Gold Aureus NGC MS 5x4Now Only $19,950.00 Regular Price $20,480.00
- Pontius Pilate Bronze Prutah 26-36 AD - Choice FineNow Only $449.00 Regular Price $472.50
- Pontius Pilate Bronze Prutah 26-36 AD - Fine QualityNow Only $320.00 Regular Price $337.50
Coinage from this era, even though these coins were struck over 2,000 years ago, is a tangible and impressive reminder of the greatness of Rome. Coinage was not only struck as a means for commerce but also as propaganda to spread messages of their current leader across the vast empire.
The primary coins of the era were the Gold Aureus, the Silver Denarius, and copper coins of various sizes. Typically Roman coinage had an image of the emperor on the obverse. On the reverse deities like Mars the god of war, or Venus the goddess of love,– would adorn the coins. One of the most famous and desirable coins in human history the Ides Of March Silver Denarius, was struck by Brutus after he and others assassinated Julius Caesar on the steps of the Roman Capitol.
Bronze coins were struck in different sizes worth different values-- with the most popular and impressive coin referred to as a Sestertius. Silver coins were issued by Ancient Rome, with the most popular size called a denarius. They also issued Double Denarii, worth twice the value of a normal denarius.
Prices start as low as a hundred dollars for circulated more common issues, while higher-end rarities can bring five or six figures depending upon their quality and rarity.
If you 're interested in learning more about Roman coinage, you should request our 8-page Ancient coin report. It is loaded with history, picture and description to give you a solid foundation of knowledge and ideas of how to go about collecting Roman Coinage . If you're searching for ancient Roman coins, look no further than the collection above. Popular in current times, these coins were generally struck to depict the emperor in power at the time of issue.
Whether it's Ancient Roman gold coins or Ancient Roman silver coins you're after, you're sure to find it at Austin Rare Coins.
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