Ancient & Medieval Gold Coins
Ancient & Medieval Gold Coins - Rare and old Gold coins have been made since King Croesus of Lydia had them struck between 560 and 546 BC. They have been made bearing the likenesses of Alexander the Great and his successors, Roman Emperors and Byzantine Emperors from the late 5th century AD until the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453.
Ancient Gold coins, sometimes called antique Gold coins, make a very desirable collection owing to their history, beauty and the intrinsic value of the Gold itself. They also provide a tangible link to mankind's historic past. By definition, the newest of these coins are at least 550 years old, and the countries and empires that issued them show that these historic Gold coins gave the people that used them confidence in their value because of the Precious Metals they contained. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive prices on all Medieval & Ancient coins.
Ancient Gold and antique Gold coins will bear various sizes and shapes throughout history engraving the likeness of important figures of that time.
What metals were used in ancient Greek coins? Ancient Greek coins were generally made of Gold, Silver or electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of Gold and Silver. Ancient Greek coins were individually handmade.
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This Gold coin dates from the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Phocas (A.D. 602-610). It contains 4.40 grams (0.1416 oz) actual Gold weight and was produced at the Constantinople mint.The obverse shows a facing bust of Phocas with.... Read More