Ancient/Medieval Silver & Bronze Coins
Ancient & Medieval Silver & Bronze Coins - The first Roman silver coins, the Didrachms, were struck around 280 BC along with cast bronze Aes Grave. The pre-Denarius silver coins, 280 BC to 211 BC, were called Didrachms. The Coin Reform of 211 BC made the Denarius the main silver coin and the Aes the main bronze coin. The coins of the Roman Empire began with the first Emperor Augustus in 41 BC. The main coins being the silver Denarius and the bronze As. These splendid old coins were de-based over the years, and in 215 AD the double Denarius, named Antoninianus, was issued.
Medieval coins are from the period of history also known as the Dark Ages. On our calendar, it is the millenium period from approximately 500 to 1500 AD. Most of the coins of this era were crudely struck, but they come from a part of history where man was basically fighting to survive. The average life expectancy was about 30 years, and the Black Death (aka Bubonic Plague) killed one-third of the population of Europe. This was also the period of history when the collapse of the Roman Empire gave rise to some of the nations of Europe that exist today.
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Certified Roman Empire silver! Silver Denarius of diefied Empress Faustina Sr., wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius who reigned from 138-161 AD. This is referred to as the posthumous issue since she died in 140 AD Obverse: Bust right. DIVA .... Read More
This silver Denarius of Geta (full name: Publius Septimus Geta Augustus) as Caesar was struck during the brief time he was emperor (209-211 AD). He ruled jointly with his father (Septimus Servius), and olde.... Read More
The Kingdom of Cappadocia was located in what is now modern day Turkey. It thrived as a kingdom from the 4th century BC until 17 AD when it became a Rom.... Read More
This 12-coin collection of Judea is from the time of Jesus. In Jesus' time, a wide variety of ancient coins circulated in the Holy Land. Coins of the Selucids of Syria, Nabataeans of Jordan, Roman and various Jud.... Read More
Silver Denarius issued during the brief reign of Elagabalus (218 - 222 AD), 25th Emperor of the Roman Empire. Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus facing right - IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Reverses can vary: Typ.... Read More
Roman Empire silver coins!: Silver Denarius of the emperor Antoninus Pius 138 - 161 AD (18mm, 2.6g). Obverse: Bust right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIReverse: Designs may vary. Graded XF by NGC..... Read More
Obverse: Bust right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Reverse: INDVLGENTIA AVGG / IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis on lion leaping over water. Dea Caelestis was the principa.... Read More
This Silver Denarius was issued during the reign of Emperor Gordian III (A.D. 238-244). The obverse features a right facing bust of Gordian III and the words "IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG". The reverse shows Laetit.... Read More
Nice Roman silver coin! This silver Denarius was struck sometime between 160 and 169 AD. During this time Lucius Veras was co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Obverse: Bust right. IMP M ANTONIVS AVGReverse: May vary. Coins in .... Read More
Coins of Alexander III (The Great)! Silver Tetradrachm (24mm, 17 g), 336 - 323 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing a lion skin right.Reverse: Zeus seated left holding a septer and an eagle. ALEXANDROY to right of Zeus. A real piece of.... Read More