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Historic Coins

This section is reserved for any coins (mainly in replaceable quantities) that have interesting

 stories behind Emperors, kings, battles and legends that made history!

 

History can be studied in books, but it is so much more exciting to hold that history in your own hands! Reading a coin is not only about identifying an assayer or a rare mint; sometimes it is all about a monarch, king, emperor or tyrant who made history, or maybe a legend that was passed from generation to generation. These coins provide a key for opening the door to world history and treasuring the past.

 

 

Greek Coins

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Islands off Thrace, Thasos, AR tetradrachm, ca. 140-110 BC. Islands off Thrace, Thasos, AR tetradrachm, ca. 140-110 BC. HGC 6, 359. 16.89 grams. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Herakles standing left, holding club, lion skin draped over arm; M to inner left. Lustrous, non-toned XF on a broad flan with full details. j011504076003 $795
Corinthia, Corinth, AR stater, ca. 300 BC, Pegasus. Kings of Cappadocia, AR tetradrachm, Ariarathos VII Philometer, ca. 106-101/0 BC, struck in the name and types of Antiochos VII of Syria, Ariaratheia or Eusebia-Tyana mint, struck ca. 104-2 BC. 16.53 grams. Diademed head of Antiochos VII right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram above A to outer left, O to inner left, monogram to inner right; all within laurel wreath. j021503141005 $495
Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, Sardes mint. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, Sardes mint. j011811071001 $295
Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, Sardes mint. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, posthumous issue. 4.27 grams. j031918181004 $195
Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, Sardes mint. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, posthumous issue. 4.14 grams. j031918181005 $195
Thessaly, Larissa, AR didrachm, 350-325 BC. Thessaly, Larissa, AR didrachm, 350-325 BC. 5.93 grams. AU, choice example with luster and especially well-struck bust and smooth fields. j101816112006 $795

Roman Coins

Roman Empire, AR denarius, Vespasian, 69-70 AD. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Vespasian, 69-70 AD. Small, thick flan with bold portrait of Vespasian, XF details, attractively toned all over. j071303807005 $295
Roman Empire, AR antoninianus, Postumus, 259-268 AD.

Romano-Gallic Emperor, Postumus. AR antoninianus, AD 260-269.Treveri (Trier) mint. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Providentia standing left, holding scepter and globe. RIC V 80.

j101214031009 $95

Other Historical Coins

Genoa, Italy, AR denaros, Genoa, Italy, AR denaros, "crusader coins," 1139-1339 AD. Popular type coin that widely circulated among the Crusaders and within the Crusader States. Nice examples. 6 available. j081804625005-10 $95 each
Anglo-Gallic Aquitaine (Poitou), deniers, Richard I Anglo-Gallic Aquitaine (Poitou), deniers, Richard I "lionheart" (as Count of Poitou, 1172-85), PICTAVENSIS on obverse, cross on reverse. Typically thin and round, with full legend around cross, lightly toned AVF. j031103316002 $150
Hall in Swabia (Germany), handhellers, ca. 1200s-1300s. Hall in Swabia (Germany), handhellers, ca. 1200s-1300s. Popular medieval coins (typically thin and small) with open-palm hand as the main design. j031203531009 $70
Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418), "Dracula coin," type with Mircea standing with spear. Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418, Dracula's grandfather), type with Mircea standing with spear. Nicely toned Fine with small chip in rim, popular as the coinage circulating in the time and place of the legendary Count Dracula, more accurately known as Vlad III Tzepesh or "Vlad the Impaler" j031918181001 $175
Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418), "Dracula coin," shield type. Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418, Dracula's grandfather), shield type. Bold, full VF details with contrasting toning, popular issue as circulated in the place and time of Vlad III Dracula, AKA "Vlad the Impaler." j031918181002 $165
Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418), "Dracula coin," shield type. j031918181003 Wallachia (Romania), silver ducat, Mircea the Old (1386-1418, Dracula's grandfather), shield type. weak strike, VF details with no toning, popular issue as circulated in the place and time of Vlad III Dracula, AKA "Vlad the Impaler." j031918181003 $165

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Japan, silver ichi-bu gins (1 bu), mid-1800s, "Samurai coins." Popular rectangular "Samurai coins" (larger version) with Japanese characters (3 on one side and 5 on the other) inside borders of dots, nice XF, 20 available. Japan, 1 bu (ichi-bu gins, "samurai coins"), mid-1800s. Each about 8.7 grams, 25mm x 15mm, 81% fine. Popular rectangular coins (larger version) with Japanese characters (3 on one side and 5 on the other) inside borders of dots, nice XF. 9 available. j071507191032-40 $65 each
Japan, silver is-shu gins (1 shu), Tokugawa Shogunate, struck 1837-69. Japan, 1 shu (is-shu gins, "samurai coins"), mid-1800s. Each about 1.8 grams, 15mm x 9.5mm, 88% fine. Popular rectangular coins (smaller version) with Japanese characters (3 on one side and 5 on the other) inside borders of dots, nicely toned XF. 4 available. j071507191019-20 $35 each

     

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