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Ancient Coins

Coins first arose in the early Iron Age to better store and transport value, as the previously used ingots became bulky and unwieldy for traveling merchants. Many of these early coins were stamped from electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. These electrum coins were eventually displaced by pure silver and pure gold coinage as smelting techniques improved.

The type and worth of a coin was often defined by the powerful city states of the time. King Croesus of Lydia (present-day Turkey) is credited with creating the gold and silver standard. Later, Athens used their trade power to popularize their particular standard of silver coins. While all of Greece’s city states used a drachm as a measure of value, the actual weight varied from location... Read more

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Collection of authentic replicas of ancient coins in shadow box

May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1944 MALARIA MOSQUITO BOOKLET

May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Ancient Phillip II of Macedonia Bronze Coin

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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300-200 B.C. Histiaia, Euboia Silver Tetrabol

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Structo Tanker

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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3D Artwork

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Mickey Mouse Lithographs

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Native American

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Native American

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Native American

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Native American

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Native American

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Navajo Saddle blanket

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Navajo Saddle blanket

May 11, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Kinzers, PA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
South Cerney, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Alexander The Great of Macedon, Ar Tetradrachm, FDC

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD65 (2 bids)

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Philip II, Ar Tetradrachm, 359-336 BC

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (1 bid)

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Nice Early Athenian Owl, 455-449 B.C.

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (1 bid)

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May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

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Ancient Greece, Philip II, Gold Stater, 359-336 BCE

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (1 bid)

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A Set of 3 Silver Coins of Ancient Persia Parthian Empire

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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An Ancient Babylonian Silver Coin Index, Mazaeus- Alexander the Great

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Calabre - Taras - Drachme  (302-281 av J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€130 (starting bid)

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Italie - Lucanie - Héraclée - Drachme (370-281 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Italie - Lucanie - Métaponte - Statère à l'épi (330-330 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Sicile - Syracuse - Tétradrachme de groupe V (450-439 av. J.-C)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€350 (starting bid)

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Sicile - Katane - Bronze (ap 212 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Sicile - Syracuse - Petit bronze (212 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Sicile - Syracuse - Petit bronze (212 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Sicile - Syracuse - Bronze (344-336 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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Royaume de Macédoine - Eion - Trihémiobole (460-400 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Royaume de Macédoine - Néopolis - Hémidrachme (411-348 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Royaume de Péonie - Patraos - Tétradrachme (340-315 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€350 (starting bid)

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Thrace - Cherronesas - Hémidrachme au protomé de lion (400-350 av J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€60 (starting bid)

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Thrace - Apollonia Pontika - Drachme à la gorgone (450-400 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Thrace - Istros - Quart de statère (IVème siècle av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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Thrace - Thasos - Trihémiobole au satyre (411-350 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Illyrie - Phokis - Obole (478-460 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€130 (starting bid)

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Illyrie - Anaktorion - Statère au Pégase (350-300 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Attique - Athènes - Tétradrachme (350-306 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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Attique - Athènes - Tétradrachme (350-306 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Péloponèse - Sikyon - Drachme (360-330 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Royaume de Pont - Amisos - Drachme (400-350 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Sinope - Sinope Ier - Drachme - (370 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Eolide - Larissa Phrikonis - Petit bronze (4e siècle av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€40 (starting bid)

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Ionie - Héraclée du Latmos - Tétradrachme (150-142 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Ionie - Alexandre III - Tétradrachme (201 av. J.-C.) (Samos)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Lydie - Darius Ier - Darique d'argent

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€50 (starting bid)

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Carie - Rhodes - Drachme (167-88 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€50 (starting bid)

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Pamphylie - Sidé - Tétradrachme (400-375 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Lycaonie - Laranda - Obole (4ème siècle av J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€50 (starting bid)

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Siculo-Puniques - Carthage - Statère d'or (290-280 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Philippe II - Statère (359-336 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€3,400 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Statère (310-312 av J.-C., Alexandrie)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€2,500 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Philippe II - Petit bronze (359-336 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€30 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Tétradrachme (336-323 av. J.-C., Amphipolis)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Tétradrachme (336-323 av. J.-C., Ake)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€450 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Tétradrachme (336-323 av. J.-C., Macédoine)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Drachme à l'Héraclès (336-323 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Macédoine - Alexandre III - Bronze moyen (336-323 av. J.-C.)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€30 (starting bid)

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