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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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UNUSUAL COIN

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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ATTIQUE - ATHÈNES

September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Antibes, France

€300 (starting bid)

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Ancient times coin

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM CET
Neuleiningen, Germany

€2 (starting bid)

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52-60 AD Judaea Antoniva Felix Coin

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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160-145 BC Bactria Menander Coin

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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359-336BC Macedonian Kingdom Phillip II Coin

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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336-323BC Macedonian Kingdom Alexander the Great III Coin

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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5th Century BC Sarmatia Olbia Cast Bronze Ancient Dolphin Coins

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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160-145 BC Bactria Menander Coin

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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Ancient Coins

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$75 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Licinius Follis Coin (313 - 315 AD )

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Ancient Coin,Constantine, Romulus Remus, Urbs Roma

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Rare Greek Bronze Coin, Zeus ( 450 BC - 100 AD )

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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115-95 BC SILVER DRACHM BAKTRIA ANACS EF 45  EXCELLENT STRIKE

October 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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284-263 BC Pergamene Kingdom Philetaerus NGC CH F

October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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246-225 BC Seleucid Kingdom Seleucus II NGC Ch VF

October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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246-225 BC Seleucid Kingdom Seleucus II NGC XF

October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Spanish 8 Reales Atocha Shipwreck Coin 25.90g

October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Pertinax - Providentia Paduan Sestertius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Claudius - 'DV' Countermarked - Spes Ancient Fake Sestertius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Domitian - Minerva Denarii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Severus Alexander and Maximinus I - Denarii Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Antoninus Pius - Denarii Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Vespasian - Denarii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins Acarnania - Pegasus Stater

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Geta - Genius Denarius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Caracalla - Securitas Denarius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Gallienus and Salonina - Antoninianii Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Provincial Tetradrachm Issues Group [7]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Postumus and Probus - Antoninianii Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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English Tudor Coins - Henry VIII - York - Posthumous Halfgroat

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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English Tudor Coins - Elizabeth I - Sixpence and Threepences Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Philip I - Pax Sestertius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Severus Alexander - Jupiter Sestertius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Diva Faustina - Ceres Denarii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) - Juno Lucina Denarius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I) - Concordia Antoninianii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Faustina I - Fecunditas and Juno Denarii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Plautilla (wife of Caracalla) - Venus Denarius

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Julia Domna - Pietas and Pudicitia Denarii Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Olbia - Dolphin Money and Other Bronzes Group [7]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Lydia - Kneeling Archer Siglos Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Miletus 1/12 Stater Group [5]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Hepthalites - Kabul Valley - Dirhams Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Hepthalites - Kabul Valley - Dirham Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Hepthalites - Kabul Valley - Dirham Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Mixed Silver Issues Group [8]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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World Coins - Islamic - Mixed Silver Issues Group [12]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Denarius, Siliqua and Follis Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Roman Imperial Coins - Aelius to Arcadius - Denarii and Siliqua Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Macedonia - Alexander III (the Great) Drachm Group [2]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Sassanian - Khusru II - Dirham Group [4]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Ionia - Ephesus - Cistophoris Tetradrachm [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Mysia - Kyzikos - Lion/Boar Hemiobol Group [3]

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Iron Age Celtic Coins - Durotriges - Cranborne Chase Silver Stater

October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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