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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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Silver copy? Antique ANCIENT coin

March 30, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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Ancient Gold Coin Ca 50 AD: Kushan, Kanishka I

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 3.7-gr

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 3.80gr

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 4.1-gr

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin Grandson of Kushan Period Vasudeva

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin Late Kushan Period Shaka

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Persian Coin 1st C A.D

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Silver Coin 40 BC Afghanistan 24mm, 9-grams

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Ancient Silver Tetradrachm of King Eucratides Coin 17-gr

March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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A septet of Umayyad and Ghaznavid Coinage

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

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1/2c 1856 A strong VF or better

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

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323-281 BC Thrace Lysimachus Gold AV Stater

April 7, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Bonita Springs, FL, USA

$2,800 (starting bid)

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80-65 BC Greek King Baktria Amyntas Silver Coin

April 8, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Clinton, TN, USA

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43 Ancient Indian Dump and Misc

April 9, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
South Bend, IN, USA

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47 Ancient Coins

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South Bend, IN, USA

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