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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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Philip II AV Stater, Pella Mint

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Moesia, Callatis AV Stater, poss. Calchedon Mint

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$800 (1 bid)

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Collection of Ancient Coins & Artifacts

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Fallon, NV, USA

$30 (6 bids)

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Ancient Greece. Islands of Attica, Aegina. Silver State

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$2 (1 bid)

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Ancient Greece. Attica, Athens. Silver Drachm

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$35 (2 bids)

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Ancient Greece. Carian Satraps, Mausollus (377-353 BC). Silver Drachm

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$14 (2 bids)

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A quartet of Macedonian Kingdom Silver Drachms

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$24 (2 bids)

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Ancient Greece. Mysia, Pergamon. Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greece. Pamphylia, Aspendos (circa 4th century BC). Silver Stater

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$2 (1 bid)

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Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochus VIII Grypos (121-96 BC). Silver Tetradrachm

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$14 (2 bids)

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A trio of Imperial Roman Denarii

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$6 (2 bids)

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Ancient Rome. Theodosius I (379-395 AD) Silver Siliqua

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$30 (2 bids)

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A tube of larger foreign silver coins

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$150 (6 bids)

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Bukhara Khanate, Manghits (as a vassal state of Russia)

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$28 (4 bids)

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244-249 A.D. Greek Imperial Philip I Coin.

July 30, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Clearwater, FL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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SELEUKID KINGDOM, DEMETRIOS II (145-140 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 28MM (F)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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CALABRIA TARAS (473-460 BC) AR DIDRACHM COIN, 25MM (VF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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BOEOTIA THEBES (378-338 BC) AR STATER COIN, 23 MM (VF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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KINGDOM OF MACEDON PHILIP II (359-336 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN 24MM (VF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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LYDIA TRALLEIS (189-133 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 29MM (VF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SELEUKID KINGDOM, DEMETRIOS II, 2ND REIGN (129-125 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 30MM (VF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SELEUKID KINGDOM, ANTIOCHOS VIII, (121-96 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 28MM (F)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SELEUKID KINGDOM, ANTIOCHOS X (94-83 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 29MM (XF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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SELEUKID KINGDOM, PHILIP PHILADELPHOS (93-83 BC) AR TETRADRACHM COIN, 29MM (XF)

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Greek Silver Tetrobol, 281-200 B.C.

July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Rare Ancient Roman Coin, Trajan Decius 249-251 AD

July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$75 (1 bid)

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22 Roman/Byzantine/Islamic silver and coins and tokens

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Montrose, CA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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A lot of 22 mixed ancient coins

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Montrose, CA, USA

$140 (3 bids)

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A lot of 3 ancient counterfeiter's molds

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Montrose, CA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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A Set of 3 Silver Coins of Ancient Persia Parthian Empire

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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246-225 BC Seleucid Kingdom Seleucus II NGC Ch VF

August 19, 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

August 19, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Early Uninscribed - Selsey Dahlia Mane Variant Gold Quarter Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Catuvellauni - Addedomaros - Gold Spiral Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Catuvellauni - Addedomaros - Crescent Cross Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Catuvellauni - Addedomaros - Crescent Cross Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Classic Variant Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£900 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Plastic Variant Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£900 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Wild Ring Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Classic Variant Gold Quarter Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Wild Gold Quarter Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Wild Variant Gold Quarter Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Horseman Unit

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Horseman Unit

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Trinovantes and Catuvellauni - Cunobelin - Wreath Silver Unit

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Cantiaci - Dubnovellaunus - Serpent Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Cantiaci - Early Uninscribed - Corded Triangle Gold Quarter Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Cantiaci - Dragon Cross Silver Unit

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£130 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Iceni - Freckenham Flower Big Wheel Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Iceni - Norfolk Wolf Right Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Eastern Uninscribed - Essex Eagle Silver Unit

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Iceni - Freckenham Flower Two Wheels Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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Celtic Iron Age Coins - Danubian Celts - Imitative Herakles Tetradrachm

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Macedonia - Alexander III (the Great) - Nike Gold Stater

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£3,000 (starting bid)

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Ancient Greek Coins - Macedonia - Alexander III (the Great) - Zeus Tetradrachm

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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