GOLD. The word in itself connotes opulence, greatness, beauty and power. This guide is designed to teach you about the various different coins possible to collect. What is shown in this video and the article with pictures of the items from the video are ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and world coins, along with several artifacts of interest, all sharing one thing in common, being made of GOLD! May this guide inspire you, or perhaps just show you the art and history of ancient coins. The coins shown in this video and article are coins available in my Ancient Greek Roman and Biblical Coin eBay store
. Where along with gold, I have coins made of silver and bronze also, with bronze being most plentiful, so this way I have something for everyone, whether you are a beginner collector or want to pick out a unique gift, for under $50 (a beautiful bronze) coin I have what you need. You can see what I have offered at this moment:
The Different types of Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and World Coins
This is just a small selection of the vast world of the various ancient and world coins available for sale. The benefit that my patrons have in dealing with me is my vast experience of having worked with over 55,000 items which allows you to leverage my many years experience, along with a large over 14,000 item inventory to select some really interesting and rare numismatic items and antiquities. I guarantee all of my items authentic for a lifetime, and provide them with a professional Certificate of Authenticity with professional research and photographs of the item.
Read on to see the pictures and the descriptions of the different coins I displayed in the video above.
Brutus Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek Koson GOLD Coin i53480
Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar Gold Propaganda Coin with Obverse of his silver Coin from 54 B.C. with his famous ancestor L. Brutus Struck under: Dynast of Thrace: Koson Gold Stater 20mm (8.40 grams) Struck After 44 B.C. Reference: RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF. KOΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two lictors; BR monogram to left Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.
Rheskuporis II & Caracalla Electrum Gold Alloy 216AD Bosporus Greek Coin i53478
Kingdom of Bosporus Rheskuporis II - King, circa 211-227 A.D. Rheskuporis II & Caracalla Electrum Stater 18mm (7.39 grams) Struck year 513 of Pontic Era (starting October, 297 B.C.), 216/217 A.D. Reference: Anohin 633g; MacDonald 556/5; Sear GIC 5482 var. ΒΑCΙΛЄѠC ΡΗCΚΟΠΟΡIΔΟC, His diademed and draped bust right. Laureate and draped bust of Roman emperor Caracalla right; date ΓΙΦ below; star in field to right.
VALENTINIAN I 364AD Authentic Ancient Gold Solidus Roman Coin CHI-RHO i52152
Valentinian I - Roman Emperor: 364-375 A.D. - Gold Solidus 21mm (4.34 grams) Antioch mint: 364-367 A.D. Reference: RIC IX 2a DN. VALENTINIANVS P. F. AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE, Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum with Chi-Rho banner and crowning Victory on globe, ANTI☼ in exergue.
ARCADIUS 397AD Constantinople AV Gold Solidus Ancient Roman Gold Coin i52891
Arcadius - Roman Emperor: 383-408 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (4.51 grams) Constantinople mint, circa 397-402 A.D. Reference: RIC 7 D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, helmeted, raped and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield. CONCORDIA AVG G S, Helmeted Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding scepter and Victory on globe placing wrewath atop head, right foot atop prow, CONOB in exergue.
VALENTINIAN III 430AD Quality Authentic Ancient Roman Solidus GOLD Coin i53482
Valentinian III - Roman Emperor: 425-455 A.D. Gold Solidus 21mm (4.49 grams) Ravenna mint. Struck circa AD 430-445 Reference: RIC X 2018-9; Ranieri 96 and 98; Lacam 11; Depeyrot 17/1; DOCLR 841-3; Biaggi 2349 Pedigree: Triton XIX 680; Triton XVII 817 D N P L VALENTI NIANVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VICTORI A AVGGG, Valentinian standing facing, with left foot set upon serpentine human head, holding long cross in right hand, Victory on globe in left; R–V//COMOB.
ANASTASIUS I 491AD Authentic Ancient Medieval Byzantine Solidus GOLD Coin i53476
Byzantine Empire Anastasius I - Emperor: April 11, 491 A.D. - July 1, 518 A.D. - Gold Solidus 21mm (4.48 grams) Constantinople mint, 8th officina Reference: Sear 5; DOC 7h D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and, on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier. VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long staff topped by reverted staurogram; star to left; H//CONOB.
JUSTINIAN I 538AD Gold Solidus Ancient Byzantine Coin Constantinople i52896
Byzantine Empire Justinian I 'The Great' - Emperor: 1 August 527 - 14 November 565 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint, 538-542 A.D. Reference: Sear 139 D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman motif. VICTORIA AVCCC IB / CONOB, Victory standing facing, holding globus cruciger and long staff surmounted by staurogram; star to right.
TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE 578AD Quality Ancient Byzantine GOLD Coin CROSS i53481
Byzantine Empire Tiberius II Constantine - Emperor: 26 September 578 - 14 August 582 A.D. Gold Solidus 21mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint Reference: Sear 422 δ M TIЬ CONSTANT P P AVG, Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. VICTORIA AVGG B / CONOB, Cross potent set upon four steps.
PHOCAS 602AD Gold Tremissis Constantinople Ancient Byzantine CROSS Coin i52897
Byzantine Empire Phocas - Emperor: November 23, 602 - October 5, 610 A.D. - Gold Tremissis 18mm (1.40 grams) Constantinople mint, 602-610 A.D. Reference: Sear 633. DO 18. MIB 26 ∂N FOCAS PЄRP AVς, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas right, beardless. VICTORI FOCAS AVC, cross potent, CONOB below.
CONSTANS II 641AD Gold Tremissis Constantinople Byzantine CROSS Coin i52903
Byzantine Empire Constans II - Emperor: September 641-15 July 668 A.D. Gold Tremissis 17mm (1.44 grams) Constantinople mint Reference: Sear 984. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. VICTORIA AVςЧI / CONOB, Cross potent.
CONSTANTINE VII & ROMANUS II 945AD Gold Jesus Christ Bible Byzantine Coin i52898
Byzantine Empire Constantine VII, Porphyrogenitus - Emperor: June 6, 913 - November 9, 959 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (4.37 grams) Constantinople mint, 950-955 A.D. Reference: DOC 15. Sear 1751 +IhS XPS RЄX RЄςNANTIЧM, Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. CONSTANT' CЄ ROMAh' AЧςς bR', Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus II, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross.
Constantine X 1059AD JESUS CHRIST w BIBLE Byzantine Nomisma Gold Coin i52900
Byzantine Empire Constantine X - Emperor: December 25, 1059 - May 21, 1067 A.D. - Scyphate Gold Histamenon Nomisma 27mm (3.80 grams) Constantinople mint Reference: Sear 1847 + IhS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIhM, Christ Pantocrator seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing cruciform nimbus and holding Gospels cradled in left arm. + KWN RAC -Λ O ΔOVKAC, Constantine standing facing, wearing crown, saccos, and loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left.
MICHAEL VII Ducas 1071AD Gold Nomisma Jesus Christ Ancient Byzantine Coin i53477
Byzantine Empire Michael VII, Ducas - Emperor: October 24, 1071 A.D. - March 24, 1078 A.D. - Gold Scyphate Histamenon Nomisma 28mm (4.48 grams) Constantinople mint, circa 491-518 A.D. Reference: Sear 1868 Provenance: NY Sale 2016, 958 Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; double border. + MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O Δ, Bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globe cross; double border.
John III Empire of Nicaea 1232AD Jesus Christ Mary Gold Byzantine Coin i52904
Byzantine Empire - Empire of Nicaea John III Ducas-Vatatzes - Emperor of Empire of Nicaea: 15 December 1222 – 3 November 1254 A.D. Gold Hyperpyron 29mm (4.27 grams) Magnesia mint, struck 1232-1254 A.D. Reference: Sear 2073 Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, IC - XC in fields above. John standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by the Virgin Mary standing slightly left.
MICHAEL VIII Palaeologus 1261AD Gold Hyperpyron Gold Byzantine Coin NICE i52892
Byzantine Empire Michael VIII, Palaeologus - Emperor: August 15, 1261 A.D. - December 11, 1282 A.D. - Emperor of Nicaea: 1258-1261 A.D. Gold Hyperpyron 26mm (4.21 grams) Reference: Sear 2243 Bust of Virgin orans "Theotokos" within city walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers, rising over the walls. Michael left, kneeling before seated Christ who holds scroll, supported by St. Michael.This type was struck in commemoration of the capture of the city of Constantinople from the Latins.
ANDRONICUS II and III Palaeologus Gold Hyperpyron 1325AD Byzantine Coin i52893
Byzantine Empire Andronicus II and III, Palaeologus - 1325-1334 A.D. - Gold Hyperpyron 25mm (3.49 grams) Constantinople mint Reference: Sear 2461 Half-length figure of the Virgin Mary, orans, within circuit of city walls with four towers, pellet to left of upper tower; (lis) - A flanking Virgin. ANΔΡωNIK - ANΔΡωNE, Christ, nimbate and wearing pallium and colobium, standing facing, crowning Andronicus II (on left) and Andronicus III kneeling to either side, each wearing divitision and loros.
KIDARITE HUNS India Nomadic 5thCenAD Gold Stater Authentic Ancient Coin i44954
KIDARITE HUNS Sri Vinayaditya circa late 5th Century A.D. Base Gold Stater 24mm (7.16 grams) Reference: Gobl MDK 1613; MAC 3656-3660 Pedigree: Ex-Warden Numismatics, LLC with original tag Highly stylized king standing left holding trident and sacrificing at latar. "Sri Vinaya" in right field, Ditya in left field.
1114AD INDIA Gahadavalas Govindachandra GOLD STATER Medieval Ancient Coin i46288
India, Gahadavalas Govindachandra and successors, 1114-1193 A.D. Pale Gold Stater 20mm (3.95 grams) Reference: M.494 Four-armed Lakshmi seated cross-legged on lotus on obverse side holding a lotus in the upper two hands. Inscription in Nagari script :'Shrimad-Govindachandra'.
Ancient Roman GOLD THANATOS with Torch Application 1st-2ndCenAD Artifact i53384
Ancient Roman Gold Application, circa 50-200 A.D. Measures 2.2 x 1.0 centimeters Weighs 1.30 Grams Thanatos leaning left on upside down torch.Rare authentic ancient Roman artifact.
Ancient Roman GOLD EARRINGS 1st-4thCenAD Artifact Jewelry Artifact RARE i47785
Roman Gold Earrings circa 1st-4th Century A.D. Total weight 4.10 grams Diameter, circa 2.1 cm eachBeautiful piece of jewelry from ancient times.
Ancient Roman 50AD Cupid Kantharos GOLD Plated Silver Jewelry Artifact i54010
Roman Silver Gold Plated Application Turned into Jewelry Artifact with Cupids Circa 50-150 A.D. 1.5 x 0.9 centimeters (2.37 grams)Two cupids stand on top of two children, lifting up a a giant kantharos (wine mixing vessel). It is apparent that this was worn in ancient times as a piece of Jewelry. It is interesting because it brings up imagery of Cupid, the son of Venus and the wine drinking symbolism of Bacchus, the Roman equivalent of Dionysus.
1809 France Emperor NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Quality Antique French Gold Coin i53479
France Napoleon Bonaparte - Emperor of France: 18 May 1804 – 11 April 1814 and 20 March 1815 – 22 June 1815 1809 A Gold 20 Francs 22mm (6.42 grams) Paris Mint 0.900 Gold, approximately 0.1867 troy ounce pure gold Reference: KM 695.1 NAPOLEON EMPEREUR., Laureate head of Napoleon Bonaparte right. EMPIRE FRANҪAIS. 1809. A around 20 FRANCS within wreath; rooster in field to left. Edge: (Star) DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE
Brutus - Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek GOLD Coin NGC MS i53506
NGC Ancients Certified MS Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5 Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar Gold Propaganda Coin with Obverse of his silver Coin from 54 B.C. with his famous ancestor L. Brutus Struck under: Dynast of Thrace: Koson Gold Stater 20mm (8.36 Grams) Struck After 44 B.C. Reference: RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF. KOΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two lictors; BR monogram to left Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.
VALENS 364AD Gold Solidus Authentic Ancient Roman Coin NGC Certified XF i54527
Valens - Roman Emperor: 364-378 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (3.87 grams) Antioch mint, 5th officina, struck 364-367 A.D. Reference: RIC 2d; Depeyrot 20/2 Certification: NGC Ancients XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 2/5 4245994-011 D N VALENS PER F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens right. RESTITVTOR REI PVPLICAE Exe: ☼ANTЄ☼, Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum with Christogram and Victory on globe; cross in field to left.
HONORIUS 393AD Sirmium Mint Ancient GOLD Solidus NGC Certified Roman Coin i54528
Honorius - Roman Emperor: 393-423 A.D. Gold Solidus 20mm Sirmium mint. Struck 393-395 A.D. Reference: RIC IX 14d.5; cf. Depeyrot 34/3 (dated 402-408 AD) Rare mint Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 3734326-040 DN HONORIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. VICTORIA AVGGG Z, Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive; S-M/COMOB in exergue.
THEODOSIUS II 424AD Thessalonica GOLD Soldius NGC Certified MS Roman Coin i54530
Theodosius II - Roman Emperor: 408-450 A.D. Gold Solidus 24mm (4.22 grams) Thessalonica mint, struck 424-430 A.D. Reference: RIC X, 365. Depeyrot 51/1. Rare Certification: NGC Ancients MS (Mint State) Strike: 4/5 Surface: 2/5 4245994-007 D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over left shoulder and shield with horseman motif on right arm. GLOR ORVI-S TERRAR, Theodosius standing facing, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in field to left, star, TESOB in exergue.
THEODOSIUS II 430AD Gold Soldius Ancient Roman Coin NGC Certified XF i53831
Theodosius II - Roman Emperor: 408-450 A.D. - Gold Solidus 21mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint, 10th officina, circa 430-440 A.D. Reference: RIC 257; Depeyrot 81/1 NGC Ancients Certified XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman. VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, Constantinopolis enthroned left with shield behind, holding cross on globe and sceptre; foot on prow; star in right field; officina I; CONOB in exergue.
476AD Emperor ZENO Rare Ancient Roman GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Mint State MS i53390
Zeno - Roman Emperor: 474-475 & 476-491 A.D. - Gold Solidus 21mm (4.47 grams) Struck in Constantinople, 6th officina, second reign, 476-491 A.D. NGC Ancients MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 Reference: RIC 929 D N ZENO PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust to front, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm. VICTORI-A AVGGG S, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross decorated with jewels, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.
ANASTASIUS 491AD Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Certified AU i54532
Byzantine Empire Anastasius I - Emperor: April 11, 491 A.D. - July 1, 518 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople mint, 10th officina Reference: Sear 3; DOC 3i Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5 3673999-020 D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and, on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier. VICTORI-A AVGGG I, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross decorated with jewels, star to right, CONOB in exergue.
MAURICE TIBERIUS 583AD Constantiple GOLD Byzantine Coin NGC Certified MS i54534
Byzantine Empire Maurice Tiberius - Emperor: August 13, 582-November 22, 602 A.D. Gold Solidus 21mm Constantinople mint, 9th officina, struck circa 583-602 A.D. Reference: Sear 478. DOC 5i Certification: NGC Ancients MS 4246224-008 ∂N MAVRC TIb P P AVI, pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand. VICTORI-A AVCCC, Angel standing facing, holding long staff terminating in staurogram and globus cruciger; Θ//CONOB.
PHOCAS 607AD NGC Certified AU Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin w ANGEL i54737
Byzantine Empire Phocas - Emperor: November 23, 602 - October 5, 610 A.D. - Gold Solidus 21mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople mint, struck circa 607-610 A.D. Reference: DOC 10g; MIB 9; SB 620 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5 4277578-002 Pedigree: From The Alexander White III Collection d N FOCAS PЄRP AVI, crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger. VICTORIA AVGu, angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by a staurogram, and globus cruciger, Z//CONOB in exergue.
PHOCAS 607AD NGC Certified AU Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin w ANGEL i54738
Byzantine Empire Phocas - Emperor: November 23, 602 - October 5, 610 A.D. - Gold Solidus 20mm (4.35 grams) Constantinople mint, struck circa 603-607 A.D. Reference: DOC 5h; MIBE 7; SB 618 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4277578-001 Pedigree: From The Alexander White III Collection O N FOCAE PЄRP AVG, crowned, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger. VICTORIA AVGG, angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by a staurogram, and globus cruciger, H//CONOB in exergue.
CONSTANS II Pagonatos 646AD Gold Solidus Byzantine NGC Certified MS Coin i54535
Byzantine Empire Constans II, Pagonatos - Emperor: September 641-15 July 668 A.D. Gold Solidus 19mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople, 8th officina, dated IY 5 (646/7 A.D.) Reference: Sear 942. DOC 5d. Rare! Certification: NGC Ancients MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 4247225-004 d N CONSTAN-TINЧS PP AV, crowned and draped bust facing, holding globus cruciger. VICTORIA AVGЧ, cross potent sent on three steps; Є (date) in right field; H//CONOB.
LEO III & CONSTANTINE V Syracuse Gold Byzantine Coin NGC Certified MS i54536
Byzantine Empire Leo III the Isaurian - Byzantine Emperor: March 25, 717 - June 18, 741 A.D. with Constantine V, Copronymus - Byzantine Emperor: June 18, 741 - September 14, 775 A.D. Gold Tremissis 13mm (1.16 grams) Syracuse mint, struck circa 735-741 A.D. Reference: Sear 1528A; DOC 51 VERY RARE! Certification: NGC Ancients MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 3815732-013 ∂ LЄON P A MЧ, crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, holding globus cruciger in right hand and akakia in left. ∂ N CONST-ANTIN, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder, holding cross potent in right hand and akakia in left, + in right field.
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