Goddess of LOVE Aphrodite also Known as VENUS with EROS & CUPID on Ancient Greek Roman Coins

Venus Cupid Aphrodite Eros Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

Coins of the Goddess of Love and her Winged “Angel” of Love

Venus is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Cupid is the Roman version of the Greek Eros. Both of these colorful characters played significant roles in history. It was the judgement of Paris, naming Aphrodite the “fairest of them all” whom granted him the love of Helen; whose love launched the Trojan war depicted in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Other colorful characters of history such as Julius Caesar had Venus as the patron deity and claimed decent from the goddess herself. Both Venus and Cupid have been depicted on ancient coins of the ancient Greeks and Romans stretching from the B.C. times to even the mid-to-late Roman empire.  She was the mother of the Roman people through the link to her son Aeneas who fled Troy. Her functioned included those of beauty, sex, love, fertility and desire.

Cupid, Greek Eros, translating from Latin word “Cupido” which means “desire” is the god of erotic love, affection, desire and attraction in Roman mythology. He is often depicted together with his mother the goddess Venus.

See an amazing collection of ancient coins depicting her and search for coins  that depict both her and Cupid.

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Authentic Ancient Greek & Roman Coins Featuring Venus Aphrodite Cupid Eros

Being the patron goddess of Julius Caesar, Venus is depicted on many of his coins. However, she is depicted on many other ancient Greek and Roman coins of the ancient times. Many times, her son Cupid is included in her depiction. Venus is also sometimes featured holding the Golden Apple which Paris granted the goddess in the story of the Judgement of Paris. A story that echoes in eternity and associated with the Trojan war. On Roman coins she at times has various functions she does, such as VENUS VICTRIX, or Venus of Victory. The most likely attractive type of Venus to collect is the one that shows her from behind with her half-draped buttocks showing. Enjoy the selection of ancient coins I put together for your pleasure.

Roman Republic JULIUS CAESAR Family VENUS CUPID Mark Antony Silver Coin i46293

Roman Republic L. Julius L. f. Caesar moneyer
Silver Denarius 16mm (3.87 grams) Rome mint, circa 103 B.C.
Reference:  Julia 4; B.M.C. 1405, esc.; Syd. 593; Craw. 320/1
Head of Mars left, CAESAR behind, letter and dots above.
Venus Genetrix in biga left, drawn by two Cupids, before them lyre, letter and dots above, L . IVLI . L . F in exergue.
Family member of Caesar the dictator. Grandfather of Mark Antony. The Julia gens claimed it’s decent from Venus herself.

Roman Republic Julius Caesar Family Venus Silver Ancient Coin CONSIDIA 7 i45466

Roman Republic C. Considius Paetus moneyer
Silver Denarius 20mm (3.60 grams) Rome mint, circa 46 B.C.
Reference: Considia 7; B.M.C. 4090; Syd. 993; Craw. 465/4
PAETI behind head of Venus left, diademed and laureate.
Victory in quadriga left, holding wreath and palm, C . CONSIDI in exergue.

PLAUTILLA Caracalla Wife 202AD VENUS CUPID Ancient Silver Roman Coin i46570

 Plautilla – Roman Empress – Wife of Caracalla –
Silver Denarius 20mm (3.52 grams)  Rome mint: 202-205 A.D.
Reference: RIC 369 (Caracalla), S 7074, BMC 429 –
PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA – Draped bust right.
VENVS VICTRIX –   Venus standing left, leaning on shield, holding apple and cradling palm;  Cupid to lower left.

Venus in Chariot with Cupid 106BC Ancient Silver Roman Republic Coin i41974

Roman Republic L. Memmius Galeria moneyer
Silver Denarius 20mm (3.80 grams) Rome mint, circa 106 B.C.
Reference: Memmia 2; B.M.C. 1329-46; Syd. 574; Craw. 313/1b
Laureate head of Saturn left, letter or letter and dot below chin, harpa and ROMA behind.
Venus in biga right, Cupid flies above, L . MEMMI / GAL in exergue.Venus was the tutelary divinity of the Memmia gens.


JULIA DOMNA Silver Ancient Authentic Roman Coin VENUS Fertility Cult i26637

Julia Domna – Roman Empress Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus 193-211 A.D. –
Silver Denarius 19mm (2.97 grams) Rome mint 196-211 A.D.
Reference: RIC 580 (Septimius Severus), C 198
IVLIAAVGVSTA – Draped bust right.
VENVSFELIX – Venus standing left, holding apple and pulling dress.

Roman Republic 46BC Silver Coin Julius Caesar Family Gemini Venus Cult i28585

Roman Republic – Mn. Cordius Rufus moneyer, which may refer to the Julius Caesar family
Silver Denarius (21mm, 3.65 gm.) Rome mint: 46 B.C.
Reference: Cordia 1; S-440.Cr463/1. Syd 976. RSC-(Cordia)-1.
Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, each wearing pileus surmounted by star, RVFVS III VIR behind and below. MN . CORDIVS behind Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales & scepter, Cupid on her shoulder.

Galeria Valeria 310AD Ancient Roman Coin VENUS Sexual love Cult i44272

Galeria Valeria – Roman Empress – Wife of Galerius – Daughter of Diocletian –
Bronze Follis 25mm (5.44 grams) Heraclea mint: 310 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50 (Heraclea)
GALVALERIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
VENERIVICTRICI Exe: */HTΔ – Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.

CARACALLA Silver Antoninianus Ancient Roman Coin ‘Venus the Victorious’ i46769

Caracalla – Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D. –
Silver Antoninianus 24mm (4.66 grams) Struck circa 198-217A.D.
Reference:  RIC 311d
ANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VENVSVICTRIX – Venus standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield.

Roman Republic C. Norbanus 83BC Rare Ancient Silver Coin VENUS Commerce i28514

Roman Republic C. Norbanus moneyer
Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.80 gm.), Rome, 83 B.C.
Reference:  Norbana 2; B.M.C. 2770-2826; Syd. 739; Craw. 357/1b
Diademed head of  Venus right, C . NORBANVS below, number behind.
Corn, fasces and caduceus.

JULIUS CAESAR Lifetime 44BC Portrait Ancient Silver Roman Coin Venus Rare i46313

Julius Caesar – Roman Dictator –
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.89 grams) Struck February-March  44 B.C.
P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer
Reference: RSC 40; B. 48; B.M.C. 4175; Syd. 1074a; Craw. 480/14
CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, his laureate and veiled head right.
P . SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory and scepter, star set on ground to right.Probably the most famous portrait issue of Julius Caesar. This series illustrates the dictator’s break with the Roman custom forbidding the depiction of living individuals on the coinage, which may have contributed to the mounting fears (perhaps justifiable in retrospect) that he wished to do away with republican institutions and establish a new personal monarchy in Rome. These fears, combined with jealousy of his success and power, led to Caesar’s assassination on the Ides of March, 44 B.C. At the same time that the portrait subtly elevates Caesar’s status to that of a king, it also reveals his human frailty: the laurel wreath that Caesar wears was awarded to him by the Senate, but he reportedly wore it in public at all times in order to hide a bald spot.


JULIA DOMNA Septimius Severus Wife Silver Roman Coin Venus Love Cult i24607

Julia Domna – Roman Empress Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus 193-211 A.D. –
Silver Denarius 17mm (2.63 grams) Emesa mint: 193-196 A.D.
IVLIA DOMNA AVGV – Draped bust right.
VENERI VICTR – Nude Venus with half-covered buttocks standing right, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding apple and palm.* Numismatic Note: Rare, type from the Emesan mint.


JULIA SOAEMIAS 220AD Elagabalus Mother Silver Roman Coin Venus Cult i21501

Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D. –
Silver Denarius 18mm (3.04 grams) Rome mint: 220-222 A.D.
Reference: RIC 241 (Elagabalus), S 7719
IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG – Draped bust right.
VENVSCAELESTIS – Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter; star in right field.

JULIA MAMAEA Sestertius Big RARE Ancient Roman Coin Venus Cupid Erotic i46443

Julia Mamaea – Roman Empress wife of Emperor Severus Alexander 222-235 A.D. –
Bronze Sestertius 30mm (24.42 grams) Struck circa 222-235 A.D.
Reference: RIC 694 (Severus Alexander), BMC 190 (Severus Alexander), C 62
IVLIAMAMAEAAVGVSTA – Diademed, draped bust right.
VENERIFELICI – Venus standing right, holding scepter and Cupid; S C across fields.


APHRODISIAS in CARIA 3rdCenAD Boule Eros Cupid with Torch Greek Coin i44355

Greek city of Aphrodisias in Caria
Bronze 19mm (4.40 grams) Struck circa 3rd Century A.D.
Reference: BMC 32, 39. SNG von Aulock 2445
Є IЄPΑ BΟΥΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule (the Council) right.
ΑΦΡΩΔЄΙCIЄΩΝ, Eros (Roman Cupid) standing right, holding torch.

CARTEIA Spain after 44BC Ancient Greek Coin of Romans Cupid Dolphin i37417

The city of Carteia (Roman colony founded in 171 B.C.) in Spain
Bronze Quadrans 18mm (4.36 grams) Struck after 44 B.C.
Reference: ACIP 2609; RPC I 116
Turreted head of Fortuna right; behind, trident.
Cupid riding dolphin  right.

Antiochos VII Euergetes 138BC Ancient Seleucid Greek Coin Eros Cupid Isis i36811

The Seleucid Kingdom
Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes) – Seleucid King: 138-129 B.C.
Bronze 18mm (5.60 grams) Struck 138-129 B.C.
Reference: Sear 7098
Winged bust of Eros ( Cupid)  right wreathed with myrtle.
Head-dress of Isis; on right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY; on left, EYEPΓETOY; MH monogram in left field, beneath, crescent and Seleucid date ΔOP (=174=138 B.C.)


Roman Republic Maxsumus RARE Silver Coin Cupid Eros Jupiter Cult Temple i34394

Roman Republic Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus moneyer
Silver Denarius 19mm (3.35 grams) Rome mint: 75 B.C.
Reference: Egnatia 3; B.M.C. 3276-84; Syd. 788; Craw. 391/2
Bust of Cupid right, bow and quiver on shoulder, MAXSVMVS behind.
Jupiter and Liberty within distyle temple, C . EGNATIVS CN . F . in exergue, CN . N . on
right, number on left.

ANTIOCHUS IX Cyzicenus SELEUCID KING 112BC Rare Ancient Greek Coin i23746 EROS

GREEK – Seleucid Kingdom: Antiochus IX Cyzicenus – King: 113-96 B.C. –
Bronze 20mm (4.94 grams) Struck 112-111 B.C.
Reference: Sear 7173; SNG Israel 2743; BMC 4.94,27
Winged bust of Eros right.
Nike advancing left, holding wreath; on right ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; on left, ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤOΡΟΣ; in field to left, Seleucid date.


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Thessaly Central Greece ANCIENT GREEK COIN Collecting Guide

Guide to Ancient Greek Coins of Thessaly Central Greece

List of the cities in Thessaly which issued coins in ancient times and a collection of coins from the area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rjIAgU3coI

The goal of this guide is to share the information about the types of ancient Greek coins that were struck by the Greek towns of the area in central Greece known as Thessaly. With the list you can see below, you can use to search my store by clicking on the term, or  printed out as a check-list to help you put together a coin collection from the area. With the video and the list of coins along with pictures and descriptions of them, you too, can become an expert in these types of coins.  Some of the cities just issued bronze coins, others issued gold silver and bronze types.

The most comprehensive book on the subject is Handbook of Ancient Greek Coins Volume 4 by Oliver D. Hoover. The other book to get is the Volume I and Volume II of Ancient Greek Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear. You can also see pictures and descriptions of coins from Thessaly for research purposes at this research site, by scrolling to the section on Thessaly with much information about the coin types.

The most prominent town of ancient Thessaly was Larissa, which minted some of the most prolific coin types of that area. Many of the city’s coins featured a nymph and a horse. Many of the coins of ancient Thessaly featured horses. Thessaly issued coins into the Roman times, and the types are known as Greek Imperial/ Roman Provincial. Coins discussed in this video include those of Augustus, Claudius and Gallienus.

List of The Cities of Ancient Thessaly

Atrax
Demetrias
Dion
Ekkarra
Eureoioi
Eurymenai
Gomphi
Gonnos
Gyrton
Halos
Herakleia Trachinia
Homolion
Hypata
Iolkos
Kierion
Krannon
Lamia
Larissa
Larissa Kremaste
Meliboia
Melitaia
Methylion
Metropolis
Mopsion
Olosson
Orthos
Pagasai
Pelinna
Peuma
Phakion
Phalanna
Phaloria
Pharkadon
Pharos
Pharsalos
Pherai
Pherai, Teisiphon Tyrant of
Pherai, Alexander Tyrant of
Pierasia
Proerna
Rhizous
Skotoussa
The Ainians
The Magnetans
The Malians
The Oitaians
The Perrhaibans
The Thessalian League
Thebai Phthiotides
Trikka
Tripolis


Examples of Authentic Ancient Greek Coins of Thessaly

See the coins illustrated in the video here. It is great to see what these coins look like and get to appreciate the art and history of them.

LARISSA in THESSALY 356BC Silver Drachm Nymph Horse Ancient Greek Coin i47970

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly
Silver Drachm 20mm (5.75 grams) Struck circa 356-320 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 453; BCD Thessaly II, lot 280
Pedigree: Ex BCD Collection with his original hand-written tag and photos of this coin
Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wearing ampyx.
ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.This city was named after a local water nymph named Larissa. The story goes that the nymph drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios River. In Greek mythology, the Greek hero Perseus accidentally killed his grandfather, King Akrisios of Argos when participating in the funeral games held in the city for nymph Larissa. The people of that city made their wealth from the rich agricultural area around the city and from breeding horses.

LARISSA in THESSALY 420BC Silver Drachm HERO vs BULL Ancient Greek Coin i47972

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly
Silver Drachm 20mm (5.72 grams) Struck circa 420-400 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 420; BCD Thessaly II, lot 173-175 and 370.1; ANG Ashmolean 3860
Pedigree: Ex BCD Collection with his original hand-written tag and photos of this coin
Hero (Thessalos or Jason) wrestling a bull.
ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.This type references taurokathapsia (bull-wrestling) with the depiction of a hero wrestling the bull, which was a sport played at the Taureia games honoring Poseiodn Taureios. Jason was the father of Thessalos in a mythological tradition whom in turn was the ancestor of the entire Thessalian people.

Larissa in Thessaly 460BCObol Horse Lion Hydira Ancient Silver Greek Coin i46757

Greek city of Larissa  in Thessaly
Silver Obol 12mm (0.72  grams) Struck circa 460-400 B.C.
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 358.1
Horse prancing right; above, head of lion right.
Larissa standing right, balancing hydria on raised knee; to left, lion’s head fountain right, from which water pours forth; Λ Α RI around from upper left; all within incuse square.

LARISSA in THESSALY 462BC Obol Bull Horse Ancient Silver Greek Coins i46360

Greek city of Larissa  in Thessaly
Silver Obol 11mm (0.94  grams) Struck circa 462-460 B.C.
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 147; Liampi, Corpus 15i (V7/R9)
Head and neck of bull left, turning to face viewer.
ΛΑ (retrograde) downward to right, head and neck of bridled horse right; all within incuse square.

Larissa in Thessaly 350BC RARE Authentic Ancient Greek Coin Nymph Horse i42111

Greek city of Larissa  in Thessaly
Bronze 18mm (7.42 grams) Struck 350-325 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2132 var., B.M.C. 7. 86.
Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter face to left, wearing necklace; hair confined by fillet
and floating loosely, with ampyx in front.
ΛΑΡΙΣΑIΩN. – Thessalian horseman right, holding spear, horse prancing; beneath, Σ.

LARISSA Thessaly THESSALIAN LEAGUE 196BC Athena Apollo Greek Coin i43487

Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly
under Thesssalian League
Bronze 19mm (6.61 grams) Struck 196-27 B.C.
Hippolochos, magistrate.
Reference: Rogers 21; SNG Copenhagen 315
Laureate head of Apollo right.
ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; above spear; IΠΠ-OΛO; A to left; to right, P above I.

PHARSALOS in THESSALY 400BC Athena Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49251

Greek city of  Pharsalos in Thessaly
Bronze 15mm (3.40 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 654; Sear 2196; Rogers 485-487; BCD Thessaly II, 653, 666.2
Head of Athena left in close-fitting crested Attic helmet ornamented with figure of Skylla.
ΦΑΡΣ, Helmeted cavalryman charging right on horseback, brandishing flail upon which bird perches.One of the more important towns of Thessaly, Pharsalos was built on the northern slopes of Mt. Narthakios. It was the scene of Caesar’s famous victory over Pompey in 48 B.C.

PHARSALOS in THESSALY 400BC Athena Horseman Footman Ancient Greek Coin i49255

Greek city of  Pharsalos in Thessaly
Bronze 21mm (9.17 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 646; Sear 2193 var.; Rogers 503-504; BCD Thessaly II, 671.3-4
Head of Athena three-quarter face to left, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet.
ΦΑΡΣ, Helmeted cavalryman charging right on horseback, brandishing flail; bird perches on helmet; footman advancing right, behind, carrying flail over shoulder.

PHARSALOS in THESSALY 400BC Athena Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49216

Greek city of  Pharsalos in Thessaly
Bronze 12mm (1.58 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 655; Sear 2197; Weber 2912; BCD Thessaly I, lot 1286;
BCD Thessaly II, lots 649 and 654
Head of Athena in Attic helmet right adorned with Skylla.
ΦΑΡΣ, Head of horse right.

SKOTUSSA Thessaly400BC Hercules Horse Rare Ancient Silver Greek Coin i22382

Greek city of Skotussa in Thessaly
Silver Trihemiobol 12mm (1.00 grams) Struck 400-367 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2219 var.
Bearded head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin.
Forepart of horse right, left leg raised; Σ-KO in lower field.

Details about SKOTUSSA in THESSALY 300BC Ares Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49475

Greek city of  Skotussa in Thessaly
Bronze 20mm (5.32 grams) Struck 300-200 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 615; Sear 2223
Head of Ares right, in close-fitting helmet ornamented with plume.
ΣKOTOYΣ / ΣAIΩN  above and below horse prancing right.

Details about KRANNON in THESSALY 400BC Horseman Hydria Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49156

Greek city of Krannon in Thessaly
Bronze 15mm (4.87 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2073 var.; HGC 4, 385
Horseman galloping right.
Hydria, mounted on wheels.The city was near the source of the river Onchestos. People of Krannon held Poseidon in high regard. The city derived it’s name from the various springs in the area (called kranna in Aiolic Greek). The city had an abundance of sheep and horses grazing in the plains which brought it great wealth. In times of drought, they had a hydria on wheels which they paraded through the city accompanied by prayers to Apollo, which it was famous for. There was also a temple of Athena and Asclepius in the city.

Details about Perrhaiboi in Thessaly 450BC Athena Horse Ancient Greek Silver Coin i46721

Greek city of Perrhaiboi in Thessaly
Silver Obol 13mm (0.78 grams) Struck circa 450-400 B.C.
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 551.1
Horse prancing right.
Π–E–P–A, Athena Itonia, holding spear, aegis over arm, advancing right within incuse square. 

Details about Larissa Kremaste in Thessaly 300BC ACHILLES Troy Hero Ancient Greek Coin i49349

Greek city of Larissa Kremaste in Thessaly
Bronze Trichalkon 19mm (5.34 grams) Struck circa 300-200 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 13; BCD Thessaly II, 403
Head of Achilles left.
ΛΑΡΙ, Thetis riding hippocamp left, charring shield.Situated in the south of Thessaly, Larissa Kremaste was built on a height, hence its name. It was taken by Demetrios Poliorketes in 302 B.C., during his invasion of Thessaly. The myth goes that Achilles, the tragic hero of the Trojan war was born in the city and ruled a port of it’s dominions. Larissa Kremaste was also the city that Perseus visited on his exile from Argos. Thetis was the mother of Achilles, who is shown on coins from the city to be delivering weapons to him that were forged by the smith god, Hephaistos. 

Details about MOPSION Thessaly 350BC MOPSUS v CENTAUR RARE Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i46547

Greek city of Mopsion in Thessaly
Bronze Trichalkon 22mm (8.53 grams) Struck circa 2nd half of the 4th century B.C.
Reference: Sear 2154
Head of Zeus three-quarter face to right; thunderbolt in field to right.
ΜΟΨEIΩΝ, The Lapith Mopsons, naked, standing facing, wielding club about to strike Centaur rearing left, holding boulder over head with both hands.

Details about Greek city of Perrhaiboi in Thessaly Authentic Ancient Coin 2ndCenBC Zeus i42044

Greek city of Perrhaiboi in Thessaly
Bronze Trichalkon 22mm (6.35 grams) Struck Late 2nd to early 1st century B.C.
Reference: Rogers 440; SNG Copenhagen 197; BCD Thessaly II 561; SNG Alpha bank 194ff
Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right.
ΠEPPAIBΩN, Hera, diademed and draped, seated right on backless throne, holding long scepter with her right and resting her left on her knee.

Details about GYRTON in THESSALY 400BC Zeus Cult Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i37414

Greek city of Gyrton in Thessaly
Bronze 20mm (6.86 grams) Struck 400-344 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2089; B.M.C. 7.5
Laureate head of Zeus left.
ΓΥΡΤΩΝΙΟΝ, Horse trotting left; ΠM monogram below.

Details about PHALANNA in THESSALY 350BC Ares Nymph Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49209

Greek city of  Phalanna in Thessaly
Bronze 17mm (4.06 grams) Struck circa 350-325 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 175; Sear 2180; BCD Thessaly I, lot 1255; BCD Thessaly II, lots 578-580 and 591 3-8
Head of Ares right.
ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ, Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.

Details about PHAKION in THESSALY 350BC Persephone Horseman RARE Ancient Greek Coin i49477

Greek city of Phakion in Thessaly
Bronze 19mm (5.73 grams) Struck circa 300-200 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 542 (R1); Sear 2176; Papevangelou 1996, nos. 1-42; BCD Thessaly I, lot 1249; BCD Thessaly II, lot 566; B.M.C. 7.1,2
Head of Persephone right, wreathed with grain.
ΦΑΚΙΑΣΤΩΝ, Horseman trotting right, right hand raised.

HALOS in THESSALY 302BC Zeus Phrixus on GOLDEN Ram RARE Greek Coin i49230

Greek city of  Halos in Thessaly
Bronze 14mm (1.40 grams) Struck circa 302-265 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 8 (R1); BCD Thessaly II, lot 86.2
Laureate head of Zeus right.
AΛΕΩN, Phrixos riding ram right.Where Halos was originally located is unknown, however it is known that to have been located in the northern Achaia Phthiotis and overlooked Crocus Field. The myth of the city starts at the Halean temple of Zeus Lpahystios where the twins Helle and Phrixos were to be sacrificed, when a golden-fleeced flying ram was sent to rescue them by their mother, the nymph Nephele. King Athamas of Boiotia, was the father of Helle and Phrixos and was believed to have been the founder of the city. At the end of the Third Sacred War, in 346 B.C. the city was destroyed by the Macedonian general Parmenion. In 302 B.C. the city was re-founded, but this time closer to the sea coast by either Kassander or his rival Demetrios Poliorketes, rivals for the Macedonian throne. By around 265 B.C. the city was abandoned ostensibly due to a bad earthquake.
Greek city of Pelinna in Thessaly
Bronze 15mm (2.86 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C.
Reference: HGC 4, 284; Sear 2166 var. (horseman right)
Helmeted cavalryman charging left on horseback, spearing fallen hoplite.
ΠEΛΛINAEI, Thessalian peltast advancing lef, brandishing javelin and holding shield and javelin.
Greek city of Demetrias in Thessaly
Federal Coinage of The Magnetes
Bronze 20mm (6.20 grams) Struck 196-146 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2138; B.M.C. 7.11
Laureate head of Zeus left.
ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Centaur standing right, right hand held before him, holding branch in left; plough to left, HΔ monogram below.

Details about LAMIA in THESSALY 325BC Athena Philoktetes Trojan War Archer Greek Coin i49224

Greek city of  Lamia in Thessaly
Issuing in the name of the Malians (also known as the Malienses)
Bronze Chalkous 15mm (1.50 grams) Struck circa 325-300 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2142; Georgiou, Mint 16; Rogers (Malia) 384; BCD Thessaly II 125; HGC 4, 106
Helmeted head of Athena right.
MAΛIEΩ, Philoktetes right, shooting arrow at bird falling to right; quiver to lower right.

Details about PEUMA in THESSALY 302BC Achilles Trojan War Troy Hero Ancient Greek Coin i49485

Greek city of  Peuma in Thessaly
Bronze Chalkous 12mm (1.88 grams) Struck circa 302-286 B.C.
Reference: Rogers 442; BCD Thessaly II 565
Wreathed head of Achilles right.
ΠEYMATIΩN around AX monogram; Phrygian helmet to right.

Details about Pherai in Thessaly TYRANT Teisiphon 358BC Bull Horse Ancient Greek Coin i49345

Greek city of Pherai in Thessaly
Teisiphon – Tyrant of Pherai: 358-354 B.C.
Bronze Chalkous 15mm (2.22 grams)
Reference: HGC 4; 585; Sear 2214; Rogers 530; BCD Thesssaly I, lot 1316; BCD Thessaly II, lots 709-710
Forepart of bull right, head facing.
ΤΕΙΣΙΦΟΝΟΥ, forepart of horse prancing right.Teisiphon was the brother of Thebe who was the wife of the previous tyrant, Alexander. Thebe opened the door to Alexander’s bedchamber. Teisiphons two brothers held Alexander down while Teisiphon finished him off with his sword. Through bribery, Teisiphon was able to get the support of Alexander’s mercenaries, which they used to destroy the political opposition to his reign. Then he became the tyrant of the city, although he may have been a puppet of his sister Thebe. Teisiphon was succeeded by two further tyrants, whom were eventually overthrown by Philip II, king of Macedon.Situated west of Mt. Pelion, Pherai was the second city of Thessaly, after Larissa. In the 4th Century B.C. its tyrants extended their power over most of the region. 

Details about AUGUSTUS 27BC Thessaly Koinon ATHENA Authentic Ancient Roman Coin RARE i47217

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Bronze Diassarion 22mm (10.46 grams) of Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly
Megalokles, strategos, and Arist–, tamias(?)
Reference: Burrer Em. 2, Series 2, 69 (A17/R58); BCD Thessaly I 1398; RPC I 1428
ΣEBAΣ-TOΣ ΘEΣΣAΛΩN, laureate head right
ΣTPATHΓOY M-EΓAΛOKΛEOYΣ APIΣT, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram to right. 

Details about CLAUDIUS 41AD Koinon of Thessaly Thessalian League Athena Roman Coin i42048 Rare

Claudius – Roman Emperor: 41-54 A.D. –
Bronze Diassarion 24mm (7.57 grams) of THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly
Antigonos, strategos
Reference: RPC 1435-1436; Burrer Em. 1, Series 3, Grp. 1a, 43 corr. (A15/R34; rev. legend)
ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΩΝ, Bare head of Augustus right.
ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram in left field. 

Details about GALLIENUS 253AD Koinon of Thessaly Athena Authentic Ancient Roman Coin i49342

Gallienus – Roman Emperor: 253-268 A.D. –
Bronze Tetrassarion 25mm (10.33 grams) of Koinon of Thessaly in Thessaly
Reference: Sear GIC 4530 var.; Burrer, MA–G 53; BCD Thessaly II 991.2-991.3
AVT. ΓΑΛΛΗNΟC ΑVΓ, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
KOINON ΘЄΣΣΑΛΩΝ, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with right hand, shield on left arm; Δ (mark of value) to left.

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Ancient Coins of CHRISTIANITY from Biblical Jerusalem to Roman to Byzantine Times

Coins of Early Christianity progressing through Ancient Biblical Roman & Byzantine Times

A guide to the coins showing it’s progression from being a persecuted religion to one of the world’s biggest faiths

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This guide is intended for those that are interested in Biblical history. I explore the coins from the lifetime of Jesus Christ, one known as the Widow’s Mite, the Tribute Penny, the 30 Pieces of Silver, Pontius Pilate and much more. A Roman coin of Nero is also shown to illustrate one of the early persecutors of the Christian faith.

We then move on to the coins of the spread of Christianity through the Roman empire. A coin of Nicaea is shown, which is from the specific city that the Council of Nicaea was held which made Christianity the way it is today. Moving forward I show you an ancient coin of Constantine the Great from the time of the Council of Nicaea. We explore the topic of “By this sign you shall conquer” and what the symbol looked and how it was placed on ancient Roman coins as the Chi-Rho, also known as the Christogram or Christ monogram. A coin of Saint Helena is shown, who did a lot for the spread of Christianity and also Constantine the Great’s mother.

From this point we move on to an example of the Christian cross on a small Roman coin. After which point, we see the depiction of Jesus Christ on bronze and gold coins of the Byzantine empire.

The different types of coins explored.

You will see the various different types of ancient biblical, Roman and Byzantine medieval coins as the story of early Christianity progresses from ancient times. After each section, if there is an article that goes into more depth regarding the subject, a link is given for you to explore. Clicking on the coin pictures will take you to a page searching my eBay store for the subject of interest. The goal of this guide is to introduce more people to the fascinating topic of ancient coin collecting, and at the same time allowing to research the types that are available.


WIDOW’s MITE Ancient Biblical Jerusalem Alexander Jannaeus Coin Anchor

Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan) –
Jewish King of the Hosmonean Kingdom 103-76 B.C.E. –
Bronze ‘Prutah’ 15mm (1.62 grams) mint of Jerusalem 103-76 B.C.
Reference: Hendin 469
Anchor, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (of King Alexander).
Star of eight rays surrounded by diadem, between the rays, (Yehonatan the King).

* Numismatic Note: This type of coin is known to bible history as the “Widow’s Mite”.
Synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:38-44, Luke 20:45-47,21:1-4) where Jesus was teaching in the Temple of Jerusalem. In the story a poor widow woman gives her last 2 mites, the least valuable coins of the time. And Jesus points out that even though she gave very little, she gave her all, where some had a lot more and gave very little in comparison to their blessings.


Ancient Coins of Biblical Jerusalem – A VIDEO Tour of the Types

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AUGUSTUS Gaius & Lucius Caesars Ancient TRIBUTE PENNY Silver Roman Coin

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Silver Denarius 20mm (3.69 grams) Rome mint: 2 B.C. – 2 A.D.
Reference: Augustus 43; B.M.C., Imp. 519; R.I.C. 350
CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F. PATER PATRIAE, his laurel head right.
C . L . CAESARES AVGVSTI F . COS . DESIG . PRINC . IVVENT., Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shields and spears between them; above, between the spears, simpulum and lituus turned inwards.

* Numismatic: A coin that could be described as the tribute penny.


Tribute Penny Render Unto Caesar Jesus Christ Biblical Coins

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PONTIUS PILATE Ancient Biblical Roman Jerusalem Coin JESUS CHRIST Crucifixion Time

Pontius Pilate – (chiefly known for crucifixion of Jesus) ruled 26-36 A.D.
Procurator of Judaea under Emperor Tiberius, Roman Emperor: 14-37 A.D.
Bronze Prutah 14mm (1.79 grams) Jerusalaem 30-31 A.D.
Reference: Hendin 1342.
Lituus, surrounded by TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC.
Date LIZ (= year 18 = 31 C.E.) within wreath.

* Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient biblical coin, issued by the Roman procurator whom had Jesus Christ crucified.


NERO on HORSE with SOLDIER 67AD Rome Sestertius LARGE Ancient Roman Coin

Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D. –
Bronze Sestertius 34mm (24.93 grams) Rome mint: 67 A.D.
Reference: RIC-170
NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, Laureate head of Nero wearing aegis facing right.
Nero and soldier papanthesis on horseback right; DECVRSIO in exergue; S C across fields.


JULIA MAMAEA 222AD Nicaea Bithynia Legionary Standards Ancient Roman Coin

Julia Mamaea – Roman Empress wife of Emperor Severus Alexander 222-235 A.D. –
Bronze 21mm (4.60 grams) of Nicaea in Bithynia circa 222-235 A.D.
Reference: BMC 105v; SNG Cop 521v (legend. breaks), SGI 3421
IOVLIA MAMAIA AVΓ, draped bust right.
N-IK-AI-E-WN, between and beneath three legionary standards.


CONSTANTINE I the GREAT Looks at Heaven Council of Nicaea Rare Roman Coin

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Rare Heaven Gazing type
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.95 grams) Heraclea mint: 325-326 A.D.
Reference: RIC 72 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVS AVG – Diademed head right, looking up at the heavens.
DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG Exe: .SMHB – Wreath, VOT/XXX within.



DECENTIUS 352AD Trier RARE AE1 Chi-Rho Christ CHRISTOGRAM Roman Coin

Decentius – Roman Caesar: 351-353 A.D.
Bronze Double-Centenionalis or AE1 26mm (7.64 grams) Trier mint 352 A.D.
Reference: RIC 319
D N DECENTI VS FORT CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right,
SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, chi-rho flanked by the Alphan (A) and Omenga (W); TRP in exergue.

The Chi-Rho is the monogram of Jesus Christ. The A and W on the left represent the Alpha and Omega which Christ was described as in the book of Revelations.


Valens – Roman Emperor: 364-378 A.D.
Bronze AE3 17mm (3.00 grams) Struck at the mint of Siscia circa 364-367 A.D.
Reference: RIC 5b.2 (Siscia), LRBC 1276
DN VALENS PF AVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIA ROMANORVM Exe: */S/DBSIS – Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
tipped with the Chi-Rho (MONOGRAM of CHRIST XP Superimposed).

Aelia Flacilla – Wife of Roman Emperor Theodosius I and mother of Emperors Honorius and Arcadius. Bronze AE2 24mm (5.72 grams) Constantinople mint: 379-388 A.D.
Reference: RIC 17 (Heraclea)
AEL FLACCILLA AVG – Diademed, draped bust bust right.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE Exe: t/SMHA – Victory seated right on cuirass, holding shield on column
with Chi-Rho inside.


Helena ‘known as Saint Helena’- Mother of Constantine the Great –
Bronze Follis 19mm (3.39 grams) Thessalonica mint: 318-319 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 50; Kent-Hirmer pl. 162, 637; LRBC 821
Pedigree: Ex Gorny & Mosch
HELENA N F, draped bust right.
Eight-pointed star in laurel wreath.

Theodosius II – Roman Emperor: 408-450 A.D. – 
Bronze AE4 13mm (1.11 grams) Cyzicus mint: 425-435 A.D.
Reference: RIC 451 (X, Theodosius II)
DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
No legend Exe: SMK – Wreath, cross within.

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class G
Bronze Follis 26mm (7.49 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Romanus IV, Diogenes –
Byzantine Emperor: 1 January 1068 A.D. – 19 August 1071 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1867
Bust of Christ  facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; to left, MP; to right, ΘV; border of large pellets.

For more than a century, the production of Follis denomination Byzantine coins had religious Christian motifs which included included Jesus Christ, and even Virgin Mary. These coins were designed to honor Christ and recognize the subservient role of the Byzantine emperor, with many of the reverse inscriptions translating to “Jesus Christ King of Kings” and “May Jesus Christ Conquer”. The Follis denomination coins were the largest bronze denomination coins issued by the Byzantine empire, and their large size, along with the Christian motif make them a popular coin type for collectors. This series ran from the period of Byzantine emperors John I (969-976 A.D.) to Alexius I (1081-1118 A.D.). The accepted classification was originally devised by Miss Margaret Thompson with her study of these types of coins. World famous numismatic author, David R. Sear adopted this classification system for his book entitled, Byzantine Coins and Their Values. The references about this coin site Mr. Sear’s book by the number that they appear in that work.  The class types of coins included Class A1, Class A2, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F,Class G, Class H, Class I, Class J, Class K. Read more and see examples of these coins by reading the JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference.

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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.


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.

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.


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Guide to GOLD Ancient GREEK ROMAN BYZANTINE & World Coins Collection How To

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.
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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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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Interesting Commemorative Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Interesting Commemorative Ancient Greek & Roman Coins to Collect

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This article is to explore just some of the very interesting types of ancient Greek and Roman coins that were made to commemorate a certain event. This article starts with coins of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II who struck coins with a horseman on the reverse that according to an ancient historian was in commemoration of his Olympic games victory in horse racing. The next coin that we explore is a coin of Augustus commemorating his victory over Brutus. The next coin type we explore are the coins celebrating the founding of Viminacium. And the last coin types explored in this article are of Constantine the Great celebrating the legendary founders of Romulus and Remus and the founding of his new capital of Constantinople.
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Philip II the father of Alexander the Great Celebrates OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY on his Ancient Greek Coin Horse Racing

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C.
Father of Alexander III the Great
Silver Tetrobol 14mm (2.33 grams) Struck circa 323-315 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia
Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory
Reference: Le Rider-Pl.46,26
Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Nude athlete on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above; branch below.

* Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient Greek coin of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Intriguing coin referring to his Olympic victory.

History and Meaning of the Coin

During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip’s horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote “[Philip of Macedon] … had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins.”


AUGUSTUS Victory Over Brutus Cassius Assassins of Julius Caesar Roman Coin

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Bronze 19mm (4.24 grams) from the city of Philippi in Northern Greece,
Macedonia circa 27 B.C. -10 B.C.
Reference: BMC 23; Sear 32
VIC AVG, Victory standing left.
3 legionary Standards, ‘COHOR PRAEPHIL’.


GORDIAN III Viminacium LEGIONS Ancient Roman Coin LION & BULL

Gordian III – Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D. –
Bronze 22mm (6.83 grams) of Vimincium 238 A.D.
the 1st year of it’s founding (=AN I) 23 in the province of Moesia Superior
IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
P M S COL VIM, City goddess standing, bull (symbol for legion VII) and lion (symbol for legion IIII) at sides, AN.I. in exergue.


Constantine I The Great Ancient Roman Coin Romulus & Remus “Mother” wolf

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.10 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 119 (VII, Heraclea)
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: .SMHЄ. wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.

By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.


Constantine I The Great founds Constantinople Ancient Roman Coin Victory

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.05 grams) Struck at the mint of Treveri 332-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 530 (VII, Trier)
CONSTANTINOPOLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend Exe: TR.S – Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling
scepter and resting hand on shield.

* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.



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How to Manage Store Display and Keep Track of Large Coin Collection & Supplies

How to Manage Store Display and Keep Track of Large Coin Collection & Supplies

Guide to staying Organized, getting Maximum Pleasure and even Showing Your Collection to Others


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I am writing this article as an ancient coin expert, dealer and enthusiast of many years. I have worked with over 53,000 ancient coins. I have some simple techniques that make coin collecting fun and organized. This is geared for those that want to  manage their small to large coin collection with effectiveness and professionalism. I cover topics such as where to buy, how to keep records and how to organize and display your coin collection.

Shop with Reputable Coin Dealers

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Shop with a reputable ancient Greek and Roman coin dealer. It is best if he/she has a great track record and provide a guarantee of authenticity. Also a beautiful certificate is also an added bonus. A reputable seller would be happy to give a refund or exchange should professional coin grading companies or people such as David R. Sear or NGC find a coin is other than described.

Keep Records

When you buy coins, get the certificates of authenticity keep them in a standard vinyl binder in sheet protectors which you can get an any place they sell office supplies. You can also print out a receipt of the PayPal payment you sent and possibly the contact details of the seller you bought from. I have had personal experience when I purchased a coin from another dealer and since I did not keep the receipt at the time, it left a sour taste in both of our mouths when I had to return the coin, I knowing that I bought it from them and having no proof. So this would facilitate an easy return and refund as you kept a record of the item. This way you can buy from many different dealers, and also remember how much the item cost, should you want to sell it in the future, plus you have the description right there, should you want to place it on eBay or another venue. Another helpful technique is to write a little item number of the coin and write it on the little slip of paper that coin in the coin flip and having a list where you write the number where you kept it. Think also about this, a lot of collectors don’t keep records and if they pass on and nobody in the family ever got involved with the coins, nobody knows how much they paid, so they may not got the price the original collector paid. Something worthwhile to think about. Keeping score is very important.

Keep Your Coin Collection Organized

I recommend keeping your coins in boxes that are of standard size a 2X2 inch standard. The coins themselves I recommend in non-plasticized coin flips, I recommend getting the package with the little papers so that if anything you can write info on those, such as how much you paid or corresponding to your record keeping system. If you want to display your coins, you can put them on a tray and enjoy their beauty. So below are the coin flips, trays and boxes I use everyday for storage and display of my coins:

These double pocket coin flips are available in 1 1/2, 2 x 2 and 2 1/2 inch sizes, some include paper inserts.Non-Plasticized flips are slightly more rigid than regular vinyl flips. They are considered safe for long term storage of your coins.


Organize and display your coins with our felt coin display trays, designed to be used with our Aluminum coin display case (above) or as a stand alone item. Measures 16 1/8″ x 10½”Our display trays are available for storing cardboard coin holders in 1½” x 1½” and 2″ x 2″ sizes and for slab coin holders in either a horizontal or vertical arrangement; or a full flat tray to use any way you like!


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Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coin Collecting Guide

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Video and Article Exploring the Types of coins from the era of Constantine the Great, his family and other important historical figures

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Coins of Constantine and related coins including family such as Saint Helena and more. Video discusses these coins in more detail.

Constantine the Great was Roman emperor from 307-337 A.D. His father was Constantius I ‘Chlorus’ and mother was Helena, also known as Saint Helena.
In this article, I explore different coins of Constantine I the Great and related. Watch the video above where I talk about these coins in more detail.
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Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D.
Caesar (Recognized): 306-309 A.D. | Filius Augustorum (Recognized): 309-310 A.D. | Augustus (Self-Proclaimed): 307-310 A.D. | Augustus (Recognized): 310-337 A.D. |

Son of Constantius I and Helena | Step-son of Theodora | Husband of Minervina and Fausta | Father (by Minervina) of Crispus and (by Fausta) of Constantine II, Constantius II, Constans, Constantina (wife of Hanniballianus & Constantius Gallus) and Helena the Younger (wife of Julian II) | Son-in-law of Maximian and Eutropia | Brother-in-law of Maxentius | Half-brother of Constantia (w. of Licinius I) | Half-uncle of Delmatius, Hanniballianus, Constantius Gallus, Julian II, Licinius II and Nepotian | Grandfather of Constantia (wife of Gratian) |

The Coins of Constantine the Great and Related

Below is a link to some of the finest examples of ancient Roman coins of Constantine the Great and the related family. Reading this article and watching this video will help you also become an expert in these types of coins. Some of the advantages of collecting coins of this period, is that they are some of the most affordable coins of the time period. Also reading this article and watching this video, you can learn more about the more rare types of coins that are available so you know exactly what to look for. With 27 high quality and rare examples illustrated here, you can also explore more in my eBay Store. With over 13,000 coins and artifacts to choose from, you may find exactly what you are looking for. Every item is guaranteed authentic for a lifetime, comes with a beautiful certificate of authenticity (professionally researched, leveraging my many years of experience) FREE, and a 30 day unconditional money back satisfaction guarantee. You can make an offer on almost my entire inventory, so you can always find some amazing discounts and deals on ancient coins. I believe in having my patrons return for a lifetime, so satisfaction is my goal. If you haven’t bought a coin in the best, you are  in the right hands dealing with someone whom is both passionate and professional in the subject .     

Divo CONSTANTIUS I Chlorus CONSECRATIO 306AD Eagle Constantine the Great i43470

Constantius I  ‘Chlorus’ – Roman Emperor: 305-306 A.D.
Father of Constantine I the Great
Bronze Follis 29mm (10.49 grams) Lugdunum mint, circa 306-307 A.D.
Deification Issue Under Constantine the Great
Reference: Bastien, Lyon, 387 (30 specimens); RIC 202. Cohen 26 (2 Fr.)
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG, head laureate right.
CONSECRATIO, eagle with spread wings standing right, head turned back and looking upwards.

* Numismatic Note: Super rare coin.    

HELENA Constantine the Great mother STAR 318AD Very Rare Roman Coin i19012

Helena ‘known as Saint Helena’– Mother of Constantine the Great –
Bronze Follis 19mm (3.39 grams) Thessalonica mint: 318-319 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 50; Kent-Hirmer pl. 162, 637; LRBC 821
Pedigree: Ex Gorny & Mosch
HELENA N F, draped bust right.
Eight-pointed star in laurel wreath.        

Theodora stepmother of Constantine I the Great Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42096

Theodora – wife of Constantius I, stepmother of Constantine I and mother-in-law of Licinius
Commemorative struck after her death
Bronze AE4 16mm (1.84 grams) Struck Posthumously at the mint of Trier circa 337-340 A.D.
Reference: Trier RIC 56
FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, diademed, draped bust right
PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, holding a child at her breast, mintmark TRS dot.        

Constantine I the Great 326AD Ancient Roman Coin Military camp gate i40647

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Thessalonica mint: 326-328 A.D.
Reference: RIC 153 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVS AVG – Laureate head right.
PROVIDENTIAE AVG G Exe: ./SMTSЄ – Military Camp gate with two turrets and one star.       

Constantine I The Great 330AD Ancient Roman Coin Standard Glory of Army i39864

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.34 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 121 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSMAXAVG – Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: .SMHB. – Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.
*Numismatic Note: The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the Glory of Army ”    

Constantine I The Great 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Sol Sun God Cult i39883

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.98 grams) Treveri mint circa 313-315A.D.
Reference: RIC 40 (VII, Trier)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
SOLIINVICTOCOMITI Exe: R/X/F/RT – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe.        

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT RARE Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over SARMATIANS i39763

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over SARMATIANS
Bronze 19mm (3.24 grams) Sirmium mint 324-325 A.D.
Reference: RIC 48 (VII, Sirmium)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
SARMATIADEVICTA Exe: SIRM – Victory  advancing right, stepping on captive,
holding Trophy  and palm.       

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT Celebrates Victory Over LICINIUS 327AD Roman Coin i44119

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over Licinius Commemorative
Bronze AE3 18mm (3.30 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed head right.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right; before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS in exergue.
* Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.    

Constantine I ‘The Great’ 327AD Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over Licinius i41736

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Victory Over Licinius
AE3 20mm (3.42 grams) Struck 327 A.D. in Constantinople
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, diademed head right facing upward.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right;  before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS.
*Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.     

Constantine I The Great 318AD Ancient Roman Coin Two Victories w shield i40584

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (3.13 grams) Siscia mint 318 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50 (VII, Siscia)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP Exe: HSIS – Two  Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.        

Constantine I The Great 327D Ancient Roman Coin Victory Nike Cult RARE i32263

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC 18 (VII, Constantinople) R1, LRBC 985
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG – Laureate head right.
LIBERTAS PVBLICA Exe: *B/CONS – Victory standing left on galley, holding wreath in each hand.    

Constantine I The Great 324AD Silvered Ancient Roman Coin Victory Wreath i32416

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Silvered Bronze AE3 19mm (4.11 grams) Heraclea mint: 324 A.D.
Reference: RIC 56 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG Exe: SMHΔ – Wreath, VOT/XXX within.     

CONSTANTINE I the GREAT 325AD OPEN DOOR Camp gate Rare Roman Coin i29420

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Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 19mm (2.94 grams) Arles mint: 325-326 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 291
CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
VIRTVS AVGG, camp gate with 4 turrets, star above, open panelled doors, SA(crescent)RL in exergue.     

CONSTANTINE I Romulus Remus SheWolf Rome Commemorative Ancient Roman Coin i48143

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.52 grams)  London mint 307-333 A.D.
Reference: cf.S.16526, RIC 257, B 221
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: Double crescent/PLG – Wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire  called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.     

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE4 16mm (2.68 grams) London mint  330-333 A.D.
Reference: Possibly Unpublished
CONSTANTINOPLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend  Exe: PLG- Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting
hand on shield.* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new
Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire  called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.     

CRISPUS 322AD RARE Possibly Unpublished Trier Ancient Roman Coin Altar i47979

Crispus – Roman Caesar: 317-326 A.D.
Reduced Follis 20mm (2.70 grams) Trier (Treveri) circa 322-323 A.D.
Reference: Rare possibly unpublished type.
CRISPVS NOB CAES, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Exe: PTR, globe on altar inscribed VO TIS XX; three stars above.    

FAUSTA wife of Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coin SPES Cult HOPE i24226

Fausta – second wife of Constantine I the Great
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.62 grams) Cyzicus mint 326 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50v (Cyzicus)
FLAVMAXFAVSTAAVG – Draped bust right.
SPESREIPVBLICAE Exe: .SMKΓ.- Fausta, as Spes, holding her two sons, Constantine II
and Constantius II.    

CONSTANTINE II Constantine the Great son Ancient Roman Coin Nude SOL SUN i19683

Constantine II ‘Junior’ – Roman Emperor: 337-340 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 20mm (3.22 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica 330-336 A.D.
RIC 23 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAES – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
CLARITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: TSЄ – Sol standing left raising hand and holding a globe.     

CONSTANS Constantine the Great son 337AD Ancient Roman Coin Phoenix i44293

Constans – Roman Emperor: 337-350 A.D. – 
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.96 grams) Siscia mint: 337-350 A.D.
Reference: RIC 241 (VIII, Siscia), LRBC 1134
DNCONSTANSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FELTEMPREPARATIO Exe: ΔSIS – Phoenix standing right on pile of ashes.    

VETRANIO name of CONSTANTIUS II BY THIS SIGN YOU SHALL CONQUER Roman Coin i41798

Vetranio  – Roman Emperor: 350 A.D.
Vetranio in The Name of Constantius II
Bronze AE2 25mm (5.46 grams) Siscia Mint: 350 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 291; LRBC 1197
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & cuirassed bust right, A behind, star to right.
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS (‘by this sign you shall conquer’), emperor standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho & spear; to the right stands Victory, crowning him with wreath & holding palm branch; A in left field, dot GSIS star.    

MAXIMIAN 285AD Ancient Roman Coin Hero Hercules w club & lion skin i27330

Maximian – Roman Emperor: 285-305, 306-308 & 310 A.D. –
Bronze Antoninianus 23mm (4.25 grams) Ticinum mint:  285-288  A.D.
Reference: RIC 545; Cohen 238.
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing right, nude, holding club with lion skin on rock
pile to right, SXXIT in ex.     

Constantius Gallus 351AD Alexandria mint Ancient Roman Coin Battle Horse i42971

Constantius Gallus – Roman Caesar: 351-354 A.D. –
Bronze AE2 21mm (5.23 grams) Alexandria mint: 351-354 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 81
D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; behind bust, delta
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Exe: ALE – helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen
horseman wearing Phrygian helmet.     

DALMATIUS Delmatius 335D Roman Caesar Ancient Genuine Coin LEGIONS i32141

Dalmatius (Delmatius) – Roman Caesar: 335-337 A.D. –
Bronze AE4 17mm (1.51 grams) Thessalonica mint: 335-337 A.D.
Reference: RIC 227 (Thessalonica), LRBC 850
FLDALMATIVSNOBC – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: SMTSΔ – Two soldiers either side of one standard.Numismatic Note* The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the glory of the Army.”    

Julian II Apostate 361AD Huge Ancient Roman Coin Symbol of Taurus BULL i28615

Julian II ‘the Apostate’ – Roman Caesar: 355-361 A.D. – Emperor: 361-363 A.D. –
Bronze AE1 (27mm, 7.25 grams) Thessalonica mint: 361-363 A.D.
Reference: RIC 225.
. DN FL C IVLIANVS P F AVG. pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right.
SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right; palm branch-TESA-palm branch in ex.     

LICINIUS II Junior holds Victory on Globe 320AD Ancient Roman Coin RARE i37420

Licinius II ‘Junior’ – Roman Caesar: 317-324 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 20mm (3.48 grams) Siscia mint: 320 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII, S. 440, 132
LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
VIRTVS – EXERCIT / S – F / HL / ΔSIS(star in crescent), Vexillum reading VOT/X; seated captive on either side.    

Licinius I Constantine The Great enemy 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Jupiter i44222

Licinius I – Roman Emperor 308-324 A.D. –
Silvered Bronze Follis 24mm (3.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Heraclea
January – February 313 A.D.
Reference: RIC 73 (VII, Heraclea)
IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
IOVICONSERVATORIAVGG Exe: Δ/SMHT – Jupiter  standing left, holding Victory
and scepter; eagle to left.

Maxentius Constantine the Great Enemy Ancient Roman Coin Castor & Pollux i44780

Maxentius – Roman Emperor: 307-312 A.D.
Bronze Follis 24mm (6.04 grams) Ostia mint: 309-312 A.D.
Reference: RIC 35 (Ostia), S 3776
IMPCMAXENTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
AETERNITASAVGN Exe: MOST – Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri) standing, facing each other,
each holding horse by bridle.

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JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference

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A Guide to Byzantine Coins from circa 969-1118 A.D.

For more than a century, the production of Follis denomination Byzantine coins was dominated with purely religious Christian motifs which included included Jesus Christ, and sometimes Virgin Mary. The Follis denomination coins were the largest bronze denomination coins issued by the Byzantine empire, and their large size, along with the Christian motif make them a popular coin type for collectors. This series ran from the period of Byzantine emperors John I (969-976 A.D.) to Alexius I (1081-1118 A.D.). The accepted classification was originally devised by Miss Margaret Thompson with her study of these types of coins. World famous numismatic author, David R. Sear adopted this classification system for his book entitled, Byzantine Coins and Their Values. The references about this coin site Mr. Sear’s book by the number that they appear in that work.  The class types of coins included Class A1, Class A2, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F, Class G, Class H, Class I, Class J, Class K. Read more and see examples of these coins by reading the JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference.

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Class A1

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A1
Bronze Follis 22mm (2.99 grams) Struck 969-976 A.D.
under John I – Byzantine Emperor: 969-976 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1793
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown (with two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium , and holding book of Gospels (the cover ornamended with central pellet in border of dots) with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.


Class A2

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A2
Bronze Follis 28mm (10.10 grams)
Struck during the joint-reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII 1025-1028 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1813
Bust of  Christ facing, wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.

Class B

 

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class B
Bronze Follis 28mm (11.67 grams)
Struck during the reign of Romanus III 1028-1034 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1823
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Cross, with pellet at each extremity, standing on three steps; in field, above transverse limbs of cross, IS -XS; beneath limbs, bAS – ILЄ, bAS – ILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”).


Class C

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class C
Bronze Follis 27mm (9.11 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Michael IV 1034-1041 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1825
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Three-quarter length figure of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jeweled cross cross, with pellet at each extremity; in the angles, IC -XC / NI – KA (“May Jesus Christ Conquer”).


Class D

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class D
Bronze Follis 30mm (8.86 grams)
Struck during the reign of Constantine IX 1042-1055 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1836
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines; above, cross.


Class E

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class E
Bronze Follis 26mm (8.43 grams) Constantinople mint: 1059-1067 A.D.
under Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1855
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels
with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL’ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, -u- underneath.


Class F

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class F
Bronze Follis 25mm (7.76 grams) –
Struck under Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1856
Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, + beneath.


Class G

Byzantine Empire
 Anonymous Class G
Bronze Follis 28mm (7.71 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Romanus IV, Diogenes –
Byzantine Emperor: 1 January 1068 A.D. – 19 August 1071 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1867
Bust of Christ  facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; to left, MP; to right, ΘV; border of large pellets.


Class H

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class H
Follis 24mm (9.23 grams)
Struck during the reign of Michael VII
Emperor: October 24,1071 – March 24, 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1880
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; normal border.
Patriarchal cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament.


Class I

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class I
BrBronze Follis 24mm (4.65 grams)
Struck during the reign of Nicephorus III – 24 March 1078 – 4 April 1081 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1889
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in beneditcion, in left hand, the book of Gospels, IC to left, XC to right; within border.
Latin cross, with X at center, and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament; in uppper field, on either side, crescent.


Class J

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class J
ByByzantine Follis 25mm (4.38 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1900
Bust of Christ facing, cross behind head; He wears pallium and colobium, raises right hand in benediction, and holds book of Gospels in left; in upper field, C – C; in lower field, IC – XC.
Cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class K

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class K
BrBronze Follis 22mm (6.75 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1901
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Three-qauarter length figure of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on either side of nimbus, M – Θ or MP – ΘV; border of large pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class L

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class L
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1902
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimubs corwn, pallium and colobium; infield to left, IC; to right, XC.
Cross pattee; above and beneath, IC/XC; on either side; NI – KA.


Class M

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class M
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1903
Christ Enthroned Facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jewelled cross, with three pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent.


Class N

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class N
Bronze Follis 26mm (6.61 grams)
NICEPHORUS BASILACIUS – Usurper: 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1904; Numismatic Chronicle 1992, pp. 175-177
ΝΙΚΗΦω-ROC BAC, 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.
Patriarchal cross on base; in upper field, IC – XC; in lower field, NI – NA.

Additional Non-Anonymous Coins Featuring Jesus Christ

This section is to cover other coins that feature Jesus Christ that were issued featuring the emperor and at times other rulers and family members.

Constantine X & Eudocia 1059AD Ancient Byzantine Coin Jesus Christ i41773

 Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1853
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in field to left, IC; to right, XC. –
┼KWN TΔ ЄVΔK AVΓO. Eudocia on left and Constantine, bearded on right standing facing, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps; each wears crown and loros.

Constantine X Ducas 1059AD Large Ancient Byzantine Coin JESUS CHRIST i467

 Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 30mm (10.38 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1854
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. – 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.
┼KWN RACIΛЄVC O ΔOVK – Bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros,
and holding cross and akakia.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1068AD Christian Byzantine Romanus IV Follis Coin i48619

Byzantine Empire
Romanus  IV Diogenes – Emperor: January 1, 1068  A.D. – August 19, 1071 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 31mm (9.56 grams) Constantinople mint: 1068-1071 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1866; B.M.C. 9-13
Bust of  Jesus Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium,  and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field, IC – XC / NI – KA (“May  Jesus Christ Conquer”).
Cross, with globus and two pellets at each extremity, and X at center; in the  angles, C – R / P – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient Christian Byzantine Nicephorus III Follis1078AD Coin i48623

Byzantine Empire
Nicephorus III Botaneiates –  Emperor: March 24,  1078 –  April 4, 1081 A.D.
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.51 grams) Constantinople mint: 1078-1081 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1888
Three-quarter length figure of  Jesus Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book  of Gospels; in field to left, IC over large star; to right, XC over large star.
Cross, with globule at each extremity; at center, circle containing star of  eight rays; in the angles, C – Φ / N – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1143AD Christian Byzantine Manuel I Tetarteron Coin i48626

Byzantine Empire
Manuel I, Comnenus – Emperor: 8 April 1143 – 24 September 1180 A.D. –
Bronze Half Tetarteron 18mm (2.02 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica circa 1143-1180 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1978; B.M.C. 64-6; R. 2150
Bust of Jesus Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising
right hand in benediction; in left, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC.
MANYHΛ ΔΕCΠΟΤH, Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and military attire
and holding cruciform scepter and globe cross.


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Ships in form of Galleys and look Trireme on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

Ships and Galleys on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

The Seafaring Vessels of Ancient Times used for Trade War and Recreation

As you sit and marvel at the piece of history in your hand, you can almost place yourself inside the seafaring vessel and feel the feelings and almost see the sights the ancients went through. The ancient Greek and Roman empires and kingdoms were well inter-connected via the sea route and would have major trade going on between them. An example is that ancient Egypt was a major source of grain supply for the people of ancient Rome. They used ships and galleys to go between each place to spread culture, ideas, goods and even domination. The ancient Romans got major influences from the Greeks which they adapted via the trade and conquests they achieved hundreds of years BC. This article is meant to be as a survey of the types of ancient coins that depicted ships on them.

What is interesting is that there was a major turning point in Western history that had to do with a ship battle that emperor Augustus’ general Agrippa fought against Mark Antony, whom was commanding the fleet of the famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra. This battle in 31 B.C. Actium was the turning point which left the power of the Roman Empire in the hands of one man alone, Augustus. It is interesting to note for example, that the only biological son that Julius Caesar had was growing up under the care of Cleopatra, and if orders were not sent to eliminate him, there would be a rival to the power Augustus had.

It is interesting to also note that ships were depicted on coins of many Greek cities, such as Sidon, Askalon and on coins of King Demetrios Poliorcetes of Macedon, and so much more. The study of ships all on its own could occupy many volumes. The topic had been the focal point of many ancient coin collections.

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Just some of the Interesting Coins Depicting Ships on Ancient Coins

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Mark Antony – Silver Denarius
Struck at Actium 32-31 B.C. for Marc Antony’s III Legion
ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley right.
LEG III , Legionary eagle between two standards.
This famous coin was struck for the battle of Actium in 31 B.C.
where Mark Antony’s ships came head to head with the forces of Augustus’ general, Agrippa.
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Greek city of Histiaia in Euboia
Silver Tetrobol 15mm (1.43 grams) Struck circa 300-200 B.C.
Reference: Sear 2496; B.M.C. 8. 47-8
Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled.
ISTIAIEΩN, nymph Histiaia right on stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard.

This type, commemorated the expulsion, with Athenian help of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 B.C.

 

Constans – Roman Emperor: 337-350 A.D. –
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.96 grams) Thessalonica mint: 348-351 A.D.
Reference: RIC 109 (VIII, Thessalonica)
DN CONSTANS PF AVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO Exe: TESΔ – Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe
and labarum tipped with the Chi-Rho (MONOGRAM of CHRIST); Victory seated to right, steering.
Authentic Ancient Macedonian Greek Coin with Galley Ship TriremeAuthentic Ancient Macedonian Greek Coin with Galley Ship Trireme

Greek Ruler of
Macedonian Kingdom
King Demetrius I Poliorcetes – 294-288 B.C. 

Bronze 15mm (3.95 grams) Struck 294-288 B.C.
Reference: Sear 6775; Newell 20
Head of Demetrius right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with bull’s horn.
Prow of galley right; BA above, monogram beneath. 
Constantine the Great Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Commeorating the Founding of Rome  Constantine the Great Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Commeorating the Founding of Rome

Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital Constantinople Commemorative
Bronze AE3 17mm  Siscia mint circa 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 224 (VII, Siscia)
CONSTANTINOPOLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No Legend Exe: .BSIS. – Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter
and resting hand on shield.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire  called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.

Authentic Ancient Roman Coin of Hadrian with Galley Trireme for Sale  Authentic Ancient Roman Coin of Hadrian with Galley Trireme for Sale

Hadrian – Roman Emperor: 117-138 A.D. –
Bronze As 26mm (9.54 grams) Rome mint: 125-128 A.D.
Reference: RIC 673, Cohen 446 var., BMC 1342; Strack 619
Pedigree: Ex Gorny & Mosch
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
COS III, galley with rowers & pilot right, SC below.

Reverse refers to Hadrian’s travels around the empire on his first great tour.


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