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Guide to Ancient Byzantine Coins How To and Types to Collect and Where to Buy Them Online

Guide to Ancient Byzantine Coins How To and Types to Collect and Where to Buy Them Online

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This guide is designed to orient new collectors and perhaps investors into the field of ancient Byzantine Medieval coins. There are many coin types reviewed, which span over 600 years of history. The video along with the written format may be the best way to get oriented with the different coin types that are available. Also the best reference works on the subject are given in this article. This article goes over bronze, silver and gold coins that different emperors issued, along with the significance of the designs, mint marks and regnal years.

For those that don’t know me yet, my name is Ilya Zlobin and I am an expert, enthusiast, dealer and author in Numismatic ancient Greek and Roman coins and I run an eBay Coin shop called Authentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins.
Click here to see all ancient Byzantine coins available for sale. I love the ancient coin field and love sharing my knowledge with people in the world with articles, videos and the coins that I sell. I believe ancient coins to be educational, fun and to be great alternative investments and the most amazing heirlooms. People love buying coins with my lifetime guarantee of authenticity, and beautiful Certificate of Authenticity that comes with my professional description and research.

The best reference work I mention in this video is Byzantine Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear. Also another work I mention is Ancient Coin Collecting Volume V by Wayne G. Sayles. Last book is Byzantine Coins by Whitting.

Click here to see the full article with the coins illustrated in the video.
Click here to see the article with video about Jesus Christ Ancient Byzantine Anonymous Class A-N Follis coins shown in the video that goes into more depth and is related to the Byzantine coins illustrated.

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Guide to Ancient Byzantine Coins

Ancient Greek & Roman Coins with Zodiac Astrological Symbols

Zodiac Astrological Symbols on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

As you may already know that the ancient Greek and Roman gods of mythology were reflected in the night sky. When the ancients looked at the sky, they would point to constellations in the sky and would have an amazing story about each one of them. Some of the constellations included, Gemini, Ares Capricorn and the rest of the 12 Zodiac symbols. What is great about ancient coins is that they actually featured the mythological characters that had their counterpart in the sky, therefore in the Zodiac, Astrology and Astronomy. Some of the coins on the list feature characters as closely as I understand that they can relate to the Zodiac symbols, such as that of the Aquarius, Pisces and Virgo. Symbols such as the bull and the Capricorn were used as symbols on legionary standards.

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Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

Ares / Mars

Taurus

Gemini


Cancer

Leo
Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

 

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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

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

Certificate of Authenticity for Ancient Coins by Ilya Zlobin

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!


A plastic coin storage box for 2×2 cardboard or plastic coin holders.

Features:

  • Triple Compartment Design

  • Blue
     color
  • Made with durable plastic
  • Measures 2¼” x 9¼”


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Modern Names of People on Historical Numismatic Ancient Greek Roman Byzantine and Medieval Coins

You may be wondering about what is a great gift for the special people in your life. Did you know that the sweetest word in any language for anyone is their name. Yes! Remembering and saying people’s name is more important than remembering any other details. It establishes a connection and makes the person feel special. It is also exciting to talk to a person about the origin of their name as it may mean something very special in their native language. What a lot of people don’t know is how ancient, historically significant and important their names really are. Below is a list of names that can be encountered on ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval coins that if given as a gift, would leave a long and everlasting impression and gratitude for such a special personalized gift. The links below are easy to click and they will take you to my eBay store search page and input the name for you, so you don’t have to remember any spellings.

If you are giving this as a gift, I would be happy to ship it to the person you would like to give it as a gift to, along with a special, customized message you can message you would like to provide them. This way it would make it easy to give such a special gift, to anyone in the world. You can message me on eBay with the special request, providing the specific shipping address and the message you would like to include. Items are shipped quickly and come with a very special certificate of authenticity which allows a beginner or an expert to appreciate the ancient coin you picked out.

Lots of blessings to you and your loved ones!

List of names:

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Chronological List of All Roman Emperors, Empresses and other Important Personages on Ancient Coins

Feel the past as you explore the ancient world through these historical ancient Roman coins of the emperors, empresses and important personages. Below is an almost complete list of all ancient Roman historical personages that have ever struck a coin. A challenge for some, who are willing to accept it, is to collect a single coin of every single emperor. This list is available inside my eBay store or as an article for download by right clicking this link and selecting “save as”. Some of these emperors are more rare than others, so you may want to be the first to buy them before they’re gone into a collection forever! Some people choose to take the route of building up a collection of every single emperor, or sometimes, every single emperor and empress, and it may take a lifetime, but the challenge is exciting. You can build up a collection without some or the rarer emperors and empresses in an affordable fashion for almost anyone. Some people value a collection of ancient Roman coins as more valuable as it takes time and effort to put it together. With the list below, you can search my eBay store and find the right coins out of thousands that are available! You have many advantages that collectors of the previous decades never had, some of which include, a great list like this, a fantastic selection and the ability to make offers on the items available.

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Coin Collecting Supplies for Big Coin Collections

 

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I writing this article as an ancient coin expert,
dealer and enthusiast of many years. Having identified over 36,000 ancient coins
and sold many on eBay, 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 DealersCertificate of Authenticity for Ancient Coins by Ilya Zlobin

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!


A plastic coin storage box for 2×2 cardboard or plastic coin holders.

Features:

  • Triple Compartment Design

  • Blue
     color
  • Made with durable plastic
  • Measures 2¼” x 9¼”



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Custom Jewelry Out of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

If you ever want to make a special gift for someone of an ancient coin, and give the beauty of it to wear for yourself or loved ones! Here is a list of jewelers that will make a custom piece of jewelry, whether an earring, ring, pendant et cetera that you can custom order. You can buy an ancient coin from my store and send it to these wonderful jewelry manufacturers and get beautiful jewelry made out of it!


There is a fantastic jeweler that does custom jewelry, specifically with coins.
She can do a fantastic job to make that custom piece for that special someone in your life.

Joane Cornell, the owner of Jewelz, is a custom jewelry designer and manufacturer for over 32 years. Prior to arriving in the Berkshires, MA. in the Spring of 2002, Joane was established in New York City for 18 years on Fifth Avenue/47th Street, in the heart of the jewelry center.
Jewelz is located at 22 Walker Street in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Send Joane an e-mail: jewelzjewelry@aol.com
Telephone: 413.637.5022
http://www.just-jewelz.com/


Annie Salter
http://www.anniesalter.com


Or you can view a selection of ancient coins set in pendants made of silver or gold

Certified Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Coin of Empress Set in Gold With Topaz for Sale online Custom JewelryCertified Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Coin of Empress Set in Gold With Topaz for Sale online Custom Jewelry


You can buy authentic ancient Greek and Roman coins from world-renowned expert here at www.TrustedCoins.com

Visit the coin store now or find the best priced deals by browsing from lowest priced items up or You can also see the items as they are listed by clicking here.

Here are two pages for you to be able to see 200 the most “affordable” or lowest-priced Greek and Roman coins available in my store. Makes great gifts!

 

16 Fascinating Mythical Creatures on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

19 Fascinating Mythical Creatures on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

Ancient Silver Roman Capricorn CoinAncient Roman Centaur CoinAncient Silver Greek Pegasus Coin from Corinth for SaleAuthentic Ancient Roman Coin with Phoenix on Pile of Ashes for Sale

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Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Nymph Nature DeityAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins with Nemean Lion Labor of HerculesAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting Calydonian BoarAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Eagle of Zeus or Jupiter
Authentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depcting Bull Taurus Astrological SymbolCow and Baby Calf on Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coins of Apollonia or DyrrhachiumAuthentic Ancient Silver and Bronze Roman and Greek Coins with Griffin Griphyn Eagle Lion Mythical CreatureCertified Authentic ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Crab or Cancer Astrolgical Constellation Symbol
Ancient Greek and Roman Coins with Serpent on Them Ancient Greek and Roman Coins depicting the Medusa Ancient Greek and Roman coins featuring the monster Gorgon or Gorgoneion

Walking down the street you may see a lion on a prominent building at the center. As you walk further down on Wall Street, you see the charging bull. You look up at a sign and you see a Griffin combined with a logo. You pull out a quarter dollar out of your pocket and see an eagle. You pass by the Armani store, you see the medusa head. You pick up a sandwich and see the Boar’s head logo. You look up your horoscope and you see another intriguing mythical creature. All around you, you start realizing that certain symbols are as old as civilization themselves. Mythical creatures are all around you.

Connect tot he ancient past and learn more about the symbolism behind them by studying ancient Greek and Roman coins. Each one is an area of exploration all on it’s own. Many tists and turns await you as you explore a world of mystery and intrigue. You may never see the modern world the same.

  1. Gorgon or Gorgoneion was also a mythical monster. What is interesting is that she is depicted as being placed on a shield or breastplate of Athena and even the Roman emperors. This is called the aegis when this is used as a way of protection. Alexander the Great is depicted on an ancient fresco where he is in battle with the Persian kings, wearing the aegis on his best plate.

 

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Ancient Greek & Roman Army Legions Symbols & Fortifications on Coins

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

The ancient Roman army is a fascinating subject to cover. From it, you can see what a legionary soldier was dressed like. You can also see the kind of fortifications that they had on some of the coins. Apparently the idea to put these topics on ancient coins was to show that the empire was still strong, even when it may have been stretched very thin. Here are just some of the interesting examples dealing with the subject of the ancient Roman army.

I trust you enjoyed this article, or gallery of various depictions very much! Let me know if there are more you would like to see.

 



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Great Anniversary Gift Ideas for Men of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

Are you looking for something special for that very special man in your life? You may be between a rock and a hard place to find something that truly fits the unique personality of your loved one. He may be an adventurer, a traveler. Maybe someone that loves history. Maybe called Alexander as the ancient Greek king, Alexander the Great. Or Philip, as the father of Alexander the Great.

An ancient coin or coins may make a great specialty gift for that man. You can pick it to fit his personality. You may even turn it into a piece of jewelry he may really enjoy. Whatever you decide on for him, remember, it’s your thought that counts that really makes the difference. We all want to feel loved and be made to feel special. And you are truly special for making others feel that way. Enjoy the selection, and have a brilliant, fantastic, great and even the best day!

I made this video, just for you to give you some ideas.

Just some of the exciting topics and ideas covered in ancient coins!


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