• The above Banner is a Sponsored Banner.

    Upgrade to Premium Membership to remove this Banner & All Google Ads. For full list of Premium Member benefits Click HERE.

  • Join The Silver Forum

    The Silver Forum is one of the largest and best loved silver and gold precious metals forums in the world. Join today for FREE! Browse the sponsors topics (hidden to guests) for deals and offers, check out the bargains in the members trade section and join in with our community reacting and commenting on topic posts. If you have any questions whatsoever about precious metals collecting and investing please join and start a topic and we will be here to help with our knowledge :) happy stacking. 

Recommended Posts

Hi, I just wanted to know why nobody in either the  stacking and collecting community. It baffles me as there are so many beautiful ancient coins that are at amazing prices. I know it’s probally not a good investment but fascinating never the less, lately I decided to pick up some roman denari and just find then fascinating none of these coins are above 100 pounds so hopefully you can see what I mean by them being great value. Don’t forget these are two 

thousand year old coins the oldest dating back to 78 BC when looking at the amazing detail they have kept.

image.jpg

image.jpg

image.jpg

E24034BE-7EC2-44FE-B0DB-EFF04835E68E.jpeg

Edited by Hugo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen dealers selling these at London Coin Fair. There are some dealers that specialise in ancient coins e.g. Silbury Coins http://www.silburycoins.co.uk

I've thought about buying a few Roman or Greek coins to mix in with my own collection of modern coins to confuse archaeologists of the future when they find my buried hoard 😃

I would especially love to have a Greek tetradrachm featuring the Athenian owl. Maybe when I've got a spare few hundred quid...

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a few athenian owls but nothing great.  I also have a few other Greek coins like Corinthian Pegasus, Ephesos bees, Macedonian Alex type tetradrachms etc,  The owls are surprisingly thick.

Not so many Roman coins as I'm usually outbid when it comes to the ones I want like Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonius Denarii and they are way more than £100. :)

I'm not so interested in the later Imperial coins like your Gordian or Septimus ones but your first one looks like a republic era coin although I can't read the text and quadriga (with winged Victory?) seem to be quite commonly used.

Edited by Murph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The late imperial silver (3rd century and later) became very debased with less and less silver content. You can find decent ones between 30-50€.

After Constantine the 1st the Siliqua was introduced which was much purer and retains good value. 

Edited by Gildeon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, sovereignsteve said:

They are unlike any other ancient coins I''ve ever seen; much better condition. Almost too good to be true.

Lots of people say the same and I also couldn’t believe it at first but I got these from two very well known and reputed coin dealer baldwins and coincraft



Added 0 minutes later...
12 hours ago, Danny-boy said:

200,000 year old?

Sorry meant to say two thousand years old

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Xander said:

This ones a bit more than £100.00. Not as old as yours though.😎

C189NM001086-1-20190313221051.jpg

Nice Otho is a much rarer emperor and for that emperor that is a great price and condition

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its strange how the outer rim looks so mis-shapen, but the portrait and lettering look perfect 🤔

These must have been kept in storage for 2000 years.

Edited by danmc82

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello @Hugo

 

 What a great piece of history thanks for sharing. I still like digging around in the dirt to find mine, here is my latest Roman denarius I have found Elagabalus AD 218-222 reverse Liberalitas goddess of generosity  that's why she's  holding the cornucopia  or horn of plenty

20190420_153009.thumb.jpg.61d31bca6448ee43ec69d83c6ac3bc25.jpg20190420_152917.thumb.jpg.e1dfba5b22e6838e091db955fe892fbe.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it worth the trouble as there are so many Alex type drachms and tetradrachms.  Everyone and their brother seemed to produce versions, all his satraps and some others.

 

Vespasian was an ugly bugger.  I think it's a vespasian under your severus in your pic of 5 coins ilove.  A face you don't forget.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, barney said:

Hello @Hugo

 

 What a great piece of history thanks for sharing. I still like digging around in the dirt to find mine, here is my latest Roman denarius I have found Elagabalus AD 218-222 reverse Liberalitas goddess of generosity  that's why she's  holding the cornucopia  or horn of plenty

20190420_153009.thumb.jpg.61d31bca6448ee43ec69d83c6ac3bc25.jpg20190420_152917.thumb.jpg.e1dfba5b22e6838e091db955fe892fbe.jpg

I wish I knew how to do that I really need to get digging must be an amazing feeling when you dig something up like that

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, danmc82 said:

Its strange how the outer rim looks so mis-shapen, but the portrait and lettering look perfect 🤔

These must have been kept in storage for 2000 years.

When these where originally produced they would use silver blanks and gamer the image in many times they didn’t m’agace to center it or the blank was to large

and yes they have been in storage for two thousand years In The ground

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 22/04/2019 at 11:34, ilovesilverireallydo said:

Especially since I bought them near spot from a scrap dealer. He thought they were reproduction, but I had them checked out so all legit.

Speaking to a coin dealer at a local antiques market he was of the opinion thatt there are a lot of good fake hammered coins, eg english post roman.  So I am not surprised that the scrap dealer sold them for spot.

Lovely pieces by the way!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a very nice Ancient Greek coin at the London Coin Fair - it had been cleaned and was cheap, but what a thing!

There are a lot of interesting coins on eBay  - the genuine ancient coins  (e.g GB Nobles, Angels etc) are interesting but provenance is tricky. A good friend asked a seller about a stunning gold Noble a few years ago and the seller brazenly told my friend that he found it detecting and would not confirm if it had gone through the portable antiquities scheme. Obviously he didn’t buy it!

best

dicker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.