I've only now realised that it has been 2 months since the last stock upload. Time flies when you're having fun! And although this selection was challenging, I certainly had a lot of fun doing it. This upload was made with the beginner Ancient coin collector in mind (but obviously, you don't have to be a beginner to buy these coins). I will be covering different periods of Antiquity, hoping to provide ideas, inspiration, and obviously coins, for some of the most common collection strategies. Hence the added level of difficulty.
I hope you have as much fun browsing through this upload as I did picking the coins for it! But remember, most coins on this upload are one of a kind, so be quick to the checkout page...
Alexander the Great (336-323 BC), Silver Tetradrachm (25mm) in Good Fine Condition. Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion-skin head-dress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and sceptre. Good Fine Condition. PHOTOGRAPH IS REPRESENTATIVE OF COIN SUPPLIED.
Silver drachm minted by Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head-dress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and sceptre. Good Fine Condition. Actual size of coin varies between 15-17mm diameter PHOTOGRAPH IS REPRESENTATIVE OF COIN SUPPLIED
Allectus, AD 293-296 (Usurper in Britian) AE Antoninianus. Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust of Allectus facing to right. Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive-branch and transverse sceptre, mint mark 'C' in exergue = Colchester, S-P in fields. [S.13829] Colchester AD 293-5. Very Fine for issue and scarce.
Anastasius I. A.D. 491-518. Constantinople. AV Solidus. Helmeted & cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear & shield decorated with cavalryman motif / 'VICTORIA AVGGG I' Victory standing facing, head left, holding long cross; star to right, CONOB in exergue. About Extremely Fine with loose definition in the middle of both sides & Rare. Anastasius is considered the first of the Byzantine Emperors for his monetary reforms.
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 158. AR Denarius. Laureate head right / 'TR POT XXI COS IIII' Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and rudder on prow. Good Very Fine with thick, small flan. This coin must not have been heated properly or wasn't struck hard enough. Represents the grain supply to Rome.
Claudius. A.D. 41-54. Rome - A.D. 42. Æ As. 'TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP' Bare head left / 'S C' across field, Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear & holding shield. Good Very Fine & Scarce in this grade. A famous type would have been one of the first new types the British saw after invasion.