Roman Emperors Starter Collection (Part II)

We've created this follow up collection especially for those of you who purchased the first starter collection. This second part of the collection features coins with the portrait of Gallienus (253–268 AD), Constans I (337–350 AD), and Valentinian I (west, 364–375 AD). Like the first collection, these coins are at least 1640 years old, each coin comes in nice collectable condition, clearly identifiable with a well-defined portrait of the emperor who issued it. And of course, just like the first one, they come with an information sheet with a short history of the emperor, to help you study and fully immerse in the history of the Roman Empire. Well, what are you waiting for? Add to your recent collection and continue learning ancient history while collecting coins! The coins are not mounted onto the cards, they are supplied in individual envelopes marked with the emperors name.
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