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The “legionary denarii” of Marc Antony

The “legionary denarii” of Marc Antony are amid the most identifiable and collectible of all ancient roman coins. It is called “legionary denarii” because of its advertisement of large military units. In our collection you will find and example of an Legionary Denarius of the 5th Legion After Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C., […]

The worth of the roman Denarius

The denarius was the standard Roman silver coin for five hundred years and formed the backbone of Roman currency throughout the Roman republic and the early empire. The word denarius is a Latin adjective that means “of ten” or “containing ten.” As a monetary unit, the denarius was originally a silver coin valued at 10 asse. It was […]

The Rauceby Hoard

The Rauceby Hoard was discovered by a detectorist near Ancaster (Lincolnshire) in July 2017, close to Ermine Street, originally a Roman road leading from Londinium (London) to Lindum Colonia (Lincoln) and Eboracum (York). The importance of the hoard further lies in its well-recorded find context and the fact that it is the largest recorded hoard […]

Reading Roman Coin Inscriptions

The list underneath will help you to read among the common inscriptions. Either the letters on the coin would be missing or the coin won’t be perfectly centered. The absence of letters is maybe due to a missing chip or damaged dies. However, this still doesn’t stop you from knowing how it can be readed, […]

Roman Mint Marks

Introduction to Mint Marks Mint marks are definitely cool. After all, they enable you to find in which city were your coins made. The Roman mints started to get used in the 3rd century’s later years (270 AD). From Diocletian’s time, these marks became regular. On the very bottom of a reverse coin, that’s where […]

Roman Coin Denominations: Unity Details

As [AE] : This denomination, meaning ’unity’, was a standard unit in Roman coinages initially. It was first struck c.280 BC. From the beginning of the Empire it was struck in pure copper, making it look yellowish, but by the end of the 3rd century AD it was bronze. Hence, asses usually appear darker than […]

Roman Coin Denominations

It is not very difficult to get a grasp on the various commondenominations used in theRoman Empire. Different periods used differentcoins, which can be distinguished by their sizes or appearance, asdiscussed below. The main metals, just like today, were gold, silver andcopper or bronze. It should be understood that this is a verycomplicated subject though, […]

Coin Rarity

The eyebrows of most collectors are ideally raised by the rarity. However, for ancient coins, it becomes something less meaningful. It’s always convenient to witness why a modern coin will be worthy enough, if some were minted. Or some of them remain in existence, provided the huge sum of collectors that would always like to […]

Coin Grade and Condition

When institutions present large exhibitions of iconic, deceased artists, their are
primary objective is often to ask, and answer a comically predictable question: “Why is this artist relevant today?” What generally follows is a battery of claims speeches, press release sand testimonials