Why Collect Ancient Coins?
In a nutshell, the societies of Ancient Greece and Rome present a microcosm of all human experience, and the coins of these cultures are a direct link to the people that created them.
The history of ancient Greece & Rome represents the longest continual record of human existence available, and it is arguably the fullest and most diversified record of what the human mind has ever been busy about.
“The study of history is the best medicine for the mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and for your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.”
Livy (Titus Livius), “The Early History of Rome”, (59 BC ~ AD 17)
Very detailed obverse legend.
Topical reverse design for this emperor.
Well centred both sides.
Magnificent reverse design.
Incredible portrait detail - great style and strike.
One of Rome's most notorious emperors.
Fine style to the reverse design.
A sharp portrait with a smoky patina.
Struck at around the same time as construction began on the... read more