Historic Ancient Coins from Ancient Greece and Rome

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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 continuous 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)

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of ancient coins that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.

Some of the articles we've published include:

The Sestertius - The Monetary Base of the Roman Empire