Beverly Hills Rare Coins

Professionals In Rare Coins For Over 25 years

 

 

Ancients


Beverly Hills Rare Coins

Professionals In Rare Coins For Over 25 years

Ancients

There is some debate regarding where the world’s first coins were produced, but most experts agree that the appearance of the first coins were in Lydia in Asia Minor, or present day Turkey.  These first coins were actually ingots of electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, which was found in the region. These early stamped ingots evolved into standardized coins used to encourage commerce and promote civic pride. “Ancients” is a general term for the earliest coins of the world struck between 600 BC and 500 AD. It is a very specialized field of numismatics, with a great range in value. Common, low grade, specimens can be purchased for under $25, while very rare, high grade, coins sell for hundreds of thousands.  Because of their link to world history, Ancient coins are amongst the most fascinating in all of Numismatics. We offer free appraisals and are happy to share our knowledge. We are interested in Ancient coins from the following eras and regions:

Ancient Greece

  • Archaic Period
  • Classical Period
  • Hellenistic Period

Ancient Rome

  • Republic
  • Imperators
  • Empire

Byzantine Empire

Ancient Coins

  • Electrum Stater
  • Electrum Trite
  • Electrum Hekte
  • Daric
  • Sigloi
  • Gold Stater
  • Silver Stater

Ancient Coins

  • Dekadrachm
  • Tetradrachm
  • Didrachm
  • Drachma
  • Tetrobol
  • Triobol
  • Hemidrachm

Ancient Coins

  • Diobol
  • Obol
  • Denarius
  • Solidus
  • Semissis
  • Tremissis

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