Historical Perspective Or Investment?
Do you want to add ancient gold coins to add to your collection? Whether your interest is from a historical perspective, or you are looking for a way to invest in your future, there’s no denying that ancients are a crowning achievement to any collection.
In the past, collectors had to travel for hundreds if not thousands of miles in search of these coins. Now, with world-wide dealers on one website and the ease of online shopping at MA-Shops, with a simple click you can discover a great variety of ancient gold coins from Byzantian solidi until Roman aurei. While some coins run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, others are available at more affordable prices. Read our blog for insights on making a selection that’s right for you.
The Greeks, Romans, Persians and other empires have struck wonderful coins. If a collector has decided to buy an ancient gold coin it seems almost impossible to choose. All types have their own characteristics. And above all it isn’t an everyday purchase (in most cases). So, you want to be sure. MA-Shops offers a great variety of ancient gold coins from Byzantian solidi until Roman aurei.
Always buy the best coin you can afford. This sentence seems easy but it isn’t. because what is the best coin? MA-Shops only allows trustworthy dealers to sell coins on their platform. So, on this point you are on the right place. Try with all the knowledge you have to find a type of coin you like the most. For example, a golden aureus. Because you like Roman history more than Greek history. This part is matter of the ‘’heart’’. Take your time, read books, articles and surf through the MA-Shops.
Once this is done. Choose what kind of quality you are looking for. Of course, in relation to the value of the coin, the better the quality the better the coin. But keep in my mind that if you are satisfied with an average quality you can probably buy a rarer coin. So, make this decision wisely. If you buy the coin also as an investment, a high quality is most of the time advisable.
I’m sure once you have done all the things, I wrote above you will succeed in find a wonderful gold coin on MA-Shops. And never hesitate to contact the dealer for advice, I’m sure they are more then pleased to help you further.
Aureus 303-304 Roman Empire Diocletian
Diameter: 19.00 mm – Weight: 5.41 grams
Catalog: RIC VI,13, C 549, Calico II 4539.
Obv. Head with laurel wreath to the right.
Text: DIOCLETIA-NVS AVGVSTVS.
Rev. XX/ DIOCL/ETIAN/I AVG/SMN
This coin was struck for the Vicennalia in AD 303.
The Roman tetrarchy, also called the four imperial system, dates from 293 AD.
Emperor Diocletian was introduced and already after the abdication it fell apart in 305 AD. It earned four rulers in the rank of emperor.
A showpiece for every large collection.
Aureus Gordian III, Roman Empire
Diameter: 20.10 mm – Weight: 5.17 grams
Denarius, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, Salus standing right, holding patera and feeding serpent in arms, Many of Gordian III’s issues were struck using the same types in différent metals. Extremely rare Aureus, virtually as struck, with full mint luster and its original sharpness, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG,SALVS AVGVSTI
NGC certificate number: 3993182-002
Byzantine Constantine VI and Irene. Solidus
Weight: 4.42 g
Catalog: Berk-234, DO-2, Sear-1591.
780-797 AD. Constantinople,
Obv: Facing busts of Constantine VI and Irene, both crowned, between their heads cross and centering pellet.
Rev: Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV seated facing, each wearing crown and chlamys.Some small areas of flat striking. Mint State
Stater, Ancient Greek Philip III, Pella
Diameter: 18.00 mm – Weight: 8.64 g
Catalog: Le Rider:472, SNG ANS:172-6
Kingdom of Macedonia, graded, NGC, Circa 323/2-315 BC, In the types of Philip II, ,Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath,Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; kantharos below, A splendid example, lustrous, perfectly struck, in high relief and in fine style.
NGC certificate number: 5775009-009
Stater Ancient Greek Ionia, Magnesia
Diameter: 18.50 mm – Weight: 8.40 g
Obv: draped bust of Artemis wearing stephanos to the right, hair tied in bun at the back, bow and quiver over left shoulder.
Rev: Nike, holding kentron and reins, driving fast biga of horses to the right; above: MAGNHTO[N], below: EYFHMOS ?AYSANIOY in two lines.
Typical die rust on obverse.
Written by Joël van Dam, Owner of Joëlnumismatics.
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