Ancient Coins! Roman Greek Persian. Let me see them all

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Starting this thread so we can share the ancient coins in our collections.

I love the amount of history that’s crammed in those little gems, just to think about where it’s been before it ended up with me.

Like this one.

Gordian III silver Denar.
struck in Antioch between 242-244 AD

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And there we have Antioch as well.
The town made immortal by the holy hand grenade.

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Here’s my latest addition.

Alexander the Great, the man who brought his elephants over the alps to bring the Roman Empire to its knees.

Copper coin, struck in Macedonia between 336-324 BC and a real piece of history.

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And a real hassle to Photograph I must add.


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A very interesting topic Robustian and one I would like to learn more about. I'm a huge fan of ancient history and often wonder why I didn't get into coins instead of stamps.

I have picked up a couple of lots of uncleaned coins off of eBay in the past and quite enjoyed the process of soaking them in olive oil for six months and then gently picking away at them with a toothpick until the image was revealed. They were overwhelmingly Mid to Late Roman Empire and nowhere near the condition that your coins are in. Still, I do treasure them as pieces of ancient history I can hold in my hands.

I look forward to seeing more of your collection.
All the best,
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Thank you very much.

I’m still learning myself and enjoying every moment.

I’ve been reading a bit about the cleaning of Roman coins and gonna give it a go as well.
Just need to find the right coins.

Would love to see the coins you got so feel free to post them here.


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Here we have another silver Denar.

Marcus Ulpius Traianus, or “Trajan” the name he’s more known by.
Born in Spain 8/9-58, Died 9/11-117AD

Emperor of Rome between year 98-117AD
Created the second-greatest military expansion in Roman history.

Officially declared by the Senate optimus princeps(Best ruler)

Immortalized by the Trajan column that depicts his campaign against Dacia,
and also the place where his ashes were spread after his death in 117AD

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Robustian wrote:
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Alexander the Great, the man who brought his elephants over the alps to bring the Roman Empire to its knees.
Uhm... :?

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Here’s another little gem.

Struck in Illyria somewhere between 220-100BC

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Very happy with this purchase.

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Stewie1980 wrote:
19 Sep 2021 16:54
Robustian wrote:
19 Sep 2021 08:16
Alexander the Great, the man who brought his elephants over the alps to bring the Roman Empire to its knees.
Uhm... :?

Alexander the Great? I always thought it was Hannibal


A painting of Hannibal and his army on the wall of the Capitoline Museum, Rome. Photograph: Alamy
A painting of Hannibal and his army on the wall of the Capitoline Museum, Rome. Photograph: Alamy

"Having battled their deadly rivals the Romans in Spain, in 218BC the Carthaginian army made a move that no one expected. Their commander Hannibal marched his troops, including cavalry and African war elephants, across a high pass in the Alps to strike at Rome itself from the north of the Italian peninsula"


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/apr/03/where-muck-h ... ty-toronto

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https://www.worldhistory.org/article/876/elephants-in-greek--roman-warfare/
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BigSaint wrote:
20 Sep 2021 01:31
Stewie1980 wrote:
19 Sep 2021 16:54
Robustian wrote:
19 Sep 2021 08:16
Alexander the Great, the man who brought his elephants over the alps to bring the Roman Empire to its knees.
Uhm... :?

Alexander the Great? I always thought it was Hannibal


Image

"Having battled their deadly rivals the Romans in Spain, in 218BC the Carthaginian army made a move that no one expected. Their commander Hannibal marched his troops, including cavalry and African war elephants, across a high pass in the Alps to strike at Rome itself from the north of the Italian peninsula"


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/apr/03/where-muck-h ... ty-toronto

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https://www.worldhistory.org/article/876/elephants-in-greek--roman-warfare/
That’s true, got my history a little mixed up there.

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Here we have a copper follis with
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus.

Also known as Maximianus Herculius the name he took when he became Emperor

Born in illyria in 250AD

Emperor between 286-305AD

Died by his own hand in 310AD after a failed uprising against Konstantin.

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Robustian wrote:
19 Sep 2021 08:16
Here’s my latest addition.

Alexander the Great, the man who brought his elephants over the alps to bring the Roman Empire to its knees.

Copper coin, struck in Macedonia between 336-324 BC and a real piece of history.
Great coin!

Regards Tony

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Thank you very much Tony.

Just too bad that i apparently got beaten with the stupid stick while i wrote the description. :oops:

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Here is a silvered Antonianus I acquired some years ago.

Marcus Aurelius Probus.

Born 19 August 232AD in Sirmium.

Sirmium was the Capitol of Pannonia Inferior a Roman province created 103AD
by emperor Trajan.(who is featured above)

Died September 282AD
Killed in an uprising by his own soldiers.

Roman emperor 276-282AD

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Robustian wrote:
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Here is a silvered Antonianus I acquired some years ago.

Marcus Aurelius Probus.

Born 19 August 232AD in Sirmium.

Sirmium was the Capitol of Pannonia Inferior a Roman province created 103AD
by emperor Trajan.(who is featured above)

Died September 282AD
Killed in an uprising by his own soldiers.

Roman emperor 276-282AD


If you like reading "old books, about old coins", here's what my coin book (of 1692) has to say on this guy ....

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Apologies for the quality. Old books require special scanners to get good images (so its just the old camera phone)

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