New Stock Ancient Coins 14 January 2021

Normally I would've kept these at the shop, at least for a while (I selected some of these with a client in mind), but since the shop is not open (for appointments only) and because this is the very first ancient coins update of the year, and yes, also because we have been selling them rather well on our website, I'm going to make them available to you: our collectors online... I guess one person's loss is another person's gain, right?

So make the best of it my friend! Because I'm giving you the opportunity to stay at home and spend some quality time investigating ancient ships craftsmanship with a Stater from Phaselis, Lycia. A Chance to reflect on how Ptolemy legitimised an entire dynasty of Greek Kings in Egypt by stealing Alexander's sarcophagus, with a Tetradrachm minted in his name. I'm inviting you to study the politics and wars of Ancient Rome with a Denarius minted during the time of the war of Octavian against Marc Anthony. Before Octavian became Augustus and took Rome from a city of brick to a city of marble.

There are worse ways of spending a lockdown if you ask me...

As per usual, there's only one coin of each available, so have a good look at our offering and be quick to the checkout page.

Good luck...

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Arabia Felix - Himyarites. Amdan Bayyin Yanaf. Ca. 80-100 A.D. AR Scyphate Quinarius. MDNIBYN_obv

Arabia Felix - Himyarites. Amdan Bayyin Yanaf. Ca. 80-100 A.D. AR Scyphate Quinarius. MDNIBYN.

Arabia Felix - Himyarites. Amdan Bayyin Yanaf. Ca. 80-100 A.D. AR Scyphate Quinarius. Male head right within torc / 'MDNIBYN' around small head right with 'RYDN' in ex. sceptre to right & 'YNF' monogram to left. Good Very Fine & Scarce. Arabia Felix was wealthy in the ancient world thanks to a near monopoly of the trade in cinnamon & spices.
£70.00
Heraclius. A.D. 610-641. Constantinople - A.D. 632-635. GOLD Solidus_obv

Byzantine Gold solidus of Heraclius  – The Three Wise Men coin

Heraclius. A.D. 610-641. Constantinople - A.D. 631-635. GOLD Solidus. Heraclius stg. between Heraclius Constantine on R. & Heraclonas on L., holding globus cruciger / 'VICTORIA – AVGYB' Cross with mintmark R. field. 'CONOB' in exergue. Very Fine for the issue & Scarce.
£495.00
Caracalla_Denarius_LIBERTAS VIIII_obv

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 214. AR Denarius. LIBERTAS VIIII.

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 214. AR Denarius. Laureate head right / 'LIBERAL VIIII' Libertas standing left holding abacus & cornucopiae. Good Very Fine. The year Caracalla defeats the Germans, as shown by 'GERM' on obverse.
£90.00
Cilicia_Mallos_Ca_440-390 B.C._AR_Stater_obv

Cilicia, Mallos. Ca. 440-390 B.C. AR Stater.

Cilicia, Mallos. Ca. 440-390 B.C. AR Stater. Bearded & winged male deity (Kronos?) in kneeling-running stance to right, holding solar disc with both hands / 'MA?' swan standing left, with wings uplifted. About Very Fine, archaic & Scarce. Mallos had an oracle where people would dream in the temple to receive the gods instructions. The Swan is most likely for Apollo.
£725.00
Constantine I 'the Great'_Æ Follis. IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG. Jupiter_obv

Constantine I 'the Great'. A.D. 307-337. Heraclea - A.D. 312. Æ Follis. IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG. Jupiter.

Constantine I 'the Great'. A.D. 307-337. Heraclea - A.D. 312. Æ Follis. 'IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG' Laureate head right / 'IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG' Jupiter standing left wearing chlamys, holding globe & sceptre; wreath in left field, 'A' in right. As Struck & Very Scarce. 'INV' on obverse is Very Scarce & stands for 'Invictus' meaning unconquered. An exemplary coin of Constantine the Great.
£160.00
Constantine I 'the Great'_Æ 3. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG_obv

Constantine I 'the Great'. A.D. 307-337. Rome - A.D. 326. Æ 3. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG.

Constantine I 'the Great'. A.D. 307-337. Rome - A.D. 326. Æ 3. Laureate head right / 'PROVIDENTIAE AVGG' Two turreted military camp gateway; above, star. Extremely Fine & Scarce in this grade. This was made the year Constantine founded Constantinople.
£80.00