Collecting Ancient Coins
Coins Of Old
Not long ago I purchased a "widows mite". This was coinage from the days of Jesus. They came in many different types. The image is a lot like the one I purchased. Mine is not nearly in as good shape as the picture.
For the coin collector, ancient coins can be quite fascinating. There are many, many different ancient coins from several different empires. They come in copper, silver, and even gold.
I will share some of the different types of ancient coins and will share some pictures of them.
Some of these coins can be very expensive and others are really very reasonable.
Be cautious when purchasing ancient coins and buy from good, reputable dealers. There have been counterfeits made as with other coins.
Scroll down and fly back in history. Let's check out coins of ancient days.
Widows mites were not the only coins from Biblical days. There were many others too.
The Byzantine empire minted many coins that depicted Christ on them. See the photographs. The two coins represent different eras in the Byzantine empire.
Another coin mentioned in the Bible is the tribute penny. These were silver and there is one pictured at the right.
Also in the Bible, you will read about Judas accepting 30 pieces of silver to give up Jesus. One of those coins is also pictured.
Also pictured here is a coin that one of the three kings that visited Jesus in the manger very well could have been carrying.
I also have one of the "tax" coins used to pay the yearly tax at the temple in Jerusalem. It is 1/2 shekel of silver.
There are many, many types of Roman coins. Rome was a great and mighty empire and each ruler had his head depicted on a coin.
I will share a few of the coins from Caesers and Emperors such as Julius Caeser, Augustus, Tiberias, and others. They had gold, silver, copper and other precious metals used in the minting of these coins.
Many of the Roman coins are very expensive, but can be a very good investment as their value goes up quite regularly.
These are just a few.
The other major empire in ancient days were the Greeks.
Some of the Greek coins I have seen are just magnificent!
Greek ancient coins, much like Roman coins, came in many different metals; gold, silver, bronze, etc...
Here are just a few pictured. As with Rome, the Greeks had many emperors and rulers and had many different coins.
For the coin collector, some ancient coins should also be in your collection.
As you can see above, you can find some very good deals on some ancient coins.
Many of the coin pictures were borrowed from the site I have below. They are a very reputable dealer. Check their web site out for some great deals.
I hope you all learned a little something about ancient coins.
Let's go coin collecting!!
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