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April 02 2014

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Gold Stater of Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.
Ancient Greece - Macedonia, 356-336 BC
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Gold Stater of Alexander the Great (336-323 BC):
On the obverse, the head of the Goddess, Athena, with facial features modeled after those of Alexander. On the reverse, a beautiful Nike (winged Victory) holding a scepter and a victory wreath. The name ALEXANDER (in Greek) appears along the side of the wing, on the right.
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Ancient Holy Land, Silver Shekel of Tyre (126-70 BC):
Of all the Biblical references to coins, the “thirty pieces of silver,” also known as Shekel of Tyre, paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal of Christ is perhaps the best known. (Matthew 26: 14-15). In the great temple of Jerusalem built by Solomon, these coins were used to pay taxes.

November 15 2013

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Greco-Egyptian silver Ptolemy tetradrachm. (305-30 BC)
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Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic (305-30 BC)
Bronze coin with the profile of Zeus Ammon on the observe. The reverse with an eagle standing on thunderbolts, surrounded by inscriptions. 
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Silver tetradrachm of Bar Kochba, in a vermeil pendant setting. The facade of the temple in Jerusalem with ark and scrolls on the front, lulav with inscriptions on the reverse. 133 - 132 BC

October 31 2013

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Roman. Gold coin with a portrait of a ruler on the front. On the reverse, a standing eagle with open wings and inscriptions. 200 AD

July 22 2013

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Ancient Greece. Silver Philip II tetradrachm coin, the obverse with the head of Zeus, the reverse with a King on horseback, and inscriptions.

The accession of Philip II to the Macedonian throne in 359 BC marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Greek World. Having made himself master of Greece by a mixture of military skill and diplomacy, he was free to pursue his greatest ambition - the conquest of the Persian Empire. But the assassin’s sword, 336 BC, prevented Philip from realizing this dream and the invasion of Asia was undertaken instead by his son Alexander, known to posterity as ‘the Great.’

359-336 BC

July 16 2013

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Ancient Greek. Gold tetradrachm coin with Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, wearing an ornamented helmet, on the back, a standing owl with an olive twig on the upper left.

400 BC

July 08 2013

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Ancient Greece. Silver Elis tetradrachm coin, the front with Nike running with a wreath in hand, the back with an eagle hunting its prey. Peloponnesus, 471-452 BC
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Ancient Greece. Silver Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm coin,  one side with Poseidon. 294-288 BC
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Byzantine. Gold coin of Emperor Michael VII with Christ on the obverse. Emperor Michael VII,s reign was mercifully brief. Born about 1050, the empire was run between his mother, Eudocia, until 1071. Michael’s all to obvious weakness inspired numerous rebellions. Taxes were raised, the coinage debased and though numerous rebellions were put down, Michael’s fall became inevitable. It was Nicephorus Botaneiates who led the rebellion that finally forced Michael to abdicate. On 31st March, 1078 Michael entered a monastery and Botaneiates took over as Nicephorus III. 1071-1078 AD
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From left to right: Silver Roman double denari coin with a portrait on the front, the reverse shows a standing figure with inscriptions. 200 AD; Silver Roman Billion Nero tetradrachm coin. 54-68 AD; Byzantine bronze coin with two rulers on the obverse and the letter K with inscriptions on the reverse. 800 AD-1200 AD 

May 10 2013

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Ancient Greek silver tetradrachm coin with Athena, the Goddess of wisdom on one side, an owl with inscriptions on the other. 400 BC
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March 17 2013

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Byzantine. Gold coin of Emperor Michael VII. On the obverse, Christ. Michael VII’s reign was mercifully brief. Born around 1050, the empire was run between him and his mother, Eudocia, until 1071. Michael’s all too obvious weakness inspired numerous rebellions as taxes were raised, and the coinage debased. It was Nicephorus Botaneiates who led the rebellion that finally forced Michael to abdicate. On 31st March, 1078 Michael entered a monastery and Botaneiates took over as Nicephorus III. 1071-1078 AD (1”)
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Ancient Persian. Silver drachm coin of King Darius. On the back, a seated figure holding a bow surrounded by inscriptions. 70 BC (¾”)

March 08 2013

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Byzantine. Bronze coin (Follis) with a bust of a ruler holding a cross with inscriptions on the obverse and the letter M , a cross, and inscriptions on the reverse. 800-1200 AD (1 ¼")
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February 25 2013

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Silver shipwreck coin pendant from the Spanish treasure ship, the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. In a vermeil pendant setting of 22 kt gold plate over silver. 1622 AD (1 ½")
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From Italy. 22kt gold coin from Italy. On one side, a God with inscriptions. On the reverse, a dedication with inscriptions. Excellent condition. 1800's AD (¾")
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Ancient Roman. Silver denari coins with a side portraits and inscriptions to the front and full figures in different poses with inscription to the back. 150 AD (¾")
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