Early American coins


1776 Carlos III 8 Reales

The 8 reales also known as the Spanish Milled Dollar was legal tender in the United States until the Coinage Act of1857.  The original United States silver dollar was based on  these coins.

Ancient Greek coins

Lucania, Metapontion, AR Stater 530-500 BC

Lucania, Metapontion, AR Stater 530-500 BC

The early coins of Magna Graecia were very different than other ancient Greek coins.  The coins were minted with an incuse technique, the same central image in relief on the obverse and aligned in negative on the reverse. It has been speculated that Pythagoras who died at Metapontion in 500 BC devised this feature “an attempt to realize in concrete form a confrontation of opposites that was characteristic of the Pythagorean system of thought” (Rutter 1997,

Ancient Roman Imperatorial coins

Mark Antony Legionary Denarius

Sextus Pompey denarius two coin set

Marc Antony & Julius Caesar Denarius. 43 BC

Marc Antony Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC

Marc & Lucius Antony AR Denarius 41 B.C.

Ancient Roman Empire coins

Crispina AE Sestertius, 178 - 182 A.D

Faustina Senior AE Sestertius 146 A.D.

Faustina Jr. AE Sestertius 175-176 A.D.

Lucilla AE Sestertius, 161-166 AD

Crispina AE Sestertius 178 – 182 A.D

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