1. Byzantium Coins

    Byzantium Coins

    Byzantium Coins
  2. Amorini Monetari Cherubs making coins

    Amorini Monetari Cherubs making coins

    Amorini Monetari Cherubs making coins
  3. B

    Medieval hammered silver coins

    I collect them. They are awfully thin. I guess that was the idea so they wouldn't have much silver content. They are fragile now. It seems like they could break easily. It would be easy to take off pieces of them. Was they what the crime of coining was? Did coining only work on hammered coins...
  4. Naima

    Why ancient coins are offsetted?

    Why many ancient coins are offsetted in the print? Many have exceptionally detailed engravi gs and then the print seems so bad positioned ? Or is there another reason for that?
  5. S

    Help identifying these ancient coins?

    I bought these two coins today, one's Roman and I think the other's Greek, but I have no clue what they are exactly. Can y'all help me out with figuring out what exactly these are? This is the first one, probably Roman, I think, Possibly late Republic, early empire? Here's the second one...
  6. JeanDukeofAlecon

    "conob" on roman coins?

    I've seen the phrase "conob" a lot on later roman coins and I can't find any information about it online, does anyone know what it means or stands for? Example: Edit: upon further examination it's actually "comob", and now I feel slightly illiterate. Edit 2: okay it's apparently both.
  7. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Why are byzantine coins after the mid 11th century less uniformly round?

    For a long time, byzantine coins were uniform in shape and high quality. They were quite consistently circular and flat with defined edges to prevent edge clipping, but this trend seems to have been broken during the reign of Constantine IX (reigned 1042-1055), where the coins take on a more...
  8. Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Ancient Roman coins found in Japan.

    Found in Okinawa. Ancient Roman coins dating from the Emperor Constantine.
  9. S

    Roman coins discovered in Japanese castle:

    The Roman coins which were found in a Japanese castle in Okinawa date back to between 300-400 AD. Although Okinawa was not known to have had direct trade links with the Roman Empire, its possible that the Roman coins came from China which did have trade relations with Japan. Ancient Roman...
  10. K

    Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

    Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa | The Japan Times Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa KYODO SEP 26, 2016 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa...
  11. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Translation of Latin/Greek in Latin alphabet inscriptions on Byzantine coins?

    I was looking at some middle byzantine coins, and I noticed that, surprisingly, I could actually read the inscriptions on some of them. I got curious as to what these inscriptions said, but, as is often the case with byzantine artifacts, I could not find any substantial info on them. I tried...
  12. C

    Ancient Fakes and the First Celtic Coins

    Official (i.e. ancient) fakes and the first Celtic coin production:
  13. Swagganaut

    Identification of 4 quadratic German (?) coins

    'Sup guys. My mother gave me 4 coins which she bought on Ebay several years ago, appareantly from a guy who claimed that he found them in a river, eventually the Weser: They appear to be covered with gold sheet, while the core of the coin is made of bronze. Before I cleaned them up the damaged...
  14. johnincornwall

    600 kg of Roman coins found near Seville

    It always fascinates me when huge amounts of money are found like this. It seems to date from the late 3rd/early 4th century, Maximian and Constantine, and a quick scan shows Hispania to be relatively free of the Imperial turmoils of the time - so why is it there? Was it stored up so long that...
  15. Kookaburra Jack

    Oxyrhynchus Coins - analysis following Milne

    There are located on the web a number of copies of THE COINS FROM OXYRHYNCHUS By J.G. MILNE. Example site (1): The Open Library; example site (2): Coins from Egpt. The data from this article has been collated to present the following analysis of the numbers of coins found at the Oxyrhynchus tip...
  16. R

    Did isolated humans all come up with the idea of currency?

    In other words, I was watching some anime, Nobonaga's Concerto, and it mentioned merchants and such in feudal Japan. So, it struck me as odd that I've never heard about a society other than indigenous peoples, small tribes and such, which didn't come up with any other method of economics aside...
  17. C

    The First British Coins (and forgeries)

    The first coins in England; production and forgery:
  18. Kretan182

    Massive Treasure Find of Hundreds of Fatmid-Era Gold Coins

    Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast | World news | The Guardian A treasure trove of nearly 2000 Fatmid-Era gold coins has been discovered near the site of Caesarea. The theory is that a shipwreck was carrying off all the goodies gathered by tax...
  19. heirtothewind

    Coins in the American Colonies and Early America

    This site was my bible for information about coins that circulated in colonial and early America [1607-1857] and for organization of my collection. Introduction to Coins of Colonial and Early America COLONIAL COINS (Table of Contents) Lack of a national coinage, the inconsistent values of...
  20. civfanatic

    Old Telugu on Satavahana Coins: Earliest Known Telugu Sentences?

    Several Satavahana kings are known to have issued coins with Old Telugu sentences. A typical example is the below coin of Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi: The coin reads, "Arahanaku Vahitti Makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku", meaning "The coin of King Tiru Pulumavi, son of Vasisthi". It is interesting to...