Origin: These three examples of medieval currency date back to the High to Late Middle Ages (c. 1000 to 1500 AD). They originate from lots acquired by History Hoard from private collections, and have all been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.
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So much more than kings and castles.
Medieval times were way more exciting than peasants, knights, and damsels-in-distress.
The Crusades ravaged Europe and the Middle East, the plague killed a quarter of the world's population, and the Mongols conquered half of the known world.
And all that was happening at the same time.
Though not the most pleasant era to live through, it was certainly eventful. But living through an era isn't the only way to experience it anymore.
Now with our Medieval Collection, you can own three pieces of this chaotic time period that have survived over 700 years.
The Alcázar of Segovia in Spain, an idyllic medieval castle built around 1100 AD.
About Medieval Times: Humanity's Dark Ages
Medieval times, the Middle Ages, and the Dark Ages: though their names may contrast, they all refer to the era of European history between the fall of Rome and the rise of the Renaissance. This chaotic era of human history was rather bleak to live in, especially for commoners. Peasants worked long, hard days and got very little in return, toiling away their entire lives for their lords. These lower classes were lucky to see the age of 40, often meeting an early end due to the harrowing living conditions of the time.
Your order will include:
- Coins from:
- One of the first eight crusades, bearing religious imagery of the time
- One Mongol coin from one of the Mongol khanates, which the later Mongol Empire was divided into
- One coin from medieval China (220 AD - 1368 AD)
- Acrylic display case
- Cloth pouch to prevent scratches
- Six detail cards, with relevant information about your unique coins
- Certificate of Authenticity
History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.
When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:
To read more about our promise to you, click here.
Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
You can find our complete FAQ section here.