Origin: These ~1,800 year old bronze coins (or nummi) were all struck under the reign of the Constantinian Dynasty, the ruling family of the Roman Empire from Emperor Constantius Chlorus (293 AD) to Julian (363 AD). The most famous emperor from this era was Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great, notable for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity.
We offer coins of Constantine the Great and his sons Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans—all have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by an ANA Certified numismatist.
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An assortment of Roman bronze coins (image credit Portable Antiquities Scheme).
There's more to Rome than wars and emperors.
These bronze coins were minted over 1,600 years ago, around the era of Constantine the Great and his successors.
But really, that isn't even the interesting part.
The actual stories of these coins are truly exciting—they were used by real ancient people, from farmers, to bakers, to legionnaires.
A day's labor was worth about 360 of them on average. It seems like a lot, but groceries were pricey in ancient Rome—that amount could only buy about three loaves of bread.
These coins were plentiful back then, but you can be one of the lucky few that owns one today. Each coin comes with a custom glass and leather case, to display your one-of-a-kind artifact.
Your order will include:
- One Roman bronze nummus from the reign of the emperor you choose.
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- 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:
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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.
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