The Ancient Collection

Date: c. 100 CE
6 Coins

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Item Description:

The Ancient Collection features coins from six different cultures that flourished during antiquity. The collection includes:

  • A Roman bronze nummus from the Constantinian dynasty, featuring the portrait of Constantine the Great or one of his sons (c. 306 to 363 CE)
  • A bronze coin from the kingdom of Elymais, which existed near present day Iran during the Hellenistic period (c. 147 BCE to 224 CE)
  • A prutah from ancient Judea, which bore witness to the tumultuous times of Roman occupation (c. 140 BCE to 70 CE)
  • A bronze coin from the Nabataean Kingdom, the builders of the famous rock carved city of Petra
  • A Chinese wu zhu from the Han dynasty (141 to 87 BCE)
  • A copper coin from the Nagas of Narwar in India (200 to 340 CE)

Though lacking in precious metal content, these low denomination coins are especially interesting from a historical point of view because they were actually used in everyday transactions. As the currency of the common people, these coins were used to pay for a wide variety of goods and services, as well as taxes. They provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of people in ancient times and can tell us about the economy, trade, and social norms of the period.

This collection comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, and each of the coins has been professionally cleaned and conserved.

Your order will include:

  • The historical item(s) shown above
  • Acrylic display case
  • Information card and Certificate of Authenticity

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