Authentic Ancient Coin Necklaces For Sale
Coins from ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Persia, and Medieval Europe set in custom sterling silver and gold bezels.
Custom bezels can also be made for many coins on my site! See my Custom Ancient Coin Bezels page for details.
Cords and chains not included. Custom leather cord with silver clasp or silver chain can be included for an additional $15.

Biblical, Medieval & Byzantine Coin Jewelry

The first time Jesus Christ was depicted on a coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. 29 mm diameter. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1818. Dark patina with nice reddish earthen deposits. #CB2170: $399 SOLD

Reign of Romanus III, 1028 - 1034 AD. Class B bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. Cross with IS \ XS above, bAS-ILE \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ, King of Kings"). Big 32 mm diameter. ref: Sear 1823. Gorgeous coin with nice detail, dark patina and nice reddish earthen deposits. #CB2164: $375

Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. Huge 36 mm (almost 1 1/2”) diameter! ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1818. Good detail, deep coppery tone (better than photo!). #CB2242: $275
The Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible
Referred-to in the Gospel of Luke 21:1-4

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, coin type mentioned in the Bible. Struck 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. 18 mm diameter, dark brassy color, excellent detail. #JN2124: $225

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom sterling silver bezel. 15 mm diameter, good detail. Nice golden-copper patina. #JN2112: $125 (more...)


Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible, struck c. 103-76 BC. Anchor/Star. Set into a stunning custom silver cross pendant on gorgeous .925 silver braided 17" to 19" adjustable chain. Cross measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" including loop. An excellent, wearable piece of Christian history! #JN2208: $399

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel.
Set into a great .925 silver swivel ring! Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. ref: Hendin-1150. Great detail! Bezel diameter 16 mm (5/8"), US ring size about 8 3/4. Nice floral detail at top of band. #JN2212: $299

One of the Three Wise Men of the Bible?
Azes II. "King from the East" of Bethlehem

Azes II silver tetradrachm, 35 BC - 5 AD. King on horseback following a star / Zeus standing in robes, holding winged Nike, monograms around. Total dia. 27 mm, 15.33 g. ref: Mitchiner 853. Nice light gray patina. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Coin ex-Stockholm, Sweden gallery. #CH2357: $575

Azes II, 35 BC - 5 AD. Silver drachm, set into custom .925 silver bezel. King on horseback following a star, holding spear; bhu in Kharosthi to right / Zeus standing left, holding Nike and long scepter; monograms to left and right. Dia: 18mm. ref: Senior 105.631D; HGC 12, 655. VF with great detail, light deposits. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CH2538: $299

Azes II, 35 BC - 5 AD. Silver drachm, set into custom .925 silver bezel ornamented with garnets! King on horseback following a star / Zeus standing left, holding Nike and long scepter; monograms to left and right. Dia: 22mm. ref: Senior 105.631D; HGC 12, 655. Coin VF with good detail, gray cabinet tone; ex-Robin Danziger, NY. #CH2534: $325

Holy Land. Pontius Pilate, 26-36 AD. Nice bronze lepton, struck 29 AD, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Three bound ears of barley, Greek inscription / Simpulum, TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC, date LIS (Year 16=29 AD). 18 mm diameter, dark coppery patina with light earthen highlights. ref: Hendin 1341. Coin ex-Jerusalem gallery. #CH2453: $350

First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Bronze prutah. Dated year 2=67/68 C.E. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver "cornucopia" bezel, accented by a ruby at the bottom tip! Two handled amphora, ancient Hebrew inscription "Year Two" / Grape leaf on small vine, "The Freedom of Zion" in Hebrew. ref: Meshorer 196; Hendin 1360. Total dia. 25 mm; 8.99 g. Coin with lovely dark brassy patina, fantastic detail! #CH2506: $399

First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Bronze prutah. Dated year 2=67/68 C.E. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver "Star of David" bezel. Two handled amphora, ancient Hebrew inscription "Year Two" / Grape leaf on small vine, "The Freedom of Zion" in Hebrew. ref: Meshorer 196; Hendin 1360. Total dia. 28 mm. Coin with dark reddish-brown patina, great detail! #CH2499: $399

The First Jewish Coin! Hasmonean Kings of Judaea. John Hyrcanus (Yehohanan), 135 - 104 BCE. Bronze lepton. Cornucopiae / early Hebrew inscription. Set into a stunning .925 silver Star of David ring! Coin with nice detail. Bezel size 20 mm, ring US size 10 1/4. #JN2216: $350

Black Plague! From the time of the Black Death, c. 1340-1360 AD. Struck in Hall, Germany. Silver "Heller". Hand with palm forward / Cross with arms ending in pellets, all within circular border. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. ref: Saurma 1364. VF, 20mm diameter. #CM2404G1: $350

Black Plague! From the time of the Black Death, c. 1340-1360 AD. Struck in Hall, Germany. A pair of Silver "Hellers" set into stunning custom silver earrings! Hand with palm forward / Cross with arms ending in pellets, all within circular border. ref: Saurma 1364. VF, each about 20mm diameter. Coins ex-Numismatik Naumann, Austria. #CM2404G6: $350 (pair)

Spanish copper reale. "Pirate Money". Copper 8-Maravedis "cob" of Philippe III, 1598-1621 AD. Originally depicted a castle & lion. Heavily counter-stamped with "BX", "BAS" and dates "1641" and "1659" when the coin was re-tarriffed under Philip IV (1621-1665). The "S" with line through it on back indicative of the early "dollar" sign adopted by the US! Big 25 mm (1 inch) diameter. Coin with olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. #CSG1003: $275

SHIPWRECK TREASURE!
Treasure from the wreck of the Concepcion, sunk at the Silver Shoals, Abrojos Reef in the Florida Straits in 1641. Huge 8-reale silver cob "Piece of Eight" struck under Philip IV (1621-1665), Potosi, Bolivia, assayer T (mid-1620s), with custom loop at top for wearing as a pendant. ref: KM-19a. Big 35mm, 24.39 grams total. Good full shield and cross, deeply toned all over, partial date 162(?), full mintmark-assayer and denomination, aligned axis, the flat loop at top stamped with CONCEPCION / 1641. Recovered from: Concepcion, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola. Fantastic! #CS2409: $850


SHIPWRECK TREASURE!
Admiral Gardner shipwreck coin, East India Company.
Nice copper "X Cash" coin minted by the East India Company in 1808. The Admiral Gardner had just left port from England bound for India, filled with supplies for the East India Company's overseas operations when she went down in a storm in the English Channel in 1809. Coat of Arms / Mughal Persian inscription - "X or 10 Cash." Ex- London Coin Galleries. Set in custom silver bezel. 26mm dia. Nice! #JN2204: $175


SHIPWRECK TREASURE!
From the wreck of El Cazador, Spanish galleon sunk in 1784 off New Orleans. Fantastic huge silver 8-reale "Piece of Eight", set into a stunning modern .925 silver bezel. This coin is referred-to as "America's first silver dollar"! The most valuable circulating coin in the New World. Bears the bust of Charles III, the reverse pillars believed to be what inspired the "$" dollar sign used today. Dated 1783. Huge 41 mm diameter, weighs 33.52 grams (total). Coin ex-Robin Danziger, New York. A great show-piece! #CS2117: $650


Byzantine Empire. Manuel I, 1143-1180 AD. Bronze Tetarteron set in custom .925 silver bezel. Large cross upon three steps, IC-XC / Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe, MANVHL DECPOTH. ref: SB 1976, BMC 86-90. 23 mm dia. with nice copper to green tone. Nice detail. #JN2203: $199


Byzantine Empire. Manuel I, 1143-1180 AD. Bronze Tetarteron set in custom silver bezel with gray patina. Large cross upon three steps, IC-XC / Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe, MANVHL DECPOTH. ref: SB 1976, BMC 86-90. 21 mm dia. with nice copper to green tone. Nice detail on both sides. #JN2043: $175

Byzantine Empire. Manuel I, 1143-1180 AD. Bronze Tetarteron set in custom silver bezel with gray patina. Large cross upon three steps, IC-XC / Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe, MANVHL DECPOTH. ref: SB 1976, BMC 86-90. 17 mm dia. with nice dark green tone with earthen deposits. This coin is all about the fantastic cross! #JN2044: $150

Medieval Armenia, time of the Crusades.
King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Tank, set into custom silver bezel. King seated cross-legged on a throne adorned with lions. He holds a globus cruciger and fleur-de-lis, Armenian inscription: Hetoum King of the Armenians /Potent cross with four lines, Struck in the City of Sis. ref: Nercessian 351-357. 27 mm diameter. Nice coppery patina, great detail. #CA2150: $250


Medieval Armenia, time of the Crusades.
King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Tank, set into custom silver bezel. King seated cross-legged on a throne adorned with lions. He holds a globus cruciger and fleur-de-lis, Armenian inscription: Hetoum King of the Armenians / Potent cross with four lines, Struck in the City of Sis. ref: Nercessian 351-357. 29 mm diameter. Holed in antiquity to be worn as a pendant! Nice coppery patina, great detail. #CA2151: $250


Ancient Armenia. Artaxiad Dynasty.
Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze one-chalcus coin.
His diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara, countermark to left / Nike advancing left, TIGRANOY AG.
Coin 16 mm, 3.64 g. ref: AC-79. Entire piece 18 mm dia. Great portrait. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Nice! #CA2124: $325


Crusader Achaea, Frankish Greece. Philip of Savoy, 1301-1306 AD. Billon denier tournois, set into custom silver bezel. Crusader cross pattée, + PhS D’ SAB P ACHE / Castle tournois, 5-pointed star below, + DE CLARENCIA. ref: Malloy, CCS 20. 24 mm dia (total). Coin possibly from the Pylia Hoard. Good VF. ex-Robin Danziger, NY. #CM2393: $350

Crusader Genoa, Italy. 1139-1252 AD.
Silver denaro struck under Conrad III, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel and adjustable 16 1/2" to 18 1/2" silver foxtail necklace. Coin depicts: Tower of Jerusalem, city name IANVA / Crusader cross, king's name CVNRADI REX. ref: Cross V.16; Biaggi 835. Bezel diameter 24 mm (15/16"). Beautiful bright silver tone, excellent detail. #CM2378: $450


Crusaders, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Baldwin III, 1143-1163 AD. Billon obole, set into a stunning .925 silver swivel ring! Crusader cross pattée, + BALdVINVS REX / Tower of David, + dE EIRVSALEM. Bezel diameter 16 mm, ring about US size 8 1/2. ref: Metcalf 165-7. VF, sharp detail! Coin ex-CNG. #CM2479: $399

Medieval Venice, Italy. Lorenzo Tiepolo, Doge 1268-1275 AD.
Silver grosso, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / LA-TEVPL-SM-VENETO; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. ref: CNI 2; Biaggi 2278; Papadopoli 1. 20 mm diameter. Nice detail, bright patina (dark photo). #CM2220: $299


Medieval Hungary, time of the Crusades. Bela II, 1131-1142 AD. Silver denar, set into a custom .925 silver swivel-ring. Each side of the coin depicts a central cross with inscription around. Coin ref: Huszar 102. Ring a US size 7 1/2, bezel 15mm diameter. The bezel swivels so either side of the coin can be worn facing “out”! An excellent piece of wearable history! Coin choice Extremely Fine, ex-Robin Danziger, NY. #CM2390: $350

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Nice silver gros tournois struck 1285-1290 AD. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. ref: Duplessy 213; Ciani 201. W: 26.5 mm, weighs 4.98 grams (total). Nicely centered, bright silvery tone with some darker areas. Coin ex-UK collecion. #CM2446: $599
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Medieval France, Crusades period. Perigord, c. 1200-1250 AD. Billon denier, , set into custom .925 silver bezel. Cross with V and S in opposite angles; + LODOICVS / Five annulets in cruciform pattern; + EGOLISSIME. 19.5mm dia. VF with attractive cabinet tone. ref: Roberts 4349. Coin ex-London, UK collection. #CM2462: $299


Medieval Armenia. Cilician Kingdom, time of the Crusades. King Levon II, 1270-1289 AD. Copper kardez, Sis mint. Set in a custom silver bezel, toned to match the coin. Lion walking left, Armenian inscription: Levon King of the Armenians / Cross with four stars in the quadrants, inscription: Struck in the City of Sis. 24 mm dia, brown patina with earthen deposits. #JN2207: $175

Medieval Armenia. Cilician Kingdom, time of the Crusades. King Levon II, 1270-1289 AD. Copper kardez, Sis mint. Set in a custom silver bezel, toned to match the coin. Lion walking left, Armenian inscription: Levon King of the Armenians / Cross with four stars in the quadrants, inscription: Struck in the City of Sis. 25 mm dia, nice olive-green patina with earthen deposits. #JN2035: $175

Medieval Armenia. Cilician Kingdom, time of the Crusades. King Levon IV, 1320-1342 AD. Copper pogh set into stunning silver bezel. King seated in throne, staff in one hand and orb in the other. Armenian inscription: Levon King of the Armenians / Cross with four lines in quadrants. Armenian inscription: Struck in the City of Sis. 20 mm dia. #JN2101: $175

Anglo-Saxon. Great Britain, kingdom of Northumbria. Archbishop Hunlaf, 837-854 AD. Bronze Styca, struck by moneyer Ethelweard. +VIGMVND-I-REP (retrograde) around a small cross / Moneyers name +HUNL'AF around cross. ref: Pirie 924-31; SCBC 870. Set into stunning silver bezel. W: 16 mm. From the Bolton Percy Hoard. Gorgeous coin! Sharp detail, nice glossy deep green patina. #2865779: $399

Anglo-Saxon. Great Britain, kingdom of Northumbria. Archbishop Hunlaf, 837-854 AD. Bronze Styca, struck by moneyer Ethelweard. +VIGMVND-I-REP (retrograde) around a small cross / Moneyers name +HUNL'AF around cross. ref: Pirie 924-31; SCBC 870. Set into a stunning silver cross pendant! 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" not counting hoop. From the Bolton Percy Hoard. Gorgeous coin! Sharp detail, nice glossy deep green patina. #28657710: $399

The First Jewish Coin. Cornucopiae / early Hebrew inscription. Set into a stunning .925 silver Star of David pendant. Total diameter 20mm (13/16"). #CH2262: $275

Parthia, ancient Persia. King Artabanus II, A.D. 10 - 38 AD. Silver drachm, Ecbatana mint. Bare-headed bust left, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; border of dots / Archer, seated right on throne, holding bow, monogram below, Greek inscription around. ref: Sellwood 63.6, Shore 341. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Set into nice silver bezel. dia: 21 mm. Gorgeous! #CP2114: $299

Parthia, ancient Persia. King Orodes I, 90-80 BC. Silver Drachm, set into custom silver bezel. Bearded bust left wearing tiara with six-pointed star; griffin ended torque; circular border of pellets / Archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; Greek inscription around. ref: Sellwood 31.8v. Grade EF! Dia: 21 mm, weighs 4.95 grams (total). Coin ex-Tamco Numismatics, Stockholm, Sweden. Gorgeous! #CP2147: $299

Ancient Persia. Sasanian Kingdom. King Khusro II, 590 - 627 AD. Large silver dirhem, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Crowned bust of Khusro facing right, zoroastrian astrological symbols: stars and crescents around perimeter / Holy fire-altar flanked by two attendants, monograms/ zoroastrian astrological symbols. Great portrait, well centered. Good metal, light deposits. Dia: 30 mm (1 1/8"). Coin ex-Tamco Numismatics, Stockholm, Sweden. #CP2151: $199

Ancient Persia. White Huns / Hephalite Gandhara, c. 475-576 AD, billon drachm set in custom sterling silver bezel (silver patina to better match tone of coin). King's bust rt. in ornate bull-headed crown; Napki Malka in Pahlavi / Two attendants flanking a fire altar, Kabul and Zabul. 28 mm diameter with wonderful green patina, some copper highlights. Very pleasing to the eyes. The Hephthalites, also known as White Huns, were a nomadic people who lived across northern China, Central Asia, and northern India in the fourth through sixth centuries. The term Hephthalite derives from Greek, supposedly a rendering of Hayathelite (from the term Haital = "Big/Powerful" in the dialect of Bukhara), the name used by Persian writers to refer to a 6th century empire on the northern and eastern periphery of their land. As a group they appear to be distinct from the Huns who migrated to Europe in the Fourth Century AD. #JN2040x2: $250

Ottoman, Turkey, Mahmud II, 1808-1839 AD. Silver coin, dated AH 1223, regnal year 25. Holed in antiquity. A silver loop attached to be worn as a pendant. 28 mm diameter. Budget-priced jewelry piece! #JN2151: $75

Ottoman, Turkey, Mahmud II, 1808-1839 AD. Large silver coin, dated AH 1223, regnal year 25. Holed in antiquity. A silver loop attached to be worn as a pendant. 33 mm (1 1/4") diameter. Budget-priced jewelry piece! #JN2143: $99

Greek & Roman Coin Jewelry

Macedon. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Large silver tetradrachm, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles in lion-skin headdress / Zeus seated, holding eagle and scepter,
behind, monograms to left and below. Excellent portrait! Light toning. 29.5 mm diameter. Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #CG2371: $650

Ancient Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, club of Herakles within oak wreath; SAP monogram above, monograms below. ref: SNG Ash. 3290. 33 mm diameter, weighs 23.70 grams (total). Incredible, high relief, gorgeous coin! #CG2128: $1200 This item featured on CBS program "This is LA"!

Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, club of Herakles within oak wreath; ΑΡ monogram above, monograms below. ref: Sear-1386. Dia: 32mm, weighs 18.12 grams (total). Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Gorgeous coin! Must see in-hand! I'm happy to send better photos. #CG2430: $850

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm.
Set in custom
14k gold bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind, monograms around. 20 mm diameter, weighs 6.02 grams (total). Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #CG2384: $650

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, set in custom 14k gold bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind, monograms around. ref: Price-1786v. 30 x 17mm. Coin ex-Gitbud Numismatik, Germany. Great detail! #CG2394: $750 SOLD

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind, monograms around. ref: Price-1817var. 26mm total diameter. Incredible portrait! Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #CG2432: $475

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, struck just after his death 323-305 BC, Kolophon mint. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, AΛEΞANΔΡOY behind, KA monogram in left field, Φ beneath chair. ref: Price 1823; Muller 808. 23mm total diameter. Nice strike with strong detail, good bright metal. Great portrait! Coin ex-Frank S Robinson, Albany, NY. #CG2386: $399

Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Silver drachm struck just after his death, 310-301 BC. Set into a stunning 2-tone gold and silver ring! Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, prow of galley to left, caduceus below throne; AΛEΞANΔΡOY behind. Coin 17mm, 4.17 grams, with excellent detail. The ring shank decorated with motifs from the Macedonian helmet! The bezel measures 20.5 mm, weighs 19.17 grams (total), ring a US size 11. Coin ex-Mark Davis, UK. #CG2404: $850

Alexander III the Great of Macedon, 336-323 BC. Bronze drachm, Macedonian mint, Lifetime Issue! Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, bow in bow-case and club; A below. Coin 18.1 mm, 6.15 g. ref: Price 297. aVF, very dark green patina. Total diameter 25 mm, weighs 10.88 grams (total). #CG2455: $299

Ancient Greece. Histiaia, Euboia, 3rd Century BC. Silver Tetrobol, set into custom .925 silver bezel ornamented with garnets! Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine / Nymph Histiaia seated on galley right, ISTAEWN above. ref: Sear #2496. 15mm total diameter, entire piece dangles 37 mm. Gorgeous detail for these! Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #JN2202: $399


Ancient Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, club of Herakles within oak wreath; SAP monogram above, monograms below. ref: SNG Ash. 3290. 33 mm diameter, weighs 23.70 grams (total). Incredible, high relief, gorgeous coin! #CG2128: $1200
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The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, AP monogram above. ref: Sear 3948. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel, total diameter 29 mm (1 1/8"), weighs 22.61 grams total. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Incredible detail! #CG2387: $599


Ancient Greek. Syracuse, Sicily, 357-344 BC. Bronze AE19 Litra, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Dolphin leaping right over a scallop shell, ΣYΡA between / Female head left, hair in sphendone, spray of olive leaves behind. 25mm diameter, weighs 9.72 grams (total). ref: Sear SG 1187; Calciati 124; Magna Graecia 38. Dark coppery tone. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CG2458: $275

Ancient Greek. Syracuse, Sicily, 317-289 BC. Bronze AE18 Litra, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Pegasus flying left, letter below / Laureate head of Apollo left. 25mm diameter, weighs 9.44 grams (total). ref: Sear SG 1199. Dark olive-green patina. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Nice Pegasus! Better than photo. #CG2457: $275

Ancient Greece. Sarmatia, Olbia, 5th century BC. Bronze cast dolphin money, set into a custom .925 silver bezel. Nice form with dorsal fin, eyes visible on both sides and remains of inscription on upper left flank. L: 35mm, 5.13 g (total). ref: S1684. Dark brassy patina. The ancient Olbians worshipped Delphinus, the sacred, playful fish-god of the sea. Before the introduction of struck circular coins, their cast-bronze coinage was crafted in the shape of a leaping dolphin! #AG2203: $350


Ancient Greece. Illyria, Dyrrhachium. Silver drachm struck after 229 BC. Cow standing right suckling calf; Nike flying right above, thunderbolt below, MENISKOS / Double stellate "temple door" pattern, DUR ARCIPPOU. ref: Ceka 318; BMC 41. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 19 mm dia. Gorgeous! #CG2217: $199

The Healing Center of the Ancient World!
Pergamon, Mysia, c. 133-27 BC. Bronze drachm. Laureate head of Asklepios right / AΣKΛHΠIOΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ, serpent of Asklepios coiled around omphalos. Coin 20.9 mm, 7.30 g. ref: SNG France 1815. Good VF, deep brown patina. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Total diameter 24 mm, weighs 11.93 grams (total). #CG2456: $299

Augustus Caesar, silver denarius. Lyons mint, struck 2 BC - 13 AD. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE / Gaius & Lucius Caesares standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left ("b9"), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT. ref: BMC 533, RSC 43. Nice portrait! 19 mm diameter. #CR2863: $399 SOLD- Alt. available!

Ancient Rome. Augustus Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. Bronze Semis of Philippi, Macedonia, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Bare head of Augustus right, AVG behind / Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen. ref: RPC 1656, BMC 86-88. 26 mm total diameter. Choice detail! Excellent green patina. A beautiful coin!
#CR2675: $350
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Ancient Rome. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Silver denarius, struck 73 AD, Rome mint. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII CEN / Salus seated left holding patera, SALVS AVG. Dia: 21 mm. ref: RSC 432, RIC 522, sear 2307. Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. Vespasian initiated construction of the famous Coliseum in Rome! #CR2880: $275

Ancient Rome. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Silver denarius struck c. 170-171 AD. His laureate head right, M ANTONINVS AVG / Mars walking right with spear and trophy, COS III. ref: RSC 126, RIC 231, Sear 4886 (var). Set into custom silver bezel. Dia: 19 mm, weighs 3.95 grams (total). Gorgeous portrait! Coin ex-Fair Lawn, NJ collection. #CR2956: $250

"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze AE3 coin struck under Constantine the Great, 330-334 AD, Heraclea mint. Set into custom .925 silver bracelet! Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, mintmark SMH-epsilon below. ref: RIC VII Heraclea 129; Sear 16517. Gorgeous detail! Nice deep green patina. Bracelet measures 7 5/8", bezel diameter 19mm (3/4"). Coin ex-Barstow, CA private collection. #CR2822: $299
Roman Coin Depicting a Legionary Warship!

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze coin of Gadara, Syria, set into stunning custom silver bezel.
Dated Year 303 239-240 AD). His laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust rt., AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB / Roman galley (ship) right with eight oarsmen, a helmsman, and a soldier holding signum standing on prow; date GT below, POMP GADAWN. 28 mm diameter. ref: Spijkerman 93; Rosenberger 90. Olive green patina, earthen deposits. Huge, thick and heavy coin. Great ship! Better than photo portrays. #CR2302: $299


Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Large bronze coin of Gadara, Syria, set into stunning custom silver bezel.
Dated Year 303 239-240 AD). His laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust rt., AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB / Roman galley (ship) right with eight oarsmen, a helmsman, and a soldier holding signum standing on prow; date GT below, POMP GADAWN. 27 mm diameter. ref: Spijkerman 93; Rosenberger 90. Olive green patina, earthen deposits. Huge, thick and heavy coin. Great ship! #CR2303: $325


Ancient Rome. Maximinus I, 235-238 AD. Silver denarius, set into stunning custom 14K gold bezel. His laureate draped bust right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG / Providentia standing left, holding cornucopiae and wand pointed at globe at foot, PROVIDENTIA AVG. 24 mm diameter, 5.78 grams total. Coin a strong EF with excellent detail. ref: sear 8315, RIC 13, RSC 77. #CR2833: $750

Ancient Rome. Maximinus I, 235-238 AD. Silver denarius, struck 235-236 AD. Set into stunning custom 14K gold bezel. His laureate, draped bust right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG / Fides standing left, a standard in each hand, FIDES MILITVM. 23 mm diameter, 5.56 grams total. Coin a strong EF with excellent detail. ref: Sear'88 #2337, RIC 7A, RSC 7a #CR2834: $650

Ancient Rome. Philip II, 247-249 AD. Silver antoninianus. His radiate, draped bust right, M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES / Jupiter standing left with thunderbolt and spear, IOVI CONSERVAT. ref: RIC 213, RSC 13, Sear 9238. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 22mm diameter, nice gray cabinet tone. #JN2206: $225

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Silver antoninianus. His radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Gordian standing right in military dress with globe & spear, P M TR P V COS II P P. 25 mm diameter. ref: RIC 93, Sear 8650, RSC 266. Set into silver bezel. Excellent detail! #NAV049: $225

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Great silver antoninianus, struck Jan - March 240 AD (how much more specific can that be!). His radiate, draped bust right, IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Virtus (Virtue) in military dress, standing left, holding branch and spear, shield on ground before, VIRTVS AVG. ref: RIC 39, Sear (1988) 2466; RSC 383. Set into custom silver bezel. 25 mm dia. Great detail, better than photo. #NAV052: $250

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Silver antoninianus. His radiate draped bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Victory standing left, holding palm, resting shield on captive at foot, VICTOR AETER. ref: RSC 348, RIC 154, Sear 8662. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 25 mm dia. Gorgeous! #NAV054: $250

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Silver antoninianus, struck Jan - Mar 240 AD. His radiate draped bust right, IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Aequitas (Equity) standing half-left, head left, with coin scales and cornucopiae, AEQVITAS AVG. ref: RIC 34, Cohen 17, Sear 8600. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 25 mm dia. Excellent! #NAV055: $250

Ancient Rome. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. Silver antoninianus, Rome mint, struck January 244 AD (13th Issue, 1st Officina). His radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia, FELICIT TEMPOR. ref: RSC 72, RIC 141, Sear 8607. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 24 mm dia. Very nice! #NAV056: $250

Ancient Rome. Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze Follis. Trier mint, struck 325-326 AD. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / Roman castle campgate, 6 layers, 2 turrets, star above, no doors. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; Mintmark PTR-crescent. 22 mm dia. ref: RIC VII Trier 461. EF, reat portrait, sharp detail, dark brassy tone. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2722: $299

Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis struck 325-326 AD. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT dot XXX in wreath. Mintmark SMHA. ref: RIC VII Heraclea 69. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 20 mm dia. Excellent smooth olive-green patina. #CR2487: $250

Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis, struck 322-325 AD. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT XX in wreath, SMHA below = Heraclea mint. "Propaganda" coin: "I vow to you twenty years". 21.5mm dia. ref: RIC VII 60, A. Dark olive-green patina. Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #CR2910: $199

"Urbs Roma", Rome commemorative bronze AE3 coin struck under Constantine the Great, 330-334 AD, Heraclea mint. Set into custom .925 silver bezel ornamented with garnets! Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left, VRBS ROMA / She-wolf sucking the twins Romulus & Remus. Two stars above, mintmark SMH-epsilon below. ref: RIC VII Heraclea 129; Sear 16517. Gorgeous detail! Nice deep green patina. 27mm total diameter. Incredible detail! Coin ex-Barstow, CA private collection. #CR2819: $375

Ancient Rome. Aurelian, 270-275 AD. Bronze antoninianus, struck 274 AD. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. His radiate, cuirassed bust right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG / Emperor standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, standing left, CONCORDIA MILITVM. Mintmark V*. Dia: 21 mm. ref: RIC 59 (Rome); MIR 214a5. Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #JN2198: $150

Ancient Rome. Aurelian, 270-275 AD. Bronze antoninianus, struck 274 AD. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. His radiate, cuirassed bust right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG / Emperor standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, standing left, CONCORDIA MILITVM. Mintmark V*. Dia: 21 mm. ref: RIC 59; MIR 214a5. Coin ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection.Great portrait! #JN2199: $150

Ancient Rome. Constantius II, 337-361 AD. Bronze AE3 coin, struck 325-326 AD. His laureate, draped & cuirassed bust left, FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C / Camp gate with two turrets, no doors; above, star; PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS / SMHA in exergue. Set into custom silver bezel with patina. Coin with excellent detail, deep brown surfaces with light earthen deposits. ref: RIC VII 78. 18 mm diameter. #JN2191: $150

Ancient Rome. Diocletian, 284-305 AD. Large bronze follis, struck 297 AD, Antioch mint. His laureate head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG / Genius standing left, holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Mintmark ANT. ref: RIC VI 48a. 30 mm dia. Coin with brassy-brown tone. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2418: $250

Ancient Rome. Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD. Silver denarius, set into stunning custom 14K gold bezel. His laureate head right, IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG / Emperor in miltary dress, walking right carrying spear and trophy, VIRTVS AVG. 23 mm diameter, 5.67 grams total. Coin a strong EF with excellent detail. ref: RIC 225. #CR2832: $750

Ancient Egypt. New Kingdom, c. 1570 - 1075 BC. Great steatite scarab, set into custom .925 silver bezel. The body nicely carved with well-cut legs; on base multiple concentric-ring designs. Silvery-gray color. Scarab measures 18x13mm, entire piece 32mm (1 1/4") top to bottom. Scarab ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. Ask me about stringing on one of my Egyptian Bead Necklaces! #AE2667: $399

Ancient Greece, 5th-2nd century BC. Time of the Persian wars. Excellent bronze arrowhead. Bi-lobate (2-bladed) and barbed type, found at a battlefield in former Thrace-Macedonia near the Black Sea. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel adorned with 2 genuine rubies! Ready to be worn on a chain (I can add a nice chain similar to the examples above for $50). Arrowhead measures 33 mm (1 1/4") with olive-green patina; extended the whole piece 66 mm (2 5/8") to top of loop. Gorgeous! #WP2456: $499

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One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Byzantine Empire, Michael IV, 1034 - 1041 AD. Bronze follis,
set into stunning .925 silver bezel. 3/4 length figure of Christ Antiphonetes facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels, IC-XC in fields. / IC-XC NI-KA in two lines divided by a jeweled cross with globules at the extremities. 30 mm diameter. ref: DO 4; SB 1825. Dark olive-green patina with light earthen deposits. Nicer than photo! #CB2201: $275
SOLD - ask about alt.

Macedon. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Large silver tetradrachm, lifetime issue! Set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles in lion-skin headdress / Zeus seated, holding eagle and scepter,
behind, symbol to left, monogram below. Incredible detail! Light toning. 28 mm diameter. #CG2372: $750 SOLD

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, Lampsacus mint, struck just after his death c. 310-301 BC. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind,amphora with one handle in left field, ME monogram below throne. ref: Price-1417v. 18 mm diameter. Excellent detail, light deposits. ex-CNG. #CG2257: $399 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Illyria, Dyrrhachium. Silver drachm struck after 229 BC. Cow standing right suckling calf, ALEXANDROS; eagle standing on thunder-bolt above / Double stellate "temple door" pattern, city name around. ref: Ceka 27v. Set into custom .925 silver bezel.20 mm dia. Struck to circulate alongside the Roman Republican silver denarius. Excellent! #CG2218: $225 SOLD


One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Byzantine Empire, Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Great large Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. W: 34 mm, weighs 22.96 grams total. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark olive-green patina with light earthen deposits. Great portrait! #CB2218: $399 SOLD



The First Jewish Coin! Hasmonean Kings of Judaea.
John Hyrcanus (Yehohanan), 135 - 104 BCE. Small bronze prutah. Hebrew inscription: Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews" in five lines within wreath / Double-cornucopia adorned with ribbons and pomegranite within the two horns; small "L". ref: Hendin-454. Set into a stunning .925 silver Star of David pendant. Total diameter 20mm (13/16"). #CH2370: $299
SOLD

Ancient Rome. Augustus Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. Bronze Semis of Philippi, Macedonia, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Bare head of Augustus right, AVG behind / Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen. ref: RPC 1656, BMC 86-88. 26 mm total diameter. Choice detail! Excellent green patina. A beautiful coin!
#CR2674: $350
SOLD

Byzantine Empire, Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Nice Class A1 bronze follis, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. 30x34 mm (not counting hoop). ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark olive-green patina, good detail. ex-Berkeley, CA collection. #JN2193: $275 SOLD


Alexander III the Great of Macedon, 336-323 BC. Bronze coin, lifetime issue! Set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin headdress right / BA (for Basileus Alexander - "King Alexander") between bow-case and club. 21 mm (13/16") diameter. Coin with nice detail (better than photo), black patina. ref: Price 375-390. #CG2360: $199
SOLD

Macedon. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Large silver tetradrachm, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles in lion-skin headdress / Zeus seated, holding eagle and scepter,
behind, monograms to left and below. Excellent portrait! Light toning. 29.5 mm diameter. CG2370: $650 SOLD

One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Nice Class A1 bronze follis, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. 32x36 mm (not counting hoop). ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark olive-green patina, nice detail! ex-Berkeley, CA collection. #JN2192: $275 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Reign of Romanus III, 1028 - 1034 AD. Class B bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC; Cross with IS \ XS above, bAS-ILE \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ, King of Kings"). ref: Sear 1823. W: 32 mm, weighs 19.43 grams total. Coin with excellent detail, beautiful dark coppery tone. W: #CB2225: $450 SOLD

First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Bronze prutah. Dated year 2=67/68 C.E. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Two handled amphora, ancient Hebrew inscription "Year Two" / Grape leaf on small vine, "The Freedom of Zion" in Hebrew. ref: Meshorer 196; Hendin 1360. Total dia. 25 mm; 7.48 g. Coin with fantastic detail! Deep reddish patina. #CH2508: $399 SOLD

Pontius Pilate, 26-36 AD. Bronze lepton, struck 30-31 AD, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Lituus, TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC / Date in wreath: LIZ (Year 17=30-31 AD). 18 mm diameter, great green patina with light earthen highlights. ref: Hendin 1342. Coin ex-Jerusalem gallery. Pontius Pilate, prefect (governor) of Judaea from 26 to 36 AD, presided over the trial of Jesus Christ and ordered his crucifixion. #CH2451: $350 SOLD

Spanish copper reale. "Pirate Money". Copper 8-Maravedis "cob" of Philippe III, 1598-1621 AD. Originally depicted a castle & lion. Heavily counter-stamped with "8", "VIII" and date "1652" with crown when the coin was re-tarriffed under Philip IV (1621-1665). Big 28 mm (1 1/8") diameter. Coin with olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. #CSG1005: $275 SOLD


One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Great large Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. W: 36 mm, weighs 31.27 grams total! ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark coppery tone. Good portrait! #CB2226: $350 SOLD



Mark Antony. Excellent Silver Legionary Denarius, Legion II. Struck at the Battle of Actium 32-31 BC. Praetorian galley rt., ANT AVG III VIR R P C / Aquila & two legionary standards, LEG II. ref: Cr544/14, Syd 1216. Total diameter 18.5 mm, 3.85 g. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Total diameter 18.5 mm, 3.86 grams. Excellent detail, nicely-centered. Struck by Antony, some say with Cleopatra's silver, to fund his fleet against Octavian at the decisive Battle of Actium, where he was defeated. Octavian later became Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome. I always found this issue to be special because the little heads in the galley on the coin represented the actual historical men who literally held this coin. #CR2859: $299 SOLD

SHIPWRECK TREASURE!
From the wreck of El Cazador, Spanish galleon sunk in 1784 off New Orleans. Fantastic huge silver 8-reale "Piece of Eight", set into a stunning modern .925 silver bezel. This coin is referred-to as "America's first silver dollar"! The most valuable circulating coin in the New World. Bears the bust of Charles III, the reverse pillars believed to be what inspired the "$" dollar sign used today. Dated 1783. Huge 42 mm diameter, weighs 32.51 grams (total). Coin ex-Robin Danziger, New York. Awesome! #CS2111: $650
SOLD - Ask about alternates!

Ancient Rome. Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. Gorgeous silver denarius, set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel, two garnets set into the left and right terminals. His laureate draped bust right, IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Sol (the sun god), radiate, walking left raising right hand and holding whip, star to left, P M TR P III COS III P P. ref: RSC 154, RIC 28, Sear 7533. Total dia: 26 mm; 7.63 g. Coin grade Extremely Fine! (not to scale of page) #CR2847: $350 SOLD

Ancient Persia. Sasanian Kingdom. King Khusro II, 590 - 627 AD. Large silver dirhem, Kirman mint, struck Year 32. Set into stunning custom silver bezel. Crowned bust of Khusro facing right, zoroastrian astrological symbols: stars and crescents around perimeter / Holy fire-altar flanked by two attendants, monograms/ zoroastrian astrological symbols. Choice EF, well centered & perfectly struck! Dia: 32 mm (1 1/4"). Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CP2133: $275 SOLD

Crusader France. Philippe VI de Valois, 1328-1350 AD. Silver Gros a la Fleur, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Crusader cross, small fleur-de-lis in quadrant, + PHILIPPVS REX around; exterior legend: + BnDICTV: SIT: nOmE: DnI: nRI: D / Large fleur-de-lis, + FRANCORVM; border of twelve lis. 25mm diameter. ref: Ciani 304. Light gray tone. Coin ex-London, UK collection. #CM2459: $350 SOLD

Crusader-Period France. Charles IV, 1322-1328 AD. Silver maille blanche, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Crusader cross pattee, + KAROLVS REX; + BHDICTV: SIT: NOME: DNI: NRI / Châtel tournois, border of twelve lis, + FRANCHORVM. 24mm dia. Nicely centered, black patina with earthen highlights. ref: Duplessy 243. Charles IV was the last son of Philippe IV le Bel (patron king of the Knights Templar) and last of the Capetian rulers of France. Coin ex-London, UK collection. #CM2457: $299 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Silver denarius struck c. 74 AD. His Laureate head right, IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / Winged caduceus (symbol of health and healing), PON MAX TR P COS V. ref: RSC 362. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Total diameter 21 mm, 4.22 grams. Vespasian initiated construction of the famous Coliseum in Rome! #CR2889: $275 SOLD

Ancient Egypt. Second Intermediate Period, c. 1750 - 1570 BC. Small steatite scarab, set into custom .925 silver bezel. The body nicely carved with well-cut legs; on base the base with two heiroglyphic Nefer signs and two Ua signs to either side of interlocking scroll device. Scarab measures 12mm, entire piece measures 26mm (1 inch) top to bottom. Scarab ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. Ask me about stringing on one of my Egyptian Bead Necklaces! #AE2666: $375 SOLD

Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible, struck c. 103-76 BC, circulated during the time of Christ. Set into a stunning custom silver cross pendant. Cross 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" including loop. An excellent, wearable piece of Christian history! #CH2409: $350 SOLD

Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible, struck c. 103-76 BC. Anchor/Star. Set into a stunning custom silver cross pendant on gorgeous braided 18" .925 silver adjustable chain. Cross measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" including loop. An excellent, wearable piece of Christian history! #CH2397: $399
SOLD - Alternates available!

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, Lampascus mint, struck just after his death, c. 323-317 BC. Set in custom 14k gold bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind, monograms around. ref: Price-1372D. 19.5 mm diameter, weighs 8.03 grams (total). Coin ex-Gitbud Numismatik, Germany. Gorgeous detail! #CG2400: $850 SOLD



Augustus Caesar, silver denarius. Lyons mint, struck 2 BC - 13 AD. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE / Gaius & Lucius Caesares standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left ("b9"), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT. ref: BMC 533, RSC 43.
18 mm diameter. #CR2692: $399
SOLD - Ask about alternates!

Ancient Rome. Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis, Trier mint, struck 323-324 AD. His laureate bust right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground, SARMATIA DEVICTA; PTR-crescent in exergue. 21.5 mm dia. ref: RIC 435. EF, incredible detail, dark brassy tone. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2723: $299 SOLD

Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis, struck 324-325 AD, Trier mint. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / Roman castle camp-gate with 6 layers, two turrets, star above, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; Mintmark STRE. 21 mm dia. ref: RIC VII Trier 449. Coin with dark coppery patina, excellent detail, nice portrait! Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2720: $325 SOLD

Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis, struck 325-326 AD, Trier mint. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / Roman castle camp-gate with 6 layers, two turrets, star above, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; Mintmark PTR-crescent. 21 mm dia. ref: RIC VII Trier 461. Coin with dark coppery patina, excellent detail, incredible portrait! Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2715: $325 SOLD

Augustus Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. Large bronze diobol, struck at Alexandria, Egypt. Date Year 41 (11-12 AD). Laureate head of Augustus right / Oak-wreath with date LMA within. ref: RPC 5061, Milne 31. Coin with great detail, olive-green patina. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel, total diameter 3 cm (1 3/16"). Coin ex-Santa Barbara county, CA collection. #CR2802: $399 SOLD

Saint Helena. Mother of Constantine I the Great, c. 325-330 AD. Lovely bronze AE4 coin, Trier mint, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Her diademed, draped bust right, FL IVL HELENAE AVG / Pax (Peace) standing left with branch & sceptre, PAX PVBLICA. Mintmark TRP below. 17 mm diameter. ref: RIC 78. Gorgeous portrait with fine detail, lovely olive-green patina. Photo does no justice! #CR2560: $250 SOLD

Macedon. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Large silver tetradrachm, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles in lion-skin headdress / Zeus seated, holding eagle and scepter,
behind, monograms to left and below. Excellent portrait! Light toning. 30 mm diameter. #CG2369: $650 SOLD

Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Great large Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. W: 35 mm, weighs 24.16 grams total. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark olive-green patina with light earthen highlights. Great portrait! #CB2219: $399 SOLD

Macedon. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Large silver tetradrachm, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles in lion-skin headdress / Zeus seated, holding eagle and scepter, behind. Excellent portrait! 33 mm (1 5/16") diameter, thick and chunky, with some heft to it! Coin ex-Gitbud & Naumann numismatics, Germany. #CG2303: $750 SOLD

Widow's Mite, bronze prutah, coin type mentioned in the Bible. Struck 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. 16 mm diameter, lovely tone, excellent detail. #JN2121: $225 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis struck 319 AD. His cuirassed bust left, in high crested helmet, spear over shoulder, IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG / Two Victories facing and inscribing VOT PR on shield placed on altar decorated with a diamond, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP. Mintmark PT. RIC VII 189. ref: RIC VII 189v. Coin with good detail, nice brassy patina. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. #CR2490: $225 SOLD


One of the Three Kings of the Bible? Kingdom of Baktria, East of Bethlehem. King Azes II, 35 BC - 5 AD. Large silver tetradrachm. King on horseback following a star / Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, monograms in field. 27 mm dia. ref: Senior 98.354T. Extremely Fine with excellent detail. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CH2351: $550 SOLD



Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible, struck c. 103-76 BC. Anchor/Star. Set into a stunning custom silver cross pendant. Cross measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" including loop. An excellent, wearable piece of Christian history! #CH2306: $325
SOLD


One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Great large Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. W: 31 mm, weighs 17.70 grams total. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with coppery tone. Excellent portrait! #CB2221: $399 SOLD



Ancient Rome. Maximinus I, 235-238 AD. Silver denarius, set into stunning custom 14K gold bezel. His laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG / Pax standing left with branch & sceptre, PAX AVGVSTI. 25 mm diameter, 3.91 grams total. Coin a strong EF with excellent detail. ref: sear5 #8310, RIC 12, RSC 31. #CR2835: $750 SOLD

Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis struck 324 AD. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT XX star within wreath. Mintmark SMHA. ref: RIC VII Heraclea 60. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. 21 mm dia. Great dark bronze patina. #CR2486: $225 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Parion, Mysia. Silver hemidrachm, struck c. 350 - 300 BC. Facing head of a Gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Bull standing left, looking back; above, P-A; beneath, R-I. ref: BMC 14.2. Set into a custom 14K gold square bezel on adjustable 16-18" gold-filled chain. Bezel diameter 17mm. #Y12112: $1200 SOLD
One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Great large Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. Dia: 27mm. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Great portrait! Olive-green patina with sandy earthen highlights. #CB2208: $375 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Reign of Nicephorus III, c. 1078-1081 AD. Bronze "Class I" anonymous follis, Constantinople mint. Set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels, IC-XC / Latin cross with X at center, globule and two pellets at each extremity, flanked by two crescents in upper field and by two floral ornaments in lower field. Dia: 25 mm. ref: SBV 1889; DOC 15. Coin with nice detail, olive-green patina with sandy earthen highlights. Nice portrait! #CB2117: $399 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Large silver gros tournois, set into custom silver bezel. obv: Crusader cross, +BHDICTV SIT HOME DHI nRI DEI IhV XPI/ +PhILIPPVS REX. rev: Châtel tournois; border of twelve fleur-de-lis, +TVRONVS CIVIS. ref: DuP 213. 26 mm (1 inch) diameter. Bright tone. ex-Spartan Numismatics. #CM2160: $425
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Holy Land. Pontius Pilate, 26-36 AD. Bronze lepton, struck 30-31 AD, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Lituus, TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC / Date in wreath: LIZ (Year 17=30-31 AD). 19 mm diameter, olive-green patina with light earthen highlights. ref: Hendin 1342. Coin ex-Jerusalem gallery. Pontius Pilate, prefect (governor) of Judaea from 26 to 36 AD, presided over the trial of Jesus Christ and ordered his crucifixion. #CH2450: $350 SOLD

Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield /
ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, club of Herakles within oak wreath; ΑΡ monogram above, monograms below. ref: SNG Ash. 3290. Huge 33 mm dia, weighs 17.86 grams (total). Gorgeous coin! Must see in-hand! #CG2389: $850 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Corinth. Silver Stater, struck c. 415-387 BC. Pegasos (Pegasus) flying left, koppa below / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, dolphin swimming left above, Σ behind head. Ref: Ravel 906; BMC 386; Calciati Pegasi 343. Set into custom 14K gold bezel with 17" rhodium-plated chain. Bezel diameter 20mm. #Y12182: $3200 SOLD

The First Jewish Coin! Hasmonean Kings of Judaea. John Hyrcanus (Yehohanan), 135 - 104 BCE. Bronze lepton. Cornucopiae / early Hebrew inscription. Set into a stunning .925 silver Star of David pendant. Total diameter 20mm (13/16"). #JN2186: $299 SOLD
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Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite", struck c. 103-76 BC. Anchor / Wheel. Set into a great .925 silver swivel ring! Greek & Hebrew inscriptions around. ref: Hendin-1150. Excellent detail! Bezel diameter 16 mm (5/8"), US ring size 7.5. #JN2194: $299 SOLD

The First Jewish Coin! Hasmonean Kings of Judaea. John Hyrcanus (Yehohanan), 135 - 104 BCE. Bronze lepton. Cornucopiae / early Hebrew inscription. Set into a stunning .925 silver Star of David ring! Coin with incredible detail. Bezel size 20 mm, the ring US size 10 1/4. #JN2195: $350 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Histiaia, Euboia, 3rd Century BC. Silver Tetrobol, set into custom .925 silver bezel ornamented with garnets! Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine / Nymph Histiaia seated on galley right, ISTAEWN above. ref: Sear #2496. 22mm total diameter. Gorgeous detail for these! Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CG2431: $399 SOLD

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, Kolophon mint. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre,
behind, Phi in left field, Gamma below throne. ref: Price-1817. 19.5 mm diameter. Excellent detail, light deposits. Ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY.
#CG2256: $399
SOLD

Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Silver drachm, set into a stunning 2-tone gold and silver ring! Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Coin with excellent detail, the bezel measures 20 mm, ring a US size 11. #CG2401: $750
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The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, AP monogram above. ref: Sear 3948. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel, total diameter 33 mm (1 1/4"), weighs 22.63 grams total. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. An EF coin, superb detail! #CG2388: $699
SOLD


One of the Three Kings of the Bible? Kingdom of Baktria, East of Bethlehem. King Azes II, 35 BC - 5 AD. Large silver tetradrachm. King on horseback following a star / Poseidon standing right, holding long trident, monograms around. 27 mm dia. ref: Mitchiner 235B. Near Extremely Fine with excellent detail. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CH2353: $550 SOLD

One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Byzantine Empire. Reign of Romanus III, 1028 - 1034 AD. Large Class B bronze follis, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. Cross with IS \ XS above, bAS-ILE \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ, King of Kings"). 32 mm diameter. ref: Sear 1823. Olive-green patina with sandy red earthen deposits. Nice detail! #CB2202: $399 SOLD

Holy Land, Judaea. First Jewish Revolt against Rome, 66-70 AD. Bronze prutah, Year 2 = 67-68 AD. Set into custom silver bezel. Coin with olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. Good detail. Minted and circulated during the time of Josephus, the Jewish War and the standoff at Masada. Two handled amphora with broad rim and two handles, ancient Hebrew inscription "Year Two" / Grape leaf on small vine, "The Freedom of Zion" in Hebrew. ref: Meshorer 196; Hendin 1360. 17 mm dia. #CH2121: $225 SOLD

Spanish copper reale. "Pirate Money". Copper 8-Maravedis "cob" of Philippe III, 1598-1621 AD. Originally depicted a castle & lion. Heavily counter-stamped with "VIII" and date "1640" with crown when the coin was re-tarriffed under Philip IV (1621-1665). Big 29 mm (1 1/8") diameter. Coin with olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. #CSG1002: $275 SOLD

First Jewish Revolt against Rome, 66-70 AD. Bronze prutah. Set into custom silver bezel. 18 mm dia. Very nice! #JN2105: $325
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Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, set in custom .925 silver bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind. 18 mm diameter. Nice detail, gray patina. Better than photo! #CG2366: $275 SOLD - ask about alt.!

Augustus Caesar, silver denarius. Lyons mint, struck 2 BC - 13 AD. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE / Gaius & Lucius Caesares standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left ("b9"), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT. ref: BMC 533, RSC 43. Coin with bright surfaces, much nicer than this very dark photo suggests. 20 mm diameter. #CR2773: $350 SOLD - Ask about alt.!

Medieval Venice, Italy. Pietro Gradenigo, Doge 1289-1311 AD. Silver grosso, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Jesus Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R); PR-GRADONIGO-SM-VENETI, DVX down flag staff. 22 mm diameter. ref: CNI VII 10; Papadopoli 2.6; Paolucci 2. VF. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Gorgeous! Much nicer than photo. #CM2363: $299 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Constantine I the Great, 307-337 AD. Bronze follis struck 326 AD. His laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG / DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, around VOT XXX in wreath. Mintmark SMHB. Heraclea mint. 20 mm dia. ref: RIC VII 82,B. Coin with dark olive-green patina. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. Nice! #CR2488: $225 SOLD

One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Beautiful Class A1 bronze follis, set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. 30x34 mm (not counting hoop). ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with dark olive-green patina, nice detail! ex-Berkeley, CA collection. #JN2191: $299 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Augustus Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. Bronze Semis of Philippi, Macedonia, set into custom .925 silver bezel. Bare head of Augustus right, AVG behind / Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen. ref: RPC 1656, BMC 86-88. 25 mm total diameter. Choice detail! Dark green patina. Great portrait! #CR2670: $250 SOLD

Not a coin! Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Beautiful enameled bronze brooch, set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Brooch with great red, blue, tan and brown enamel still intact and very attractive. Total diameter 29 mm (1 1/8"). Artifact ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. A beautiful and unique jewelry piece! #AR2797: $350 SOLD

Attica. Athens, Silver "New Style" Tetradrachm struck 186-86 BC. Head of Athena right in triple crested helmet ornamented with Pegasus / Owl standing right on amphora, head facing, ΑΘΕ; Greek legend on either side. Eagle standing upon thunder-bolt to left, monograms in fields. ref: SNGCop 233 v. Sharp detail! Set into custom 14K gold bezel with adjustable 17-19" rhodium-plated 4mm wheat chain. Bezel 38mm diameter. #Y12057: $3500 SOLD

Medieval Venice, Italy. Giovanni Dandolo, Doge of Venice 1280 - 1289 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. Set into custom 14K gold pendant and 16" chain. Bezel diameter 25mm. #Y12226: $1100 SOLD

Attica. Athens, c. 454-404 BC. Silver "old-style" tetradrachm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves / Owl standing right, ΑΘΕ, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all within incuse square. ref: Sear 2526. Set into custom 14K gold bezel with 17" rhodium-plated chain. Bezel 26mm diameter. Coin Choice Extremely Fine, nicely-centered with fantastic detail! As nice as these come! #Y12233: $4500 SOLD

Alexander the Great of Macedon, 336 - 323 BC. Silver drachm, set in custom 14k gold bezel. Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, behind, monograms around. ref: Price-1786v. 30 x 19mm. Coin ex-Gitbud Numismatik, Germany. Nice detail! #CG2395: $750 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Silver denarius, struck 71 AD. His laureate head right, IMP CAES VESP AVG P M / Vesta seated left holding simpulum, TRI POT. ref: RSC 561, RIC 46, sear 2312. Set into custom .925 silver bezel. Total diameter 19 mm, 3.99 grams. Vespasian initiated construction of the famous Coliseum in Rome! #CR2883: $225 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. Silver denarius set into a stunning .925 silver necklace with 4 rubies! His laureate, draped bust right, IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to right, VICTORIA AVG. ref: RSC 300, RIC 161, Sear 7554. Necklace made with intricate "braided" silver strap, measures 16.5 inches long. Coin ex-Gitbud Numismatik, Germany. An absolutely breathtaking piece of jewelry! #CR2848: $750 SOLD

Ancient Greece, 5th-2nd century BC. Time of the Persian wars. Excellent bronze arrowhead. Bi-lobate (2-bladed) and barbed type, found at a battlefield in former Thrace-Macedonia near the Black Sea. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel adorned with 2 genuine sapphires! Ready to be worn on a chain (I can add a nice chain similar to the examples above for $50). Arrowhead measures 36 mm (1 7/16") with olive-green patina; extended the whole piece 69 mm (2 3/4") to top of loop. Gorgeous! #WP2466: $499 SOLD

Mark Antony & Octavian. Silver denarius struck 41 BC, Ephesus mint. M. Barbatius Pollio, moneyer. Bare head of Marc Antony right, M ANT. IMP AVG III VIR. R. PC. M. BARBAT Q P / Bare head of Octavian right, in slight beard, CAESAR. IMP. PONT. III. VIR. R. P. C. 19 mm, 3.46 g. ref: RSC 8a, Cr517/2. Coin ex-Gitbud & Naumann numismatics, Germany. Set into stunning silver bezel. Rare! Struck while the two were still "friends." #CR2604: $950 SOLD

Roman Egypt. Nero, 54-68 AD. Billon (silvered-bronze) tetradrachm struck at Alexandria, Egypt, dated Year 12 (65-66 AD). Radiate head of Neroright, aegis on chest, NERW KLAY KAIS SEB GER / Draped bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant skin headdress, AYTO-KRA; date LIB to right. Dia: 27 mm (just over 1 inch), weighs 19.12 grams total. ref: RPC 5289; Milne 238; Dattari 204; Geissen 172; Sear 2004. #CR2805: $450 SOLD

Shipwreck treasure coin, set in custom 18K gold bezel. Spanish 1-reale silver "cob" struck under Philip IV (1621-1665 AD). Cross with castles & lions / Shield with coat-of-arms. Measures 21 mm, weighs 4.91 grams total. From an unknown shipwreck off Grand Cayman Island. Purchased at Venture Gallery, Grand Cayman. Beautiful! #JN2169: $399 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Silver denarius, Rome mint, struck 175-176 AD. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM / Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel below seat, FORT AVG IMP XXX IMP VIII COS III. Dia: 19 mm. ref: RIC III 344. BMC 659. Near EF. Coin ex-Marc Walter, Wien, Austria. #CR2905: $299 SOLD

Biblical Judaea. Famous "Poor Widow's Mite" of the Bible, struck c. 103-76 BC. Anchor/Star. Set into a stunning custom silver cross pendant. Cross measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" including loop. An excellent, wearable piece of Christian history! #JN2181: $350 SOLD - Alternate available!

Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Incredible Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. 32mm diameter, weighs 19.09 grams (total). ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Coin with exceptional detail! As nice as these come. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #CB2241: $499 SOLD

One of the Earliest Depictions of Jesus Christ on a Coin!
Reign of Romanus III, 1028 - 1034 AD. Class B bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. Cross with IS \ XS above, bAS-ILE \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ, King of Kings"). Huge 33 mm diameter. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1793. Black patina with reddish earthen deposits. Nice detail! #CB2232: $375 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Silver denarius, Rome mint, struck 176 AD. Set in custom .925 silver bezel. His laureate head right, M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM / Roma standing left, holding Victory and a scepter, TR P XXIX IMP VIII COS III. Dia: 19 mm. ref: RIC III 352; MIR 18, 325-4/30; RSC 929a. Good VF. Coin ex-Marc Walter, Wien, Austria. #CR2906: $299 SOLD

The first time Jesus Christ was depicted on a coin!
Reign of John I, 969 - 976 AD. Class A1 bronze follis, set into a stunning .925 silver bezel. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE ("Jesus Christ King of Kings") in four lines, cross above and below. Huge 33 mm diameter. ref: DOC A2.41; SB 1818. Dark coppery tone. Nice detail! #CB2234: $375 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Islands off Thasos, Thrace. Large silver Tetradrachm, struck after c. 146 BC. Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy leaves & berries / Young Herakles standing left, resting right hand on club, lion skin draped over left arm, HΡAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTH ΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN; H in inner left field. ref: SNGO 3699. Set into custom 18K gold pendant and 17" chain. Bezel diameter 32mm. #Y12082: $2600 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Parion, Mysia. Silver hemidrachm, struck c. 350 - 300 BC. Facing head of a Gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Bull standing left, looking back; above, P-A; beneath, R-I. ref: BMC 14.2. Set into a custom 14K gold bezel on adjustable 16-18" gold-filled chain. Bezel diameter 20mm. #Y12134: $1000 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Pontos, Amisos. Silver drachm struck c. 250 BC. Turreted, draped bust of Hera right / Oowl with spread wings, standing facing on shield; Sigma below ref: Malloy 9d-var; SNG Berry 887var. Set into custom 14K gold bezel with ruby inlay, on 14K gold toggle chain set with ruby. Bezel 17mm diameter, chain 17". #Y12256: $1750 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Pontos, Amisos. Silver drachm struck c. 250 BC. Turreted, draped bust of Hera right / Oowl with spread wings, standing facing on shield; KE-ΡKI across fields. ref: Malloy 9d; SNG Berry 887var. Set into custom 14K gold bezel with ruby inlay, on two-tone gold/silver bracelet. Bezel 13mm diameter, chain 7 1/2". #Y12053: $1950 SOLD