TERMS: All items guaranteed genuine.  7 day return for any reason.  Payment may be made by check or money order.  Money orders receive 48 hour shipment.   Postage within US $3.  Postage overseas $8.  I have multiples available of many items on this page (this is why I use line drawings, not photographs), but feel free to e-mail for confirmation of availablility before mailing payment.

 

HISTORICAL COINS

CONSTANTINE &
THE ROMAN EMPIRE

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307-476 AD
Constantine the Great strengthened the
Empire, giving it hundreds more years.
Portrait bronzes, 307-476 AD, 12+ diff.
emperors.
VF ............................. $22.00 each
aF - F+ .................... $9.50 each
G - VG .................... $4.50 each

 

  MEDIEVAL MAINE
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French feudal denier from the original Maine, 1100s. Obverse monogram reverse cross.
Fine-VF..........$40.00
BIBLICAL
WIDOW'S MITE
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Bronze Judean Prutah as in Mark 12:41-44, with two pages background, crude smallish
G-VG..........$8.50
Average F....$29.00
Very Fine....$65.00
LITHUANIA'S JAN
CASIMIR, 1649-1668
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Copper solidus or schilling depicting bust of king and same galloping knight as on current coins! 
Good ...........$3.95
Same, with Polish eagle..$3.95
GREEK SILVER   
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Posthumous tetradrachm struck 62-35 BC in the name of Seleucid King Philip Philadelphos.  Rev.: Zeus.
Fine..........$75.00

 

FEUDAL FRANCE

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Hundreds of local French authorities struck crude, base silver deniers of their own period. 1000-1400, many different available.
Typical VG.....$15.00
Fine................$30.00

 

DRACULA'S
GRANDPA
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Silver ducat of Mircea the Old of Wallachia (1386-1418)
These crude little coins with eagle crest were likely the primary coin used by Dracula, who struck no coins himself.
F-VF............$165.00
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SAVOY'S
"IRON HEAD"
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Billon Quarto of Emanuele Filiberto "Iron Head" (1553-80) or Carlo Emanuele the Great. (1580-1630).
Each VF..........$25.00
Pair VF............$45.00

 

EARLY PRUSSIA
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Silver 1/24th Thaler of Georg Wilhelm 1619-40.  Prussian arms and royal orb.
  Some areas weakly struck but generally Fine.... $15.00
MEDIEVAL
ITALY

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Independent-minded Ancona & Ravenna were often in rebellion against the Pope.  Base-silver denaro, 1200s-1400s,

Ancona, F ........... .....$25.00
Ravenna, VF .............$65.00
Roman Senate, F ......$35.00
Roman Senate, VG....$13.00

 

PHILIP II
of MACEDON

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359-336 BC, father of Alexander the Great.  Bronze with Apollo & naked horseman.
Fine, few flaws...$35.00

IVAN THE TERRIBLE
1533-84

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Silver Dengas and kopeks of one of history's most notorious monarchs.
VG.....$9.00
F+....$18.00

PETER THE GREAT
1689-1725

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Kopek struck on silver wire.  The last European coins struck by medieval methods, they were replaceded by Peter with round coins.
Very Fine ....$9.50
Michael, 1613-45, 1st Romanov, F.....$9.50

 

HUNGARY:
COLOMAN, 1095-1116

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Earliest Hungarian king to be had nice under $100.  Silver denar, Hz.35 or Hz.37.
abt. EF....$38.00

MEDIEVAL
HUNGARY

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Sharp little anonymous silver danear, 1100s.
EF...$32

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