When we make a special buy, we will give you the opportunity to share our luck. Random selection coins from bulk lots in this section are unattributed and without flips or tags. Please don't ask us to provide individual coin photos or pick a nicer coin especially for you - luck of the draw is fair to everyone. If you want more than one coin, you can change the quantity in the shopping cart.
SP50711. 5 Roman Bronze Coins of 5 Different Emperors, each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 5 coins with a total price over $75 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $50.00 (37.50)
SP50712. 10 Roman Bronze Coins of 10 Different Emperors, each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 10 coins with a total price over $170 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $140.00 (105.00)
Pair of Widow's Mites of Mark 12-41
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow put more into the treasury than all the others. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."
JD01348. Bronze lepton, Hendin 1152 or 1153, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; obversestar of eight rays and central pellet within dot circle, sometimes surrounded by a barbaric blundered Aramaic inscription, King Alexander Year 25; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (barbaric and blundered), upside-down anchor within linear circle; most small, worn, crude, and off center on irregular flans (typical for widow's mites), some partially uncleaned; TWO WIDOW'S MITES; $16.00 (12.00)
SP59936. 5 Roman Coins - 1 Silver and 4 Bronze of 5 Different Emperors! , each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 5 coins with a total price over $90 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $60.00 (45.00)
Constantine Era Bronze Coin in Plastic Holder, 307 - 364 A.D.
The coin in the photo is randomly selected example, not the actual coin you will receive.
SL35619. Bronze coin, Constantine and his family, in plastic holder, Fine or better, no grades on holders, one coin; $3.50 (2.63)
Lot of 5 All Different Gallienus Silver Antoniniani
SP65580. Silver Lot, Lot of 5 silver antoniniani of Gallienus, no duplicate types, Fine or better, mostly nice coins with good metal for this emperor, coins in each 5 coin lot were selected from same lot as the coins in the photo; as-is, no returns, 5 coins; $120.00 (90.00)
Lot of 10 Unattributed Byzantine Bronze Coins, 6th - 12th Century A.D.
SP65583. Bronze Lot, 10 unattributed Byzantine bronze coins, Fair to Fine, some holed, some bent, some cracked, mostly folles and half folles, coins from the same lot as the coins in the photo, randomly selected except we made sure there is at least one follis with the image of Christ in each lot, 10 coins; $45.00 (33.75)
The First Jewish Revolt, Year Three, 68 - 69 A.D.
The First Jewish Revolt was triggered in 66 by a massacre of Jews and the desecration of the synagogue in Caesarea. The end came on 4 August 70, when Titus destroyed the Temple. The Jewish fast of Tisha B'Av morns the Fall of Jerusalem annually on this date.
SP56463. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1363, Jerusalem mint, year 3, 68 - 69 A.D.; obverseamphora with broad rim and two handles, year 3 (in Hebrew) around; reverse vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; random selection of a year 3 coin from the coins in the photograph, bargain price!; $28.50 (21.38) Out of Stock!
Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.
Great story coin! The false propaganda on the reverse is particularly ironic considering Valerian's fate. After years of war and great losses, Valerian arranged peace talks with the Sasanian Persian emperor Sapor. He set off with a small group to discuss terms and was never seen again. In Rome it was rumored that Sapor was using his stuffed body as a footstool.
SP66425. Billonantoninianus, Göbl MIR 1700l (Samosata), RIC V 287 (Antioch), SRCV III 9967 (uncertain Syrian mint), Fine or better, Syrian mint, 258 - 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseRESTITVT ORIENTIS (restorer of the East), turreted female (the Orient) presenting wreath to the Emperor standing left holding spear, pellet in wreath above; Forum's random selection, ONE COIN; $25.00 (18.75)
Roman Republic, Lead Glandes Sling Bullet, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
According to the contemporary report of Vegatius, Republican slingers had an accurate range of up to six hundred feet.
AW66458. Lead glandes sling bullet; cf. Petrie XLIV 15-23; roughly almond shaped, c. 40 - 90 grams, c. 3 - 5 cm long, one sling bullet randomly selected from the same group as those in the photo, ONE BULLET; $25.00 (18.75)