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Uncleaned Ancient Coins


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UNC5. Never-Ending Cleaning Contest Entry, Never-Ending Cleaning Contest Entry, 5 or more uncleaned ancient coins selected from various lots, prizes awarded to winners, see the bottom of the page for basic instructions; $33.00 (€24.75)

Nerva, 18 September 96 - 25 January 98 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Reputedly a 1972 surface find from Caesarea Maritma, Israel; in as-found condition, this coin should never be cleaned.
RS66912. Silver denarius, RIC II 17, RSC II 79, BMCRE III 41, VF, uncleaned, thick dark toning/patina, weight 3.555 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 97 A.D.; obverse IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right; reverse FORTVNA P R, Fortuna seated left, heads of grain in right, scepter in left; ex J. Berlin Caesarea Collection (surface find, Caesarea Maritima, 1972); scarce; $250.00 (€187.50)

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Hierokaisareia (Hierakome), Lydia
Click for a larger photo Head states that under the Roman Empire coins from Hierokaisareia date from the time of Nero to the time of Severus Alexander. However, all of the other coins from Severus Alexander's reign known to Forum have Orbiana obverses. This coin is apparently unpublished, possibly unique, and the only Severus Alexander obverse coin of any type from Hierokaisareia known to Forum.
RP68063. Bronze AE 18, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG München -, SNG Tübingen -, SNG Turkey -, SNG Hunterian -, SNG Leypold -, SNG Righetti -, BMC Lydia -, Lindgren -, gVF, weight 3.758 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Hierokaisareia mint, obverse AY(T?) AΛEΞ−AN∆POC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse IEPOKAICAPE, Tyche-Fortuna standing facing, head left, kalathos on head, rudder held by tiller in right, cornucopia in left; unpublished, possibly unique, and the only coin of any type from Hierokaisareia with a Severus Alexander obverse known to Forum; $250.00 (€187.50)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type refers to Severus' victories over Parthia. Severus assumed the title "Parthicus Maximus," greatest of Parthian conquerors.
RS70447. Silver denarius, RIC IV 176, RSC III 370, BMCRE V 118 (possibly a base metal counterfeit), aVF, uncleaned, weight 2.793 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, trophy of arms flanked by two seated captives; $90.00 (€67.50)

Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
Click for a larger photo On 26 June 221, Elagabalus adopted his cousin Severus Alexander as his heir and raised him to the rank of Caesar.
RS68592. Silver denarius, RIC IV 40, RSC III 184, F, encrusted, weight 2.398 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 221 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Sol advancing left, raising right, whip in left, star in left field; would likely improve with cleaning; $45.00 (€33.75)

The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins
Click for a larger photo First published in 1991, Van Meter's Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins (HRIC) quickly became a cult classic among collectors. In 1999, used copies were trading in excess of $100 on eBay. This was no surprise, really..the book remains the most comprehensive, and yet easy-to-use one-volume reference on Roman Imperial Coins! With over 330 large-format pages, and 1000   illustrations, the HRIC provides the collector with both an expansive overview of the history of the coinage, and a particularly thorough catalogue of the coin types. Numerous charts, tables, and a lexicon make identifying, attributing and understanding your coins a pleasure. This book is quite simply the best value in reference literature on Roman Imperial coins!

Special Offer: Order The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins and a coin at the same time - $10 will be automatically deducted from your order at checkout!
BKBHRIC. Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins by David Van Meter, $34.95 (€26.21)

Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide
Click for a larger photo Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide by Richard Plant

A slim 80-page paperback generously peppered with more than 640 line drawings depicting almost every Roman emperor who ever donned a purple toga..
- Current market values in Fine or Very Fine grades from 241BC - 498AD
- Hundreds of accurate line drawings of most coin types
- A list of 3rd - 6th Century Mint town markings
- Historical notes of coinage changes and metal types
- Values for common barbaric types
- Information on Roman coin grading

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BKBRBMC. Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide by Richard Plant, new updated 4th Edition; $10.00 (€7.50)

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SUGRING1. Gringott's Mix #1, 8 Oz Bag, use for long-term soaking and for bronze disease treatment - dissolve in hot de-mineralized or distilled water, for bronze disease treatment scrub and change solution every 24 hours, soak 72 hours plus; $9.95 (€7.46)

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SURENW. Renaissance Wax, 1/2 oz, safe for coins, produce a barrier that excludes moisture and oxygen from the metal surface, apply a very small amount thinly over the surface, then lightly buff with a smooth lint-free cloth to give a sheen; this small container is enough for dozens of coins; $7.00 (€5.25)

Arcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Did you read the description and wonder, what is a staurogram? If so, note the term is in blue text. Click on any blue text in the catalog to open a page or website where you will find a definition, explanation or related information.
BB68764. Bronze AE 4, SRCV 4234, aVF, partially uncleaned, weight 1.179 g, maximum diameter 11.9 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain mint, 28 Aug 388 - 15 May 392 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory walking left, dragging captive, trophy across shoulder, staurogram in left field; $6.25 (€4.69)



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