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Ancient Coin Eye Appeal
The most important factor in determining the price of a coin is eye appeal. One coin of the exact same type as another can be priced ten times higher or more. So, what is this eye appeal?
|indirectly saved from the Hun. In 452, captured and ransacked , , and other cities in Northern Italy. It seemed would soon attack itself, whose walls were weaker than some cities had already captured. Meanwhile, however, Marcian's Eastern Roman forces had taken the offensive across the Danube, attacking the breadbasket of the Hunnic Empire. The loss of food supply from Attila's own land, and a famine and plague in Italy, depleted Attila's forces, allowing the Western Roman Empire to bribe him into returning to his homeland. Back , threatened to invade the Eastern Empire and enslave the entirety of it. and Aspar ignored his threats. The Eastern Empire had already paid about six tons of gold, yet he threatened them. They reasoned that gold would be better spent building up armies. Attila's attack never came, as he died unexpectedly in 453, either from hemorrhaging or alcoholic suffocation, after celebrating a marriage to one of his many wives. Attila's tribal confederation empire fell apart within a year after his death. settled numerous tribes, formerly under , within Eastern Roman lands as (subject tribes which gave military service in exchange for various benefits).|