Demand for Roman gold coins has risen dramatically. We are buying every Roman gold coin we can find at wholesale, yet we don't always have many coins to offer here. We have heard your requests and will try to keep Roman gold coins in stock.
Zeno, 18 January - 17 November 474 and August 476 - 11 April 491 A.D.
In 474, Zeno's oppressive rule resulted in a revolt which forced him to flee to Isauria. Verina, the widow of Leo I, claimed the Empire and installed her brother, Basiliscus, on the throne. The following year, Basiliscus was deposed and Zeno reclaimed the Empire. He didn't change and new rebellions were frequent. In 491 A.D., after a turbulent reign of seventeen years, he died. He was succeeded by Anastasius, who married his widow Ariadne.
SH90883. Gold solidus, RIC X 910, Depeyrot 108/1, gVF, graffiti, scratches, weight 4.429 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd reign, Aug 476 - 11 Apr 491 A.D.; obverse D N ZENOPERP AVG, helmeted bust facing, pearl diademed, cuirassed, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm decorated with horseman riding down enemy; reverseVICTORIA AVGGG Γ, Victory standing left, long jeweled cross in right, star right, CONOBin ex; ex Edgar Owen Ex Edgar Owen Collection; $990.00 (€742.50)
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
The Sphinx was one of Augustus' symbols and was used on his personal seal (Suetonius).
SH30615. Gold aureus, RIC I 512 corr. (head left), BMCRE 682, Calico 156, Cohen 333, gVF, weight 7.998 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamum mint, c. 19 - 18 B.C.; obverseAVGVSTVS, bare head right; reversesphinx seated right; attractive reddish toning; rare; SOLD
Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.
SH37559. Gold aureus, RIC I 27, Cohen 20, BMCRE I 20, SRCV I 1795, Paris 37, VF, weight 7.581 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 225o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 40 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG PON M TR POT III COS III, laureate head right; reverse SPQR P P OB C S in three lines within oak wreath; SOLD