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FORVM SPECIALS

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.


Constantine Era Bronze Coin in Plastic Holder, 307 - 364 A.D.

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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 SALE PRICE $3.15


Roman Republic, Lead Glandes Sling-Bullet, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

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According to the contemporary report of Vegatius, Republican slingers had an accurate range of up to six hundred feet. The best sling ammunition was cast from lead. For a given mass, lead, being very dense, offered the minimum size and therefore minimum air resistance. Also, lead sling-bullets were small and difficult to see in flight. In some cases, the lead would be cast in a simple open mold made by pushing a finger, thumb, or sharpened stick into sand and pouring molten metal into the hole. The flat top end could later be carved to a matching shape. More frequently, they were cast in two-part molds. Sling-bullets were made in a variety of shapes including an ellipsoidal form closely resembling an acorn; possibly the origin of the Latin word for lead sling-bullet: glandes plumbeae (literally leaden acorns) or simply glandes (meaning acorns, singular glans). The most common shape by far was biconical, resembling the shape of an almond or an American football. Why the almond shape was favored is unknown. Possibly there was some aerodynamic advantage, but it seems equally likely that there was a more prosaic reason, such as the shape being easy to extract from a mold, or that it will rest in a sling cradle with little danger of rolling out. Almond-shaped lead sling-bullets were typically about 35 millimeters (1.4 in) long and about 20 millimeters (0.8 in) wide. Sometimes symbols or writings were molded on the side. A thunderbolt, a snake, a scorpion, or others symbols indicating how it might strike without warning were popular. Writing might include the name of the military unit or commander, or was sometimes more imaginative, such as, "Take this," "Ouch," "Catch," or even "For Pompey's backside."
AW66458. Lead glandes sling-bullet; cf. Petrie XLIV 15-23; roughly biconical, 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, BARGAIN PRICED!; $24.00 (21.36)


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SP59936. 5 Roman coins of 5 different emperors - 1 silver or billon (debased silver) coin and 4 bronze coins, each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 5 coins with total tag prices over $140 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $100.00 (89.00)


30 Unidentifed Late Roman Bronze Coins

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Visit www.romancoin.info for tools to identify your Roman coins. You may not be able to identify them all, but we are confident that, using our website, you will be able to identify at least some of the coins in this lot.
SP84703. Bronze Lot, 30 unidentified late Roman bronze coins for the beginner classical numismatist to identify, coins will be similar to the in the photo but the quality and patinas will vary, unattributed, no tags or flips, as-is, no returns, only $3 each; $90.00 (80.10)


10 Small Ancient Greek Bronze Coins

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To order more than ten coins, change the quantity in the shopping cart (for example, change the quantity to three to order 30 coins).
SP12244. 10 small Greek bronze coins, unattributed to type, no tags or flips, randomly selected from the same lot as the coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns, 10 COINS @ ONLY $6 EACH; $50.00 (44.50)


10 Unidentifed Late Roman Bronze Coins

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Visit www.romancoin.info for tools to identify your Roman coins. You may not be able to identify them all, but we are confident that, using our website, you will be able to identify at least some of the coins in this lot.
SP84701. Bronze Lot, 10 unidentified late Roman bronze coins for the beginner classical numismatist to identify, coins will be similar to the in the photo but the quality and patinas will vary; $45.00 (40.05)


5 Unidentifed Late Roman Bronze Coins

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Visit www.romancoin.info for tools to identify your Roman coins. You may not be able to identify them all, but we are confident that, using our website, you will be able to identify at least some of the coins in this lot.
SP84700. Bronze Lot, 5 unidentified late Roman bronze coins for the beginner classical numismatist to identify, coins will be similar to the in the photo but the quality and patinas will vary; $25.00 (22.25)


Saurashtra and Gujarat, Northern India, c. 800 - 1050 A.D.

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Imitative of the Sasanian silver drachm of Khushrau (7th century A.D.).
SP12335. Silver drachm, Mitchiner NI 419 ff., VF, weight c. 4.44 g, maximum diameter c. 14 mm, obverse stylized head of Khushrau facing right; reverse stylized fire altar; one coin randomly selected from the actual coins in the photographs, one coin; $14.00 SALE PRICE $12.60


One Small Ancient Greek Bronze Coin

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To order more than one coin, change the quantity in the shopping cart.
SP10958. One small Greek bronze coin, unattributed to type, no tags or flip, randomly selected from the same lot as the coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns, ONE COIN; $8.00 (7.12)


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SP50712. 10 Roman coins of 10 different emperors, each coin comes with a tag providing a description, attribution and historical information, 10 coins with a total of tag prices over $250 will be selected by Forum Staff from our online shop; $200.00 (178.00)











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