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Ancient Silver Coins Under $100

On this page we list every silver coin in the shop priced under $100. If you are a serious bargain hunter, change the sort order using the options on the upper right side of the page to arrange the coins from lowest price to highest.

Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D.

|Julia| |Maesa|, |Julia| |Maesa,| |Augusta| |8| |June| |218| |-| |224| |or| |225| |A.D.||denarius|
Juno was the protector and special counselor of the state. She was a daughter of Saturn, and sister and wife of Jupiter and the mother of Juventas, Mars, and Vulcan. Her Greek equivalent is Hera.
RS111598. Silver denarius, RIC IV 254, RSC III 16, BMCRE V 67, Hunter III 4, SRCV II 7750, aVF, a little rough, rev. off center, edge crack, uneven tone, scratches, weight 2.783 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 218 - 220 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair in nearly vertical waves, looped plait at back; reverse IVNO, Juno standing slightly left, veiled head left, patera in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 124 (8 Jan 2023), lot 986 (part of); $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00

Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.

|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Philip| |III| |Arrhidaeus| |and| |Alexander| |IV,| |323| |-| |317| |B.C.||drachm|
This coin was struck shortly after the death of Alexander the Great in the name of his infant son, Alexander IV. Alexander IV and Philip III, Alexander's brother, were made joint kings after Alexander's death. Sardes struck coins in the names of both kings. Alexander IV was an infant and Philip was mentally disabled, neither king was capable of actual rule and both were selected only to serve as pawns. The regents held power. Philip III was actually imprisoned. In 317, Olympias had Philip murdered to ensure sole rule by her grandson Alexander IV. But Alexander IV would never rule. In 311 B.C., he and his mother Roxana were executed by the regent Kassander.
GS112776. Silver drachm, Price 2601; ADM I Sardes XIII, 191; Müller Alexander -, F, toned, marks, scratches, die wear, tiny edge chips, weight 3.937 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 0o, Lydia, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, struck under Menander, c. 323 - 322 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right foot forward (Alexander the Great lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛΕΞANΔPOY downward on right, monogram left, torch in exergue; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00

Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Artaxerxes I - Darius II, c. 455 - 420 B.C.

|Persian| |Lydia|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Lydia,| |Anatolia,| |Artaxerxes| |I| |-| |Darius| |II,| |c.| |455| |-| |420| |B.C.||siglos|
This type was minted in Lydia, Anatolia, while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. The Persian or Achaemenid Empire (c. 550 - 330 B.C.) was the largest empire in ancient history extending across Asia, Africa and Europe, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of Central Asia, Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Iraq, northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and much of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya.Persian Empire
MA112822. Silver siglos, Carradice Type IV (early) A; SNG Kayhan 1037 (also irregular flan); Carradice Price p. 71 and pl. 19, 146 ff.; Rosen 678; SGCV II 4683, weight 4.941 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 455 - 420 B.C.; obverse Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, bearded, crowned, dagger in right hand, bow in left hand, shapeless body completely lacking a waist; reverse irregular oblong punch; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00

Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

|Trajan|, |Trajan,| |25| |January| |98| |-| |8| |or| |9| |August| |117| |A.D.||denarius|NEW
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.
RS113107. Silver denarius, Woytek 230b, BnF IV 401, RIC II 191, RSC II 457, BMCRE III 222, SRCV II 3164, Hunter II - (xxxvii), aVF, nice portrait, flow lines, scratches, corrosion, weight 3.262 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 103 - 111 A.D.; obverse IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Spes (hope) walking left, flower in right hand, raising robe with left hand; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00

England, Henry VI, 1422 - 1461 and 1470 - 1471

|England|, |England,| |Henry| |VI,| |1422| |-| |1461| |and| |1470| |-| |1471||groat|NEW
Henry seems to have been a decent man, but completely unsuited to kingship. He was totally dominated by the power-hungry factions at court and powerless to stop the outbreak of bloody civil war. It was clearly too much for him to cope with, as his recurring mental illness from 1453 onwards showed. During the Wars of the Roses it was his queen, Margaret, who was the driving force behind the Lancastrian faction, while Henry was captured first by one side, then the other. Whoever had the king in their possession was able to claim to be ruling in his name.

In 1590, William Shakespeare wrote a trilogy of plays about the life of Henry VI: Henry VI, part 1, Henry VI, part 2, and Henry VI, part 3. Henry also appears as a ghost in Richard III.England, Henry VI, 1422 - 1461 and 1470 - 1471
UK113217. Silver groat, Annulet issue, SCBC 1836, North 1424, aF, toned, scratches, weight 3.604 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, Calais (France) mint, first reign, 1427 - 1430; obverse + HENRIC' DI' GRA' REX ANGLIE Z FRANC (Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England and France), facing crowned bust of Henry, an annulet on each side of neck, within a tressure of nine arcs; reverse POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (I have made God my helper), VILLA CALISIE (Town of Calais), long cross pattée, three pellets in each quarter, annulets in 2nd and 3rd quarters; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00

Lot of 4 Silver Fractions From Phoenicia, c. 425 - 300 B.C.

|Phoenicia|, |Lot| |of| |4| |Silver| |Fractions| |From| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |425| |-| |300| |B.C.||Lot|
GA97055. Silver Lot, Phoenician silver fractions, c. 0.6g - 0.8g, c. 9mm, 4 coins, $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.

|Septimius| |Severus|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.||denarius|
Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain.
RS111657. Silver denarius, RIC IV 200; RSC III 476; BMCRE V p. 252, 489; Hunter III 58; SRCV II 6338, VF, toned, radiating flow lines, edge cracks, weight 3.511 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 206 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing slightly left, head left, stalks of grain in right hand downward over modius, cornucopia in left hand; ex Victoria Numismatics auction 4 (21 Dec 2022), lot 627; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

|Antoninus| |Pius|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.||denarius|
Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people.
RS111914. Silver denarius, RIC III 260, RSC II 1016, BMCRE IV 883, SRCV II 4128, Hunter II 106, VF, toned, flow lines, slightly off center, small edge cracks, rev. die wear, weight 3.446 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 156 - 157 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XX COS IIII, Annona standing right, left foot on prow, rudder in right hand, modius overflowing with grain balanced on left knee with left hand; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00

Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.

|Julia| |Mamaea|, |Julia| |Mamaea,| |Augusta| |13| |March| |222| |-| |February| |or| |March| |235| |A.D.||denarius|
Many shiny silver denarii looked more like this when found. This coin is attractive as-is and should never be cleaned.
RS112222. Silver denarius, RIC IV 331, RSC III 5, BMCRE VI 917 ff., Hunter IV 9, SRCV II 8207, VF, as found dark toning and highlighting earthen deposits, parts of obv. leg. weak, weight 3.027 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, Rome mint, 232 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in horizontal ridges, looped plait at back of neck; reverse FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas standing left, extending right hand over small boy standing before her, boy nude and raising arms to her, cornucopia in left hand; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00

Aspendos, Pamphylia, c. 465 - 420 B.C.

|Aspendos|, |Aspendos,| |Pamphylia,| |c.| |465| |-| |420| |B.C.||tetartemorion|
The referenced similar coins are identified as obols and weigh c. 1 gram.
GA112378. Silver tetartemorion, cf. SNGvA 4485 (obol), SNG BnF 14 (same), Waddington 2868 (same), Traité II.2 1547 (same), aVF, off center, double struck, edge split, weight 0.172 g, maximum diameter 6.8 mm, Aspendos (Serik, Turkey) mint, c. 465 - 420 B.C.; obverse amphora, without handles; reverse triskeles within incuse square; this is the only specimen of this type known to FORVM; extremely rare; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00



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