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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.

German States, Margraviate of Brandenburg, Friedrich II, 1440 - 1470

|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Margraviate| |of| |Brandenburg,| |Friedrich| |II,| |1440| |-| |1470||Hohlpfennig| |Bracteate|
Frederick II of Brandenburg was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1440 until his abdication in 1470, and was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
ME92076. Silver Hohlpfennig Bracteate, Bahrfeldt 16a, Tewes H60c, Saurma 4819, aEF, toned, tiny edge crack, weight 0.274 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Frankfurt (Oder) mint, 1440 - 1470; obverse helmet with crest of six feathers on top, within rayed border; reverse incuse of obverse; ex Mnzenhandlung W. Rittig (Schwelm, Germany); $100.00 (101.00)


Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Darius II - Artaxerxes II, c. 420 - 375 B.C.

|Persian| |Lydia|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Lydia,| |Anatolia,| |Darius| |II| |-| |Artaxerxes| |II,| |c.| |420| |-| |375| |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
GA110356. Silver siglos, Carradice Type| IV (middle) B; Carradice Price p. 73 and pl. 19, 223; BMC Arabia p. 171, 172 ff., pl. XXVII, 7 ff.; Rosen 678; SGCV II 4683, F, bankers marks, uneven toning, weight 5.452 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 420 - 375 B.C.; obverse Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, bearded, crowned, dagger in right hand, bow in left hand; reverse irregular oblong punch; $100.00 (101.00)


Ephesos, Ionia, 500 - 420 B.C.

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |500| |-| |420| |B.C.||tetartemorion|
Ephesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
GA110533. Silver tetartemorion, Karwiese series IV, type 2; SNG Kayhan 132; SNG Cop 211; BMC Ionia p. 50, 24, VF, toned, obv. off center, tight flan, weight 0.146 g, maximum diameter 7.3 mm, die axis 90o, Ephesos mint, 500 - 420 B.C.; obverse Bee seen from above, E-Φ flanking bee's head, front legs not visible, rear legs clearly articulated, wide-open slightly curved wings extending beyond border of dots; reverse head of eagle right, EΦ clockwise upper right, all within an incuse square; from the Rod Sell collection; ex Noble 85 (24 July 2007), lot 3376 (part of) ; $100.00 (101.00)


Ephesos, Ionia, 500 - 420 B.C.

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |500| |-| |420| |B.C.||tetartemorion|
Ephesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
GA110534. Silver tetartemorion, Karwiese series IV, type 2; SNG Kayhan 132; SNG Cop 211; BMC Ionia p. 50, 24, VF, light tone, porous, tight flan, weight 0.200 g, maximum diameter 6.0 mm, die axis 90o, Ephesos mint, 500 - 420 B.C.; obverse Bee seen from above, E-Φ flanking bee's head, front legs not visible, rear legs clearly articulated, wide-open slightly curved wings extending beyond border of dots; reverse head of eagle right, EΦ clockwise upper right, all within an incuse square; from the Rod Sell collection; ex Noble 85 (24 July 2007), lot 3376 (part of); $100.00 (101.00) ON RESERVE


Nabataean Kingdom, Malichus II and Shuqailat, 40 - 70 A.D.

|Nabataean| |Kingdom|, |Nabataean| |Kingdom,| |Malichus| |II| |and| |Shuqailat,| |40| |-| |70| |A.D.||drachm|NEW
In Malichus' time, Nabataean trade dwindled as the Romans diverted the perfume and spice cargoes to Egypt. In 67 A.D. Malichus II sent an army of 5,000 horsemen and 1,000 soldiers to help Titus quash the Jewish revolt. Malichus lost control of Damascus but retained the territory to the east and southeast of the city.
GS110753. Silver drachm, Meshorer Nabataean 124 ff.; Barkay CN 202 ff.; Al-Qatanani 1206, SNG ANS -, F, toned, flan flaw (sprue remnant) obv. left, weight 3.977 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 0o, Petra (Jordan) mint, 42 - 65 A.D.; obverse Nabataean legend, "Malichus the king, king of the Nabataeans, year..." (date off flan), laureate and draped bust of Aretas right; reverse Nabataean legend, "Shuqailat, his sister, queen of the Nabataeans", veiled and draped bust of Shuqailat; $100.00 (101.00) ON RESERVE


Neapolis, Macedonia, c. 525 - 450 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Neapolis,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |525| |-| |450| |B.C.||obol|NEW
Neapolis, Macedonia (Kavala, Greece today), was founded by settlers from Thasos near the end of the 7th century B.C., to exploit the rich gold and silver mines of the area. At the end of the 6th century B.C. Neapolis ("new city" in Greek) claimed its independence from Thasos and struck its own silver coins with the head of Gorgon. A member of the Athenian League, Neapolis was besieged by the allied armies of the Spartans and the Thasians in 411 B.C., during the Peloponnesian War, but remained faithful to Athens. The Apostle Paul landed at Neapolis on his second and third missionary journeys.
GA111038. Silver obol, SNG ANS 423 - 424; BMC Macedonia p. 84, 13; HGC 3-1 585; SNG Cop -; Rosen -, VF, toned, off center, porosity, weight 0.565 g, maximum diameter 10.5 mm, Macedonia, Neapolis mint, c. 525 - 450 B.C.; obverse facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion), tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse square; $100.00 (101.00)


Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Dionysus, 144 - c. 142 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Antiochus| |VI| |Dionysus,| |144| |-| |c.| |142| |B.C.||drachm|
After his father was deposed by Demetrius II, the general Diodotus Tryphon nominated Antiochus VI as king. He gained the allegiance of most of the Seleucid domain, including Judaea, but was actually only a puppet of the general. He died after "ruling" for two years. He was likely assassinated under orders from Tryphon, who then made himself king.
GY111112. Silver drachm, Houghton-Lorber 2002(1)c, Newell SMA 239, HGC 9 1036, VF, toned, tight flan, obv. off center, areas of encrustation/corrosion, weight 3.901 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 144 - 143 B.C.; obverse diademed radiate head of Antiochus VI right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ∆IONYΣOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, nude, arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, ΩΠA monogram (control) between legs, ΘΞP (year 169) ΣTA (magistrate) in exergue; $100.00 (101.00) ON RESERVE


German States, Brandenburg-Preussen, Friedrich II, 1440 - 1470

|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Brandenburg-Preussen,| |Friedrich| |II,| |1440| |-| |1470||Hohlpfennig| |Bracteate|
Frederick II of Brandenburg was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1440 until his abdication in 1470, and was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
ME89075. Silver Hohlpfennig Bracteate, Tewes H66, Bahrfeldt 16a var., Saurma 4819, VF, tiny edge cracks, weight 0.317 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, Frankfurt (Oder) mint, 1440 - 1470; obverse helmet with crest of six feathers on top, within rayed border; reverse incuse of obverse; ex Mnzenhandlung Wolfgang Strken (Bochum, Germany); rare; $90.00 (90.90)


German States, Brandenburg, Friedrich II, 1440 - 1470

|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Brandenburg,| |Friedrich| |II,| |1440| |-| |1470||Hohlpfennig| |Bracteate|
Frederick II of Brandenburg was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1440 until his abdication in 1470, and was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
ME89076. Silver Hohlpfennig Bracteate, Bahrfeldt 16g, Tewes H52a, VF, toned, tiny edge splits, light deposits, weight 0.379 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, Berlin mint, 1440 - 1470; obverse helmet with crest of six feathers top and three feathers at the back, within rayed border; reverse incuse of obverse; ex Mnzenhandlung Manfred Olding (Osnabrck, Germany); $90.00 (90.90)


German States, Brandenburg, Friedrich II, 1440 - 1470

|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Brandenburg,| |Friedrich| |II,| |1440| |-| |1470||Hohlpfennig| |Bracteate|
Frederick II of Brandenburg was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1440 until his abdication in 1470, and was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
ME89077. Silver Hohlpfennig Bracteate, Tewes H53, Bahrfeldt 16g var., VF, toned, tiny edge crack, weight 0.341 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, Berlin mint, 1440 - 1470; obverse helmet with crest of six feathers top and three feathers at the back, within rayed border; reverse incuse of obverse; ex Mnzenhandlung Manfred Olding (Osnabrck, Germany); rare; $90.00 (90.90)




  



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