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Almost all of the coins I sell are from the Roman Imperial era. (approx. 100 B.C. to 450 A.D.), a few are from earlier or later times. The coins are very good quality. I can guarantee that the sales lots are totally unpicked by myself. There are no broken coins in the lots, but small edge damage is possible.
Sizes: The lots include all sizes coins from 12mm to 35mm (Ases, Folli, Sestertii, Antoniniani, Maiorine, Denarii etc….), many are of the smaller size because those were the coins that were used most every day, similar to dimes, nickels and quarters in the USA today. Very large coins over 30mm are rare.
In ancient times the coins were designed and struck by hand, every coin being struck using a die on white hot metal. As a result, all the coins are unique, because of the die and its amount of wear, the temperature of the metal, the centering of the die on the metal and the strength applied to the actual striking.
Source of the coins
The coins come from places such as Sirmuim (region of Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia). There were no banknotes in those days and the only banking system (a very basic system offered almost exclusively to the ruling classes) and so all transactions were made in cash (= coins). These were often buried in the cellar, beneath trees, next to local landmarks such as aquaducts and bridges. When the owner died (many of the owners were soldiers sent off to serve elsewhere), the coins were forgotten. Today, nearly 2,000 years later they are being found using electronic means and you can buy them.
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