Mysia, Kyzikos. Circa 510-475 BC. AR Obol (0.79 gm, 13mm). Obv.: Forepart of boar l.; behind, tunny. Rev.: Head of lion l. in...
Oldest dated coin is going to be this Gordian III dated to ANIII
I've got a couple of these dolphins... My daughter's faves.
I find it interesting that Western Countries feel that everything was invented in Europe or The Med. I find it myopic when considering...
This an Obol with the date 1204 in Roman numerals. At the time in Spain,
they were using a calendar system introduced by...
My oldest coin is an Attica tetradrachm. Off-centered, but affordable and without test cut. :)
[ATTACH] Attica Tetradrachm
OBVERSE: Anchor, A in field
REVERSE: Swastika with two parallel lines in each quadrant
That would be this Ionian hekte, dating to 625-600 BCE. Below that is a companion contemporary counterfeit.
The oldest coin in the collection is a bit problematic in my case, but I would say this example is the best candidate, an Attica...
Exact dates are difficult in the 6th century BC but the town of Sybaris was destroyed in 510 BC so these are in the running. Many...
Actually this one:
This is presently my oldest coin.
Greece (Ionia, Phokaia): electrum hekte, ca. 478-387 BC
Grade: NGC VF; Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5.
My earliest is also a siglos:
[ATTACH] Persian Empire
Darius I to Xerxes II, r. 485-420 B.C.
Sardes Mint, AR Siglos, 15.87mm x 5.6 grams...
I love these! Nice retrograde E!
I have a star...
And retrograde K...
KINGS OF LYDIA, temp. Ardys - Alyattes
c. 630s-564/53 BCE (dates from a CNG listing of a similar coin)
Electrum trite, 4.8 gm,...
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