Yay! My first ancient gold coin!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gam3rBlake, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    I placed a few bids today on the HA ancients auction and I finally won my first ever Ancient gold coin!

    Feel free to share your ancient gold coins here too! ^_^
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    Justinian I the Great (AD 527-565). AV solidus (22mm, 4.46 gm, 7h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 3/5.Constantinople, 5th officina, ca. AD 545-565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG, cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, wearing plumed helmet with pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand, shield decorated with horseman motif in left / VICTORI-A AVGG Є, angel standing facing, staff surmounted by staurogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left; star in right field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 140.
     
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  3. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Great start!! Looks really nice.
     
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  4. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Thanks!! ^_^
     
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the "Byzantine Bug" has latched on, you will find another
    treasure. Maybe a different Emperor or reverse. Phocas will be an
    interesting one with the pointy beard. Hard to find better value and
    historical significance than Byzantine gold.
     
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  6. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Well I think I consider myself a “generalist” coin collector. I like to get a few coins from all over the historical timeline.

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    However as I do collect Roman coins I guess I could consider Byzantine coins to be in the same category since the Byzantine Empire was basically just the remainder of the Eastern Roman Empire after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD.

    If I get another solidus though I think I will get one of Honorius since they seem to be cheaper than alot of the others.
     
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