On this page you can purchase coins that we have already gathered into collections. In many instances a basic attribution has been
made, sometimes a specific one, allowing you to more quickly research and identify the coins. All the coins in the collections come
housed in display trays or capsules making them suitable for display and study. All coins have had at least some cleaning in distilled
water and/or olive oil. To order any collection(s) listed here please email us.
|Collection #1 - 12 Ancient coins - SOLD OUT!
This 12 piece collection is a good introduction to ancient coins. The
images show typical specimens but the following are in every collection:
1.) 6 late Roman coins from the house of Constantine
2.) 3 Medieval Islamic coins including a silver dirham
3.) 1 ancient Greek coin from the 2nd or 3rd century B.C.
4.) 1 Seleucid coin of Antiochus from the 2nd century B.C.
5.) 4 tiny Greek fractional coins from the 2nd or 3rd century B.C.
|Collection #2 - 74 Coins of Antiquity - £60
This 74 piece collection is a another very good introduction to ancient coins. It is greatly expanded from the previous collection and
includes Greek, Roman and Islamic coins. In every collection there is the following:
1.) 38 late Roman coins with numerous legends, mints, obverses and reverses.
2.) 22 Medieval Islamic coins including Mamluk and other dynasties
3.) 14 ancient Greek and Seleucid coins from the 2nd century B.C. including serrated, and tiny low denomination coins.
The images show a typical collection and the quality shown is representative of every collection. All of these coins came from the same
hoard, which is nice as it lets you see what was being thrown in worship. All th coins show wear from use in antiquity but many, many
fine details remain and most of the coins will likely be attributable. We have made no attempt to categorise or attribute these coins other
than to get them into Roman, Greek and Islamic categories. It is possible there are some rare coins here, we simply do not know as we
do not attribute the coins in the collection. This is a nice collection of coins and you simply cannot argue with the low price that it works
out at per coin, plus you get the tray thrown in as well.
The collection is housed in a professional coin tray with plastic cover. The coins will ship out of the tray in labelled bags and we will
provide ID labels to fit in every cell. The ID labels have space left on them so that you can add the attribution of the coin when it is
made. We will also include the main label for the tray. This way you can arrange the coins in whatever manner is deemed appropriate.
|Collection #3 - 36 Islamic coins - £40
This 36 piece collection is dedicated to the Medieval coins of the early Islamic empires. Beginning in the 7th century AD the early
copper coinage was robust in nature which coins being 2 mm thick, sometimes more. In later centuries as Dynasties waxed and waned
the coinage changed a great deal with the coins becoming thinner, and often larger. Periodically animals and plants are featured on the
coins but mostly it is legends written in Arabic with various patterns, shapes, crosses, tetralobes, and more. There is a dizzying array of
Islamic coins, especially when the gold and silver coinage is included but this collection of copper coins is much more manageable
when it comes to attributing them. All coins are ungraded and unattributed so who knows that gems you may receive. The images show
typical specimens housed in these collections. There is a nice selection of copper coinage in each set.
|Collection #4 - 12 Egyptian Mamluk coins - £12
This 40 piece collection is dedicated to the Medieval coins of the Egyptian Mamluk sultantate that existed from 1250 to 1517 A.D. The
coins come housed in a labelled display case as shown. There are 12 separate screw top capsules inside the display case. The coins
can be easily removed for study. This is an attractive looking collection that includes a nice variety of Mamluk copper coins. All coins
came from a hoard found in Jerusalem and are good indicators of how coins were transported across the ancient and Medieval world.
The images show typical coins housed in these collections.
|Collection #5 - 12 Byzantine Coins - £15
The Byzantine Empire began as the Roman Empire in the east. It was centred more on Greek culture than Latin culture and as the
western empire crumbled and fell became the sole remaining part of the Roman Empire. Almost immediately the coinage was changed
from that typical of the traditional Roman type with letters representing denominations now being put on the coins and busts of the
emperors being in portrait rather than profile. Silver and gold coinage was typically of a high standard, but the diverse copper coinage
varied immensely. The copper coins often lacked particularly fine details; could be very thick and heavy despite bring of low
denomination; the die could be off centre; the flans could be considerably larger than the die; and at times they were even minted on
irregular pieces of metal or overstamped on older coins. This provides for a really interesting coinage and it is one of our favourites.
The images show typical specimens from hoards. Please not these have all seen pretty heavy use but plenty of details remain. 'M' and
'K' denomination coins are clear to see and typically the obverses show seated figures.
|Collection #6 - 12 Ancient Greek Coins - Sold out
This collection contains ancient Greek coins pulled from a Medieval hoard. These coins had either been in circulation for a long time or
deposited when the hoard just began to accumulate. They certainly show wear, but details remain and they are some of the oldest
coins that you can get in hoards. They all date from the 3rd to 1st century B.C. and come Ptolemaic Egypt and the Seleucid Greek
empire. Some coins have been attributed others have not. You can see the average quality of the coins in the images and each
collection contains specimen of a similar grade. The coins show Seleucid deities, Egyptian eagles, imperial portraits and periodically
ancient Greek text. This is an inexpensive and interesting collection and certainly serves as a decent introduction before hunting down
better grade coins if you decide to go further with your collecting.