An Interesting Mixed Hoard of 543 Roman Coins 3-4thC AD


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Object Description

The fascinating mixed hoarde of 543, unsorted, un-cleaned and unattributed Roman bronze and copper coins of various sizes, hailing from Jerusalem and surviving from the period of 300-450 AD.

Object History


Object Literature

The manufacture of coins in the Roman culture, dating from about the 4th century BC, significantly influenced later development of coin minting in Europe. The origin of the word “mint” is ascribed to the manufacture of silver coin at Rome in 269 BC at the temple of Juno Moneta. This goddess became the personification of money, and her name was applied both to money and to its place of manufacture.

Roman mints were spread widely across the Empire, and were sometimes used for propaganda purposes. The populace often learned of a new Roman Emperor when coins appeared with the new Emperor’s portrait. Unlike most modern coins, Roman coins had (at least in the early centuries) significant intrinsic value.

An intriguing hoarde which can be used imaginatively in any number of ways to enhance the home.

Object Condition

The condition of the coinage is mixed with most remaining intact with the quality varying to each coin as is to be expected with un-cleaned hoard coins.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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