Ancient Coin Selections from the Morris Collection, Part III World Coins Monthly Online AuctionJan 26, 2020 10:00 CST
Heritage Auctions presents ancient Roman coins along with other world coins in the upcoming online auction. Among the available Roman pieces, one featured lot from the year 265 shows the laureate head of Gallienus on one side and the standing Uberitas holding grapes on the other side. This coin is known as an aureus, which was among the first coins to be minted in the Roman Empire. The aureus coins were later replaced by solidus, a pure gold coin with a higher value despite containing lesser gold content as compared to the previous style. A Western Roman Empire Magnus Maximus solidus coin is another highlight of this auction.
Imagery coins bearing the likeness of living persons were first introduced by Julius Caesar. The offered denarius coin of Julius Caesar as dictator and Venus connects the attributes and association of the emperor with the divine gods. Egyptian coins are also included in the auction. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Heritage Auctions.
Lot Categories:Coins, Currency & Stamps (553)
# of Lots:553
Price Range:$2 - $1,200
Interesting lots include:
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|Gallienus AV light aureus coin|| Estimate: |
|Magnus Maximus, Western Roman Empire AV solidus coin|| Estimate: |
|Julius Caesar as Dictator AR denarius coin|| Estimate: |
|Caligula AE sestertius coin|| Estimate: |
|Justin II with Sophia AE follies coin|| Estimate: |