QUESTION: You stated you had bought a hoard of the Persian coinage of Darius from the well-known invasion of Greece. And can you’ve gotten any units of the 12 Caesars? And can you promote any of the uncirculated $20 gold cash from that hoard?


ANSWER: No, I had no intention of promoting any $20 gold from the hoard. So far as the 12 Caesars, I’m lacking Otho, which have been making an attempt to purchase with none success. I’ll put up some hoards this week. Sure, I’ve a small variety of the Darius siglos. They’re worn and have banker marks to confirm that they had been real from historic FOREX sellers. I’ve additionally a small variety of small bronze numis from the household of Constantine the Nice that are all beneath $100. I’ve additionally a hard-to-find hoard of the primary Gallic emperor, Postumus struck nonetheless in silver.

I did handle to purchase this Gallic hoard so I’ve the Victorinus as soon as once more that we bought out of. This lot is mostly XF however with out the silver wash. This will probably be priced at $100. VF examples will typically go for about $50 and FVF will probably be round $25. I solely took the high-quality ones which you’ll see within the picture.

Nonetheless, this additionally reveals the debasement for Rome debased its coinage, it pressured the Gallic Empire to observe go well with or else its coinage would have been hoarded and the cash provide would have collapsed. This is a vital historic instance of CONTAGION if the core financial system debased, there was no selection however to do the identical. The debasement of Henry the VIII of England was really in response to the debasement that was additionally going down within the core forex – that of Spain.

Others have requested if I can supply any Gallienus that reveals the collapse within the Roman Financial System between 260-268AD. You may see the stake distinction 8.6 years made within the financial system of Rome.

So far as the 12 Caesars are involved, I’m doing my finest to assemble a number of units. These should not straightforward to place collectively. However, I’m giving it a shot to see what I can do that will be moderately priced, beneath that $100k folks ask available on the market. Let me see.


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