Certified Authentic Pieces of Ancient History: NGC Certified Roman Bronze Coinage
Today is a very special day, the Ides of March! It was on this day that the greatest Roman emperor of his time, Julius Caesar, met his fate at the hands of Brutus and the Senate. This date has forever been etched into history as the beginning of the end for the massive Roman empire. In honor of this special anniversary, we are bringing back a long-time collector favorite: NGC Certified Authentic Ancient Roman Bronze coins that were actually used thousands of years ago!
When it comes to collecting, two things are stressed above all others –Quality and History.
When determining the quality of a coin, there are few that can analyze and grade coins better than the experts over at NGC, one of America’s most popular grading companies. When it comes to ‘history’ collectors typically mean one of two things: (1) is the coin now considered ‘obsolete’ or iconic due its significance in the history of coinage and (2) just exactly how old is the coin itself? Often times, the older the coin and the better the condition, then the better your collection.
Over the years, we have seen some really interesting pieces, but few can compare to the combination of History and Quality we discovery while in Baltimore for the coin show---certified ancient beauties left over from the Roman Empire!
That’s right! These are CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC Coins from the Roman Empire!
Rome was a massive republic that existed for over 500 years from 27 B.C. to 476 A.D. and during that span completely dominated the planet as the largest active leaders in all things military, agricultural, and industrial. Outside of the ruins scattered throughout what is left of their massive empire, it was the coinage of Rome that had the greatest impact. They produced Pieces of bronze, gold, and silver minted with the face of their emperor proudly stamped into its design, which were considered good legal tender throughout the entire empire
Did You Know? The Roman Imperial Mints include, but are not limited to: Rome, Thessalonica, Siscia, Alexanderia, Nicodemia, Londinium (the Great London Mint), Heraclea, and Constantinopolis.
A Collection of Rulers: the Coins of Caesar!
The role of Caesar is one passed onto each elected ruler of the Roman Empire, and thanks to the Empires incredibly long history it meant many individuals held the role of Caesar throughout Rome’s time as a global superpower. During the reign of each ruler they produced coinage that featured their own likeness, something that helped us accurately determine just how ancient each coin actually is!
These ancient Roman Bronze coins were one of the strongest pieces of currency during their time, and as such were heavily used throughout the world. As a result of such heavy usage, finding authentic roman bronze coinage that has not been worn flat by the passage of time is quite the chore! Each of the coins in our small handful are from between the years of 337 to 375 A.D. and are certified by NGC as authentic roman bronze coins!