I want this coin so bad!!! Above is an Ancient Roman coin for Marc Antony. It’s a silver denarius struck for his 9th Legion at the Battle of Actium in 32 BC, where he and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian (later to be known as Augustus, first Emperor of Rome). Depicts his Legionary galley full of oarsmen right / Eagle between two military standards, legion number XIX below.
This battle signifies the end of the Egyptian civilization as we knew it because Cleopatra was the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the then-recently established Roman Empire. Ancient Egypt came to an end just because Marc Antony and Cleopatra were on a lot of drugs and not taking care of business. Bye-bye Egyptian culture and Hello Roman Empire.
This piece sold for $299 – I want this so bad!!!
This coin above is the first time in history that Jesus Christ was depicted on a coin. It was minted during the reign of John I, 969 – 976 AD. Christ facing with book of Gospels, +EMMANOVHA IX-XC. rev: IhSUS \ XRISTUS \ bASILEU \ bASILE (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”). As we know, Constantine the Great will not legitimize Christianity until the Edict of Milan in 313AD – so a piece from the century of Christ’s birth is pretty spectacular. sold for $350.
I have been on this website all day looking at other coins by Vespasian (69AD – 79AD) , Augustus Caesar (27BC – 14AD) and Justinian l (527AD – 565AD) I want them all… check it out at: