Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities has recently added a selection of ancient Roman, Greek, Biblical and Medieval coins in bronze and silver. And we’ve now made it easy to purchase from us directly on our WordPress website and blog. Below are images, with a convenient payment button for each. Prices listed include a modest shipping charge. Many additional images of each item can be found in our Etsy and eBay shops, listed below.`
We also have a good selection of antiquities reference books and popular books dealing with ancient art, antiquities-related prints, as well as various ancient artifacts and other items. These may be found in both our Etsy and eBay shops, here:
Roman Empire. Constantine I. Bronze Follis
Roman Empire. Constantine I. Bronze Follis (20 mm). OBVERSE: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG. REVERSE: Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Mint mark SARL, T in left field over star; F in right field. Arles mint. 4.21 grams. Very Fine.
Nabataean Kingdom. Aretas IV. 9 BC-AD 40. Bronze 14 mm
Nabataean Kingdom. Aretas IV. 9 BC �AD 40. AE 14 mm. OBVERSE: Laureate head right, Aramaic letter before. REVERSE: Crossed cornucopias each with a pomegranate, ear of grain & bunch of grapes, Aramaic inscription around. 1.50 grams. Very Fine (obverse somewhat off-center).
Judea. Herodian Dynasty. Agrippa I. 37-44 AD. AE Prutah
Judea. Herodian Dynasty. Agrippa I. 37-44 AD. AE Prutah OBVERSE: Umbrella-like canopy with fringes, TPIIIA BACIAEWC. REVERSE: Three ears of barley growing between two leaves, flanked by date. Jerusalem mint. 2.35 grams. Fine + / Fine.
Roman Empire. Crispus as Caesar. AD 317-326. Bronze 3 (18 mm)
Roman Empire. Crispus as Caesar. AD 317-326. AE 3 (18 mm). OBVERSE: Laureate head right, CRISPVS-NOB CAES. REVERSE: VOT V with central dot inside wreath, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around. T A mint mark. Arles mint. 2.78 grams. Very Fine.
Roman Empire. Domitian. Copper As (27 mm). AD 81-96 (struck AD 90-91)
Roman Empire. Domitian. Copper As (27 mm). AD 81-96 (struck AD 90-91). OBVERSE: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG [GERM] COS XV CENS PER P P. REVERSE: SC across field, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet, [VI]RTVTI [AVGVSTI] Rome mint. 8.40 grams. Fine / about Fine.
Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. Levon II. AD 1270-1289. Bronze Kardez (23 mm)
Cilician Kingdom of Armenia. Levon II. AD 1270-1289. Bronze Kardez (23 mm). OBVERSE: King seated on throne holding cross and globus cruciger, star to left. + King Levon. REVERSE: Short cross, inscription around. Sis mint. 3.61 grams. Fine +.
Greek South Italy. Syracuse. Hieron II. 270-215 BC. AE 23 mm
Greek South Italy. Syracuse. Hieron II. 270-215 BC. AE 23 mm. OBVERSE: Head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears. REVERSE: Bull butting left, cornucopia and N (?) above, dolphin below. 8.95 grams. Fine.
SOLD – Venice. Silver Tornesello (Turonensis). 15 mm. Struck under Michele Steno, Doge, 1400-1413
SOLD - Venice. Silver Tornesello (Turonensis). 15 mm. Struck under Michele Steno, Doge, 1400-1413. OBVERSE: Winged lion of St. Mark with nimbus to the left, holding book of Gospels with both front paws all in inner circle, VEXILIFER VENETIA. REVERSE: Cross in inner circle, +ANTO’ VENERIO DVX. 0.50 grams. Fine + / Fine. The tornesello was a denomination minted in Venice specifically for use by the Venetian colonies of Negropontem Crete, Coron and Modon. The coins were struck ias a replacement for the old Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
Nabataean Kingdom. Aretas IV and Queen Shuqailait. 9 BC-AD 40. Bronze 16 mm.
Nabataean Kingdom. Aretas IV and Queen Shuqailait. 9 BC-AD 40. Bronze 16 mm. OBVERSE: Jugate busts of King Aretas and Queen Shuqailait. REVERSE: Double cornucopias; names of the King and Queen in Nabataean Aramaic between them. 3.6 grams. Very Fine. $38.00 The Nabataean capitol city was Petra, the famed rock cut desert city, now in Jordan. This coin was struck at the Petra mint. At one time, Nabataean control extended as far north as Damascus but was gradually reduced, first by the Roman Republic and later the Empire. Grown rich from trade with lands further east and south, the Nabataeans did manage to maintain nominal independence from Rome until the early 2nd Century. Their coinage was struck in silver and bronze and is unusual in that it often includes the Queen, mention by name, either beside the King or on the reverse in some types. This practice may well have been adopted from the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty that ruled Egypt during the Hellenistic period. This excellent example features a strong “desert patina.”