Monday, December 09, 2013

Greek Imperial Coins: A Neglected Treasure

One of the most puzzling aspects of ancient coin collecting is the lack of collecting interest in Greek Imperial Coins, also known as the Roman Provincial Coinage.

This is an immense and very absorbing subject. Greek Imperial Coins were mostly struck by Greek=speaking cities which became incorporated into the Roman Empire, and also by Roman colonies (many of which were originally Greek cities) whose coins bear Latin legends.

It is no exaggeration to say that this is a subject well worthy of a lifetime of study and discovery. All of these coins are rare by comparison to their Roman Imperial counterparts.

Because collectors inexplicably neglect this coinage, it offers tremendous collecting bargains in comparison to Roman Imperial coinage. Attractive portraits of emperors, portraits of personalities such as Sabinia Tranquillina which are extremely rare in the Imperial series, sought after reverse types and just about everything else that a collector could desire are available at prices much lower than those commanded by the Imperial series.

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