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Buried treasure discovered: Petherton Hoard!

 

 

$150 off 2,000-year-old coins depicting Alexander the Great!

 

King Alexander I Silver Drachms: Certified by NGC Ancients!

 

Own coins from a Prince’s personal collection!

 

2,000-year-old coins of Pontius Pilate, available now!

 

 

Ancient Roman Coins Discovered: Purchase Certified History!

 

2,000-year-old Silver Drachms of India found!

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great: Certified by NGC Ancients!

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

Some of these well-preserved examples carry historic countermarks!

The silver tetradrachm was introduced to ancient commerce at the end of the sixth century BC. Quickly growing to widespread use, many different kingdoms, city-states and rulers issued their own versions. It could be argued, however, that none are quite so iconic and avidly collected as the types of Alexander the Great himself!

Greek Empire, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm (c.3rd-1st Centuries BC) – Late Posthumous – obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC Ch. XF – Obverse

These coins, featuring the stylized head of Heracles wearing a lion scalp on the obverse and the seated god Zeus with ”Of Alexander” on the reverse, were issued shortly after Alexander’s reign began in 336 BC. They proved so vital to ancient economics that they endured nearly unchanged for centuries after his death in 323 BC!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is pleased to offer a selection of these tetradrachms, minted between 100-250 years after Alexander’s death. Certified by NGC Ancients and encapsulated with the highly desirable Alexander the Great label in a secure NGC holder, some of these well-preserved pieces even bear evidence of an important part of ancient economics — the countermark.

Greek Empire, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm (c.3rd-1st Centuries BC) – Late Posthumous – obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC Ch. XF – Reverse

Before circulating in another empire, these coins had to be examined by authorities to make sure that they were of the proper weight. Once approved, they were stamped with an official mark — in this case, Seleucid’s prominent anchor symbol — and released into commerce.

These coins bear witness not only to the legendary Alexander the Great, but also to how commerce functioned across borders in the ancient world. Take advantage of your chance to own this incredible piece of ancient history today!

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Celebrate Easter with coins of the Bible! Widow’s Mites available again.

Widow’s Mite Bronze Prutot

Used in a Biblical Lesson Taught by Jesus Christ Himself!

If you open a Bible to Mark 12:41-44, you will read the following account of a lesson taught by Jesus Christ, which involves a historic coin!

”Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had…”’

Judaea Bronze Prutah of Maccabean Kings (135-37 BC) – Widow’s Mite – Cornucopias & Inscriptions NGC XF (Story Vault)

These Widow’s Mite Prutot are among the most sought-after ancient treasures today, thanks to their inclusion in Jesus’ lesson and the fact that they are scarcely found in such high grades! ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to present these historic coins, graded by NGC Ancients as Fine, Very Fine or Extremely Fine, and slabbed inside special Story Vault holders.

What better purchase to make on Easter weekend, than a coin representing an important lesson taught by Jesus Himself!

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Coins from the time of Jesus’ birth: Silver Drachms available again!

Coins of Indo-Scythian King Azes

These ancient coins may have been carried by one of the biblical Wise Men of the East!

The “Wise Men of the East,” described in the Bible, were guided by the Star of Bethlehem to find the baby, Jesus. Christian tradition speaks of “three Wise Men” named Balthazar, Melchior, and Caspar. Many believe Caspar to have been a representative sent by the ”Great King Azes” of the ancient Indo-Scythian Kingdom. His travels and gifts to Jesus would have been financed by these Silver Drachms issued by the King, which were in wide circulation during the time of Jesus’ birth.

Indo-Scythians Silver Drachm of Azes I/II – 35-12 BC NGC XF (Story Vault) – Obverse

These Silver Drachms bear designs showing King Azes on horseback and a standing figure of Zeus. Very Greek designs, they were inspired by the culture spread by Alexander the Great during his rule. The obverse legends are written in Greek and the reverse in Indian script, showing these as some of the earliest bilingual coins ever issued.

Indo-Scythians Silver Drachm of Azes I/II – 35-12 BC NGC XF (Story Vault) – Reverse

You can add some of these Silver Drachms of Azes to your collection right now! ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to present these coins certified by the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Each coin has been expertly graded and encapsulated for protection. Each Drachm will be accompanied by a special holder that contains the certified coin itself and a card telling its story and relation to the wise men!

Act now – only limited quantities of these historical pieces are available. Secure yours today!

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