Ancient Gold Coins for Sale
Authentic ancient Roman, Byzantine, Islamic/Arabic and Persian gold coins
Each has brilliant gold tone, although these images reflect varying hues. Very difficult to capture the true brilliant color of these!


Ancient Roman, Greek and Byzantine Gold Coins


Roman Empire. Valentinian II, 375-392 AD. Gold solidus, Trier mint. His pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG / Valentinian & Theodosius seated facing, both nimbate, holding globe between them; behind & between them Victory is standing with outspread wings, small palm between. VICTORIA AVGG / T-R across fields, mintmark COM. 22 mm, 4.42 g. EF details, small mark on cheek, light scratches in obv rt field & around rev legend. ref: RIC IX 90A, Depeyrot 53/1. #CR2141: $3500



Byzantine Empire. Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055. Large gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople mint. Scyphate (cup-shaped) coin. Bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cross with two crescents in its upper quarters, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, triple border, +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM / Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger, +CWNST AN bASILEUS RM. 28 mm, 4.39 g. ref: DOC 3, SB 1830. Choice-aEF. CB2019: $1350

Byzantine Empire. Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055 AD. Large gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople mint. Scyphate (cup-shaped) coin. Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing with book of Gospels, +I hS X'I'S REX RESNATIhM / Crowned bust of Constantine IX facing with labarum & globe. +CWNST ANTh bASILEUS RM. ref: SB 1828. Big 29 mm, 4.40 g. Extremely Fine, with rich, crisp detail. Photos do no justice! #CB2022x2: $1350

Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. 610-641 AD. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Dated IY 11 (637-638 AD). Heraclius, crowned, with long moustache and long beard in centre, Heraclonas, crowned, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, unbearded, on right, all wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / True Cross on three steps, VICTORIA AVGU (Delta), monogram and officina letter "A", CONOB below. 20 mm, 4.42 g. ref: DOC 39c; MIBE 45; SB 764. Near EF, light marks and graffito (retrograde "K") on back. #CB2011: $975

In 630 AD Heraclius invaded Persia, seized the True Cross and restored it back to Constantinople after it had been stolen during the sacking of the city by Sasanian king Khusro II. The True Cross is believed to be the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ died.



Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint. Crowned figures of Heraclonas, Heraclius, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each holding globus cruciger / True Cross on three steps, VICTORIA AVGU-S, PTh monogram to left, CONOB below. 20 mm, 4.41 g. ref: SB 769; DOC 43; MIB 50. Gorgeous! #CB2023: $950

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 545-565. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right, VICTORIA AVGGG-S; CONOB. 21 mm, 4.40 g. ref: DOC 9f; MIBE 7; SB 140. Good VF, faint ancient graffito to upper right of reverse. ex-CNG. #CB2017: $899 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Maurice Tiberius. Gold solidus, struck 583 AD, Constantinople mint. Helmeted & cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger, DM MAVRC TIB PP AVI / Angel standing facing, holding long Chi-Rho-headed cross & globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVGGG, officina letter (gamma), CONOB below. 23 mm, 4.38 g. Some wear to edges. ref: Berk 81, MIB 5. Sear 477. #CB2025: $650

Byzantine Empire. Phocas, 602-610. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 607-610 AD. Crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger, DN FOCAS PERP AVG / Angel standing facing, holding long staff with staurogram and globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVGU; Z//CONOB. ref: DOC 10g; SB 620. Some wear to edges. 22 mm, 4.44 g. #CB2024: $650

Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint. Facing busts of Heraclius with short beard, hair almost straight, on left, and Heraclius Constantine (bust much smaller), beardless on right, both wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross; cross between their heads, dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVG / Cross potent on three steps, VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter Theta; mintmark CONOB. 21 mm, 4.44 g. Great detail, some wear on edges. ref: DOC II 8i; MIB III 8a; SB 734. #CB2026: $650 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Theodosius II, 402-450 AD. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck 423-425 AD. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield, DN THEODOSIUS PF AVG / Victory standing left, holding long cross; star to upper left; VOT XX MVLT XXX / A; CONOB in exergue. 22 mm, 4.47 g. ref: RIC X 225; Depeyrot 75/1. Good VF. ex-CNG. #CR2103: $1400

Byzantine Empire. Phocas, Nov 23, 602 - October 610 AD. Gold tremissis, Constantinople mint. His diademed, draped and cuirassed bust rt, DN FOCAS PERP AVG / Cross potent, VICTORIA FOCAS AVG, CONOB below. Excellent portrait, sharp details! 17 mm, 1.42 g. ref: Sear 633, BMC 30-32. Ex-Frank S Robionson collection. #3035x2: $550


Byzantine Empire. Tiberius III "Apsimar". 698-705 AD. Gold Tremissis, Constantinople mint. Bust of Tiberius III facing, with short beard, wearing crown and cuirass, transverse spear across body in right hand, shield in left, d TIbERIUS PE AV / Potent cross, VICTORIA AVGUS. 17 mm, 1.38 g.Crinkled flan with some bumps and light scratches. ref: SB 1363, DO II 15, MIB 13. Very rare! #CB2027: $650
Ancient Roman Gold Jewelry

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Lovely small gold child's ring, set with original orange glass or stone inlay. Lovely! 10 mm (3/8") inside diameter. ex-Arte Primitivo. #JR2023: $525 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Gorgeous gold ring, set with original carved carnelian stone intaglio depicting a standing eagle. Stunning and wearable! US size 7. ex-Arte Primitivo. #JR2024: $1200

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Beautiful small gold ring, set with original blue glass or stone inlay. Beautiful and wearable! US size 1 1/2. ex-Arte Primitivo. #JR2025: $750 SOLD
Ancient Persian Gold Artifacts

Amlash, ancient Persia, c. 7th – 6th century BC. Beautiful gold clothing ornament. Masterfully crafted from hammered sheet gold, with central raised boss and repoussé decoration. Dia: 13/16" (20 mm), 0.29 g. Perforated for attachment. Ex Taisei Gallery. Gorgeous! #AP2050: $299

Amlash, ancient Persia, c. 7th – 6th century BC. Beautiful gold clothing ornament. Masterfully crafted from hammered sheet gold, with central raised boss and repoussé decoration. Dia: 3/4" (20 mm), 0.27 g. Perforated for attachment. Ex Taisei Gallery. Gorgeous! #AP2051: $250
Ancient Islamic and Persian Gold Coins


Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Mahdi, 775-785 AD. Gold dinar struck 161 AH, NM mint. 18 mm, 4.21 g. ref: Album-214, choice VF. ex-Stephen Album. Beautiful! #CP2044: $750



Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Muqtadir, 908-932 AD. Gold dinar, al-Karaj mint, struck 318 AH. Mint recut from what was probably al-Kufa. ref: Album-245.2. 23 mm, 2.66 g. VF, Rare! During this period, dies were produced at a central location near Madinat al-Salam, and distributed to other mints. ex-Stephen Album. #CP2045: $650 SOLD

Islamic Persia. Buwayhid Dynasty. Khusrafiruz, 1048-1055 AD. Gold dinar, al-Ahwaz mint, struck 445 AH. Big 28 mm, 4.08 g. ref: Album-B1585, nice strike, ruler's name given as Shahanshah al-Rahim abu Nasr. nearly EF! Rare. ex-Stephen Album. #CP2054: $750

Great Seljuq. Islamic Persia. Barkiyaruq, 1093-1105 AD. Gold dinar, Nishapur mint, struck 486 AH. 24 mm, 2.68 g. ref: Album-1682.1. Almost no wear at all, EF to About Unc, and Rare! Between 485 and 490, Nishapur first belonged to Malikshah I, who died in 485, then Mahmud I very briefly, then to Arslan Arghu in 486, then to Barkiyaruq 486-487, then once again to Arslan Arghu 487-489 or 490, then to Sanjar as vassal under Barkiyaruq. The final digit on this piece is weak, but can only be "6", as the final letter can only be "t" of 6, not "ayn" of 7. Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2057: $750

Islamic Persia. Kakwayhid Dynasty. Faramurz, 1041-1051 AD. Gold dinar, Isbahan mint, struck 435 AH. 24 mm, 2.70 g. ref: Album-1592.2, with bow and arrow above both obverse & reverse. Lustrous Uncirculated. Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2055: $750

Ottoman Empire. Murad III, 1574-1595 AD. Gold sultani, Misr (Egypt) mint, struck 982 AH. 20 mm, 3.51 g. ref: Album-1332.2, reverse legend begins sultan al-barrayn… EF. Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2049: $575

Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I "The Magnificent", 1520-1566 AD. Stunning gold sultani, Kostantiniye mint, struck 926 AH. 20 mm, 3.49 g. ref: Album-1317, lovely even strike, EF. Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2047: $725

Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I "The Magnificent", 1520-1566 AD. Stunning gold sultani, Kostantiniye mint, struck 926 AH. 20 mm, 3.51 g. ref: Album-1317, nice strike, EF. Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2048: $699

Islamic Persia. Samanid Dynasty. Nasr II, 914-943 AD. Gold dinar, al-Muhammadiya mint, struck 317 AD. 23 mm, 2.50 g. ref: Album-1449, 4-arm star above obverse field, pleasing EF, Rare! Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2050: $650

Islamic Persia. Samanid Dynasty. Nasr II, 914-943 AD. Gold dinar, al-Muhammadiya mint, struck 322 AH. Huge 28 mm, 3.85 g. ref: Album-1449. caliph al-Qahir, star above & crescent right of obverse margin, full mint & date, without Qur'anic text, EF, Rare! Ex-Stephen Album. #CP2051: $599

Islamic Persia. Samanid Dynasty. Nasr II, 914-943 AD. Gold dinar, Nishapur mint, struck 331 AH. 22 mm, 3.80 g. ref: Album-1449. caliph al-Muttaqi, minor flan crack, VF. Ex-Stephen Album. Incredible detail! #CP2052: $750


Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Mahdi, 775-785 AD. Gold dinar, NM mint, struck AH169. ref: A-214. 20 mm, 4.22g. nearly EF. ex-Stephen Album collection. Excellent! #CP2017: $850



Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Muqtadir, 908-932 AD. Large gold dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz mint, struck AH320. Citing 'Imad al-Dawla. 25 mm, 4.89g. ref: A-248.1. EF to About Unc, S. ex-Stephen Album collection. Much better than photo! #CP2019: $750

Ancient Islamic. Ayyubid Dynasty. al-Kamil Muhammad I, 1218-1238 AD. Gold dinar, al-Qahira mint, struck AH632. 23 mm, 5.31g. ref: A-811.3. Well struck, EF. ex-Stephen Album collection. Brilliant! #CP2022: $850

Ancient Islamic. Fatimid Dynasty. al-Mu'izz, 953-975 AD. Gold dinar, Misr mint, struck AH362. ref: A-697.1. 21 mm, 4.17g, some minor double-striking, well-centered, VF. ex-Stephen Album collection. #CP2020: $650

Ancient Islamic. Fatimid Dynasty. al-'Aziz, 975-996 AD. Gold dinar, Misr mint, struck AH366. ref: A-703. 23 mm, 4.12g, nice strike, VF. ex-Stephen Album collection. Glorious! Slightly crinkled. #CP2021: $850

Ancient Islamic. Sulayhid Dynasty. al-Mukarram Ahmad, 1081-1091 AD. Gold dinar, 'Adan mint, struck AH480. 23 mm, 2.39g. ref: A-1076. Lovely strike for this series, choice EF. ex-Stephen Album collection. #CP2023: $850

Islamic, Zangids of al-Mawsil. Mahmud, 1219-1233 AD. Large gold dinar, al-Mawsil mint, struck AH630. Citing the caliph al-Mustansir and the Ayyubid rulers al-Ashraf & al-Kamil. 27 mm, 4.67g. ref: A-1869, lightly crinkled, VF. ex-Stephen Album collection. #CP2025: $750

Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Muqtadir, 295-320 AH
(908-932 AD). Gold dinar, struck 306 AH. 24.8 mm, 4.07 g. ref: Album 245. VF, nicely centered with crisp detail. #CP2082: $699

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Ancient Rome. Emperor Honorius. Gold solidus struck 410-423 AD, Ravenna mint. obv: Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust of emperor right, D N HONORIVS P F AVG. rev: Emperor standing right, holds lararum and Victory on globe, spurns captive with foot. VICTORIA AVGGG, R-V in fields, COMOB in exergue. ref: RIC 1286. 21 mm, 4.46 grams. An exquieite specimen! #4288: $1275 SOLD



Byzantine Empire. Justin II, 565-578 AD. Gold Semissis, set in a custom 22-karat gold bezel embedded with 4 diamonds. A beautiful piece! obv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust of Justin right / rev: VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory seated left, inscribing shield with stylus; star to left, reversed Christogram to right; CONOB. $925 SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Tiberius II Constantine.
Reigned Sept 26, 578 AD - Aug 14, 582 AD. Gold temissis. DN CONSTANTINVS PP AVG, his diademed and draped bust rt. / VICTOR TIBERI AVS around potent cross. CONOB below (Constantinople mint). Excellent example with sharp detail and nice tone! ref: BMC 14-17, Sear 425. 12.5 mm, 1.26 grams. #6413: $499
SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Gold tremissis, Constantinople mint. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Victory advancing right, head left, holding globus cruciger and wreath; star to right, VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM; CONOB below. ref: DOC 19; SB 145. VF, light obverse scratches. Nice gold tone - not reddish as the photo makes it seem. Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). 16mm, 1.46 g. #cng523: $475 SOLD

Basil II & Constantine VIII 976-1025 AD. Amazing Gold AV Histamenon. Christ with cross / Crowned busts of Basil & Constantine holding cross. A beauty! $1275 SOLD



Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1925 AD. Gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople mint. Bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding Book of Gospels, +IHS XIS REX REGNATINUM / Basil (L) and Constantine (R) holding between them a tall cross, +BASIL c' CONSTANT BR. ref: Sear BCV #1800. 26.5 mm, 4.42 g. #0461: $1275
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Byzantine Empire. Constantine IX, 1042-1055 AD. Large and beautiful gold histamenon nomisma. Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing with book of Gospels, +I hS X'I'S REX RESNATIhM / Crowned bust of Constantine IX facing with labarum & globe. +CWNST ANTh bASILEUS RM 29 mm, 4.24 g. ref: sear sb1828. Holed for use as jewelry in antiquity, since plugged. ex-CNG. Radiant, golden tone (not reddish as these photos suggest). #2490376: $1199 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Constantine VII and Romanus II. Gold Solidus, struck 945-963 AD. Facing bust of Christ, nimbate, holding Book of Gospels, IhS SPE REX REGNANTIUM / Crowned busts of Constantine VII and Romanus II facing, patriarchal cross between them, CONSTANT' CE ROMAN M AVG bR. ref: SB1751, DOC III 15. 20 mm, 4.38 g. Edge clipped in antiquity. Slabbed, certified and graded by NGC. CHOICE XF. #NGC2575: $1299 SOLD

Two Superb Gold Coins of Heraclius
In 630 AD Heraclius invaded Persia, seized the True Cross and restored it back to Constantinople after it had been stolen during the sacking of the city by Sasanian king Khusro II. The True Cross is believed to be the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ died.

Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, 610-641 AD. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck 610-613 AD. His draped and cuirassed facing bust, with short beard, wearing crown with pendilia and plume, holding cross, dN hERACLIUS PP AVG / True Cross on three steps; VICTORIA AVGU (sigma), CONOB below. ref: DOC 3b; MIB 5; SB 731. VF. 20mm, 4.38 g. Radiant, golden tone (not reddish as these photos suggest). Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #cng2540372: $975 SOLD



Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-64 AD1. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 9th officina. Struck 639-641 AD. Heraclius, crowned, with long moustache and long beard in centre, Heraclonas, crowned, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, unbearded, on right, all wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter "theta", True Cross on three steps, CONOB below. ref: DOC 44 v; MIB 53; SB 770. Good VF, graffiti in right obverse field. 19mm, 4.43 g. Radiant, golden tone (not reddish as these photos suggest). Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #cng2540377: $975 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Constantine IX Monomachus. 1042-1055. Large gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople mint. Slightly scyphate (cup-shaped) coin! Bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cross with two crescents in its upper quarters, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, triple border. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM / Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger. 26mm, 4.27 g. DOC 3; SB 1830. VF, very light encrustation on obverse. Radiant, golden tone (not reddish as these photos suggest). Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). Excellent!!! #cng259449: $1250
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Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. 25 mm, 4.40 g. Coin is in near perfect condition; no cracks but 2 small edge die flaws on back. ref: Sear BCV #1819, DOC III 1. Ex-Heritage Galleries. Excellent! #0319: $1450 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint. Struck 545-565 AD. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVP / Angel standing facing, holding holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right, VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB below. ref: DOC 9; SB 140. Good VF, ancient graffiti "N" on neck! 20mm, 4.47 g. #cng526: $750 SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Phocas, 602-610. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 607-610 AD. Crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger, DN FOCAS PERP AVG / Angel standing facing, holding holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVGU; Z//CONOB. ref: DOC 10g; SB 620. 21mm, 4.50 g. Near EF, slight wear but an excellent specimen! Nice gold tone - not reddish as the photo makes it seem. Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #cng528: $725 SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Gold solidus, struck 545-565 AD at Constantinople. His helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Angel standing facing, holding long Chi-Rho-headed cross & globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVGGG(theta), CONOB in exergue. Officina Theta. ref: SBC 140. Near-EF! Excellent detail, lustrous surfaces. A gem! #fsr368: $875 SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Maurice Tiberius. Gold solidus, struck 583 AD at Constantinople mint. Helmeted & cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger, DM MAVRC TIB PP AVC / Angel standing facing, holding long Chi-Rho-headed cross & globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVGGG (gamma), CONOB in exergue. 22 mm, 4.53 grams. #4305: $799 SOLD


Ancient Rome. Valens, 364-378 AD. Gold Solidus. Great example! D N VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Valentinian and Valens seated facing, holding globe between them; behind and between them Victory is standing with outspread wings; SMTES in exergue. ref: RIC 4b. 22 mm, 4.40 g. Rare type. Great coin! Nice metal. #4954-GV0729: $1499
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Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I, 491-518 AD. Gold Solidus. His helmeted cuirassed bust facing, holding spear & shield, helmet with plume, trefoil ornament and diadem the ties of which show left, shield ornamented with horseman right spearing fallen foe, D N ANASTASIVS P F AVG / VICTORIA AVGGG A, Victory standing left, holding long cross, star right, COMOB in ex. 20 mm, 4.46 g. Excellent condition, small grafitto "y" on obverse! ref: SB3-4. #3194: $725 SOLD

Portrait of Christ Gold Coin

Byzantine Empire. Constantine VIII. 1025-1028. Large gold histamenon nomisma. Bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cross with two crescents in its upper quarters, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, triple border. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM / Crowned bust of Constantine VIII facing, with long beard, wearing loros, holding labarum and akakia, triple border. +CWNSTANTIN bASILEVS ROM. 25 mm, 4.41 g. Nice, lustrous XF. Ex-Daniel F Sedwick collection. A breathtaking example! #49360: $1299
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Byzantine Empire. Phocas, Nov 23, 602 - October 610 AD. Gold tremissis, Constantinople mint. His diademed, draped and cuirassed bust rt, DN FOCAS PERP AVG / Cross potent, VICTORIA FOCAS AVG, CONOB below. Slightly wavy flan, sharp details! 16 mm, 1.31 g. ref: Sear 634, BMC 30-32. #0279: $525 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD. Gold Semissis, Constantinople mint. DN TIbE RA PP AVG, his diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / VICTORI A AVCC, Victory advancing right, holding wreath & globus cruciger; CONOB below. 19.5 mm, 2.15 g. #7988: $399 SOLD

Islamic, Persia (Pre-Seljuq). Ziyarids. Mardawij. 315-323 A.H./ 927-935 AD. Gold Dinar. Mah al-Basra mint. Dated 322 AH ( 933-934 AD). ref: Miles, Ziyarid pl. XXIV, 1; Album 1530. 23mm, 3.90 grams. Great detail! Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #cng2630445: $625 SOLD

Ancient Persia. Ghaznavids, 975-1187 AD. Gold dinar, Herat mint. 24 mm, 2.74 grams. Nice coin with good detail and bright lustrous surfaces! Photos do no justice. #2722-8424: $350 SOLD


Ancient Persia. Samanid Dynasty. Mansur ib Nuh, 961-976 AD. Gold dinar. Minor clipping to edge but otherwise a beautiful, striking piece! #gl4318: $350 SOLD


Kushan, India. Vasudeva III, 360-365 AD. Heavy Gold stater. Vasu standing with trident & banner / Goddess Lakshmi seated, facing front. 19x17 mm, 6.37 grams and THICK! #4325: $550 SOLD


Ottoman Empire.
Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. 18.82 mm, 3.50 g. #0964: $399
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Ottoman Empire.
Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. 19.95 mm, 3.48 g. #3151: $399
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Islamic Persia (Post-Mongol). Manghits (Khanate of Bukhara). Sayyid Haydar Tora. 1215-1242 A.H./ AD 1800-1826. Gold Tilla, Bukhara mint. Dated 1226 A.H. (AD 1817/8). 21mm, 4.59 g. ref: Album 3029.2. Grades EF! Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries. A stunning coin! #cng544: $599 SOLD

Ottoman Empire.
Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. 19 mm, 3.54 g. Beautiful coin with bright coloration! Photo is dark and does no justice! #6824: $399
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Ottoman Empire.
Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. 20 mm, 3.52 grams. Nice surfaces, bright golden tone. #4137: $399
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Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. 20.81 mm (13/16") diameter, 3.55 g. Great coin with excellent detail! Bright golden tone. #0450x2: $450 SOLD

Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Excellent gold sultani. High relief detail, all inscriptions legible. About as nice as these come! 20 mm (3/4") diameter, 3.45 grams. #4160:
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Amazing ancient Roman gold ring, c. 1st century AD. Etched with a beautiful depiction of winged Victory walking left, apparently playing a musical instrument of some sort! From the Roman provinces in Greece. Weighs 3.80 grams, 20 mm outside diameter; about a US ring size 7 1/4. Excellent! #85747x2: $899 SOLD
Excellent Roman Gold Ring

Late Roman / early Byzantine golden ring with green glass inlay. 5th-9th century AD. Not sure if it is solid gold; it may be gold-plated silver, but ancient nonetheless. Beautiful, gracefully-curved band, original green glass faceted glass or stone still set in bezel. A truly awesome piece. Weighs 4.08 grams, 20 mm outside diameter; about a US ring size 3. Gorgeous! #85706x2: $850 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Constantine VII with Romanus II, gold solidus struck c. 920 - 944 AD.Facing bust of Christ, nimbate, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels; IhS SPE REX REGNANTIUM / Facing, crowned busts of Constantine VII with short beard on left, wearing loros, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys, unbearded, on right, holding long patriarchal cross between them; CONSTANT' CE ROMAN M AVGG bR. ref: DOC 15; Sear 1751. 19.7 mm, 4.38 g. Great coin, well-centered and well-struck. Great gold tone. #18474x2: $1199 SOLD
Portrait of Christ Gold Coin

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034 AD. Gold histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInM, Christ enthroned facing, nimbus cross behind head, holding book of gospels, raising right hand / QCE bOHQ RWMAnW, Mary, nimbate on right, crowning Romanus on left who is wearing a saccos and loros and holding cross on globe, MQ between heads, double border.
Choice Extremely Fine! ref: SBV-1819, DOC-1d. 4.39g. Ex-Stephen Album collection. #911091: $2100 SOLD


Ancient Rome. Honorius, 393-423 AD. Gold solidus, Ravenna mint. Struck 402-406 AD. His pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, D N HONORIVS P F AVG / Honorius standing right, foot on bound captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe; VICTORIA AVGGG, R-V across, COMOB below. 22 mm, 4.45 g. RIC X 1287; Ranieri 12; Depeyrot 7/1. VF. Ex-CNG. Excellent detail! #cng2660455: $1250 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Valens, 364-378 AD. Gold solidus. Antioch mint, 3rd officina. Struck 366-367 AD. His pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, D N VALENS PERF AVG / Valens standing facing in military attire, holding labarum with chi-rho cross & Victory on globe; RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE, ANT-G below. 21mm, 4.26 g. RIC IX 2d.xvi; Depeyrot 27/3. VF, ancient graffiti on reverse! Very nice portrait! #cng2660449: $1250 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Theodosius II, 402-450 AD. Gold Solidus. Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Struck 408-420 AD. His pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield, D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG / Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter and Victory on globe; star to left, CONCORDI-A AVGG-D; CONOB below. RIC X 202; Depeyrot 73/2. Good VF, a few light scratches. 21mm, 4.37 g. #cng260559: $1150 SOLD
Superb Gold Coin of Heraclius
In 630 AD Heraclius invaded Persia, seized the True Cross and restored it back to Constantinople after it had been stolen during the sacking of the city by Sasanian king Khusro II. The True Cross is believed to be the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ died.

Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. 610-641. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck 637-638 AD. Heraclius, crowned, with long moustache and long beard in centre, Heraclonas, crowned, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, unbearded, on right, all wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / True Cross on three steps, VICTORIA AVGU (Theta), monogram and officina letter "A", CONOB below. 18.5 mm, 4.27 g. ref: DOC 39d; MIB 45; SB 764. Ex-Sphinx Numismatics. Very Fine, light scratches on reverse. #43720-cyk
SOLD
An 8th century illustration of Heraclius, returning the True Cross to Constantinople


Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint, 9th officina. Dated IY 11 (637-638 AD). Crowned figures of Heraclonas, Heraclius, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set on three steps; monogram to left, IA monogram to right; Theta//CONOB. 19 mm, 4.48 g. ref: DOC 39h; MIBE 45; SB 764. Near EF. ex-CNG. #CB2016: $975 SOLD


Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Magnificent gold ring, set with original red glass inlay. Absolutely gorgeous and wearable! US size 6 3/4. ex-Arte Primitivo. #JR2022: $1200 SOLD



Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Nice gold ring, set with original black/white stone intaglio depicting a running lion. Band cracked, otherwise nicely preserved and could probably be made wearable by a knowledgeable jeweler. US size 1 1/2. ex-Arte Primitivo. #JR2026: $450 SOLD

Ancient Roman gold earrings, c. 1st -2nd century AD. Measure, top to bottom, 23 mm (7/8 inch) and 18 mm (11/16 inch), respectively. Both photographed, front and back. Found in the Holy Land. #21395x3: $200 each, or $375 for the pair. SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon Nomisma, Constantinople mint. Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left, +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM / Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus, THCE BOHTH RWMANW. Excellent detail, nice lustre. 25 mm, 4.34 g. ref: DOC III 1b, SB1819. Choice-aEF. #CB2018: $1500 SOLD

Ancient Rome. Valentinian I, 364-375 AD. Gold Solidus. Antioch mint, 3rd officina. Struck 364-367 AD. His pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG / Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE; ANT-G below. RIC IX 2a.ii.1; Depeyrot 30/1. VF, three parallel scratches on obverse, graffito ("K") on reverse. 22mm, 4.31 g. #cng260547: $1250 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justin I. Gold solidus struck 519-527 AD. Constantinople mint. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing three-quarters to right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter, angel standing facing, holding jewelled cross and cross on globe; star in right field; mintmark CONOB. ref: DOC I 2b; MIB I 3; BN 6; SB 56. Ex-Frank S. Robinson collection. 21 mm, 4.36 g. Excellent detail! Nice lustre, good surfaces. Terrible photo. #fsr19822x2: $975
SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886 AD. Gold Solidus. Constantinople mint, struck 870-871 AD. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, + IHS XPS REX REGNANTIUM * / Crowned facing busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them, BASILIOS ET CONSTAN.... 19mm, 4.33 g. ref: DOC 2c; Füeg 3.B; SB 1704. VF, nice for the type! ex-Princeton Economics department collection, acquired by Martin Armstrong. #cng2750226: $1299 SOLD



Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition. ref: Sear 1819, DOC 1c. 24 mm, 4.34 g. Good VF, scratch across obverse. Goegeous golden tone (not reddish as photo suggests). Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #281490-sn1uy: SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition. ref: Sear 1819, DOC 1c. 25 mm, 4.42 g. Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Ed Borasio Collection (Sotheby's New York, 12 December 1994), lot 29. #901946-sn1cc: SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition! Excellent detail, nice lustre. 25 mm, 4.42 grams. An absolutely stunning coin! Photo does no justice. #48955: $1550 SOLD


Ancient Rome. Constantius II, 337 - 361 AD. Gold solidus, Antioch mint. Struck 355-361 AD. His pearl-diademed head right, D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Roma & Constantinoplis seated facing, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT XXXX; GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, ANT-G in ex. ref: RIC VIII 172. ex-Rob Golan; ex-Frank S. Robinson collection. 20.5 mm, 4.03 g. Rare type! #709240: $1499 SOLD


Valens, 364-378 AD. Gold solidus, Antioch mint, 5th officina. Struck 364-367 AD. His pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, DN VALENS PER F AVG / Valens standing right, holding labarum in right hand & Victory on globe in left, cross to left, RESTITVTOR REIPUBLICAE, *ANTE* in ex. 21 mm, 4.20 g. ref: RIC IX 2d.xxxvii.5; Depeyrot 20/2. Near VF, light scratches. Ex-Classical Numismatic Group (CNG). #284420: $1250 SOLD


Ancient Rome. Leo I, 457-474 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint. His diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust, spear over shoulder, DN LEO PERPET AVG / VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory standing left with long cross, star in right field; CONOB below. 20.3 mm, 4.44 g. Beautiful coin. ref: Sear 4233v. ex-Harold E Morgan III coll., ex-Frank S Robinson coll. #fsr0412359: $875 SOLD


Persia. Iran, Qajars. Fath 'Ali Shah. As Shah, 1212-1250 A.H. (1797-1834 AD). Gold Toman, Khoy mint. Dated 1239 A.H. (1823/4 AD). 23mm, 4.58 grams. ref: KM 753. Beautiful specimen! Radiant, golden tone (not reddish as these photos suggest). Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). #cng259540: $525
SOLD


Ancient Greece. Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC. Gold stater. Magnificent coin! Struck just after his death, c. 311-300 BC, Babylon mint, where he died. Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet right, serpent on helmet / Nike advancing left, holding wreath & stylis.
, monogram below. ref: price-3745/49. 17.5 mm, 8.49 g. #284102x2: SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine, 613-641 AD. Gold solidus, struck 629-631 AD, Constantinople mint.
Facing busts of Heraclius (L) and Heraclius Constantine (R), each wearing crown with cross on circlet, the father with long beard and mustache, cross above, dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV / The True Cross on base on three steps, VICTORIA AVGY E; CONOB below. ref: Sear 749v. 21 mm, 4.36 g. Double-struck, but nice details. In 630 AD Heraclius invaded Persia, seized the True Cross and restored it back to Constantinople after it had been stolen during the sacking of the city by Sasanian king Khusro II. The True Cross is believed to be the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ died. #284103: SOLD

Superb and Rare Portrait of Christ Gold Coin


Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition. ref: Sear BCV #1819, DOC III 1. 25 mm, 4.28 g. ex-Daniel Frank Sedwick, Florida. #DS369922-sskk: SOLD


Ancient Rome. Honorius, 393-423 AD. Stunning gold solidus, Ravenna mint. His diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, D N HONORIVS P F AVG / Honorius standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, trampling captive. VICTORIA AVGGG / R-V, COMOB in exergue. ref: RIC X 1287. 21 mm, 4.48 grams. VF, small ding under left shoulder. ex-Frank S. Robinson collection. Gorgeous! #CR2108: $1275 SOLD



Ancient Islamic/Arabic. Abbasid caliphate. al-Mansur, 754-775 AD. Beautiful gold dinar, NM mint, struck AH 152. ref: Album-212. ANACS graded EF-40 details. Slabbed & authenticated by ANACS. ex-Stephen Album collection. #CP2043: $750 SOLD

Mamluk Egypt. Mamluks, Qa’itbay, 873-901 AH (1468-96 AD).
Gold Ashrafi. 15.5 mm, 3.39 g. VF with brilliant lustrous surfaces, nicely centered. Cables facing left as line dividers. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. ref: Album-1027. #CP2080: $575
SOLD
Superb Gold Coin of Heraclius
In 630 AD Heraclius invaded Persia, seized the True Cross and restored it back to Constantinople after it had been stolen during the sacking of the city by Sasanian king Khusro II. The True Cross is believed to be the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ died.

Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. 610-641. Gold Solidus, Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck 637-638 AD. Heraclius, crowned, with long moustache and long beard in centre, Heraclonas, crowned, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, unbearded, on right, all wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe / VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter "A", True Cross on three steps, monograms to left and right, CONOB below. 19mm, 4.23 g. ref: DOC 39a; MIB 45; SB 764. Radiant, golden tone. Ex-Classical Numismatic Galleries (CNG). Extremely Fine. #cng259438: $
975 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th-1st century BC. Two gold leaves from a victor's laurel wreath! Of the type awarded to an athlete during the Olympic games or other similar event. Made of sheet gold with linear impressed details. One leaf long and straight, the other a bit crumpled at the end. 36 and 30 mm (1 7/16" and 1 3/16") respectively. Weigh just .19 grams together. Extremely rare! #272115: $750/pair or $400 each SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. early 1st century AD. Excellent and large gold leaf from either a Royal diadem or a victor's laurel wreath! Made of sheet gold with 5 lobes, linear impressed details, and small circular hole at the base where it would have been attached to the wreath. 36x26 mm (1 7/16" x 1"), and weighs .55 grams. Extremely rare. #272114: $750 SOLD

Medieval Venice, Italy. Pietro Lando, 1539-1545 AD. Gold Ducat. St. Mark presenting banner to kneeling Doge, PIET LANDO SM VENET around, DVX down staff / Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by elliptical halo containing twelve stars, SIT T XPE DAT Q TV REGIS ISTE DUCAT around. 21.01mm, 3.47g. ref: Pao. 1, [p.60]. Very rare! An extremely nice example. #86266x2: $850 SOLD

Medieval Venice, Italy. Francesco Foscari, 1423-1457 AD. Gold Ducato. St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Doge kneeling left / Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla containing nine stars. 21mm, 3.52 g. ref: Papadopoli 1-2 var.; Paolucci 1. Near EF, flatness in center. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XII (26 December 1990). An excellent example! Gorgeous gold tone (not reddish as this photo suggests). #cng2750347x2: $850 SOLD

Ancient Islamic/Arabic. Abbasid caliphate. al-Rashid, 786-809 AD, gold dinar, NM [Egypt] mint, struck AH173. 18 mm, 4.01g. Ex-Stephen Album. ref: Album 218.8. Gorgeous! #SA13404x2: $499 SOLD

Ancient Islamic/Arabic. Abbasid caliphate. al-Rashid, 786-809 AD, gold dinar. NM [Madinat al-Salam] mint, struck AH185. 19 mm, 3.69g. Ex-Stephen Album. ref: A. 218.3. #SA13399x2: $499 SOLD


Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani, Misr (Egypt) mint, struck AH926. Ex-Stephen Album. ref: Album 1317. 10 mm, 3.54 g. Beautiful! #SA13635x2: $599 SOLD


Umayyad, Hisham, 724-743 AD. Gold dinar, NM mint, struck 114 AH. About Uncirculated! 4.23 g. ref: Album-136. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. Excellent! #SA14138x2: $750 SOLD



Ayyubid, 1218-1238 AD. al-Kamil Muhammad I, gold dinar, al-Qahira mint. Struck 7th century A.H. ref: Album-811.3. VF, 21 mm, 3.19 g. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14320: $599 SOLD

Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani. Kostantiniye mint, struck 926 AH. 20 mm, 3.37g. ref: Album-1317, bold strike, VF to EF. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. Nice! #SA14369: $599 SOLD

Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I The Magnificent, 926-994 A.H. (1520-1566 AD). Stunning gold sultani, Misr mint (Egypt), struck 926 AH. 19 mm, 3.53 g. ref: Album-1317, lovely struck, EF! Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14370x2: $650 SOLD

Islamic Persia. Ghaznavid, 999-1030 AD. Mahmud, gold dinar, Herat mint, struck 401 AH. lillah atop reverse field, between 2 small triplets of dots. 25 mm, 4.23 g. VF. ref: Album-1606. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14595: $599 SOLD

Islamic Persia. Samanid, 'Abd al-Malik I, 954-961 AD. Gold dinar, Nishapur mint, struck 343 AH. 24 mm, 4.27 g. Citing the long deposed caliph al-Mustakfi. Lovely EF! ref: Album-1460. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14553x2: $650 SOLD

Sulayhid, 1091-1137 AD. Queen 'Arwa bint Ahmad, gold 1/2 dinar, Dhu Jibla mint, struck 498 AH. 18 mm, 1.13g. ref: Album-1078.1. Broad flan, clear date, choice Extremely Fine! Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. Rare! #SA14331: $750 SOLD

Tulunid, 896-905 AD. Harun, gold dinar, Misr mint (Egypt), struck 285 AH. Citing caliph al-Mu'tadid. ref: Album-667.1. Extremely Fine! 22 mm, 3.85 g. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14254: $750 SOLD


Fatimid, 975-996 AD. al-'Aziz, gold dinar, Misr mint (Egypt), struck 372 AH. Nice VF. 22 mm, 4.15 g. ref: Album-703, Nicol-707. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14265: $650 SOLD



Islamic Persia. Ghaznavid, 999-1030 AD. Mahmud, gold dinar, Nishapur mint, struck 391 AH. Choice EF! ref: Album-1606. 24 mm, 4.78 g. Ex-John Page collection; ex-Stephen Album. #SA14596x2: $675 SOLD

Islamic Persia. Ghaznavid Dynasty. Mahmud, 999-1030 AD. Gold dinar, Herat mint, struck 411 AH. 24 mm, 4.56 g. ref: Album-1607. VF. ex-Stephen Album. #CP2056: $475 SOLD

Ancient Islamic. Abbasid Caliphate. al-Ma'mun, 810-833 AD. Gold dinar, Misr (Egypt) mint, struck AH203. Citing Tahir & al-Sari, inscribed al-maghrib ("the west") below the obverse field, slightly clipped. 17 mm, 4.02g. ref: A-222.7. Fine to VF. ex-Stephen Album collection. #CP2018: $650 SOLD
An 8th century illustration of Heraclius, returning the True Cross to Constantinople