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EARLY 1900s ROMAN BUST OR GREEK GODDESS NY MUSEUM REPRODUCTION NATURAL HISTORY
EARLY 1900s ROMAN BUST OR GREEK GODDESS NY MUSEUM REPRODUCTION NATURAL HISTORY
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ANCIENT ROMAN or GREEK WOODEN 6 HEAD SCULPTURE ON WOODEN MOUNT
ANCIENT ROMAN or GREEK WOODEN 6 HEAD SCULPTURE ON WOODEN MOUNT
$31.00
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Medallion Cameo Neo Classical Greek Roman Look Wall Hanging Art Round Dome Frame
Medallion Cameo Neo Classical Greek Roman Look Wall Hanging Art Round Dome Frame
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Pans Travail Ancient Greek Roman Environmental Problems Air Water Soil Pollution
Pans Travail Ancient Greek Roman Environmental Problems Air Water Soil Pollution
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AD300 Ancient Roman Macedonia Greece Ring 19thC Antique 3ct Lapis Lazuli
AD300 Ancient Roman Macedonia Greece Ring 19thC Antique 3ct Lapis Lazuli
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Roman Slave Market Greek Island of Delos H M Herget Ancient Rome 1946 Print
Roman Slave Market Greek Island of Delos H M Herget Ancient Rome 1946 Print
$14.00
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Handcrafted 2ct Poland Green Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Amulet
Handcrafted 2ct Poland Green Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Amulet
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GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
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GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide
GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide
$8.54
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ANCIENT ARTIFACT  GREEK BRONZE ARROWHEAD  6432
ANCIENT ARTIFACT GREEK BRONZE ARROWHEAD 6432
$19.00
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Classic Roman Wall Decor Plaque Art Soldiers Horses
Classic Roman Wall Decor Plaque Art Soldiers Horses
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Ancient ROMAN REPUBLIC COIN mercury 194 BC 190BC boat prow winged helmet antique
Ancient ROMAN REPUBLIC COIN mercury 194 BC 190BC boat prow winged helmet antique
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19thC Antique ct Citrine Scotland Ancient Israel Hebrew Celt Roman Greek Magic
19thC Antique ct Citrine Scotland Ancient Israel Hebrew Celt Roman Greek Magic
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A Greek style composition of the famed faience Minoan snake goddess
A Greek style composition of the famed faience Minoan snake goddess
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Eastern Greek Style Gandharan Lion figure
Eastern Greek Style Gandharan Lion figure
$62.50
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Seals Finger Rings Engraved Gems Amulets Greek Roman Sassanian Bactrian Akkadian
Seals Finger Rings Engraved Gems Amulets Greek Roman Sassanian Bactrian Akkadian
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18thC Antique ct Tourmaline Ancient Roman Greek Topaz Emerald Gem of Rainbows
18thC Antique ct Tourmaline Ancient Roman Greek Topaz Emerald Gem of Rainbows
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Wealth of the Ancient World Hunt Brothers Fab Pix Etruscan Roman Greek Hellenic
Wealth of the Ancient World Hunt Brothers Fab Pix Etruscan Roman Greek Hellenic
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Ancient ROMAN COIN pegasus GALLIENUS 253 268 AD winged horse greek mythology old
Ancient ROMAN COIN pegasus GALLIENUS 253 268 AD winged horse greek mythology old
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ANCIENT GREEK VESSEL OF STADIUM HORSE RACING CHARIOTS ADORNED VASE POT HOME
ANCIENT GREEK VESSEL OF STADIUM HORSE RACING CHARIOTS ADORNED VASE POT HOME
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Greek Vase Painting An Introduction Greek And Roman Art Paperback Bothmer
Greek Vase Painting An Introduction Greek And Roman Art Paperback Bothmer
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HUGE Illustrated Guide Classical Mythology 200 Pix Salvadore Dali Roman Greek
HUGE Illustrated Guide Classical Mythology 200 Pix Salvadore Dali Roman Greek
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Antique 19thC Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Sterling Dangle Earrings
Antique 19thC Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Sterling Dangle Earrings
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Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Sterling Ring
Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Celtic Roman Greek Sorcery Sterling Ring
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GREEK Pottery ARCHAIC Kore GODDESS Maskette Veiled Female Protome Ancient 525 BC
GREEK Pottery ARCHAIC Kore GODDESS Maskette Veiled Female Protome Ancient 525 BC
$199.00
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GREEK BRONZE BRACELET WITH GREEN PATINA
GREEK BRONZE BRACELET WITH GREEN PATINA
$75.00
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ANCIENT GREEK MEDICAL INSTRUMENT BRONZE 100 AD 400 AD
ANCIENT GREEK MEDICAL INSTRUMENT BRONZE 100 AD 400 AD
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Ancient Greek Roman Jewelry Etruscan Minoan Crete Mycenaean Hellene RARE Classic
Ancient Greek Roman Jewelry Etruscan Minoan Crete Mycenaean Hellene RARE Classic
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19thC Antique ct Aquamarine Ancient Greek Roman Persia Mariner Amulet Poseidon
19thC Antique ct Aquamarine Ancient Greek Roman Persia Mariner Amulet Poseidon
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Greek Roman Hellenic Etruscan Gold Jewelry 68 Color Pix Trade Production Wearing
Greek Roman Hellenic Etruscan Gold Jewelry 68 Color Pix Trade Production Wearing
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5TH 4TH CENTURY BC BRONZE STRIGIL WITH GREEK MAKERS MARK
5TH 4TH CENTURY BC BRONZE STRIGIL WITH GREEK MAKERS MARK
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GREEK Kore GODDESS Persephone Demeter Veiled Head Pottery Maskette Protome 525BC
GREEK Kore GODDESS Persephone Demeter Veiled Head Pottery Maskette Protome 525BC
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The University Prints Boston 100 Prints Egyptian Greek Roman w Mailing Envelopes
The University Prints Boston 100 Prints Egyptian Greek Roman w Mailing Envelopes
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Three Faces Greco Roman Wall Sculpture Art Plaque
Three Faces Greco Roman Wall Sculpture Art Plaque
$80.00
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Roman Greek Parthenon Horseman rider Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue
Roman Greek Parthenon Horseman rider Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue
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ANTIQUE STYLE ROMAN GODDESS VENUS NUDE SCULPTURE STATUE RECLINING IN VICTORY
ANTIQUE STYLE ROMAN GODDESS VENUS NUDE SCULPTURE STATUE RECLINING IN VICTORY
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ANCIENT ROMAN ARTIFACT LEAD VOTIVE PART OF MIRROR 200 400 AD
ANCIENT ROMAN ARTIFACT LEAD VOTIVE PART OF MIRROR 200 400 AD
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ROMAN BRONZE RING KEY AD PERIOD WORN ON FINGER AND USED TO OPEN A BOX
ROMAN BRONZE RING KEY AD PERIOD WORN ON FINGER AND USED TO OPEN A BOX
$92.00
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LOT OF 5 ROMAN BRONZE ARROW HEADS VERY FINE QUALITY
LOT OF 5 ROMAN BRONZE ARROW HEADS VERY FINE QUALITY
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ROMAN LEAD MIRROR WONDERFUL GREEN PATINA
ROMAN LEAD MIRROR WONDERFUL GREEN PATINA
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ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA CROSS BOW STYLE COMPLETE
ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA CROSS BOW STYLE COMPLETE
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SILVERED ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA 200 300 AD COMPLETE VERY FINE CONDITION
SILVERED ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA 200 300 AD COMPLETE VERY FINE CONDITION
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ANTIQUE POTTERY WINE BEER STEIN TANKARD OLD GREEK ROMAN MYTHICAL GOD PITCHER MUG
ANTIQUE POTTERY WINE BEER STEIN TANKARD OLD GREEK ROMAN MYTHICAL GOD PITCHER MUG
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Rare ETRUSCAN LION Head Architectural Terrcotta SIMA Spout Large Plaque 600 BC
Rare ETRUSCAN LION Head Architectural Terrcotta SIMA Spout Large Plaque 600 BC
$5,246.25
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Large Authentic Ancient Cypriot Bichrome Terracotta Pottery Jug Pitcher300 BC
Large Authentic Ancient Cypriot Bichrome Terracotta Pottery Jug Pitcher300 BC
$499.99
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Antique Handmade GREEK or ROMAN SCENE Vase Art Deco Two Handled NICE
Antique Handmade GREEK or ROMAN SCENE Vase Art Deco Two Handled NICE
$49.99
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SILVER PLATED ROMAN FERTILITY AMULET
SILVER PLATED ROMAN FERTILITY AMULET
$12.95
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RARE Biblical Coin ALEXANDER JANNAEUS 103 BC 76 BC lily flower anchor roman old
RARE Biblical Coin ALEXANDER JANNAEUS 103 BC 76 BC lily flower anchor roman old
$112.00
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ANCIENT GREEK ROMAN URN VESSEL SCULPTED W GREAT DETAIL AND HONOR
ANCIENT GREEK ROMAN URN VESSEL SCULPTED W GREAT DETAIL AND HONOR
$199.95
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Ancient Roman Southern Italy Map Printed 1830 11x9 Inches Copper Plate
Ancient Roman Southern Italy Map Printed 1830 11x9 Inches Copper Plate
$15.12
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Amphora shaped bronze bead Greek early Roman era 2ndc BC 2ndc AD
Amphora shaped bronze bead Greek early Roman era 2ndc BC 2ndc AD
$30.00
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Ancient Byzantine Coin Uncleaned Greek Coin Incuse Square 9589
Ancient Byzantine Coin Uncleaned Greek Coin Incuse Square 9589
$49.50
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Greek Roman Classical Reproduction 12  Porcelain Bust Figure Snake Crown Armor
Greek Roman Classical Reproduction 12 Porcelain Bust Figure Snake Crown Armor
$45.00
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Rare original Ancient Greek Roman bronze bracelet artifact intact 1 Century BC
Rare original Ancient Greek Roman bronze bracelet artifact intact 1 Century BC
$98.00
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Ancient Roman Greek battle weapon barbed spear blade head artifact intact superb
Ancient Roman Greek battle weapon barbed spear blade head artifact intact superb
$145.00
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Jerusalem Ancient History from 2900BC Egyptian Jew Assyrian Greek Roman Crusader
Jerusalem Ancient History from 2900BC Egyptian Jew Assyrian Greek Roman Crusader
$29.69
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GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
$11.19
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Ancient Greek Roman Byzantine Arts  Statues 3 Nice Books Venus de Milo
Ancient Greek Roman Byzantine Arts Statues 3 Nice Books Venus de Milo
$25.00
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Ancient Greek Megarian Pottery Bowl w face of Dionysus
Ancient Greek Megarian Pottery Bowl w face of Dionysus
$425.00
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Ancient Spartan Helmet Life Size Replica Greek Roman Empire Helmet With Feathers
Ancient Spartan Helmet Life Size Replica Greek Roman Empire Helmet With Feathers
$51.85
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19thC Antique Handcut 3ct Ruby Ancient Greek Roman Celt War God Mars Ares Gem
19thC Antique Handcut 3ct Ruby Ancient Greek Roman Celt War God Mars Ares Gem
$489.99
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Handcrafted 32ct Poland Green Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Amulet
Handcrafted 32ct Poland Green Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Amulet
$167.99
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AD1000 Ancient Medieval Roman Greek Byzantine Macedon Engraved Bronze Band Sz9
AD1000 Ancient Medieval Roman Greek Byzantine Macedon Engraved Bronze Band Sz9
$112.49
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AD1200 Ancient Roman Byzantine Greek Macedonia Engrave Abstract Silver Ring Sz7
AD1200 Ancient Roman Byzantine Greek Macedonia Engrave Abstract Silver Ring Sz7
$299.99
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Ancient Greek Coin  Uncleaned Greek Coin 9591
Ancient Greek Coin Uncleaned Greek Coin 9591
$39.00
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GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide
GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide
$10.30
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ANCIENT GOLD  BRONZE PENDANT LION  SNAKE IMAGE GRECO ROMAN 200 BC 100 AD
ANCIENT GOLD BRONZE PENDANT LION SNAKE IMAGE GRECO ROMAN 200 BC 100 AD
$599.00
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Ancient Greek Coin small Uncleaned Greek Coin Apollonia Pontica 9622
Ancient Greek Coin small Uncleaned Greek Coin Apollonia Pontica 9622
$5.99
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VERY RARE ANTIQUE GREEK ROMAN BRONZE CLAD BOWL
VERY RARE ANTIQUE GREEK ROMAN BRONZE CLAD BOWL
$165.00
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GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
GREEK ROMAN COIN HORSE GOD Tie Clasp 16 mm wide Beautiful Item
$5.99
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Huge Acanthus Leaf Greek Roman Sconce Art Bracket
Huge Acanthus Leaf Greek Roman Sconce Art Bracket
$99.99
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Ancient Greek Coins Ancient Greek Sculpture  Roman Taste MFA Boston 1967
Ancient Greek Coins Ancient Greek Sculpture Roman Taste MFA Boston 1967
$14.99
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Ancient Greek Glass Actors Applique fragment
Ancient Greek Glass Actors Applique fragment
$185.00
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19thC Antique ct Tourmaline Ancient Roman Greek Topaz Emerald Rainbow Gem
19thC Antique ct Tourmaline Ancient Roman Greek Topaz Emerald Rainbow Gem
$125.99
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19thC Antique ct Scotland Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Talisman
19thC Antique ct Scotland Amethyst Ancient Celtic Roman Greek Warrior Talisman
$27.99
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18thC Antique 2ct Pink Tourmaline Ancient Greek Roman Emerald Gem of Rainbows
18thC Antique 2ct Pink Tourmaline Ancient Greek Roman Emerald Gem of Rainbows
$139.99
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Megaliths Stones of Memory Monuments Stonehenge Karnak Malta Egypt Roman Greek
Megaliths Stones of Memory Monuments Stonehenge Karnak Malta Egypt Roman Greek
$35.99
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Roman Marble Goddess HERA Funerary Stele Relief Plaque Votive Thracian Greek
Roman Marble Goddess HERA Funerary Stele Relief Plaque Votive Thracian Greek
$279.00
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24ct Handcrafted Ametrine Ancient Persian Roman Greek Gem from India Camel Route
24ct Handcrafted Ametrine Ancient Persian Roman Greek Gem from India Camel Route
$202.99
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Greek Roman Satyr Mask Ceramic God Zeus Plaque Apollo Dionysus Centaur Pan
Greek Roman Satyr Mask Ceramic God Zeus Plaque Apollo Dionysus Centaur Pan
$49.95
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19thC Antique 7ct Scotland Amethyst Roman Greek Persian Celt Magic Snakebite Gem
19thC Antique 7ct Scotland Amethyst Roman Greek Persian Celt Magic Snakebite Gem
$55.99
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Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
$100.00
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Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
$100.00
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Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
Antique Roman Greek Bronze Arrowhead Point Arrow Weapon Greco Roman Etruscan War
$50.00
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Ancient Bronzes  Statuary Loeb Collection Roman Greek Etruscan Egyptian
Ancient Bronzes Statuary Loeb Collection Roman Greek Etruscan Egyptian
$175.00
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Large 13 1 2 Ancient VESSEL POT PITCHER Roman Greek European
Large 13 1 2 Ancient VESSEL POT PITCHER Roman Greek European
$240.13
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185 x 105 mm Ancient Roman Mosaic Glass bead 2 BC 2 AD Yo06
185 x 105 mm Ancient Roman Mosaic Glass bead 2 BC 2 AD Yo06
$135.00
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Jewelry Of The Ancient World Archaeology Egypt Greek Roman Persian Bronze Age
Jewelry Of The Ancient World Archaeology Egypt Greek Roman Persian Bronze Age
$33.29
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NEW Terence Carthaginian Slave 6 Ancient Roman Greek Comedies Daily Life 160BC
NEW Terence Carthaginian Slave 6 Ancient Roman Greek Comedies Daily Life 160BC
$17.09
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HERAKALION MUSEUM COPY 1500 BC ROMAN GREEN VESSEL SIGNED WITH TAG AXE VIKING URN
HERAKALION MUSEUM COPY 1500 BC ROMAN GREEN VESSEL SIGNED WITH TAG AXE VIKING URN
$95.00
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Roman Greek Wall Corinthian Column corbel plaque Fragment relief 16
Roman Greek Wall Corinthian Column corbel plaque Fragment relief 16
$129.99
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19thC Antique Handcrafted Ruby Ancient Greek Roman Gem God of War Mars Ares 925
19thC Antique Handcrafted Ruby Ancient Greek Roman Gem God of War Mars Ares 925
$48.99
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AD400 Roman Macedonia Greece Sculpted Diamond Shaped Bezel Bronze Ring Size 9
AD400 Roman Macedonia Greece Sculpted Diamond Shaped Bezel Bronze Ring Size 9
$97.49
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19thC Antique 3ct Citrine Scotland Ancient Hebrew Celt Roman Greek Persian Magic
19thC Antique 3ct Citrine Scotland Ancient Hebrew Celt Roman Greek Persian Magic
$90.99
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Roman Empire Greek Gold  Lapis Earrings Persian Circa 1st to 3rd Century AD
Roman Empire Greek Gold Lapis Earrings Persian Circa 1st to 3rd Century AD
$7,800.00
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ANCIENT BRONZE KEY RING ROMAN 100 300 AD
ANCIENT BRONZE KEY RING ROMAN 100 300 AD
$350.00
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ANCIENT BRONZE COINS GROUP OF 200 VARIETY GREEK ROMAN BYZANTINE
ANCIENT BRONZE COINS GROUP OF 200 VARIETY GREEK ROMAN BYZANTINE
$450.00
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ANCIENT EROTIC ROUNDEL LEAD ROMAN 100 300 AD
ANCIENT EROTIC ROUNDEL LEAD ROMAN 100 300 AD
$499.00
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Antique 18thC 1ct Pink Tourmaline Ancient Greek Roman Emerald Gem of Rainbows
Antique 18thC 1ct Pink Tourmaline Ancient Greek Roman Emerald Gem of Rainbows
$55.99
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19thC Antique 57ct Nubia Jasper Greek Roman Jaspis Adder Snake Head Talisman
19thC Antique 57ct Nubia Jasper Greek Roman Jaspis Adder Snake Head Talisman
$62.99
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What are Commemorative Coins?

With so much information and beauty contained in so small a package, it is
no surprise that coin collecting has been a hobby nearly as long as the
concept of coins themselves.

The history of gold coins dates as far back as 2,700 years ago. The first
gold coins in the world were issued in Lydia around 640 B.C. certain
internet websites will provide you with a lot of information about the
history of gold coins.

The value of gold coins is usually higher than the value of their weight in
gold bullion, making them a better investment than the gold market
alone.

This guide will help you recognize a few exceptional American rare coins
that you just might have lying around your house, shoved in a change jar,
or tucked away into a pocket.

Avoid touching the coin unnecessarily, as dirt and grease from your fingers
will tarnish the finish over time. Exposure to air oxidizes metal, changing its
colour.

Many collect coins to commemorate great events in their lives, a child's
graduation, a new baby¡­or to mark historical events such as the Queen's
Golden Jubilee.

There are various reasons to collect coins. Some people collect coins from
a specific period of time, some collect coins based on perceived future
value, some collect coins based on type of metal, some for historical value.
Commemorative coins are a popular form of collection, as are rare minted
coins like those which had an error in their stamping. If a certain set of
coins doesn¡¯t interest you, it won¡¯t be any fun at all to become a
collector.

If you have a long-term relationship, however, the margin does not need
to be as high for the coin dealer to make a good profit.

What are Commemorative Coins?

Commemorative coins have become very popular. Many people want to
have different kinds of coins in their collections or for souvenirs. Many
times they are used as traditional gifts for special occasions. These coins
are not considered to be practical gifts, bur are commemorative items
that can be kept for years as special souvenirs when received by a special
friend or loved one.

There is a strong demand for these coins among people who are
collectors as they may have significant meaning to them. Others will want
them to remember an important day or occasion. The mint date and the
event celebrated by the coin could be one factor people consider them
collectible items. Since the 1970s, the individual coins were available in the
market every year, but are now available as sets in packages or in special
displays. Many collectors say that one reason they are marketed this way
was the depreciation of their value starting in 1971. The introduction of
the euro may also be a factor.

There are countries that have produce commemorative coins and used
these coins for propaganda. There were monarchs who issued coins to
commemorate past or current events and/or celebrations that recognized
their authority.

The half dollar was produced in 1892 to commemorate the Columbian
Exposition in Chicago. This was a celebration to mark the 400th
anniversary of the expedition of Christopher Columbus and his discoveries
in the world.

During the following year, the first quarter dollar commemorative was
introduced to signify the Exposition as well, but it also gave honor to
queen Isabella of Spain. She was the one who ¡°back-pedaled¡± the political
agendas on Women Rights. The first commemorative coins that were
made of silver were introduced in the 1900s. The coins were minted in
honor of Lafayette and George Washington. In the following years, the
half dollar coin was denominated, and the legal tender commemorative
coins were created to mark celebrations rather than historical events.
These coins are recognized today as classical sets of special coins of
historical events between the years1892 - 1954.

But as time goes by, the number of these coins go down. Some get lost
and some are damaged beyond recognition.

Another common oversight is when the mint mark, the tiny letter on
most American coins that indicates which mint created the coin, is missing
or incorrect.

The Augustus Saint-Gauden Double Eagle is widely considered to be one
of the most beautiful coins America has ever produced.

Coin Collection in Renaissance Times Modern coin collecting, where the
coins are viewed as a work of art as well as a collection of valuable legal
tender, is widely thought to have begun with Francesco Petrarca, or
Petrarch, who is often called the father of the Renaissance. For most gold
coin collectors, there are the highly coveted rare gold coins and a lot of
gold coin collectors are interested in these rare gold coins that they will
offer high bids just to be able to get their hands on these.

Three basic rules here: buy what you like, buy what you can afford, and
buy at a reasonable price. Follow this advice and you'll enjoy your coins
more, you won't pay too much for them and you won't go bankrupt.

The mintmark of the coin can usually be found near the date and on
newer coins the mintmarks are as follows: "P" Philadelphia, "D" Denver,
"S" San Francisco,"W" West Point New York. Older coins may show the
following mintmarks: "C" Charlotte North Carolina, "CC" Carson City
Nevada, "D" Dahlonega Georgia, "O" New Orleans.

Coin collecting for investment purposes can be a tricky endeavor.

All too often, new coin collectors who try to go it on their own without
professional help end up being scammed out of hundreds or thousands of
dollars.

It was in 1932 that the Washington quarter dollar was released as the
United States¡¯ second commemorative coin in its denomination. It was
issued for the 200th birth anniversary of George Washington. The coin
also continues its circulation as a commemorative coin because of its
popularity.

It was uncharacteristic to circulate a commemorative coin of the 1892 -
1954 era in the United States because the government had not
intentionally put them into circulation, (they were not legally approved by
the government for public use) so collectors will not pay the premium
costs of these coins that are still in the market.

In 1975, that the Bicentennial quarter was introduced. It became the
second circulating commemorative coin in the country, while the silver
dollars and half dollars (1776 ¨C 1976) were reissued as a special collector¡¯s
edition.

Many collectors have different agendas when collecting these coins. Some
prefer commemorative coins from 1892 - 1954 while most collectors
choose the modern editions. They know that these coins have different
values depending on the series and/or editions. Although there have
been different series released, a proposal was submitted to congress that
would mark the Lincoln cent for his birth anniversary. No one knows
whether or not the 1-cent denomination commemorative coin will be
minted.

The confusing part of these commemoratives that are circulating is the
pattern of the denomination. The 1776-1976 commemoratives half-dollar
and silver dollar may not be included in collections because of their
scarcity. Most of the coins that are circulating are the quarter dollar coins.
It should be an interesting development for the proposed circulation of
the one cent commemorative coin.

The collection of ancient, commemorative, and rare coins is a fun and
exacting hobby, and opens up a realm of history that most people never
get to see.

An avid coin collector will be able to tell you virtually every piece of history
that surrounds any coin in their collection both because they tend to
specialize and because knowledge is one of the most important factors
when it comes to starting and maintaining a collection of any value or
worth.

Perhaps one day the coin you bought last year will have gone up in value,
but the idea is to buy it so you can enjoy it now, and for as long as you
own it.

Before purchasing coins, one must do much research about that coin. He
must assess its current market value and make sure that the coin is
genuine. Always be on the lookout for rare gold coins, and have coins
appraised by a gold coin expert to avoid large differences in price. State
coins can appreciate in value if you know what to look for.

Nevertheless, a very few pennies were minted in 1943 out of copper
instead. These rare coins are worth upwards of $200,000 today, and they
look exactly like any other penny.

While there are some real gold coin enthusiasts in the internet, there are
also those people who are posing as gold coin collectors and are just
looking to rip you off.

You can get a silver locating device or a magnetic pole for finding loose
coins in ditches, under cars, or in other hard-to-reach places. Or simply rely
on your eyes to identify those gleaming metal circlets of potential wealth.
So popular was the pursuit and trade of ancient Greek and Roman coins in
this time period, that a brisk business in high-quality counterfeits sprang
into being. Today, these counterfeits even have a high value, due to
their age, quality, and historical significance.Always be on the lookout forrare gold coins, and have coins appraised by a gold coin expert to avoid large differences in price.

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