Ancient Gold Aureus Coin of Roman Emperor Tiberius
By admin, December 6, 2020
Gold Aureus minted in Lugdunum (modern Lyon, France). An interesting location that seemed strategically located between Spanish silver mines and Roman troops located along the Germanic Rhine river border. Gold was and is much more rare and valuable. This is the gold version of the coin made famous in the Bible (Matthew 22, verses 19 – 22). The coin features a laureate small head facing right with TI C? VGVSTVS in the legend on the obverse. The reverse features Livia (Augustus Caesar’s wife and Tiberius’ mother) as Pax seated on a plain chair holding a scepter in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The reverse would have had the legend M? On this coin PONTIF is still legible. Unfortunately it was common practice for people to file off small amounts of gold in ancient times and almost all ancient coins come to us today weighing less than what they did when they were originally minted. This coin weighs a little over 7 grams of nearly pure gold. It was graded as being in Fine condition. My choice to carefully “crack” this coin out of it’s NGC coin slab, can be your “win”. Feel free to enjoy holding a very historic coin in your hands or send it off to get recertified. You can enter the Cert# (5743573-008) on NGC’s website and compare my pictures with the pictures that should match this coin. I will also include the pictured NGC “slab” that I removed this coin from. The item “Ancient Gold Aureus Coin of Roman Emperor Tiberius” is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “fratello_firefighter” and is located in Aurora, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.