Ancient Coins at Sadigh Gallery
Sadigh Gallery's collection of various ancient coins from around the world. The coins range from bronze to gold!
Gold coin of Emperor Michael VII. Born about 1050, the empire was run between his mother, Eudocia, until 1071. Michael’s all to obvious weakness inspired numerous rebellions. Taxes were raised, the coinage debased and though numerous rebellions were put down, Michael’s fall became inevitable. It was Nicephorus Botaneiates who led the rebellion that finally forced Michael to abdicate. On 31st March, 1078 Michael entered a monastery and Botaneiates took over as Nicephorus III. 1071-1078 AD
Silver Philip II tetradrachm coin, the obverse with the head of Zeus, the reverse with a King on horseback. Phillip became the master of Greece by a mixture of military skill and diplomacy, he was free to pursue his greatest ambition - the conquest of the Persian Empire. But the assassin's sword, 336 BC, prevented Philip from realizing this dream and the invasion of Asia was undertaken instead by his son Alexander, known to posterity as 'the Great.' Size: 1" Date: 359-336 BC
Silver authentic shipwreck coin from the Spanish treasure ship, the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Size: 1 ¼" Date: 1622 AD On September 6, 1622 the Spanish Treasure Ship, The Atocha was caught in a hurricane and smashed against coral reefs off Key West. Her treasure of gold, silver and gems lay beneath the waves for 360 years until their recovery by legendary Treasure Hunter Mel Fisher.
From Sadigh Gallery. Silver Romulus and Remus coin with a side portrait of Vespasian, on the reverse, Romulus and Remus being nursed by a she-wolf. Amulius, fearing that Romulus and Remus would grow up to overthrow him, had them placed in a trough and thrown into the River Tiber where they were later found by a she-wolf who, instead of killing them, looked after them and fed them with her milk. Size: ¾" Date: 69-79 AD