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Ancient and medieval coins from around the world

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This is the place to show off and discuss ancient and medieval coins from around the world, as well as to post links to articles and other references about them.

This is a relatively new and small subreddit, so it may take a little time to get answers to your questions. If you are posting from a relatively new account and/or one low in karma your post will need to be manually approved. This usually shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 hours, and certainly no more than 24.

Please contact us via modmail if you think there's a problem.

Our Wiki/FAQ:

Can be found here. Among other things it contains links to galleries of some of our members' coins. Link to original "Post your gallery" thread -

Subreddit rules:

Be excellent to each other.


It's fine to publicize your own ancient and medieval coin-related blogs, websites, YouTube channels, etc. or ones by other people. It's also fine to offer to buy and sell ancient and medieval coins here and discuss sales taking place on other sites.

Please just try to not be annoying about it.

Thanks, and good luck with your projects and building your knowledge and collection.

Useful links to attribute (ID) ancient and medieval coins:

FORVM ANCIENT COINS: Imperial Roman Coin Attribution 101 - The Short Course and The Late Roman Bronze Coin Attribution Toolkit

Wildwinds ancient and medieval coins (This is a great site, and there are a lot of links at the bottom of that page to more great info)

The Ancient Coin Search Engine compiles information from a number of reliable sources. is billed as a free collaborative, non-commercial numismatic research website - check it out.

Helvetica's Identification Help Page is a very helpful resource for identifying Roman coins. The site hosts downloadable spreadsheets to help you attribute your coins.

The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins Vol. I is available from the author as a free and legal download in zipped PDF format HERE.

David M. Schaps' "The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece" is available online as a PDF file HERE, though it may be an unauthorized source.

Online booklet for beginners: How to Collect Ancient Roman Coins, in PDF format.

Deciphering Roman Coin Inscriptions By Kevin Barry.

/u/semicolonlife suggested the resource OCRE, the Online Coins of the Roman Empire at, as well as

/u/acs14 suggested the online edition of Identifying Late Roman Bronze Coins.

/u/StickyReggae suggests's reference page with links to useful coin databases.

/u/jjlava suggests the Ancient Roman and Greek Coins FAQ on It's a nice little beginner's guide.

Thanks go to /u/Whizb4ng for helping us with this list. If any of you have suggestions to augment this list please message the mods, thanks.

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