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04 Feb 2020

Holding History

Ancient Coins | skywolf

Coin shows and swaps are a great way to expand a person’s collection. It allows you to see and handle currency firsthand, as well as converse with fellow collectors. I especially enjoy speaking with the more experienced enthusiasts who love to support the younger generation. There is a wonderful annual coin swap in my hometown that I enjoy visiting whenever possible. One year at the local swap I was fortunate enough to find a small number of Ancient Roman coins that had been unearthed at Hadrian’s Wall. This was an exciting find for me because I had never had such an opportunity before. The coins were not in very good condition, but it was thrilling to be able to hold something so ancient in the palm of my hand. To think of all of the ancient people who had held the coins before me was astounding and exciting. What was even better, was that I found them while digging through a half price bin. It is one my absolute favorite coin collecting memories and it even inspired my mom to write an entire time travel series based around my Hadrian's Wall coins!

Note: Images of some of my Ancient Roman coins can be found in my album with the photograph of Hadrian's Wall. Please forgive the poor image quality of the coin photos as they proved to be rather difficult to photograph properly. I will try again with better equipment at a later date.

(Title image credit: Pixabay)

Comments

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

True! I love the history behind those coins! Cheers, NM

Kepi

Level 6

Cool story! It's amazing to think how old those coins are and all the history they represent.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

They are pretty cool.

Slabs are great, but sometimes you just gotta hold em in your hands.

"SUN"

Level 6

Enjoyed your blog.

skywolf

Level 3

thank you

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog. I just watched a documentary on Hadrian's Wall. When I was reading that you found them digging through a bargain bin, I thought you were going to say while you were digging at the wall! I hope to read more about this coin from you. Thanks..

skywolf

Level 3

Ok I'll try to find more.

Mike

Level 7

Great story. I never got into them. I couldn't say there names. !! There.we're so many Ceasars but there work was excellent. Maybe I should take a second look. Thanks for.sharing.

skywolf

Level 3

Your welcome.

Mokie

Level 6

I like the patina of ancient coins, they have survived centuries yet still have a story to tell us. Sounds like your swap meet is a fantastic place to meet collectors and share knowledge.

skywolf

Level 3

Yes I found that I learn more when I go.

Golfer

Level 5

Nice story. It is amazing to see old ancient coins and think about when the coins were used. Thanks

skywolf

Level 3

Thank you. I like to try to find out what is on them.

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