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Corona Virus Update

Buying from us

We continue to operate here at Silbury Coins in these unprecedented times, albeit working from home. You can still buy items on our website as usual. Shipping may take a little longer as we are making fewer trips to the post office and some postal services are operating a reduced service. We will keep you updated at every step of the order/shipping process. If you have any questions regarding shipping you can contact Lucy (lucy@silburycoins.com) or John (info@silburycoins.com) and they will be happy to help. 

We are closely monitoring the postal service and will update on any changes, if you'd prefer we can safely store your items until a later date, just ask.

Selling to us

We are still buying single items and collections by post. If you’d prefer you can send pictures via email, phone or WhatsApp for a rough valuation first. To sell items please send them to us using Royal Mail Special Delivery (available at any post office, both insured and tracked). Please package well and include your contact details, we will be in touch when your package arrives with an exact price. If this is acceptable we will pay you by direct bank transfer, if not we will return the items to you via the same method of post.

Email: info@silburycoins.com Phone 01242 898107 / 07793 676309 WhatsApp 07793 676309 Post Po Box 281, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 9ET.

We wish all of our customers & friends well at this difficult time and we look forward to hearing from new and old friends over the coming months.

Imperatorial 71-27BC

Roman Imperatorial 71-27BC coins for sale. Julius Caesar was the first leader to use his own portrait on the coinage, setting a precedent for the forthcoming Imperial coinage. Caesar used orichalcum (a copper/zinc alloy) for the first time. Following the murder of Julius Caesar in 44BC, the second triumvirate, comprising Mark Antony, Octavian and Lepidus, principally struck the gold aureus and silver denarius. A notable type is that of Mark Antony, referred to as the legionary denarius, showing warships and military standards, issued before the Battle of Actium, where Octavian (soon to be Augustus) concluded victory. Coinage could be issued both inside and outside of Rome by this time. Coins of this period typically show very fine realistic portraits, and reverses reflecting on military achievements or political events, even those issued by the ‘opposition’, for example the Ides of March coinage of Brutus, showing daggers and a cap of liberty.

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