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Coins derive their value from their rarity, condition, visual appeal and - most importantly – the size of their collector base. Our specialists are experienced at assessing preservation and identifying details that distinguish a common coin from a valuable one.
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What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?
On bullion products the price of goods are linked to underlying metal prices or financial markets and all sales are final, there are no refunds or exchanges. There is no statutory right to return or cancel an order once placed under the Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 or Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.
However, for non-bullion items, should you be unhappy with your purchase or it is in any way not as described we will accept refunds within 14 days of you receiving your item(s). If uncertain about a purchase, we encourage our clients to ask any questions beforehand so as to minimise the time our valuable coins spend in transit.
Trebonianus Gallus, AE, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia
Trebonianus Gallus (A.D. 251-253), AE 31mm. Mint of Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia. AVK Γ A OYIB CABIN ΓAΛΛOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, rev. CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC KΛΔN, Athena advancing right, holding a shield and thrusting her spear towards a serpent-legged giant who is throwing stones at her, 12.05g., 6h (SNG Levante 780; SNG France 1055). Natural dark green patina, good very fine.
This interesting coin depicts a mythological scene from the Gigantomachy, when the Gigantes fought against the Olympian gods. According to Hesiod, the Gigantes were born from Gaia (the Earth) from the blood that fell from the castrated Uranus. The giant on the reverse of this coin is perhaps Enkelados, whom Euripides depicts as fighting against Athena.