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What Is The Oldest Coin With The Year Stamped On It?

 
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 Posted 07/27/2016  07:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add nosar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently purchased a coin similar to this, Lithuanian coin with the date stamped 1509



This is the oldest genuine coin that I ever saw with the year on it.

I was wondering, what is the oldest existing coin on the market with the year stamped on it?
Edited by nosar
07/27/2016 07:55 am
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 Posted 07/27/2016  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As for AD dates, it's 1234. More about that here:

http://goccf.com/t/126499#1105794
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 Posted 07/27/2016  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nosar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the info.

Is there anything BC with dates? Perhaps from other calendar systems?
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 Posted 07/27/2016  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Nosar, many BC coins have dates on them. As you suggest, these are from other calendar systems. A number of cities, for example, used the Seleucid calendar that started in 312 BC. The ancient kingdoms of Parthia and Elymais used this dating system on a number of their coins as well. Greek letters were used for dates, with each letter having a numerical equivalent. Once armed with the numerical equivalents to the letters, figuring out the dates is pretty easy...but of course you need to know specifically which calendar system is being used. That system tells you, essentially, when year zero is - like 312 BC for the Seleucids.
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 Posted 07/27/2016  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bacchus2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course if a coin said 25 BC on it as a date I'd probably question it's authencity... :)
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 Posted 07/27/2016  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nosar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very good info, thank you
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 Posted 07/27/2016  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of a tetradrachm from Arados in Phoenicia dated 193 which is 67/66 BC. This type has a date span from 137-45 BC.



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 Posted 07/28/2016  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Athalbert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
there are some scarce coins of Hadrian with the year on it (AVC of course)https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=129811

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07/28/2016 6:15 pm
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 Posted 07/28/2016  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
there are some scarce coins of Hadrian with the year on it


Well done. I had no clue references to the founding date of Rome appeared on coins. Not that I could ever afford this example.
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 Posted 07/29/2016  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Athalbert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are very, very rare coins in silver and gold...
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 Posted 07/30/2016  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Athalbert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I made a mistake...
these series are composed of aureus in gold and sestertius in aurichalcum...

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=775640
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 Posted 08/28/2016  10:46 am  Show Profile   Check giedrius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add giedrius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The oldest coin with the Lithuanian Coat of Arms and date is the 1506 groat of Glogovia http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces45866.html
Catalogue of Lithuanian half-groats 1495-1529 http://goccf.com/t/282866
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 Posted 08/28/2016  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TypeCoin971793 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one that is dated 327 BC. I think the earliest dated coin is 331 BC, which was a Sodom tetradrachm.
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