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The first "ducato" coin was likely issued under Roger II of Sicily in 1140 then revived in the Republic of Venice in 1284 under Doge Giovanni Dandolo. The ducat (called "zecchino" after 1554 for zecca, Venetian for mint) featured the Doge kneeling before St. Mark on the obverse and Jesus on the reverse. The 1913 Webster states the ducat was worth the equivalent of "9 shillings and 4 pence sterling", approx. 2 US dollars ($44 in 2010 dollars). The silver ducat was half this value.

The first "ducato" coin was likely issued under Roger II of Sicily in 1140 then revived in the Republic of Venice in 1284 under Doge Giovanni Dandolo.

Solidus of Constantius II (Sole Emperor, 350–361), 350–361  This coin was struck in Rome, probably in the year 350 by Constantius II, one of the four sons of Constantine the Great.  http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/04.35.18

Solidus of Constantius II (Sole Emperor, Byzantine Gold This coin was struck in Rome, probably in the year 350 by Constantius II, one of the four sons of Constantine the Great.

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). AR tetradrachm (14.35 gm). Pella, ca. 342-336 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Jockey on horse right, holding palm branch; thunderbolt below.

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). AR tetradrachm (14.35 gm). Pella, ca. 342-336 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Jockey on horse right, holding palm branch; thunderbolt below.

Scarab, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1479 BC, Egypt, MET

Scarab Period:New Kingdom Dynasty early Reign:reign of Ahmose I–Thutmose II ca. Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif

Gold Solidus of Constantine II  Date: 337–361  This coin was struck in Rome, probably in the year 353 by Constantius II, one of the four sons of Constantine the Great. Constantius II ruled the Eastern half of the empire from 337 to 353, when he became ruler of the entire empire upon the death of his brother Constans (350) and the defeat of the usurper Magnentius (353). He is remembered for his support of Arianism (a Christian sect that had been declared heretical at the Council of Nicaea in…

Gold Solidus of Constantine II Date: This coin was struck in Rome, probably in the year 353 by Constantius II, one of the four sons of Constantine the Great. Constantius II ruled the Eastern.

Sasanian Golden Era (309–622) - Gold Coin of Shapur II(reign 309-379) During his long reign, the Sasanian Empire saw its first golden era.

Sasanian Golden Era AD) - Gold Coin of Shapur II (reign During his long reign, the Sasanian Empire saw its first golden era.

Silver Coin - Hormizd II. Sassanid Empire, 302-309. | The Trustees of the British Museum

Silver Coin - Hormizd II. Sassanid Empire, 302-309. | The Trustees of the British Museum

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