Historic coin collection sold for £30,000 after being passed down the same family for more than a century
A collection of 200 coins including some dating back to Roman times go under the hammer at auction
Coining it in: family sell off historic hoard of coins for £30,000
A collection of 200 coins including some dating back to the year 379 when the Romans ruled Britain went under the hammer today for £30,000.
The collection, including other British and world coins, have passed down through the generations of a Sussex family for more than a century.
Originally bought as investment at the end of the 19th century, they were sold byBellmans Auctioneers in Sussex.
One displays a superb portrait of Constantinopolis seated holding sceptre and shield.
Other items included Islamic gold coins and a gold £5 Victoria coin, dated 1887 and depicting the Jubilee head with St George on the reverse.
An auction house spokeswoman said the coins were bought by a combination of buyers in the sale room, on the telephone and online, with just two failing to sell.