A treasure of 51 Macedonian gold coins (and a necklace) hidden inside a cavity in the rock in Ancient Corinth. The coins of Philipp II come from Pella and Amphipolis in Macedonia, while those of Alexander III (the Great) from Amphipolis, from Miletus and Tarsus in Asia Minor, Salamis in Cyprus and Sidon in Phoenicia. The treasure trove was hidden sometime after 330 BC, when Alexander was in Asia and a Macedonian garrison had been stationed in Corinth to safeguard the Isthmus.
The Gold Ryal, also known as the Rose Noble, was an English gold coin first issued in 1464, during the "first reign" of Edward IV (1461-1470). From the 1430s onwards, the price of gold had been rising, with the result that the gold noble, which had been in use since 1344, was worth more on the continent than in England. The nobles were exported en masse to the continent for profit, resulting in a shortage of the coins. F.S.Lewis
The Crondall Hoard remains the most important evidence for the start of English coinage. The hoard was buried sometime before AD 650 and includes the earliest Anglo-Saxon coins. This was the first coinage produced in Britain after the departure of the Romans two centuries before. The new coins were modelled on those from France, but also looked back to Rome for inspiration. The hoard contained over 100 pieces. Some scholars have suggested that its value might have been 100 gold shillings…
When you are buying gold coins these are the things to look for: Type of coin - Eagle, Sovereign etc. Size of coin - These can vary also. Sometimes measured in value and sometimes in weight. Face Value - 1 dollar or five dollar or even 10 dollar (for US or Canadian coins) for example. Weight - Usually measured in troy ounces or part of an oz but grams have also become a popular weight measurement recently. Fineness - (999% fine) Amount of gold compared to other metals such as silver.