Ancient Coins that Traveled the Silk Road

The Silk Road stands in history as one of the longest and most successful trade routes. The luxury items it conveyed from the Far East to Constantinople and other Major Mediterranean destinations often were paid for with precious silver coins. One of these coins, a Silver Hemidrachm of Tabaristan, is available for you to buy at ModernCoinMart right now!

What Is The Ancient Silk Road?


The Ancient Silk Road conjures up exotic images of heavily laden caravans transporting spices, silks, and jewels across the deserts of Arabia and the mountains of China. This historic trade route stretched over 7,000 miles and served not only as a highway for commerce, but also as a transcontinental express where politics, religion, culture, and philosophy were freely exchanged in a manner unheard of before the internet.


Beginning in the Far East Chinese city of Chang’an, the road passed around the great central desert in China named Taklimakan, or “Land of Death.” The road splits both north and south around these empty wastes. The southern route passed through lower China, India, and Persia until it reached the Eastern Mediterranean. The northern route reached all the way past the Caspian Sea to Constantinople. This took the Road directly past Tabaristan, a fertile and prosperous city that was quite a jewel in the desert.

Buy Ancient Coins Once Carried along the Silk Road!


While the Silk Road is no longer operational, the coins which circulated along it have survived. MCM offers Silver Hemidrachms of Tabaristan to customers, which were uncovered in a hoard that preserved them in Mint State condition! They have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the only third-party coin grading company with a division focused on certifying ancient coins. This lets you rest easy with the knowledge that Ancient coin experts have examined your coins, and determined their authenticity and condition.


Take a look at what MCM has to offer. Maybe one of these ancient coins will fit your collection.

Silver Hemidrachms of Tabaristan Silver Hemidrachms of Tabaristan

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