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Unprecedented display of over 400 ancient Roman and Papal coins from The Tyrant Collection will be publicly exhibited together for the first time.

$30+ Million “Tyrants of the Tiber” Exhibit of Superb Roman Coins at June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Julius Caesar and the 11 other Caesars of long-ago Rome, along with more than 400 other superb quality ancient and Papal coins from the unparalleled Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com), will be publicly displayed together for the first time at the Long Beach Coin, Currency Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), June 6-8, 2019.
Entitled “Tyrants of the Tiber,” this will be the fourth exhibition in a multi-year series of different displays of portions of the extensive Tyrant Collection, described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.
“There has never been such an extensive public exhibit of exquisite, ancient Roman gold coins in Southern California,” stated Ira Goldberg President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California. Goldberg is one of the numismatic professionals providing guidance in assembling the wide-ranging Tyrant Collection of superb quality, historic U.S. and world coins.
“This unprecedented display will encompass the tyrants of Rome from the earliest Roman Republic portrait coins over 2,200 years ago through the Imperatorial and Empire Periods, and ending with the fall of Rome and the invading tribes. In addition, since the Vatican practically sits on the Tiber River, this amazing exhibit will include the coinage of the Popes,” explained Goldberg.
Most of the 400 coins in the exhibit are gold, including an extremely rare set of the famous 12 Caesars in gold with many of the coins recorded as the finest known. Goldberg described the set as “breathtaking.”
The entire Tyrants of the Tiber display will be insured for more than $30 million for its inaugural debut.
The finest of only eight known examples, this 196 BC gold Stater depicts the first living person shown on a Roman coin, T. Quinctius Flamininus. It can be seen in the “Tyrants of the Tiber” exhibit in Long Beach, California, June 6-8, 2019.
Photo credit: Lyle Engleson, Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.
Highlights of the exhibit include:
The owner of The Tyrant Collection wants to remain anonymous while he shares the collection’s coins with the public for their educational value.
Visitors to the June 2019 Long Beach Expo exhibit (booth #1540) can receive a free, illustrated educational booklet about this latest, amazing display. Detailed catalogs with information and illustrations about each coin in the “Tyrants of the Tiber” exhibit will be available for $10 each.
The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center at 100 S. Pine Ave. Public hours are Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 8, from 10 am to 5 pm.