Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; -- opposed to modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.
Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.
Known for a long time, or from early times; -- opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.
A coin produced prior to about 500 A.D.
A coin produced prior to the generally accepted date of 500 A.D.
Refers to any coin minted before 500 A.D.
EAccording to the ancient Jewish chronicles, Abraham came before Moses.EThe ancients may have been wiser than us.EWhat he wished to have was an ancient coin.