Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   With no mass media, ancient...

Sibling Lovers: Four Royal Portraits on Popular Ancient Gold Coin from...

By CoinWeek .... The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Hellenistic Greeks from around to 305 BCE until the defeat of...

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of...

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BC). AR By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have sufficient...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Normans in Sicily

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS, THE Norman conquest of England in 1066 is one of the most memorized events in Western...

Heritage Ancient Coins: The Second Known Gold Magnesia Stater

Our upcoming Long Beach Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of two known gold staters from Magnesia. This is a completely unrecorded...

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 4 – 4K Video

We bring to you the fourth episode of Cool Coins!, with four great coins from the bourse. Like Eisenhower dollars? This episode we have two...

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Harlan Berk Talks About...

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan catches up with famed world and ancient coin expert Harlan Berk to talk about the difficulty of choosing the entries...

Ancient Coins – A Rhodes, by Any Other Name: The Colossus...

CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 229-205 BCE. AR tetradrachm (27mm, 13.64 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Rhodes was one of the great maritime cities...

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus - Rome Mint - Struck 70 CE By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ....   Mt. Vesuvius began erupting...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest...

Ancient Coins – Choice Marcus Aurelius Gold Aureus at 2017 ANA...

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   The Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA World and Ancient coin catalog is now online. For...

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Coins from the bygone empire of Ancient Rome are found all around Europe, Northern Africa, and the other parts...

MA-Shops: Ancient Coins from Akragas

By Joël van Dam - Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   The city of Akragas was one of the predominant cities of ancient Sicily. A...

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Gold Coin of the Great...

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   Pompeia's pick this time is a departure from our usual run of Greco-Roman coins: A gold double-dinar...

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

An ancient people's reliance on the sea is reflected in money Finely engraved images of animals and mythic creatures are commonplace on ancient Greek coins....

Possibly 2nd Known Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Vespasian on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   On MA-Shops.com, Dutch coin dealer Munthandel G. Henzen is currently offering what is possibly only the second known example of a rare...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   BRICKS WERE PROBABLY the first mass-produced industrial product. Cast bronze arrowheads, produced by the millions, might well have been...

Join Stack’s Bowers in Denver for the 2017 ANA Auction of...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin , Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auctions, to be held...

Ancient Greek Coins – Agathokles’ Victory

Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Silver Tetradrachm By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of Syracuse,...

Heritage ANA Platinum Night to Feature World Coins, Ancient Roman Gold

Since Heritage's first ANA showcase offering of world and ancient coins in 2014, the Platinum Night auction has been a marquee event for lovers...

Stack’s Bowers: Gold Solidus of Magnus Maximus at August ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   For this week’s previews for the ancient coin section of the August ANA World’s Fair...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the famous Aristotle,...

New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

 546 recent additions to our world coins and ancient coins inventory. By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the...

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister...

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FOR MUCH OF HUMAN HISTORY, WARFARE has absorbed our resources, energy and creativity. War is much older...

Ancient Coins – Pontius Pilate and Other Roman Governors of Judaea

Coins of the Judaean prefects and procurators are relatively plentiful, making sets fairly easy to assemble By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Among the most collectible...

Collection of Ancient Roman Silver Denarii in Special Internet Auction

The Paul Balla Collection is a true labor of love, assembled with care and connoisseurship, with each Roman Emperor represented by multiple reverse types...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had...