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...

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the...

World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold...

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5,...

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. By...

September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he is grown so great? --Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene...

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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates...

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace...

The Coinage of Carthage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek.... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE was written by their enemies--first the Greeks, then the Romans. They...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Mongols

By Mike Markowitz ....   The couriers of the Khan galloped over fifty degrees of longitude, and it was said that a virgin carrying a sack...

Heavier Metal: Ancient Coins Made of Lead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   SOFT, DENSE AND DULL, LEAD is an unattractive coining metal. Lead melts at only 327.5° C (621.5° F)...

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz.... Through a long chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St. Valentine,...

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...

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ON MARCH 27, 2014 the US Mint released its first curved coins: five-dollar gold, one-dollar silver and...

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes -- The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE...

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...

Philosopher King: The Coinage of Marcus Aurelius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful,...

World Premiere: Active Ancient Coin Pedigree Links from Sixbid and Ex-Numis

Together with Sixbid, Ex-Numis, the expert in finding lost provenances of ancient coins, has developed a new feature that gives the bidder absolute security...

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...

The Coinage of Aksum

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land in that...

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz... BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged by plague,...

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night...

SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of...

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series By Mike Markowitz.... In 2007, Canada captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100 kilogram gold piece (220.5...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

By the third millennium BCE, a unique culture was emerging on a narrow strip of the eastern Mediterranean coast that would have an enormous...