Why Hollywood Gets Ancient Coins Wrong

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   I have endured what no one on earth has endured before. I kissed the hands of the...

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,...

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We will be attending the 51st World Coin, Stamp, Phone Card Fair June 2-4. Please note that we will only be...

Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA World’s Fair Auction – Exceptional Signed Decadrachm...

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   The inaugural preview for the Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction...

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Vetranio, Temporary Emperor

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   Vetranio (we do not know a first or family name) was born to humble parents in Moesia,...

Dogs on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog,...

Princeton University Acquires Peter Donald Collection of Byzantine Coins

By Princeton University Library ......   The Princeton University Numismatic Collection announces the acquisition of Peter Donald’s vast collection of rare Byzantine coins. Comprising 5,280 coins,...

Ancient Coins – Choice Persian Coins on MA-Shops

Ancient Coins from the Source: Curated Highlights from MA-Shops By Joël van Dam, Owner of Joëlnumismatics for MA-Shops.com ...... Typical Design of Persian coins The conquest of...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries May 2017 World Collector’s Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce details of their May 2017 Collector’s Choice Online Auction of World and Ancient coins and World Currency. ...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Kingdom of Macedon Gold Stater

Overview: Macedon The Kingdom of Macedon was considered a barbaric place by the cultivated Greeks of Attica (such as the Athenians) and the Peloponnese (such as...

American Numismatic Society Launches Image-Based Identification for Roman Coins

New ANS Database makes it easier to identify Roman Coins   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new interface for Online Coins...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location...

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins –...

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry...

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ....   Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

Viking Silver Coin Hoard Found in Denmark

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Two men with metal detectors struck it big earlier this month when their find in southern Zealand (Denmark)...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

The tomb of Philip II of Macedon at the Museum of the Royal Tombs in Vergina By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC....   The Colosseo...

Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins...

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches...

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

The early Romans’ appreciation for copper money remained strong through the collapse of the Roman Empire In the ancient Greek world there was a strong...

Comets and Meteorites on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek ....   Ancient Coin Series THE NIGHT SKY WAS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to ancient people. This can be hard for us to understand,...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 398 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

Cultural Property Law Leads to Arrests of Coin Collectors in Munich

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   If the March 4 arrests of coin collectors and a coin dealer at the 50th Numismata in Munich are any...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection .....   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling...

ANS Receives NEH Grant, Announces Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter

National Endowment for the Humanities Funds ANS Hellenistic Royal Coinages Project   The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the American Numismatic Society (ANS)...

Hoard of Bronze Byzantine Coins Found in Israel

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Amid routine construction on one of Jerusalem’s main highways, a cache of 1,400-year-old Byzantine bronze coins have by...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial Bronze Dupondius – Augustus and Agrippa...

Overview: Two intriguing aspects of this coin stand out upon first viewing. By far the most dramatic and alluring of the two is the crocodile...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven...

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...