Hordes of Hoards: Some Recent and Classic Finds of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   It has been said that archaeology stands on a foundation of potsherds, and it would be just...

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors –...

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 - The Year of Five Emperors CoinWeek Ancient Coin Writer Mike Markowitz's insightful article "193: The Year of Five Emperors" recalls one...

Spink Ancient Coin Auctions: Venerated Tyrants, Fathers and Unruly Mothers

Spink sees many of the finest collections of coins every year and is delighted to have the honour of preparing their catalogues and conducting...

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...

Roman Gold Coins – Stack’s Bowers Announces Part I of George...

IN COLLABORATION WITH NUMISMATICA ARS CLASSICA Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the firm’s collaboration with Numismatica Ars Classica in offering the George W....

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...

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre...

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients .......... The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars

By Mike Markowitz .....   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed. That he is grown so great? -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 Julius...

Spink Auctions: Daddies, Daughters, a Hypocrite King and a King’s Coin

It is not often that a collection comes on the market that contains some of the most exquisite English coins ranging from Edward III...

Ancient Coin Collecting – An Intellectual Curiosity

By Wayne G. Sayles ..........   "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact...

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive...

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start...

Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors...

Markowitz: Five Things You Need to Start Collecting Ancient Coins –...

Ancient Coins might seem like a daunting area of numismatics to focus on for beginners. "Not so," says CoinWeek Ancient Coin Expert Mike Markowitz. In...

So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she “has...

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé....   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...