In this, the 26th episode of the Aaron Berk Ancient Coin Podcast, ancient coin expert and dealer Aaron Berk–joined by his fellow Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. numismatist Mike Nottelmann–discusses the recent arrest of Roma Numismatics Managing Director Richard Beale for falsifying a provenance for the gold EID MAR aureus that his company recently sold for over four million dollars. The coin has since been surrendered to authorities and handed over to the Greek Consulate by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as part of a group of other looted antiquities.
Aaron and Mike also take a tour through several wine- and Dionysus-related coins from both ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
You can watch or listen to Episode 26 of the podcast below:
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About Aaron Berk
- Owner, Vice President – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
After attending the University of Illinois, Aaron Berk joined HJB in 1992. In his over 30 years of work experience, Aaron has developed a world reputation as an honest, friendly, and informative numismatic and classical antiquity expert. Since joining the firm he has researched, written, and produced hundreds of catalogs on ancient coins and antiquities – as well as handling all graphic layouts of all catalogs for the firm. Berk is directly involved with all website production and major decisions for the firm. Aaron also handles all mass email layouts for the firm, as well as market strategies. When personally working with each client, his goals have always been to build his client’s collection as if it were his own.
Aaron also runs the Ancient Coin PodCast with Aaron Berk, which takes you on a journey through the fascinating field of ancient numismatics using educational segments as well as discussions of upcoming and recent ancient coin auctions, current values, and collecting advice.
Finally, Aaron represents clients in public auctions all over the world, keeping them safe from buying authentic coins at proper market values.