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The image of Jesus as it appeared on a gold coin from the Byzantine empire.

Jesus Christ on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...
Catuvellauni gold stater depicting horse, chariot wheel, and astral imagery. (ANS 1944.100.78360)

Cataclysm and Renewal on British Celtic Coins

By Ryan Sullivan for American Numismatic Society (ANS)......   British Celtic coins are perhaps best-known for their depictions of horses, chariots, and sun gods (Fig. 1)....
Figure 5. SITNAM 55811488, Lanz Nov 14. Denarius, RRC 313/1b (106 BCE). 3.7g. Obverse control mark: P. Same reverse as Fig. 6.

More Roman Republican Coin Issues Added to RRDP

By Alice Sharpless for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... Another batch of Roman Republican coin types has just been released to the Roman Republican Die...
Griffins on Ancient Coins. Image: Adobe Stock / Numismatica Ars Classica / CoinWeek.

Griffins on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   But in the north of Europe there is by far the most gold. In this matter again I cannot...
The House of Valentinian - Ancient Byzantine coins.

The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...
10 Beautiful women on ancient coins.

Not Just a Pretty Face: 10 Beautiful Women on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. — John Keats,...

Breakaway Empire: Coins of the Gallic Emperors

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   FOR FOURTEEN YEARS during the late third century (260 - 274 CE), the western provinces of the Roman Empire...
AR Tetradrachm of Perseus.

The Unorthodox Tetradrachm of Perseus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Supposedly the bastard child of King Philip V of Macedon, Perseus was born in 212 BCE. But much of...
The Coins of Justinian II

Coins of Justinian II: The Emperor Who Lost His Nose

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Constantine IV was barely seventeen when his wife Anastasia had given birth to their son. It was a mistake...

Dates on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ..... “Why put a date on a coin?” Most suggest that the mint used a date to monitor...

DLRC Coin Auction Consignments

Bullion Sharks Silver