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From Republic to Empire: The Story of the Roman Denarius, Part I

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   What is the Roman denarius and where did it come from? How did it change over the nearly...
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The Coins of Antoninus Pius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history; which is, indeed, little...
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Bill Introduced to Facilitate Lawful Trade of Ancient Coins

On April 2, 2024, United States Representative Beth Van Duyne (R-TX24), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a technical correction...
Roman House Gods on Coins.

Roman Household Gods on Coins

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Most people who are even remotely familiar with the Roman Empire can name some of the gods that...
100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 3rd Edition.

First Read: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Third Edition

Review by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   With nearly six decades of experience in the business, Chicago coin dealer Harlan J. Berk is a well...
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Coins of Justinian the Great

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE COURTROOM OF the United States Supreme Court is adorned with marble relief panels depicting great lawgivers of history....
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...
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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...

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