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Mint State Queen Anne Gold Leads Heritage NYINC World & Ancient Coins Auction Past...

An exceptional Anne 5 Guineas coin was among three lots that sold for $264,000 USD each to lead Heritage Auctions’ NYINC World & Ancient...
Pedigreed Syracusan Dekadrachm From the Hand of Kimon

Pedigreed Syracusan Dekadrachm From the Hand of Kimon

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The annual Stack's Bowers Galleries auction held in conjunction with the New York International...
Stack’s Bowers to Headline New York Numismatic Convention With World and Ancient Coin Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Headline New York Numismatic Convention With World and Ancient Coin Auction

Capitalizing on the momentum of a record-breaking 2022, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coin Department is pleased to offer a massive selection...
Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BCE, Stater   Alexander the Great by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management,...
Ancient Roman Coins - A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   The name Nero holds...
Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Overview Tarsus Tarsus was an ancient city located on the southern Mediterranean shore of Asia Minor in what is now modern Turkey. It was already ancient...

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... In April of 2016, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near...
Ancient Coins by Russ Augustin - Distater, 336-323 BCE. Lifetime issue struck in Macedonia (Aigai). Head of Athena r. wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent, hair in tight ringlets. Rv. Nike standing l. holding stylis, thunderbolt to l., monogram to lower l. 17.23 grams. Price 191. Perfectly centered and well struck in high relief. Extremely Fine.

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...
Platinum Medal of Louis XVIII Among New World, Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Platinum Medal of Louis XVIII Among New World, Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Seasons Greetings! There are 591 new pieces available this month for your consideration and browsing enjoyment. We hope that you may find...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Iconoclasts, Part II

Coins of the Iconoclasts, Part II

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Part I | Part II * * * Iconoclasm (“image smashing”) was very popular within the Byzantine military during the...
Are the Sponsian Coins Real? Further Considerations

Are the Sponsian Coins Real? Further Considerations

By Alice Sharpless for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   A new study, published by Paul N. Pearson et al. last week in Plos One, has...
Last of His Line: Medieval Coins of Defunct Dynasties

Last of His Line: Medieval Coins of Defunct Dynasties

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination   Oinoanda Didrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper...
IONIA, Phokaia, Electrum Hekte, ca.450-400BC

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins and The Colosseo Collection, by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Depending on who was in control at the time, the...
Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We have been hard at work preparing our latest selection of new coins and medals - there are 397 new pieces for...
The First Ancient Coins - Aegina's Sea Turtle

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Overview Julius Caesar The Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar is still famous over 2,000 years after his death, though most people are probably more familiar...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 2

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 2

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the second part...
Künker eLive Online Auction 74

Künker eLive Online Auction 74

By Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker's eLive Auction 74 is online. We are offering a total of 3,074 lot numbers with coins...
Ancient Roman Medallion Brings $312,000 in Heritage Auction

Ancient Roman Medallion Brings $312,000 in Heritage Auction

One of just two known examples of a medallion from one of the best and most important collections of ancient coins ever sold through...
Rare Ancient, Islamic, and European Coins Offered by Numismatica Genevensis

Rare Ancient, Islamic, and European Coins Offered by Numismatica Genevensis

By Numismatica Genevensis SA ......   Anyone interested in truly top-class numismatics will have been following Numismatica Genevensis’ auctions for years. They are a pretty rare...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Overview In 1092 CE, the Byzantine emperor Alexius I Comnenus enacted sweeping coinage reforms. He stopped production of previous denominations and introduced five new ones:...
Ancient Roman Rarity, 1 of 2 Known, Headed to Heritage Auction

Ancient Roman Rarity, 1 of 2 Known, Headed to Heritage Auction

A medallion from one of the best and most important collections of ancient coins ever sold through Heritage Auctions could bring $200,000 USD or...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * Troas, unlike the subject of my...
Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

The first installment of the Historical Scholar Collection was featured in its own catalog in our recent Chicago World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session,...
Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II (r. 1952–2022) and the elevation of King Charles III...
Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast - Episode 2

Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast – Episode 2

  In the upcoming season of the CoinWeek Podcast, ancient coin expert Aaron Berk (Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.) will appear as a recurring guest alongside...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... The Incas had rivers full of gold and mountains full of silver, and they used gold and silver for...
Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Künker Auctions 376-378 by Künker GmbH ......   Three of the seven catalogs--with as many as 4,715 lots and a total estimate of 9 million euros--that...
Elizabeth II Die Trial Among Ancient, World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Elizabeth II Die Trial Among Ancient, World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We have been hard at work preparing our latest selection of new coins and medals - there are 513 new pieces for...