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Wayne Sayles

Retiring in 1982 from the U.S. Air Force, Wayne earned a MA degree in Art History at the Univ. of Wisconsin. In 1986, he founded The Celator — a monthly journal about ancient coins. He co-authored "Turkoman Figural Bronze Coins and Their Iconography" (2 vols.) and wrote the six vol. series "Ancient Coin Collecting" (3 are in expanded 2nd ed.), the monograph "Classical Deception" and the exhibition catalogue for the Griner collection of ancient coins at Ball State University. He wrote the "Coin Collecting" article and revised the main "Coins" article for Encyclopaedia Britannica. Wayne is a Life Fellow of the ANS; Fellow of the RNS (London); Life Member of the Hellenic Numismatic Society (Athens); Life Member of AINS; and member of numerous other numismatic organizations including the American Numismatic Association and the Numismatic Literary Guild. He is the founder and current Executive Director of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, has lectured extensively, written more than 200 articles about ancient coinage, and is a recipient of the "Numismatic Ambassador" award from Krause Publications. He is a biographee in Marquis, "Who's Who in America" and in "Who's Who in the World".
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When It Comes to Ancient Coins, How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coins Collecting Blog ......   The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, collectors struggled...
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Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles .....   Some Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are...

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .... Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private...
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Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ..... Some ACCG (Ancient Coin Collectors Guild) members have asked what they can do to assure that the...

Cultural Property Enforcement – Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

Army special forces stand at the entrance to the Egyptian Museum By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog.... A Cairo Post article of June 21,...

Ancient Coins – Collecting Strategies – Surviving the chase

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a...

Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of...

Coins and the Law : Media rush to judgement challenged

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Editors Note: It is shocking how ignorant and misinformed the media is when it comes to...

Coins and the Law – On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush...

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s patience

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting...

Discussion on Egyptian Coins at State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ........... The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of...

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

By Wayne Sales.... As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points...

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions...

Ancient Coinage – Book Review: When the Dragon Wore the Crown

Book Review by:  Wayne G. Sayles ........... Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that...

Ancient Coins: A New Discovery?

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ..... An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles...

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