Prices and Coins in the Ancient World

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When I was a kid, I walked to school both ways! When I was younger, movie tickets were only...

CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale...

By Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) ......   Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) is canceling our feature auction Keystone 3, which was to take place this Wednesday, February...

Künker Auctions 347-349: From Roman Egypt to the Margraviate of Brandenburg

Künker Spring Auction Sale by Künker GmbH ......   In auctions 347 to 349, auction house Künker presents once again a wealth of private collections. Particularly...

The Coinage of Ancient Numidia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   NORTH AFRICA IN antiquity was a greener place. Climate change and centuries of deforestation and overgrazing have...

David Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As...

Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known...

The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It...
NGC Certifies Paramount Collection of Large-Format Gold Coins

NGC Certifies Paramount Collection of Large-Format Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently had the privilege of certifying the Paramount Collection, an incredibly vast collection of US, world and ancient coins...

Panticapaeum: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the last article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

CoinWeek Podcast #148: How to Become a Professional Classical Numismatist

CoinWeek Podcast #148: How to Become a Professional Classical Numismatist Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Images and Symbols of Egyptian Gods on Ancient Coins

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   With its range of hawk-headed and half-mummified deities, the Egyptian pantheon has inspired devotion and intrigue...

What Are Widow’s Mite Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the New Testament Gospels of Luke and Mark is one of the most famous passages of The Bible that...

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,...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...

Extraordinary Selections in Heritage NYINC World and Ancient Coins Auction

The 2021 NYINC Platinum Night & Signature auction, scheduled for January 21-22 at Coins.HA.com, promises to be one of Heritage's best World & Ancient...

NYINC Announces 2022 Dates for 50th Annual Foreign and Ancient Coin...

Kevin Foley, long time bourse chairman for the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), has announced the preliminary schedule for the convention’s 50th annual...

A Numismatist at War: Max von Bahrfeldt

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he Army had become the most popular, most admired, and most respected and most influential entity in the new...

Zoom Video Presentation: Travels in Judea and Samaria: Coins & Etc....

CoinWeek is proud to present a Zoom video lecture given by numismatist David Hendin to the members of the Israel Numismatic Society on January...

Greek Influences on Early Iberian Coins: Catawiki

By Catawiki ......   The Iberian Peninsula is located at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. In the late Bronze Age (early first millennium BCE)...

Ancient Roman Coins: The Many Faces of Nero

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Born on December 15 in the year 37 CE, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus was not necessarily destined for greatness. He...

The Coins of Caesar’s Killers

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Gaius Julius Caesar was murdered at a meeting of the Roman Senate on the Ides of March, 44...

Ancient Coin Highlights of the Heritage January 2021 NYINC Auction

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   In recent years, Heritage Auctions has become a major player in the ancient coin market. Traditionally in America, the...

Theodosia, Gorgippia, & Phanagoria: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s...

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the third article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

Ancient Greek Coins: Archaic to Classical

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Archaic Greece, born out of the ruins of the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture, quickly began to dominate the eastern...

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of...

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have...

Talking Ancient Coins With Mike Beall and Mike Markowitz, Part II:...

 In Part II of Talking Ancient Coins, collector Mike Beall sits down with CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz to take a numismatic tour of...

The Coins That Killed Caesar

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The year 45 BCE ended with Gaius Julius Caesar being the most powerful man in the most powerful...

When Being a Friend of Rome Makes You a King (or...

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In the winter of 88 BCE, the Roman proconsul Gaius Cassius found himself in a bind....

Provenances of Ancient Coins

By Edward Waddell for CoinWeek .....   The provenance or pedigree of an ancient coin to a former collection adds historical interest and prestige to the...

National Endowment for Humanities Funds ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 USD...