Ancient Roman Coins – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Roman Coin - Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius Roman Coin By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The title used on this Roman coin,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins: Coins of Medieval Armenia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE CILICIAN KINGDOM OF ARMENIA (1199 – 1375) produced a vibrant culture strongly influenced by interaction with neighboring Crusader states....

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics - Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BC. AR Stater Coins of the Ancient Olympics By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...

Ancient Roman Gold Coin – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin - Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius Roman Gold Coin By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Annia...

NGC Ancients – Roman Republican Silver Serrati Coins

The reason for the serrated edges on some silver Roman Republic denarii is not known   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The edges of most silver...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Ancient and World Coin Auction at the...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their official auction at the highly anticipated American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17,...

How One Metal Detectorist Discovered the Seaton Down Hoard of Ancient...

The Seaton Down Hoard by Alex Lemaire for CoinWeek .....   Laurence Egerton is a 51-year-old semi-retired builder in the United Kingdom who spends his spare...

Künker eLive Auction 55 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

By Künker GmbH ......   Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, Today starts our eLive Auction 55 session with more than 1,500 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the...

The Legionary Marc Antony Denarii: A Featured Group in the Stack’s...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following the assassination of Rome’s ‘dictator for life’ Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, Rome...

MA-Shops: Ancient Coins of the Roman Emperor Nero

Emperor Nero By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   Within numismatics, there is one general topic that I like the most and...

Rarities up for Bidding Soon in ANA World and Ancient Coins...

As our most prestigious venue of the year, Heritage's Platinum Night auctions consistently prove to be among the most anticipated sales in the hobby,...

Bee All That You Can Bee: Honeybees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   From the dawn of human society, the nature and origin of the bee have awakened the curiosity and interest...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek Kithara...

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek Kithara or "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. The...

Important Judaea Capta Coinage Offered in Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   This week's featured ancient coin highlight from our Official Auction of the ANA World's...

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Byzantine Coins on a Budget

Excellent examples of Byzantine coins are easily affordable   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we discovered in the previous two columns, the fields of ancient...

CoinWeek Selects Top 5 Ancient and World Coins on eBay This...

eBay Ancient and World Coins Selections In our continuing series of curated highlights on eBay, we are pleased to offer up five new coin selections...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH INLAND from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...

CoinWeek IQ: An Introduction to Ancient Indian Punch Mark Coins

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Ancient coinage developed in three primary, distinct traditions. We all know one of them: the Greek tradition of struck...

Heritage June Hong Kong Auction of Ancient and World Coins Opens...

Heritage presents another assortment of coins in the first of our two annual Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair auctions, this one scheduled for June...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Greek Coins on a Budget

Greek coins are available for every budget   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we saw in the last column, ancient Roman coins offer some unexpected...

CoinWeek Podcast #115: Harlan J. Berk on the 100 Greatest Ancient...

CoinWeek Podcast #115: Harlan J. Berk on the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Earliest Russian Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, RUSSIA'S great rivers have served as trade routes, sending Baltic amber, luxury furs, beeswax, honey, and...

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...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Roman Coins on a Budget

Roman coins are readily available and can be acquired for reasonable prices   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Like so many areas of numismatics, ancient coins...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Aegina is...

High School Students Find First Gold Solidus of Theodosius II Ever...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   As reported by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) earlier this month, in February a group of boys on a...

Watch: Talking Ancient Coins with Mike Beall and Mike Markowitz, Part...

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

Coins of the Bad Popes

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal...