CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies: Part I

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz …. Of all the successors of Alexander the Great, the family of Ptolemy, son of Lagos, was the most successful,...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek CoinsBy Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC.... The Colosseo Collection Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the youngest son...

World Coins: Atlas Numismatics Publishes September 2018 Fixed-Price List

  Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1143 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed prices. Selections include...

Ancient Coins: What about Spartan coins ?

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Spartans disdained many things that other ancient Greeks valued. One of these things was money, even Spartan coins. Hundreds of...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location...

What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series by Mike Markowitz.... Throughout the history of ancient coins  two contradictory concepts have competed with each other. According to one concept,...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...

MA-Shops: The God Mars on Coins

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Mars, the Roman Ares Last month, I wrote about coins bearing the likeness of the Roman god Jupiter. This month, I want to browse...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

Greek Coin Profile By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .... On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz .... Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." --...

Highlights of Newest Additions To Atlas Numismatics Publishes Inventory

Atlas Numismatics is a rare coin dealership with a particular focus on world coins of exceptional quality. They also buy and sell a select...

Best in Show: Ancients of the Tyrant Collection

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. Ancient coins are like puppies in one respect: a good pedigree enhances their market value. For an ancient coin, “pedigree” is...

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part 5

NGC's David Vagi finishes his discussion of some of the most familiar designs of ancient Greek coins in the last of a multi-part series By David...

MA-Shops: Jupiter on Ancient Coins

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ...... Jupiter, the Roman Zeus Last month I spoke a little about mythology on ancient coins. This...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily,...

Grading Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FEW TOPICS IN CLASSICAL NUMISMATICS provoke more ferocious argument than the grading of ancient coins. Among collectors of...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part 4

David Vagi continues his discussion of the designs of select ancient Greek coins in the fourth of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC...

Heritage Adds Comprehensive Ancient Coins Data to HA.com

Comparable auction results and graded population guide for ancient coins marks another first for leading numismatic auctioneer Collectors of ancient coins now have more information...

Harlan J. Berk Brings Ancient, US and World Coins to MA-Shops

Established in 1964, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is located in downtown Chicago’s business and financial district. This location has been a coin store since...

Ancient Coins – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND LONG-LIVED - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part III

David Vagi continues his discussion of the designs of select ancient Greek coins in the third of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC...

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It...

Elegant Julia Domna Aureus with Imperial Family at Stack’s Bowers ANA...

By Chris Chatigny - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers ......   This next ancient coin preview from our August ANA World's Fair of Money auction is...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part II

David Vagi continues his discussion of the designs of select ancient Greek coins in the second of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC...

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). -- Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN...

MA-Shops: Myths on Ancient Coins

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   A Theoretical Context In this blog I will talk about an iconographic theme on coins that...