Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

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

Metal Detectorist Finds Once-in-a-Lifetime Hoard of Rare Ancient Roman Coins

Many dating back to the time of Mark Antony and Cleopatra By CoinWeek News Staff ....   As reported in the UK press last week, a 35-year-old...

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. By...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he is grown so great? --Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land...

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing:...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

The Star and Crescent on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   OUR MOON IS SOLID, not transparent. So it is impossible for a star to appear between the...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

CAPTA: The Coinage of Roman Imperial Conquest

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,...

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Continues Fight Against Coin Seizure

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Until the early years of the 21st century, it was relatively easy and completely legal for an American collector...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... With no mass media, ancient...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Mongols

By Mike Markowitz ....   The couriers of the Khan galloped over fifty degrees of longitude, and it was said that a virgin carrying a sack...

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz... BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged by plague,...

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes -- The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE...

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates...

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace...

The Coinage of Carthage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek.... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE was written by their enemies--first the Greeks, then the Romans. They...

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night...

SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of...

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the "Ides of March" silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar's assassin Marcus Brutus, celebrating the infamous deed,...

Heavier Metal: Ancient Coins Made of Lead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   SOFT, DENSE AND DULL, LEAD is an unattractive coining metal. Lead melts at only 327.5° C (621.5° F)...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Heroic Nudity on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   It hardly needs repeating here that the gap between ancient and modern sensibilities is unbridgeable. -- Caroline Vout...

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ON MARCH 27, 2014 the US Mint released its first curved coins: five-dollar gold, one-dollar silver and...

Philosopher King: The Coinage of Marcus Aurelius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful,...

Oldest Coin in the World Acquired by Texas Collector

The oldest coin in the world was just sold by a rare coin company in Austin to a private collector. Estimated to be one...

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz.... Through a long chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St. Valentine,...

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 Ancient Roman Coins: The Golden Age of Rome

Perhaps no epoch in history has been so admired as the Roman Empire of the 2nd Century CE. The Emperors are depicted on these...