NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most...

Must Listen: Harlan J. Berk featured on The Distance Podcast –...

As students of history, Harlan Berk and his three children know that circumstances around them can change rapidly. They've learned to adapt the family...

The Grandeur That Was Rome – The Secular Games of the...

By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Secular Games at the Circus Maximus were some of the largest and most memorable celebrations in antiquity....

Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   In the Byzantine empire power was technically vested in the emperor. Nevertheless, a number of empresses played...

Cool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with Harlan J. Berk, Harlan J. Berk Ltd and Sam Spiegel, Heritage Auctions....... Here are some of the most valuable and interesting...

MA-Shops: Hercules on Ancient Coins

By Joël van Dam - Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   There is no theme based on myths in the history of coinage that can...

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 23 Now Online

By Naville Numismatics Ltd .....   It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 23. The auction will close on Sunday 12 June 2016,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The First Real Woman to Appear on...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   THE EARLIEST COINS, WHICH emerged around 650 BCE on the shores of the Aegean Sea, depicted ancient symbols of...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coinage of Armenia

By Mike Markowitz .....   The Armenians have been described through the centuries as adaptable, resilient, enterprising and steadfast. How they managed to survive while larger...

Heritage Auctions Offers Ancient Coins From the Morris Collection

Morris Collection of Ancient Coins World and ancient coins collectors can bid on a multitude of items this month, as no fewer than three monthly...

NGC Ancients – Bridges on Roman Coins

A number of Roman coins depict bridges, although not always exact likenesses   Bridges on Roman Coins by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As engineers and architects,...

Islamic Coins Headline 1st Wilkes & Curtis Sale

Fresh to the numismatic market, a collection of coins of Morocco will join more than 500 lots of Islamic, Indian, and world coins and medals in...

Ancient Coins – A Survey of Roman Gold Coins — Part...

By Josh Illingworth - NGC Ancients ......   Part 1 At the beginning of the fourth century CE, the Roman Empire found itself in a prolonged economic decline....

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:...

Numismatik Lanz Ancient Coin Auction: 280,000 euros for a Phanes Electrum...

It is an icon of numismatics, the stater in the name of Phanes, enigmatic witness of the earliest coinage. Now it was auctioned at...

A World of Money – Ancient Coins: The Flavian Amphitheatre

Titus (AD 79-81). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 26.90 gm, 6h). Rome, AD 80-81. Oblique overhead view of the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater); the exterior displaying four...

$6.8 million Norman Jacobs Collection leads $20.5+ million Heritage Auction World...

Sept. 8-9 auction led by $1.39+ million 1909 Korean Gold Coin set and $546,250 “Ides of March” denarius; Heritage’s most successful World & Ancient...

Building Museums One Coin at a Time: Mike Markowitz Interviews David...

By CoinWeek ....   Earlier this year, Charles teamed up with CoinWeek's resident Ancient Coin expert Mike Markowitz to check out the New York International Numismatic...

Ancient Coin Books: A Collector’s Reference Library for Classical Numismatics

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The best advice this or any other coin collector ever got is, “Buy the book before you buy the coin.” For beginning...

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,...

Rarities from Northern Greece in Upcoming Gorny & Mosch Auction

From October 10-14, 2016 Gorny & Mosch will hold three auctions. Several collections will be on sale, for example, an exquisite collection of coins...

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...

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...

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Single gold dinar alone estimated at £280,000 Specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell three of the earliest and rarest Islamic gold coins in...

New Highlights from Atlas Numismatics Ancient & World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We will be attending the Whitman Winter Expo from November 8 through 10, 2017, The 46th Annual New York International Numismatic...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Seleucids and Their Coins: Part...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   The Seleucid empire fell apart as things do – internal failures and others’ successes, inevitability and chance. The...

Cultural Property Law Leads to Arrests of Coin Collectors in Munich

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   If the March 4 arrests of coin collectors and a coin dealer at the 50th Numismata in Munich are...

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...

Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the...

193: The Year of Five Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The Death of Commodus IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S FILM GLADIATOR (2000), demented emperor Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is...