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...

“Coins of the Holy Land” New Book Released at 2013 CICF...

A landmark book has been published by the American Numismatic Society and edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows based on the collection of...

NGC Ancient Coins: The Second Punic War

Coins are the most abundant relics of the Second Punic War One of the most interesting and most challenging themes in the world of ancient...

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

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MURDEROUS AND TREACHEROUS, the Seleucids, a Greek dynasty who ruled much of the Middle East from 312 to 64...

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Now let us begin with the Olympian Muses who sing for their father Zeus and delight his great...

Ancient Coins – Septimius Severus: The African Emperor of Rome

By Timothy O'Fallon ....  Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ........   In 193 CE, the Roman Praetorian Guard massacred the emperor, an ex-Senator by the name...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade...

Ancient Coins – Choice Persian Coins on MA-Shops

Ancient Coins from the Source: Curated Highlights from MA-Shops By Joël van Dam, Owner of Joëlnumismatics for MA-Shops.com ...... Typical Design of Persian coins The conquest of...

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Coins from the bygone empire of Ancient Rome are found all around Europe, Northern Africa, and the other parts...

Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins...

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage...

Ancient Coin Stories: A Rare Plotina Sestercius

by Geoffrey Cope & Dr. Alan Walker Nomos Zurich for CoinWeek.... I love Roman coins because of their artistry, their beautiful style, the fact that...

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz .....   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million...

Heritage’s largest World & Ancient coins offering to date, 6,500 lots strong; on the block April 10, at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF);...

Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos Highlight World & Ancient Coins...

By Chris Chatigny - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers ......   Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos The upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries May Collectors Choice Online Auction featuring...

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...

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

An ancient people's reliance on the sea is reflected in money Finely engraved images of animals and mythic creatures are commonplace on ancient Greek coins....

Stack’s Bowers: Gold Solidus of Magnus Maximus at August ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   For this week’s previews for the ancient coin section of the August ANA World’s Fair...

The Image of Jesus on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...

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...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper valley of...

NGC Ancients: A Guide to Bronze Byzantine Coin Denominations

Collectors enjoy the challenge of building sets of Byzantine Coin denominations The Byzantine Empire (491 to 1453 CE/AD) produced a tremendous number of coins during...

Gorny & Mosch Spring Auction: Numismatic Masterpieces from Antiquity, the Middle...

Between March 7 and 9, 2016, Gorny & Mosch will conduct its traditional spring auction. Three sessions will offer numismatic masterpieces dating back as...

MA-Shops: New Dutch Coin Dealer a Prestigious Name in Numismatics

By MA-Shops.com ......   Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy provides a wide variety of services in the field of numismatics. Both individuals and business clients are welcome. Whether...

The Nativity on Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   THE NATIVITY OF JESUS IS SUCH A FAMILIAR IMAGE in visual media--from greeting cards to stained glass...

South African Gold Headlines Heritage World & Ancients Event in Long...

Heritage Auctions will offer several exceptional pieces of South African gold Sept. 17-22, 2015, at the Long Beach Expo; featuring the Read Collection of...

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive...

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start...

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,...

Spink: Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery

Spink is very excited to be selling a particularly singular collection this December: Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. Traditionally, Celtic coins have been...

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)...