Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As a divine metal, gold not only served as a store of wealth for the rulers of ancient societies...

Harlan J. Berk’s 221st Buy or Bid Sale is Now Live

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has just launched sale 221 on their website with paper catalogs following in a few...
ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University are pleased to announce the launch of...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Celtiberians

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Celtiberians

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   AT THE BEGINNING of recorded history, the Iberian Peninsula was inhabited by a variety of peoples. Iberians, who spoke a...
ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication of In the Treasure Room of the Sakra King: Votive Coinage from Gandhāran...
Numismatic Grab Bag - Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

Numismatic Grab Bag – Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

  In this CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted ancient coin expert Shanna Schmidt joins Charles Morgan for an episode of Numismatic Grab Bag to...
ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society's Richard Ashton With Festschrift

ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society’s Richard Ashton With Festschrift

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton has now appeared and is...
Snakes on Ancient Coins

Snakes on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   This reptile, as an image of divinity and of nature, is figured both in its natural shape, and under...
Ancient Coins - The Wealth of the Persian Empire

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,...
How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   An interesting group of Roman Republican coins, serrati (saw-edged) denarii have proved to be an enigma for numismatists for...
Sassanian Silver Drachms

Sassanian Silver Drachms

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Ardashir V, King of Persis, defeated Artabanus IV, the last Shahanshah (“King of Kings”) of Parthia, at the...
Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   In this article, I want to cover some of the ancient Greek helmets that can be found on ancient...
CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

 The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The Kingdom of Sophene is another one of those ancient countries that has not received very much attention from...
Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Auctions 365-367 by Künker GmbH ......   The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections...
Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Persians did not have a coinage system of their own until about 546 BCE when Cyrus the...
Collecting Ancient Coins

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission by AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like...
The Hole Truth: Ancient Coins That Were Pierced

The Hole Truth: Ancient Coins That Were Pierced

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Don’t buy damaged coins. They will be impossible to sell. This was some of the best advice...
The Ancient Celtic Coinage of Britain

The Ancient Celtic Coinage of Britain

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FOR ANCIENT GREEKS and Romans, Britain was a mysterious land at the northern edge of the world. As...
Ancient Chinese Coins and the World's Oldest Mint

Ancient Chinese Coins and the World’s Oldest Mint

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In early August 2021, Han Zhao and his team of Chinese archaeologists with the State University of Zhengzhou, announced...
The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues, You can tell by the way she smiled... — Bob Dylan,...
The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Phoenician traders first landed in northern Tunis and founded Qart-Ḥadašt or the “New City” in the second half of...
Music on Ancient Coins

Music on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MUSIC IS MUCH older than civilization — it may be as old as language itself. The earliest...
Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Much has been written by eminent numismatists and religious scholars on the biblical significance of the shekels of Tyre....

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...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Aksum, by Mike Markowitz

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...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...
CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

Surging demand for quality Ancient and World coins pushed Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118, held September 13-14 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to over...
Trees on Ancient Coins - CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series, by Mike Markowitz

Trees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE lived close to nature. Long before they built temples of stone, they worshipped their...
Strong Lineup of Ancient and World Coins Feature at September CNG Sale - Happening Now

Strong Lineup of Ancient and World Coins Features at September CNG Sale – Happening...

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As of Friday, August 6, 2021, Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118 has been open for online bidding....