Ancient World Coins Archives - CoinWeek
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part 1 The second day of the ANS conference, March 24, 2021, chaired by Pere...
Temples on Ancient Coins

Temples on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Temples were designed to house a statue of the deity and store votive offerings, and were not...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY,...
David Hendin - Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

David Hendin – Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Over the years I have spent three seasons as numismatist at excavations of Sepphoris in the Galilee, sponsored by...
Crown of Iron: Coins of the Lombard Kings

Crown of Iron: Coins of the Lombard Kings

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THE LOMBARDS, A tribe that traced their origin to Scandinavia, migrated into Eastern Europe in the fifth...

Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In...
The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin Exhibit

The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin...

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Virtually every collector has experienced “the one that got away”. This usually involves a coin from your Wish List...

The Coinage of Ancient Mauretania

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT MAURETANIA WAS a region of coastal North Africa stretching from modern-day Algeria to Morocco. It should...
Uncirculated Ancient Silver Coins for Under $1,000

Uncirculated Ancient Silver Coins for Under $1,000

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As a collector, you have many different options when deciding on your collecting strategy. And while everyone starts in...

David Jacobson Wins American Israel Numismatic Association 2021 Shekel Prize

David Jacobson, Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, has won the Shekel Prize Medal, awarded by the American Israel Numismatic...
Steve Benner: Ten Ancient Coins I'd Love to Own

Steve Benner: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Like most coin collectors, I have a list of coins I want to own. The list I plan to cover...
Tyre Shekel

Graven Images and the Coins of Ancient Tyre

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Silver shekels and half-shekels of Tyre were used by Jews in ancient Jerusalem to pay the annual Temple tribute...

Prices and Coins in the Ancient World

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When I was a kid, I walked to school both ways! When I was younger, movie tickets were only...
CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

By Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) ......   Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) is canceling our feature auction Keystone 3, which was to take place this Wednesday, February...

The Coinage of Ancient Numidia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   NORTH AFRICA IN antiquity was a greener place. Climate change and centuries of deforestation and overgrazing have...

Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known...
The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It...
Panticapaeum: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

Panticapaeum: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the last article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

Images and Symbols of Egyptian Gods on Ancient Coins

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   With its range of hawk-headed and half-mummified deities, the Egyptian pantheon has inspired devotion and intrigue...

What Are Widow’s Mite Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the New Testament Gospels of Luke and Mark is one of the most famous passages of The Bible that...

Greek Influences on Early Iberian Coins: Catawiki

By Catawiki ......   The Iberian Peninsula is located at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. In the late Bronze Age (early first millennium BCE)...

Ancient Coin Highlights of the Heritage January 2021 NYINC Auction

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   In recent years, Heritage Auctions has become a major player in the ancient coin market. Traditionally in America, the...

Theodosia, Gorgippia, & Phanagoria: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the third article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

Talking Ancient Coins With Mike Beall and Mike Markowitz, Part II: Coins of the...

 In Part II of Talking Ancient Coins, collector Mike Beall sits down with CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz to take a numismatic tour of...
Pontus tetradrachm

When Being a Friend of Rome Makes You a King (or a Queen)

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In the winter of 88 BCE, the Roman proconsul Gaius Cassius found himself in a bind....

National Endowment for Humanities Funds ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 USD...
The Ancient Coins of Phanes - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in Auction 70

By Tauler and Fau ......   Featuring 329 lots of rare Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins, Auction 70 from Tauler and Fau--exclusively online--closes on Tuesday, November...
CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...
Collecting Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles .....   Some Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are...