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

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

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...

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:...

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

When Being a Friend of Rome Makes You a King (or...

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

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...

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 Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

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...

Tyras & Chersonesus: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern...

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

The Crondall Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Anglo-Saxons began striking coins in what was to become England around 600 CE. These early coins consisted...

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

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea), which is southern Ukraine and Russia today, was considered to...

Ancient and Jewish Coins in Künker Auction 341

Künker Ancient Coin Auction 341 by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, In the last two write-ups, we introduced you to Künker Auctions 339...

Coins of the Conquerors of Rome

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, so, too, did it not fall in one. It actually...

Ancient and Medieval Coins as Royal Propaganda

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   How does a monarch solidify legitimacy? What tools can be drawn upon to project power? Since a centralized state monopolizes...

Ancient Coin Profiles: The Indenpedent Bronze Coinage of Roman Termessos

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   High in the mountains of Pisidia in Anatolia, near the Mediterranean coast of what is now southwestern Turkey), lay...

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 Daric: Persian Gold – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Achaemenid Empire of Persia ruled much of the Middle East from 550 to 330 BCE. With a diversity...

Künker eLive Auction 60 With Ancient Coin, Phaleristic Rarities Now Online

Auction Sessions May 26-28   Künker Online eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 60 with numismatic and...

$12.8 Million Celtic Coin Hoard Sets Guinness World Record

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   A hoard of almost 70,000 coins dating back to pre-Roman Britain has entered the Guinness Book of World Records...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Vikings

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ON JUNE 8, 793, A BAND of Norse raiders sacked Lindisfarne, a monastery on the...

One of the World’s Most Significant Collections of Islamic Coinage on...

By Numismatica Genevensis SA ......   On January 28, the exhibition 'Coins of Islam: History Revealed' opened at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi....

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Nabataeans

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...reat must have been the opulence of a city, which could dedicate such monuments to the memory of its...