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....
Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   A scientist need not be chastised for every error. Neither should every archaeologist, numismatist, or historian. But when the...
Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 2016, archeologists discovered a small golden bead (3.175 mm, 0.148 g) while digging in the ancient village of...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Part 1 | Part 2 The third and final day of the conference, chaired by Joel Allen...
“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The magazine Numismatic Scrapbook was published from 1935 to 1976 at Chicago by printer and collector Lee Hewitt (1911-1987)....
Ancient Coins - Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND long-lived - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...
Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Many--probably most--coins do not have any inherent directionality in the images or legends on their two...
The Ancient Coins of Kroisos - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Kroisos

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Kroisos, King of Lydia Kroisos, the last king of the Ionian kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor, launched a...
Eagles on Ancient Coins

Eagles on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MAJESTIC, POWERFUL, SWIFT, and intelligent, the eagle has held a strong grip on human imagination since the...
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...