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°...
Serenissima: The Medieval Coins of Venice, by Mike Markowitz

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600, a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial...

Ancient Coins on Postage Stamps

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   COMPARED TO COINS, postage stamps are a very modern invention. The first British stamp, the “Penny Black”,...

Ancient Coins of Cyprus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ON A CLEAR day, it’s just possible to see the Turkish shore 40 miles (64 km) away...

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VII: Persian Gold Daric....

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In...

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of...

Ships on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   “We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well and live.” ...

Those Darned Etruscans: Coins of the Rasna

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THE PEOPLE WHO lived in Tuscany before the Romans are often described as “enigmatic” or “mysterious.” We...

The Earliest Coins of Ireland

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   WHEN ONE HEARS the word "Celtic", one naturally thinks of Ireland (unless one is from Boston, in...
Anglo-Saxon Coins - Mike Markowitz

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Britain After the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 CE, the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city...
Ancient coinage of Baktria

Greek Coinage of Baktria

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   “The handsome coins of the Greek kings of Bactria have always enjoyed high renown among both collectors...

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century CE, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged...
Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

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...

Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? ...

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   PARTHIAN ROYAL HISTORY (c. 247 BCE – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers...

The Coinage of Carthage

Coins of Carthage by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT we know about Carthage was written by their enemies--first the Greeks,...

Archaic Silver and German Gold Highlight Upcoming Gorny & Mosch Munich Coin Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ......   The three March auctions of Gorny & Mosch in Munich cater for all tastes. Anyone with a particular interest in...

Numismatic Personality: David Hendin, April 19, 2013. VIDEO: 7:38.

Interviewer: David Lisot David Hendin has dug ancient coins out of the ground in archeological digs and then written books about them. He is one of...

1.3 Million Swiss Francs for Complete Collection of First Islamic Gold Dinars

Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics   By Dr. Ursula Kampmann - CoinsWeekly.com ......   There was great applause when lot number 439 was...
oktadrachm of Getas, King of the Edonians from 480-460

An Important Collection of Bracteates to be Offered Dec. 10-11 by Numismatik Lanz

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann - CoinsWeekly.com ......   From ancient coins to magnificent issues from the Middle Ages and Modern Era – Numismatik Lanz is...

Legacy of Alexander the Great and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes: NGC Ancients

By David Vagi - Director, NGC Ancients ......   Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is...

Ancient Coins Found by Metal Detectorists in Bedforshire Star in London Auction

Roman silver miliarensis came third in Nation’s Greatest Find contest   A Roman silver coin dug from a field in Bedfordshire by an amateur metal detectorist that...

Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

The first silver shekel struck in Jerusalem by Jewish forces rebelling against Roman oppression in the first century CE, one of only two...

Digitizing a Well-Kept Secret: Cornell’s Ancient Coin Collection

By Linda B. Glaser - Cornell University Cornell's coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her...

Ancient Cretan Stater Brings $479,000 World Record Price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton &...

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting Blog .....   In today's Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people)...

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Blog .....   During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient...

Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

January 30, 2011 The Dan Holmes Sale, Part IV This was a memorable session which concluded the auction of this historic and memorable collection....

Russian Coin Rarities Steal the Show in New York

The market for Russian coins and medals proved to be as robust and vibrant as ever at this years' Baldwins New York Sale XXV-XXVI...

$8.2 Million in Rare World Coins Sell in New York Heritage Auction

Rare gold led the way as Heritage's recent World & Ancient Coins Auction realized over $8.2 million January 2-3 in New York. Over 93%...