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...
Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Since ancient times, justice has been one of the fundamental concepts of civilized society. Through the...
Weapons on Ancient Coins

Weapons on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT GREEK ARMIES fought mainly with the spear. Roman legions fought mostly with the sword. Persians fought...
Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   If a hoard of 264 Byzantine gold solidi suddenly appeared and careful examination showed that every coin in the...
The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than a thousand years, had one of the most monetized...
Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins...
Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   The cross has been the most recognizable symbol of Christianity for more than 1,600 years. But this was not...
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...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series - Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I collect Late Roman (c. 300-491 CE) and Byzantine (c. 491-1350 CE) gold coins. The tangled histories of these...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...

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...

The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and...
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...

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces New Speakers

The 49th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) has announced the addition of two educational programs to its slate of club meetings and...
Künker

Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Starts Tuesday

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH ...... Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Next Tuesday starts our three-day eLive Auction 61 featuring numismatic and phaleristic rarities. In the...

Byzantine Coinage of the Empress Irene – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ATHENS IN THE eighth century was a provincial small town living on memories of past glories. But its aristocrats...

Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money....

The Byzantine Anonymous Follis – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN THE ANCIENT world, gold and silver were the coinage of the elite, but humble copper was the coinage...

Stack’s Bowers Offering ESM Collection of Large Cents, Ancient Roman Solidi

ESM Collection of United States Large Cents Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

Fake Ancient Coins by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a...
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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...

Heritage Central States Ancient & World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

As the auction season kicks into full stride with Heritage's April 24-27 World and Ancient Coin Signature auction, we are excited to announce another...
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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Ravenna: From Imperial Capital to Byzantine Outpost

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he sick promenade while the doctors lie abed, the baths freeze while the houses burn, the living are thirsty...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Byzantine Coins on a Budget

Excellent examples of Byzantine coins are easily affordable   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we discovered in the previous two columns, the fields of ancient...

High School Students Find First Gold Solidus of Theodosius II Ever Discovered in Israel

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   As reported by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) earlier this month, in February a group of boys on a...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Heraclius: The Greatest Emperor You’ve Never Heard of

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series  by Mike Markowitz .....   Of the characters conspicuous in history, that of Heraclius is one of the most extraordinary and inconsistent. In the...

Jeff Garrett: Rediscover Ancient Coinage

Make amazing historical connections by holding coins that were part of the cogs of commerce millennia ago By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

Harlan J. Berk 206th Buy or Bid Sale: Ancient Coin Lots You Need to...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Harlan J. Berk has just launched its 206th Buy or Bid Sale. Comprising of 511 lots and focusing primarily on...

NGC Ancients: A Guide to Bronze Byzantine Coin Denominations

Collectors enjoy the challenge of building sets of Byzantine Coin denominations The Byzantine Empire (491 to 1453 CE/AD) produced a tremendous number of coins during...