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

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...

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...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Image of Jesus on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...

Continental Dollar, Ancient and World Coin Auctions by Gorny & Mosch

October 11-13, 2017, Gorny & Mosch will conduct their Fall Auctions, offering ancient & world coins and medals. The B-Auction featuring the less expensive...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   BRICKS WERE PROBABLY the first mass-produced industrial product. Cast bronze arrowheads, produced by the millions, might well have been...

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   WAR IS MUCH older than coinage. For much of human history, warfare has absorbed our resources, energy,...

Comets and Meteorites on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek .....   THE NIGHT SKY was especially important to ancient people. This can be hard for us to understand, living as...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   We speak sometimes of the Roman religion as though it possessed a firm basis, but in fact it was...

Far From Home: Ancient and Medieval Coins That Traveled

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MANY ANCIENT COINS circulated in a narrow area, sometimes just a single city-state of a few thousand...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MORE THAN ANY other animal (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

Ancient Coins – Harlan J. Berk’s Buy or Bid Sale #196

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   *All estimates and prices realized in US$ unless otherwise noted Since 1964, Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has...

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: 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...

Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   In the Byzantine empire power was technically vested in the emperor. Nevertheless, a number of empresses played...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Overview In 1092 CE, the Byzantine emperor Alexius I Comnenus enacted sweeping coinage reforms. He stopped production of previous denominations and introduced five new ones:...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Paradox of Byzantine Silver

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   The position of silver in the hierarchy of metals struck during the sixth century was a curious...

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...