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...

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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Celtic Coinage of Gaul

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Visigoths in Spain

Visigoths in Spain by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he history of the Visigothic kingdom is one long struggle between the nobility and the monarchy....

Celtic Coins – Even Ancient Coins Had Errors

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   Celtic Coins minted roughly 2,000 years ago by tribes in Britain's ancient past are unearthed every so often in...

Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Terrible Ninth Century

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   MOST PEOPLE WHO are not medievalists would be hard pressed to name one thing that happened between the years...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common question that...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Normans in Sicily

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS, the Norman conquest of England in 1066 is one of the most memorized events in Western...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians – Coinage of the Do-Nothing...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the...

Hordes of Hoards: Some Recent and Classic Finds of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   It has been said that archaeology stands on a foundation of potsherds, and it would be just...

NGC Ancient Coins: Celtic Copycats

Celtic coins are cultural artifacts to be considered in the scheme of ancient European history   The artistry of ancient Celtic coins is easy to dismiss...

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°...

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...

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? ...

Archaic silver and German gold highlighted at upcoming Gorny & Mosch...

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

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First...

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...

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

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

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

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...