CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Macedon Before Alexander

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The extent of the Kingdom of Macedonia is as ill-defined as its history is fragmentary (Raymond, 3). ANCIENT MACEDONIANS were...

Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Coins at Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Outside of an Athenian “owl”, there may be no more desired and iconic coinage...

The “Dolphin Rider” Coinage of Tarentum: Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   An ever-popular collecting motif on ancient coins, the “dolphin rider” types represent an extremely...

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...

American Numismatic Society Announces CoinHoards Ancient Coin Research Tool

CoinHoards is a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project developed by the American Numismatic Society (ANS). An innovative research...

Ancient Tortoise of Aegina Reprised on New High Relief Coin

Tortoise Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Approx. 30 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description...

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

The Colosseo Collection Electrum Coins ...... By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC   The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern...

ANS Adds Bronze Coinage to Ptolemaic Coins Online Research Tool

In 2018, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) launched Ptolemaic Coins Online (PCO) as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages...

Ancient Lydian Light Series Stater, Other Gold Coins New at Atlas...

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We hope this update finds you doing well and staying healthy. While we continue working remotely and monitoring the ongoing situation, Atlas Numismatics...

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Kaunos Coinage by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria....

Künker Spring Auction Results Defy Troubles

Künker Spring Auction Results by Künker GmbH ......   The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis and under...

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...

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the...

The Athenian Owl by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and...

ANS Announces Updated Version of PELLA Coinage of Macedonian Kings of...

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that an updated version of PELLA (numismatics.org/pella) has now been launched. As a component of the...

Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered to be among the very first coins ever produced and used.   By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo...

Mythical Monsters on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist....

Peter van Alfen Honored With ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen's Writings The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher,...

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and...

Ancient Gold Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the The Colosseo Collection   The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious...

Numismatic Crime – Ancient Coins Stolen With Bad Check, Burglar Takes...

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Burglary Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted...

NGC Ancients – Bronze Coinage of the Greek Kings of Ptolemaic...

Choice and rare 'Bronzes' of ancient Egypt are eagerly sought by collectors   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Egypt under the Greek 'Ptolemaic' kings and queens...

The Athenian Tetradrachm – The Most Iconic Ancient Greek Coin: MA-Shops

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   This blog is about one of the most iconic Greek coins ever minted, known to...

CoinWeek First Read: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Second Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Believe us, writing books like...

Ancient Coin Previews From Tauler and Fau Auction 50

By Tauler and Fau ......   Cyzicus and Persephone Today we introduce to you a magnificent tetradrachm from Mysia that will be auctioned in our upcoming Floor...

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...

Sea Creatures on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO lived around the shores of the Mediterranean were intimately familiar with the...

NGC Ancients – Silver Coinage of the Greek Kings of Ptolemaic...

Silver coins of ancient Greek kings of Ptolemaic Egypt remain popular   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Coinage of the Greek kings of Ptolemaic Egypt has long fascinated...

NGC Ancients – Coins From the Strait of Messina

Ancient Coins issued from colonies bordering the Strait of Messina are numerous and interesting Strait of Messina Coins By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The Strait...

Top 5 Ancient and World Coins From Künker Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH ......   Lots with a total estimate of about seven million euros were sold during the 2019 Künker  Fall...

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

Striated Coins by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, coinage started from very humble beginnings....

Ancient Coin News: A Numismatic Restoration Project Needs Your Vote

By Björn Schöpe for CoinsWeekly.com (MünzenWoche.de) ......   The responsibility for the preservation of cultural heritage lies with the state, the institutions do not let anybody...