Plants and Trees Featured on Ancient Greek Coins: Catawiki

By Willem Knapen - Numismatist, Catawiki ......   Ancient coins were the medium par excellence for bringing classical civilizations together and allowing cities to grow, and...

Ancient and Jewish Coins in Künker Auction 341

Künker Ancient Coin Auction 341 by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, In the last two write-ups, we introduced you to Künker Auctions 339...

CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz)

 CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection   Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the...

Collectible or Not? A Study of Ancient Coin Fourées

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Seemingly in accordance with human nature, people began producing counterfeits immediately after the first coins in the world were...

Athens Before the Owls: The Wappenmünzen Coins – CoinWeek Ancient Coin...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to rich silver deposits discovered at Laurion in Attica in 483 BCE, the abundant “owl” tetradrachms of Athens...

The Coinage of Achelous, Water God of Ancient Greece

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The god Achelous was associated with the Achelous River, the largest river in Greece. This river still flows from...

Ancient and Medieval Coins as Royal Propaganda

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   How does a monarch solidify legitimacy? What tools can be drawn upon to project power? Since a centralized state monopolizes...

Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals...

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...

Coinage of King Pyrrhus – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   EPIRUS IS A rugged corner of northwestern Greece and southern Albania. It emerged as an independent kingdom in the...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between...

CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

 CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals...

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 61 ready to be viewed online. This time you will...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC As illustrated from The Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on...

Being Wise About Owls: The Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

By Michael Beall .....   A version of this article originally appeared in the VNA Magazine   A large increase in the supply of any collectible is...

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....

One of a Kind: Some Unique Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “This is a very rare coin; only two examples known! Unfortunately, the only guy in...

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins and The Colosseo Collection ... By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC   Depending on who was in control at the time, the...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coins - LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater   Ancient Coin Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was...

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...