CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

Surging demand for quality Ancient and World coins pushed Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118, held September 13-14 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to over...
Trees on Ancient Coins - CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series, by Mike Markowitz

Trees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE lived close to nature. Long before they built temples of stone, they worshipped their...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics - Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BCE. AR Stater Coins of the Ancient Olympics by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 2016, archeologists discovered a small golden bead (3.175 mm, 0.148 g) while digging in the ancient village of...
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...
“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The magazine Numismatic Scrapbook was published from 1935 to 1976 at Chicago by printer and collector Lee Hewitt (1911-1987)....
Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   As mentioned in Part 1, Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia. Lucania was located...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music With a Greek Kithara or “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek Kithara or "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. The...

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...
Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the Robert W. Bartlett Collection is being offered at auction by Classical Numismatic Group,...
Ancient Coins - Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND long-lived - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...
Stack's Bowers 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - Fantastic Sicilian Ancient Gold Coin With Mid-18th Century Pedigree

Fantastic Ancient Sicilian Gold Coin With 18th Century Pedigree in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   In addition to an exemplary live session of ancient coins, the upcoming Stack's Bowers...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...
On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most basic tasks of a numismatist is the identification of coins. While correctly attributing the denomination, issuing...
Eagles on Ancient Coins

Eagles on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MAJESTIC, POWERFUL, SWIFT, and intelligent, the eagle has held a strong grip on human imagination since the...
Stack's Bowers Featuring Exceptional Fine Style Lysimachos Tetradrachm in June CCO Auction

Stack’s Bowers Featuring Exceptional Fine Style Lysimachos Tetradrachm in June CCO Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   With over 200 lots of ancient coins in the Stack's Bowers Galleries June 2021...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities...
The Humble Coinage of the First Seleucid King - Ancient Greek Seleucid Coins

The Humble Coinage of the First Seleucid King

Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire, never put his own portrait on the empire’s coinage. Why?   By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Since...

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 1: Metapontum, Heraclea, and Sybaris

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia, an area that encompassed the Greek colonies of...

Ancient Greek Coins – Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson Antigonus III Doson was the king of Macedon from 229 to...
The Mystery of the Double-Headed Coins of Ancient Istros

The Mystery of the Double-Headed Coins of Ancient Istros

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Istros, also known as Histria, was an ancient Greek colony located on the western Dobrudja coast of the Black...
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...
The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin Exhibit

The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin...

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Virtually every collector has experienced “the one that got away”. This usually involves a coin from your Wish List...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC...
Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...
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...
The First Athenian Owls

The First Athenian Owls: Symbols of What, Exactly?

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   On the bills and coins that we use today, we recognize the link between the...
Steve Benner: Ten Ancient Coins I'd Love to Own

Steve Benner: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Like most coin collectors, I have a list of coins I want to own. The list I plan to cover...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination Oinoanda Didrachms By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper...