Ancient Coin Highlights of the Heritage January 2021 NYINC Auction

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   In recent years, Heritage Auctions has become a major player in the ancient coin market. Traditionally in America, the...

Theodosia, Gorgippia, & Phanagoria: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s...

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the third article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

Ancient Greek Coins: Archaic to Classical

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Archaic Greece, born out of the ruins of the Bronze Age Mycenaean culture, quickly began to dominate the eastern...

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of...

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have...

National Endowment for Humanities Funds ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 USD...

The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena)

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   A long time ago, the goddess Athena purchased the naming rights to the town now known as Athens....

A Stunning Dekadrachm From the Elite Hand of Euainetos

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Even if you’re not a professor of art history or a dealer in the...

Ancient Greek Coins – Agathokles’ Victory

Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BCE. Silver Tetradrachm By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of...

The Coinage of Rhegium

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   FOR CENTURIES, THE narrow Strait of Messina that separates Sicily from the toe of Italy...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in...

By Tauler and Fau ......   Featuring 329 lots of rare Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins, Auction 70 from Tauler and Fau--exclusively online--closes on Tuesday, November...

CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles .....   Some Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are...

Tyras & Chersonesus: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern...

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the second article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including...

Reading Ancient Greek Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Perhaps one reason for the comparatively small interest in Greek coins in the country is the difficulty of understanding...

Olbia: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea), which is southern Ukraine and Russia today, was considered to...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new,...

The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First appearing during the early sixth century in Arcadia, a wild mountainous region centrally located in the Peloponnesian peninsula,...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...

Ancient Coin Video Highlights From Tauler & Fau E-Auction 65

E-Auction 65 - Vol. VII of Ancient coins from Tauler & Fau features 601 lots and closes on Tuesday, October 6 beginning at 04:00...

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...