Stack's Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

Stack’s Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   No ancient Greek city-state captures the modern imagination quite like Athens. Though...

Jeff Garrett: Rediscover Ancient Coinage

Make amazing historical connections by holding coins that were part of the cogs of commerce millennia ago By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

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...
Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Doug Davis

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

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

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...

Ancient Coins – A Rhodes, by Any Other Name: The Colossus of Helios

CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 229-205 BCE. AR tetradrachm (27mm, 13.64 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Rhodes was one of the great maritime cities...
Tauler and Fau Auction 96 of Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins Open Through Nov. 3

Tauler and Fau Auction 96 of Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins Open Through Nov....

Auction 96 from Tauler and Fau features 273 lots and closes on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, beginning at 04:00 p.m. (Central European Time), exclusively...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies, Part III

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series  by Mike Markowitz .....   THE TRAGIC AND chaotic last generations of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt were dominated by the growing power of...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Tumultuous History of Kamarina

Ancient Greek Coins of Kamarina by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern...

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   WAR IS MUCH older than coinage. For much of human history, warfare has absorbed our resources, energy,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MORE THAN ANY other animal (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...
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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies, Part I

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series  by Mike Markowitz .....   OF ALL THE successors of Alexander the Great, the family of Ptolemy, son of Lagos, was the most successful,...

Dogs on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog,...
Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BCE, Stater Alexander the Great by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management,...
Ancient Coins by Russ Augustin - Distater, 336-323 BCE. Lifetime issue struck in Macedonia (Aigai). Head of Athena r. wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent, hair in tight ringlets. Rv. Nike standing l. holding stylis, thunderbolt to l., monogram to lower l. 17.23 grams. Price 191. Perfectly centered and well struck in high relief. Extremely Fine.

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 Global War Against Collectors of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   By including antiquities within the political construction “cultural property” nationalist retentionist cultural policies often claim all antiquities from beneath,...
The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena), by Michael T. Shutterly

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....

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of Pergamon

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   NOW AND THEN in history, economic, political and social forces come together in just the right combination to make a...

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 Lydian Light Series Stater, Other Gold Coins New at Atlas Numismatics

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

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...

Legacy of Alexander the Great and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes: NGC Ancients

By David Vagi - Director, NGC Ancients ......   Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is...

Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in Auction 70

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...

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...

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...

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 Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Auctions 365-367 by Künker GmbH ......   The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections...
Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   IN 2007, CANADA captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100-kilogram gold piece (220.5...