Ancient coinage of Baktria

Greek Coinage of Baktria

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   “The handsome coins of the Greek kings of Bactria have always enjoyed high renown among both collectors...

Harlan J. Berk Ltd to Present Gemini XII Ancient and World Coin Auction January...

Harlan J. Berk Ltd. is proud to present Gemini XII, which will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. in the...
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...

The Magnificent Ancients of the Nelson Bunker Hunt Coin Collection

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Fitzgerald: The rich are different than you and me. Hemingway: Yes, they have more money. IN THE ARCANE...
Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE British Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: The Ancient Coinage of Crete

Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My!   CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FOR THE ANCIENT Greeks, Crete was a place of myth and...

Outstanding World and Ancient Coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach events

Rare 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown among nearly 6,000+ World Coin lots Sept. 3-5 & 9-10 The finest certified 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   THE EARLIEST COINS, which emerged around 650 BCE on the shores of the Aegean Sea, depicted ancient symbols of...

Archaic Silver and German Gold Highlight Upcoming Gorny & Mosch Munich Coin Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ......   The three March auctions of Gorny & Mosch in Munich cater for all tastes. Anyone with a particular interest in...

1.3 Million Swiss Francs for Complete Collection of First Islamic Gold Dinars

Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics   By Dr. Ursula Kampmann - CoinsWeekly.com ......   There was great applause when lot number 439 was...
oktadrachm of Getas, King of the Edonians from 480-460

An Important Collection of Bracteates to be Offered Dec. 10-11 by Numismatik Lanz

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann - CoinsWeekly.com ......   From ancient coins to magnificent issues from the Middle Ages and Modern Era – Numismatik Lanz is...

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...

Morton and Eden to Sell Greek Coins Formerly in the Collection of Denyse Berend

Important ancient Greek coins exhibited by a leading New York gallery in the 1980s and previously in the collection of Mme. Denyse Bérend, the...

Canada’s Finest Ancient Coin Collection, Up for Public Auction in Toronto

Canada’s famed Ancient coin collection of the late William (Bill) McDonald will be up for public auction block in Toronto, Ontario, on September 27,...
Ancient Coins from the Jim Seaver Collection

Morton & Eden to Sell 5,000 Greek and Roman Coins from the Seaver Collection

Kansas University professor’s ancient coins to be offered for sale on 3rd July Kansas University Professor Jim Seaver was a collector of epic proportions. Through his...
Syracuse decadrachms - NGC Ancients

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

By Josh Illingworth - NGC Ancients ......   This month, NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to...

Morton & Eden Announce Sale of Iconic Greek Coins From 5th Century BC

Specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden will offer four classical Greek coins dating from the fifth century BCE in a sale in London on Monday,...

Smuggling and Cyprus

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .....   I'm shocked! For years, we've been told by "experts" that the market for looted coins is in America,...

Baldwin’s Set New World Record for Ancient Greek Coin – $3.25 Million

The much anticipated sale of the spectacular Prospero Collection concluded at 03.30 EST this morning and, after a phenomenal eight hour ‘white glove’ auction,...

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content...

Digitizing a Well-Kept Secret: Cornell’s Ancient Coin Collection

By Linda B. Glaser - Cornell University Cornell's coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her...

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Baldwins Formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful...

Ancient Cretan Stater Brings $479,000 World Record Price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton &...

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history, few...

‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ to be Auctioned in London October 2

A unique gold coin of the enigmatic Greco-Baktrian ruler Sophytes, which may very well be the first ever Hellenistic gold issue, is...

Morton & Eden Announce Single-Owner Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Sale brings back to the market rarities not seen since 1960s and 70s Morton & Eden, the specialist London coin and medal auctioneers, are delighted...

Heritage-Gemini Ancient Coin Auction Nets $3.4 Million

Silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily brings $174,800 to lead the way   A spectacular silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily, struck circa 415 BC, brought...

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights Nomos Ancient Coin Auction

The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown 'BCD'   By Paul Fraser Collectibles ......   As we've noted, coin auctioneers Nomos...

Ancient Coins Star in $3.3M CICF Heritage-Gemini Auction

Outstanding ancient coins brought strong prices in the just-concluded 2011 April Heritage-Gemini Signature Ancient Coins Auction, which took place at the Chicago International Coin...

Unique Coin of Aitna in Sicily to be Offered in London Sale June 9

Auction at Morton & Eden in London on June 9   A small silver coin is expected to cause excitement among collectors of ancient Greek coins...