Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course...
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...

Questions and Answers About Coin Collecting Basics

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Dear David (from Bill K.): How do I properly display my coins in a home or school? Are there...

Künker Ancient Coin Auctions: How Do We Know When the Battle at Marathon Took...

On March 22, 2021, Künker will be auctioning off an extensive collection of coins of Roman Alexandria. Among them are 14 specimens of the...
CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March, by CoinWeek Ancient Coins writer Mike Markowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March

CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

David Jacobson Wins American Israel Numismatic Association 2021 Shekel Prize

David Jacobson, Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, has won the Shekel Prize Medal, awarded by the American Israel Numismatic...
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...
Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage - Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek

Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Over the roughly one thousand years that followed the overthrew of the last king in 509 BCE, Rome underwent...

Ancient Roman Coins – Rome at Its Finest Under Emperor Antoninus Pius

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 CE   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

Tauler and Fau Selection from Auction 77 Ancient and World Coins

Tauler and Fau´s Auction 77 features 391 lots and closes on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, beginning at 04:00 p.m. CET   By Tauler and Fau ...... This...

ANS Announces 3-Day Conference on Ancient Roman Coins of the Provinces Before Provincial Coinage

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces a three-day conference, co-sponsored by the ANS and the Department of History of CUNY, on the Coinage of...
Tyre Shekel

Graven Images and the Coins of Ancient Tyre

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Silver shekels and half-shekels of Tyre were used by Jews in ancient Jerusalem to pay the annual Temple tribute...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series - Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I collect Late Roman (c. 300-491 CE) and Byzantine (c. 491-1350 CE) gold coins. The tangled histories of these...
Special Offering of Ancient Roman Coins in Heritage Auctions Month-Long Sale

Special Offering of Ancient Roman Coins in Heritage Auctions Month-Long Sale

The Heritage Month-Long auction closing on February 28 features Part I of A Special Collection of Ancient Coins. This offering concentrates on Roman Imperial...

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...

Künker eLive Auction 65 of Ancient and Modern World Coins Available Now

Künker eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The Künker eLive Auction 65 is online. From now on you can study all...

The ANS Lyceum: New Online Educational Program to Begin March 31

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the ANS Lyceum, a new online educational program. Over the course of several weeks, participants will have the...

Prices and Coins in the Ancient World

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When I was a kid, I walked to school both ways! When I was younger, movie tickets were only...
CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

By Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) ......   Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) is canceling our feature auction Keystone 3, which was to take place this Wednesday, February...

Künker Auctions 347-349: From Roman Egypt to the Margraviate of Brandenburg

Künker Spring Auction Sale by Künker GmbH ......   In auctions 347 to 349, auction house Künker presents once again a wealth of private collections. Particularly...

The Coinage of Ancient Numidia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   NORTH AFRICA IN antiquity was a greener place. Climate change and centuries of deforestation and overgrazing have...

David Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As...

Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known...
The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It...
NGC Certifies Paramount Collection of Large-Format Gold Coins

NGC Certifies Paramount Collection of Large-Format Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently had the privilege of certifying the Paramount Collection, an incredibly vast collection of US, world and ancient coins...
Panticapaeum: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

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

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

CoinWeek Podcast #148: How to Become a Professional Classical Numismatist

CoinWeek Podcast #148: How to Become a Professional Classical Numismatist Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Images and Symbols of Egyptian Gods on Ancient Coins

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   With its range of hawk-headed and half-mummified deities, the Egyptian pantheon has inspired devotion and intrigue...

What Are Widow’s Mite Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the New Testament Gospels of Luke and Mark is one of the most famous passages of The Bible that...