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,...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...

Extraordinary Selections in Heritage NYINC World and Ancient Coins Auction

The 2021 NYINC Platinum Night & Signature auction, scheduled for January 21-22 at Coins.HA.com, promises to be one of Heritage's best World & Ancient...

NYINC Announces 2022 Dates for 50th Annual Foreign and Ancient Coin Specialty Event

Kevin Foley, long time bourse chairman for the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), has announced the preliminary schedule for the convention’s 50th annual...
A Numismatist at War: Max von Bahrfeldt by CoinWeek Ancient Coins Expert Mike Markowitz

A Numismatist at War: Max von Bahrfeldt

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he Army had become the most popular, most admired, and most respected and most influential entity in the new...

Zoom Video Presentation: Travels in Judea and Samaria: Coins & Etc. (1967-1990)

CoinWeek is proud to present a Zoom video lecture given by numismatist David Hendin to the members of the Israel Numismatic Society on January...

Greek Influences on Early Iberian Coins: Catawiki

By Catawiki ......   The Iberian Peninsula is located at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. In the late Bronze Age (early first millennium BCE)...

Ancient Roman Coins: The Many Faces of Nero

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Born on December 15 in the year 37 CE, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus was not necessarily destined for greatness. He...

The Coins of Caesar’s Killers

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Gaius Julius Caesar was murdered at a meeting of the Roman Senate on the Ides of March, 44...

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 Northern Coast

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

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...
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm

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

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...

Talking Ancient Coins With Mike Beall and Mike Markowitz, Part II: Coins of the...

 In Part II of Talking Ancient Coins, collector Mike Beall sits down with CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz to take a numismatic tour of...
The Coins That Killed Julius Caesar

The Coins That Killed Caesar

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The year 45 BCE ended with Gaius Julius Caesar being the most powerful man in the most powerful...
Pontus tetradrachm

When Being a Friend of Rome Makes You a King (or a Queen)

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   In the winter of 88 BCE, the Roman proconsul Gaius Cassius found himself in a bind....

Provenances of Ancient Coins

By Edward Waddell for CoinWeek .....   The provenance or pedigree of an ancient coin to a former collection adds historical interest and prestige to the...

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

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....
Stack's Bowers

Stack’s Bowers Impressive Offerings of World and Ancient Coins, Medals, and Paper Money in...

An Officially Sanctioned Auction of the NYINC   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their next sale of World and Ancient coins, and World medals,...

American Numismatic Society Announces New Prize in Ancient Numismatics

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics, given in memory of the late Professor James M....

Atlas Numismatics Offers German East Africa Gold 15 Rupien Among New Rare World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   As 2020 winds down and we look back over a year of exceptional changes in the world and changes that have affected the...

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...
Reading Ancient Roman Coins

Reading Ancient Roman Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ANCIENT ROMANS WERE practical-minded people; they didn’t like wasted effort. Every letter on an ancient Roman coin die was...

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...

Ancient & World Gold and Silver Coins Highlighted for Sale at Catawiki

Coins Being Offered ....Article By CoinWeek ....   Catawiki.com offers a range of collectibles including jewelry, fine art, stamps, comics, toys, antiques, wine, and military orders,...

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 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 Ancient Coins of Phanes - Michael T. Shutterly

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 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...