Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...
Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins Now at Auction to Benefit the ANS

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the Robert W. Bartlett Collection is being offered at auction by Classical Numismatic Group,...
David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, Selected 2021 Numismatist of the Year

David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, Selected 2021 Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) congratulates David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, on being selected the 2021 Numismatist of the Year by the American...
Ancient Coins - Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND long-lived - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial – Antioch Tetradrachm of Augustus

Overview: This tetradrachm (a silver four-drachmae coin), issued around the year 2 BCE, is from the Greco-Roman city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes in what is now southern...
Ancient and World Coin Highlights From the Heritage 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

Ancient and World Coin Highlights From the Heritage 2021 ANA World’s Fair of Money...

Live viewing for the August ANA auction from Heritage Auctions is available August 9-13 in conjunction with the World's Fair of Money at the...
Stack's Bowers 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - Fantastic Sicilian Ancient Gold Coin With Mid-18th Century Pedigree

Fantastic Ancient Sicilian Gold Coin With 18th Century Pedigree in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   In addition to an exemplary live session of ancient coins, the upcoming Stack's Bowers...
EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World's Fair of Money

EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World’s Fair of Money

The EID MAR denarius, undoubtedly the most historically important of all ancient coins, is the only Roman coin to mention a specific date, the...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...
Harlan J. Berk's 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

Harlan J. Berk’s 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd .....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. closes its 216th Buy or Bid Sale this Tuesday, July 27, at 4 PM Central...

Developments and Preliminary Release for the Roman Republican Die Project

By Lucia Carbone and Liv M. Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Nearly three decades ago, Richard Schaefer began collecting images of Roman Republican...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. Ancient Roman Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Hadrian was the...
Continuity and Legitimacy: The Ancient Coins of Septimius Severus

Continuity and Legitimacy: The Ancient Coins of Septimius Severus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Septimius Severus ascended to the throne in absentia as he marched from the “sleepy” Danubian province of Pannonia Superior...
Roman Republican Die Project: Ancient Coins at the ANS

The Roman Republican Die Project Progresses: Ancient Coins at the ANS

  The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP) of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has completed its first significant data upload. This platform, which launched as...
Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

Ancient and Medieval Coins With Two-Sided Legends

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Many--probably most--coins do not have any inherent directionality in the images or legends on their two...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...
The Ancient Coins of Kroisos - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Kroisos

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Kroisos, King of Lydia Kroisos, the last king of the Ionian kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor, launched a...
On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most basic tasks of a numismatist is the identification of coins. While correctly attributing the denomination, issuing...
Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur's Dream - Stack's Bowers Galleries 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Ancient Coin Auction

Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur’s Dream

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money from Stack's Bowers...

CoinWeek Podcast #161: Let’s Get Medieval: Mike Markowitz on Coins of the Middle Ages

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Some years ago, on a visit to Rome, my wife and I searched out the church of Santa Croce...
Roman Gold -Tiberius (AD 14-37). AV aureus

Ancient Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar’s

Tribute Penny - Tiberius (14-37 CE). AV aureus ). Lugdunum, ca. 18-35 CE. The same type was also issued in silver, which became known as...
Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

Royal Numismatic Society Awards Gilljam Prize to ANS Author George Watson

By American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The UK's Royal Numismatic Society has awarded its Gilljam Prize for Third-Century Numismatics to George Watson’s book Connections, Communities,...
Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn't Quite Make It and Their Coins

Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn’t Quite Make It and Their Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This article deals with three men that, while seemingly destined to become the emperor of ancient Rome--indeed, they held...
Eagles on Ancient Coins

Eagles on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MAJESTIC, POWERFUL, SWIFT, and intelligent, the eagle has held a strong grip on human imagination since the...
Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated - Tyler Rossi

Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most common questions I receive as a numismatist and a numismatic writer is: How much did...
Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   If a hoard of 264 Byzantine gold solidi suddenly appeared and careful examination showed that every coin in the...
Stack's Bowers Featuring Exceptional Fine Style Lysimachos Tetradrachm in June CCO Auction

Stack’s Bowers Featuring Exceptional Fine Style Lysimachos Tetradrachm in June CCO Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   With over 200 lots of ancient coins in the Stack's Bowers Galleries June 2021...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 2

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part 1 The second day of the ANS conference, March 24, 2021, chaired by Pere...