American Numismatic Society Launches Image-Based Identification for Roman Coins

New ANS Database makes it easier to identify Roman Coins   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new interface for Online Coins...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location...

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins –...

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry...

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ....   Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

Viking Silver Coin Hoard Found in Denmark

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Two men with metal detectors struck it big earlier this month when their find in southern Zealand (Denmark)...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

The tomb of Philip II of Macedon at the Museum of the Royal Tombs in Vergina By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC....   The Colosseo...

Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins...

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches...

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

The early Romans’ appreciation for copper money remained strong through the collapse of the Roman Empire In the ancient Greek world there was a strong...

Comets and Meteorites on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek ....   Ancient Coin Series THE NIGHT SKY WAS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to ancient people. This can be hard for us to understand,...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 398 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

Cultural Property Law Leads to Arrests of Coin Collectors in Munich

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   If the March 4 arrests of coin collectors and a coin dealer at the 50th Numismata in Munich are any...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection .....   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling...

ANS Receives NEH Grant, Announces Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter

National Endowment for the Humanities Funds ANS Hellenistic Royal Coinages Project   The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the American Numismatic Society (ANS)...

Hoard of Bronze Byzantine Coins Found in Israel

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Amid routine construction on one of Jerusalem’s main highways, a cache of 1,400-year-old Byzantine bronze coins have by...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial Bronze Dupondius – Augustus and Agrippa...

Overview: Two intriguing aspects of this coin stand out upon first viewing. By far the most dramatic and alluring of the two is the crocodile...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven...

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the...

Lost Gold Coins of Ancient India Imply Greater Mystery

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ....   Last year, a bevy of ancient gold coins were discovered in the unassuming Indian village of Jankipuram. News...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily,...

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ... sport with the passions and prejudices of his subjects, and to subvert every law of nature...

Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Overview: Julius Caesar The Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar is still famous 2,061 years after his death, though most people are probably more familiar with...

Ancient Coin with Early Depiction of Colosseum Fetches Record Price at...

By Dix Noonan Webb ......   An important collection of Roman bronze coins formed by a connoisseur before and during the Second World War and back...

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It...

Coinweek IQ: Grading Ancient Coins with David Vagi – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby's leading experts...

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ...And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. --Genesis, 20:16 ABIMELECH,...

Ancient Coins – 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...