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 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...
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...
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...
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

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Majestic, powerful, swift, and intelligent, the eagle has held a strong grip on human imagination since the...
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...
Temples on Ancient Coins

Temples on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Temples were designed to house a statue of the deity and store votive offerings, and were not...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 1

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY,...
David Hendin - Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

David Hendin – Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Over the years I have spent three seasons as numismatist at excavations of Sepphoris in the Galilee, sponsored by...

Special Heritage Auctions This Week Feature Classic Commemoratives, Ancient Roman Coins

May 15 Classic Commemoratives Auction Open for Bidding Among the current auction offerings from Heritage Auctions is a special month-long auction dedicated to classic US...

Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In...
Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of the ancient Romans underwent considerable changes as the government transitioned from a republic to an empire....

Catawiki’s Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection Auction Kicks Off April 23

By Catawiki ......   Catawiki is proud to present the Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection auction, which will start on April 23 from 2:00 pm EST onwards...

Ancient Roman Coins: The Coins of Crassus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What does it take for an ancient historian to claim that you died by having molten gold poured down...
Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins...
Top 10 World Coin Highlights of Künker's January Rarity Auction

Künker Spring Auction Sales 2021: 2,300 Bidders, From 4.8 to 9.3 Million

Thanks to 2,300 bidders from all over the world, the total of Künker’s last auction sale resulted in almost twice its estimate. One reason...
Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   The cross has been the most recognizable symbol of Christianity for more than 1,600 years. But this was not...

Early Roman Numismatic Commentary on Judea

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Books and articles have been written about the Roman numismatic commentary on the Flavian victory over the Jews at...
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...

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...
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,...

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...
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...

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...