Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Impressive Choice World and Ancient Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We have been hard at work preparing our latest selection of new coins and medals - there are 397 new pieces for...
Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Overview Julius Caesar The Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar is still famous over 2,000 years after his death, though most people are probably more familiar...
Ancient Roman Medallion Brings $312,000 in Heritage Auction

Ancient Roman Medallion Brings $312,000 in Heritage Auction

One of just two known examples of a medallion from one of the best and most important collections of ancient coins ever sold through...
Ancient Roman Rarity, 1 of 2 Known, Headed to Heritage Auction

Ancient Roman Rarity, 1 of 2 Known, Headed to Heritage Auction

A medallion from one of the best and most important collections of ancient coins ever sold through Heritage Auctions could bring $200,000 USD or...
Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

The first installment of the Historical Scholar Collection was featured in its own catalog in our recent Chicago World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session,...
Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II (r. 1952–2022) and the elevation of King Charles III...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Incas had rivers full of gold and mountains full of silver, and they used gold and silver for...
Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Künker Auctions 376-378 by Künker GmbH ......   Three of the seven catalogs--with as many as 4,715 lots and a total estimate of 9 million euros--that...
Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As a divine metal, gold not only served as a store of wealth for the rulers of ancient societies...
Artifacts of Apostasy: Ancient Coins of Julian

Artifacts of Apostasy: Ancient Coins of Julian

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Historians and poets alike have all had their say about the quirks of the personality, reign,...

Harlan J. Berk’s 221st Buy or Bid Sale is Now Live

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has just launched sale 221 on their website with paper catalogs following in a few...
Eroticism on Ancient Coins

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THROUGH A LONG chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St....
Sabine Women

Octavia Minor, a Wonder of a Woman

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Caesar was exceedingly fond of his sister, who was, as the saying is, a wonder of a...
Numismatic Grab Bag - Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

Numismatic Grab Bag – Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

  In this CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted ancient coin expert Shanna Schmidt joins Charles Morgan for an episode of Numismatic Grab Bag to...
Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   IN 2007, CANADA captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100-kilogram gold piece (220.5...
Snakes on Ancient Coins

Snakes on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   This reptile, as an image of divinity and of nature, is figured both in its natural shape, and under...
CoinWeek Ancient Coins - The Legionary Denarii of Mark Antony

CoinWeek Ancient Coins – The Legionary Denarii of Mark Antony

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   On September 2, 31 BCE, a great fleet under the command of Octavian, the great-nephew and posthumously adopted...
How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   An interesting group of Roman Republican coins, serrati (saw-edged) denarii have proved to be an enigma for numismatists for...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." -- attributed to...
A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Let’s take a tour through the auction records to get a sense of the value of an ancient coin....
Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Apostate: (noun) a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. REMEMBERED AS THE “Apostate” by his enemies, and the...
The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is said that when Greece was building grand temples of white marble, the Romans were living in mud...
Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

By Alice Sharpless and Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The purpose of control marks in Roman Republican coinage is not well understood. Beginning...
The Coins That Aren't There - David Yoon, American Numismatic Society (ANS)

The Coins That Aren’t There

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has long been said that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. This...
Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Although fundamental to our discipline, one of the most difficult skills to teach aspiring Roman numismatists...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Constantine’s family was large and complex. Both he and his father had sired children with two different women, thus...
Ancient Roman Coins - Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus - Rome Mint - Struck 70 CE   Aureus Buried at Pompeii by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Mt....
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles,) who...
Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Auctions 365-367 by Künker GmbH ......   The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections...