Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including...

Athens Before the Owls: The Wappenmünzen Coins – CoinWeek Ancient Coin...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to rich silver deposits discovered at Laurion in Attica in 483 BCE, the abundant “owl” tetradrachms of Athens...

Ancient Coin Profiles: The Indenpedent Bronze Coinage of Roman Termessos

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   High in the mountains of Pisidia in Anatolia, near the Mediterranean coast of what is now southwestern Turkey), lay...

Coins of Herod the Great – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN BIBLICAL HISTORY and popular legend, Herod "the Great", Rome’s client king of Judaea from 40 to 4 BCE,...

Byzantine Coinage of the Empress Irene – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ATHENS IN THE eighth century was a provincial small town living on memories of past glories. But its aristocrats...

The Byzantine Anonymous Follis – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN THE ANCIENT world, gold and silver were the coinage of the elite, but humble copper was the coinage...

The Gaius & Lucius Denarius of Augustus – CoinWeek Ancient Coin...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   A BRILLIANT ORGANIZER and commander, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa engineered Octavian’s rise to supreme power in the waning days of...

The Daric: Persian Gold – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Achaemenid Empire of Persia ruled much of the Middle East from 550 to 330 BCE. With a diversity...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coins - LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater   Ancient Coin Profiles By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was...

Ancient Coin Profile: 9 Solidi Medallion of Constantine the Great

Gold medallions were gifts produced for the Roman emperor to bestow upon high-ranking civilian and military individuals, as well as "foreign ambassadors and chieftains...

The Grandeur That Was Rome – The Secular Games of the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Secular Games at the Circus Maximus were some of the largest and most memorable celebrations...

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

Ancient Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Ancient Coins Collection ......... The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery...

Coin Profile – The Owl of Athena (circa 449–413 BCE) Silver...

Silver tetradrachm coin depicting the owl of Athena (circa 449–413 BCE). The inscription "ΑΘΕ" is an abbreviation of ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ, which may be translated as...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Tumultuous History of Kamarina

Ancient Greek Coins of Kamarina By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern coast...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics - Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BC. AR Stater Coins of the Ancient Olympics By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC...

Ancient Roman Gold Coin – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin - Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius Roman Gold Coin By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Annia...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek Kithara...

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek Kithara or "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. The...

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...

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...

Ancient Coin Profile – Faustina the Elder Roman Imperial Gold Aureus

The Five Good Emperors and Antoninus Pius From about the end of the first century (96 CE) to near the end of the second (180),...

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...

Ancient Greek Coins – Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson Antigonus III Doson was the king of Macedon from 229 to...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... With no mass media, ancient...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Goddess Tanit on Carthaginian Gold & Silver...

Overview: Carthage At its peak, the ancient North African city of Carthage rivaled the Eternal City of Rome for military and economic control of the western...

The Salvation of Rome: Gordian III Ancient Gold Aureus at MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   Rome in the third century is a fascinating period for historians. It was a time of turmoil and encroaching chaos, but also...

Ancient Coin Profile – Decimus Albinus: The “Other Brutus” Who Stabbed...

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   Decimus Postumus Albinus Brutus was at first a loyal adherent to the great dictator Julius Caesar. The...

Apollo in Reverse: Incuse Silver Stater From Künker on MA-Shops

A simple yet intriguing design from the ancient Mediterranean   By CoinWeek ....   In Classical Antiquity, the southern part of Italy (including Sicily) was known by the...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

Sibling Lovers: Four Royal Portraits on Popular Ancient Gold Coin from...

By CoinWeek ....   The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Hellenistic Greeks from around to 305 BCE until the defeat of...