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 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....

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of...

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination Oinoanda Didrachms By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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 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: 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,...

Roman Coin Profile – Sestertius of Agrippina Senior

By Geoffrey Cope - Petitioncrown.com ........   “It was, in my eyes, the perfect coin” The Love of a remarkable ageless Sestertius of Agrippina Senior. Now...

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister connotation...

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,...

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 – Agathokles’ Victory

Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BCE. Silver Tetradrachm By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of...

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...

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...

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 Coin Profiles: Greece – Kingdom of Macedon Gold Stater

Overview: Macedon The Kingdom of Macedon was considered a barbaric place by the cultivated Greeks of Attica (such as the Athenians) and the Peloponnese (such as...

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 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 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...