Sikyon AR Stater. Circa 350-330 BC. Chimaera

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,...
Ancient Greek Coins - The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on...
Ancient Greek Coins - Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection   Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the...
Let's Talk About $20 Gold Coins: Grading, Population, and the Market

Let’s Talk About $20 Gold Coins: Grading, Population, and the Market

  In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted coin expert Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management/RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss common...
ancient grrek coins - staters of Lampsakos

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between...
Ancient Coins - The Wealth of the Persian Empire

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,...
Ancient Electrum Coins - Strength and Unity of an Empire

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   The Colosseo Collection Electrum Coins ......   The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern...
Let's Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

Let’s Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted coin expert Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management/RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss the...

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 Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered among the very first coins ever produced and used   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   The...
Ancient Coins - The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

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...
Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of Artemis - Russ Augustin, AUCM

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of...

Ancient Gold Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the The Colosseo Collection   The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious...
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....
Ancient Coins - The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity - the Athenian Owl

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the Athenian Owl

The Athenian Owl by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and...
Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

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...

The Grandeur That Was Rome – The Secular Games of the Circus Maximus

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 Roman Coins - The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Ancient Roman Coins – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Roman Coin - Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius   By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The title used on this Roman coin, praefectus...
Collecting Ancient Coins

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission by AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like...
Ancient Roman Coins - Victory Over Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards

Ancient Roman Coins – Victory Over Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards

Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   While fighting the Battle of Philippi, Octavian vowed to avenge...

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

Striated Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, coinage started from very humble beginnings....

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...

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...

When It Comes to Ancient Coins, How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coins Collecting Blog ......   The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, collectors struggled...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

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

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music With a Greek Kithara or “Guitar”

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 Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...
Ancient Coins - Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – 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...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. Ancient Roman Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Hadrian was 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...