Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of 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 Caria. It...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was a mountainous region in Anatolia with...

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Depending on who was in control at the time, the electrum coinage of Phokaia...

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace...

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern Aegean Sea...

Ancient Coins : Lydian Gold Considered the First Coins in the...

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Lydian Coins are considers to be the First Coins ever produced and used. The...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious archaic electrum coinage - the...

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection .........   The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, ancient coins started from...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Tumultuous History of Kamarina

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern coast of Sicily, is among...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

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

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

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

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2018 Episode 1: Amazing Mint Errors, Shipwreck Gold...

 CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with this first episode for 2018.We are excited to share with you a new crop of cool stories about some...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

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

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coins - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type. By Russell A. Augustin, AU...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ..... Aegina is a...

Ancient Roman Coin – 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 classis...

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 Roman Coins – Rome at Its Finest Under Emperor...

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 AD By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

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...

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

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

AU Capital Management: The Baldwin $10 Cowboy Gold Coin

AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the great gold coins of American history. In this...

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...

Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render unto Caesar what...

Tribute Penny - Tiberius (14-37 CE). AV aureus ). Lugdunum, ca. 18-35 CE. The same type was also issued in silver, which became known as...

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 – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

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

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...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land...

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

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