Sassanian Silver Drachms

Sassanian Silver Drachms

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Ardashir V, King of Persis, defeated Artabanus IV, the last Shahanshah (“King of Kings”) of Parthia, at the...
“Gross” Medieval European Coins

“Gross” Medieval European Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   From the end of the eighth century into the 13th, European coinage consisted primarily of small silver coins...
The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The coins of Athens are among the most popular and best known of all ancient coins – virtually...
Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Persians did not have a coinage system of their own until about 546 BCE when Cyrus the...
The Ancient Coins of Kroisos - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Kroisos

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Kroisos, King of Lydia Kroisos, the last king of the Ionian kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor, launched a...
Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins...
The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin Exhibit

The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin...

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Virtually every collector has experienced “the one that got away”. This usually involves a coin from your Wish List...

Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known...

The Coins of Caesar’s Killers

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Gaius Julius Caesar was murdered at a meeting of the Roman Senate on the Ides of March, 44...
The Coins That Killed Julius Caesar

The Coins That Killed Caesar

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The year 45 BCE ended with Gaius Julius Caesar being the most powerful man in the most powerful...
The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena), by Michael T. Shutterly

The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena)

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   A long time ago, the goddess Athena purchased the naming rights to the town now known as Athens....
The Ancient Coins of Phanes - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and...

Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with...

Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and...

Coins of the Conquerors of Rome

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, so, too, did it not fall in one. It actually...