Ancient Coins – 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...

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). -- Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN...

Imperial Wannabes: The Ancient Coinage of Roman Usurpers

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   IMPERIAL ROME NEVER REALLY solved the problem of orderly succession to power. The “normal” pattern of inheritance...

Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coinage of Armenia

By Mike Markowitz ....   The Armenians have been described through the centuries as adaptable, resilient, enterprising and steadfast. How they managed to survive while larger...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Terrible Ninth Century

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEDIEVALISTS would be hard pressed to name one thing that happened between the years...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coinage of Yemen

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The ancient coinage of Southern Arabia is one of the most obscure branches of numismatics. In origin...

Building Museums One Coin at a Time: Mike Markowitz Interviews David...

By CoinWeek ....   Earlier this year, Charles teamed up with CoinWeek's resident Ancient Coin expert Mike Markowitz to check out the New York International Numismatic...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series – Million Dollar Ancients (and a Few...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   AN ARABIAN GULF OIL SHEIK. A RETIRED software executive. A Russian oligarch. A prominent surgeon. Buyers of rare and...

CoinWeek Ancients Video: The Dekadrachm – Quarter Million Dollar Ancient Coin

 CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz joins David Guest at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) to discuss one of the most famous and...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Mark Antony’s Legionary Denarius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Those very things that procured him ill repute bear witness to his greatness... Antony was thought disgraced by his...

Does This Toga Make Me Look Fat? Clothing on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   And if any man will sue thee at law and take away thy coat , let him...

God of Money: Hermes on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Muse, sing in honor of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Kyllene, lord of...

The Image of Jesus on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Lions on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Hektor came on against them, as a murderous lions on cattle who in a low-lying meadow of a great marsh...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Heroic Nudity on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   It hardly needs repeating here that the gap between ancient and modern sensibilities is unbridgeable. -- Caroline Vout...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common...

The Star and Crescent on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   OUR MOON IS SOLID, NOT transparent. So it is impossible for a star to appear between the...

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...

CAPTA: The Coinage of Roman Imperial Conquest

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Normans in Sicily

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS, THE Norman conquest of England in 1066 is one of the most memorized events in Western...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   BRICKS WERE PROBABLY the first mass-produced industrial product. Cast bronze arrowheads, produced by the millions, might well have been...

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FOR MUCH OF HUMAN HISTORY, WARFARE has absorbed our resources, energy and creativity. War is much older...

Why Hollywood Gets Ancient Coins Wrong

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   I have endured what no one on earth has endured before. I kissed the hands of the...

Dogs on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches...

Comets and Meteorites on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek ....   Ancient Coin Series THE NIGHT SKY WAS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to ancient people. This can be hard for us to understand,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven...

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ... sport with the passions and prejudices of his subjects, and to subvert every law of nature...