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...

Ancient Greek Coins – Agathokles’ Victory

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

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...

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new,...

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection .....   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling...

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, the...

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 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 : 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 First...

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 &...

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 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 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 Greek Coins – Kamarina’s Tumultuous History

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

Ancient coins – Coinage of the 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 the few ancient...

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...

Ancient Greek Coins – Front Facing Portraiture

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

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

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

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

HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AV Aureus (7.19 g, 6h). Struck 124-128 AD. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   Hadrian was the third of the...

Ancient Roman Coins – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   After the death of his father, Pompey the Great, in 48 BCE,...

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 and...

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,...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ....   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities of the ancient...

AU Capital Management Acquires Unparalleled Collection of California Fractional Gold...

AU Capital Management has announced that it has acquired and is offering for sale on its website an unparalleled collection of more than 300...

The Pogue Collection – Price Performance & Investing in the Top...

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management.... At the Sotheby’s York Avenue location in New York City last week, the important sale of the D....

Historic Pioneer Gold Collection To be Displayed At FUN Convention

by Al Doyle ........... It's almost a given in modern numismatics. Top-level collections are sold by major auction houses, as exemplified by the ongoing dispersal...