Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered to be among the very first coins ever produced and used. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo...

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

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 Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BCE, Stater Alexander the Great by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management,...

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...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

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

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

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

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

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 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 Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

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

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek Kithara...

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 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 Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render Unto Caesar...

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 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 Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... As illustrated from The Colosseo Collection ...... Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state...

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

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

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

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

Wow! $1,000 Gold Coin Box – with Russ Augustin – ANA...

  Coin dealer Russ Augustin shows us a scarce Lonson $1,000 gold coin box. Boxes like this were used by banks at the end of...

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

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

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 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 cities...

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...

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 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 – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins and The Colosseo Collection ...By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Depending on who was in control at the time, the...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...

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 the...

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 connotation...