CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Last Ancient Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   "What was the last ancient coin?" The question is unanswerable. There was no "last” ancient coin, just as there...

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...
Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Much has been written by eminent numismatists and religious scholars on the biblical significance of the shekels of Tyre....

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 struggled...
Harlan J. Berk 217th Buy or Bid Sale of Ancient Coins and Antiquities Preview

Harlan J. Berk 217th Buy or Bid Sale of Ancient Coins and Antiquities Preview

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd .....   Harlan J. Berk Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of its 217th Buy or Bid Sale. This sale...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Aksum, by Mike Markowitz

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH inland from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...
CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

Surging demand for quality Ancient and World coins pushed Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118, held September 13-14 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to over...
Trees on Ancient Coins - CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series, by Mike Markowitz

Trees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE lived close to nature. Long before they built temples of stone, they worshipped their...

Roman Coin Profile – Sestertius of Agrippina Senior

A remarkable ageless sestertius of Agrippina the Elder, now given a new provenance   By Geoffrey Cope - Petitioncrown.com ........   “It was, in my eyes, the perfect...
Strong Lineup of Ancient and World Coins Feature at September CNG Sale - Happening Now

Strong Lineup of Ancient and World Coins Features at September CNG Sale – Happening...

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As of Friday, August 6, 2021, Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118 has been open for online bidding....
Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   A scientist need not be chastised for every error. Neither should every archaeologist, numismatist, or historian. But when the...

Ancient Coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics - Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BCE. AR Stater Coins of the Ancient Olympics by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

Representations of Justice on Coins and Medals

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Since ancient times, justice has been one of the fundamental concepts of civilized society. Through the...
Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

Ancient Electrum Coins: The Case for Manufactured Alloys

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 2016, archeologists discovered a small golden bead (3.175 mm, 0.148 g) while digging in the ancient village of...
Weapons on Ancient Coins

Weapons on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT GREEK ARMIES fought mainly with the spear. Roman legions fought mostly with the sword. Persians fought...
Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

Coinage in the Roman Provinces: ANS Conference Highlights, Part 3

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Part 1 | Part 2 The third and final day of the conference, chaired by Joel Allen...
“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

“Top Ten” Ancient Coins of 1974 Revisited

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The magazine Numismatic Scrapbook was published from 1935 to 1976 at Chicago by printer and collector Lee Hewitt (1911-1987)....
Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   As mentioned in Part 1, Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia. Lucania was located...
LGBTQ+ Representation on Ancient Coins and Tokens

LGBTQ+ Representation on Ancient Coins and Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   While Pride month is over, I feel it would be interesting to dive into the history of LGBTQ+ representations...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music With a Greek Kithara or “Guitar”

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 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...
David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, Selected 2021 Numismatist of the Year

David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, Selected 2021 Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) congratulates David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director and Finalizer, on being selected the 2021 Numismatist of the Year by the American...
Ancient Coins - Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – 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...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial – Antioch Tetradrachm of Augustus

Overview: This tetradrachm (a silver four-drachmae coin), issued around the year 2 BCE, is from the Greco-Roman city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes in what is now southern...
Stack's Bowers 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - Fantastic Sicilian Ancient Gold Coin With Mid-18th Century Pedigree

Fantastic Ancient Sicilian Gold Coin With 18th Century Pedigree in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   In addition to an exemplary live session of ancient coins, the upcoming Stack's Bowers...
EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World's Fair of Money

EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World’s Fair of Money

The EID MAR denarius, undoubtedly the most historically important of all ancient coins, is the only Roman coin to mention a specific date, the...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...
Harlan J. Berk's 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

Harlan J. Berk’s 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd .....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. closes its 216th Buy or Bid Sale this Tuesday, July 27, at 4 PM Central...

Developments and Preliminary Release for the Roman Republican Die Project

By Lucia Carbone and Liv M. Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Nearly three decades ago, Richard Schaefer began collecting images of Roman Republican...

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

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