Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." -- attributed to...
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...
A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Let’s take a tour through the auction records to get a sense of the value of an ancient coin....
Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Apostate: (noun) a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. REMEMBERED AS THE “Apostate” by his enemies, and the...
Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   In this article, I want to cover some of the ancient Greek helmets that can be found on ancient...
ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Archer Milton Huntington Medal Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in numismatic scholarship,...
The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is said that when Greece was building grand temples of white marble, the Romans were living in mud...
Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

Die Marks and the Organization of the Roman Mint: An RRDP Case Study

By Alice Sharpless and Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The purpose of control marks in Roman Republican coinage is not well understood. Beginning...
CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

 The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...

Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered among the very first coins ever produced and used   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   The...
The Coins That Aren't There - David Yoon, American Numismatic Society (ANS)

The Coins That Aren’t There

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has long been said that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. This...
The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Situated on an important trade route between the Greek mainland and Ionian colonies in Turkey, the island of Rhodes...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of an owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...
Künker eLive Auction 71 of Ancient and World Coins is Online

Künker eLive Auction 71 of Ancient and World Coins is Online

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The Künker eLive Auction 71 is online. More than 3,200 lots with coins and medals from the ancient world to modern...
Regent Collection of Australian Gold at Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coin Event

Regent Collection of Australian Gold at Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coin Event

Central States auction also features magnificent trove of British coins   The Regent Collection, one of the finest selections of early Australian gold ever assembled, will...
Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Although fundamental to our discipline, one of the most difficult skills to teach aspiring Roman numismatists...
Mythology and Ancient Coins

Mythology and Ancient Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The mythology of ancient Greece and Rome is vast, and many volumes have been written on it over the...
Ancient Coins - The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

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 Coin Profiles: Greece - Theban Silver Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Overview Thebes Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world....
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Family of Constantine the Great

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Constantine’s family was large and complex. Both he and his father had sired children with two different women, thus...
Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The Kingdom of Sophene is another one of those ancient countries that has not received very much attention from...
Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of Artemis - Russ Augustin, AUCM

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of...

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...
The Ancient Coins of Mithridates

The Ancient Coins of Mithridates

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Mithridates VI Eupator (b.120 - d.63 BCE) was born into Pontic royalty under an auspicious sign. Justinus relays, in...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles,) who...
Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Auctions 365-367 by Künker GmbH ......   The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections...
The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   I consider myself well-read in ancient Greek history, but I have to admit that I wasn’t very familiar with...
Ancient Coins - The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity - the Athenian Owl

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the Athenian Owl

The Athenian Owl by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and...
NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...
Classical Numismatic Group Announced as Official Auction Partner for 2022 National Money Show

CNG Brings Bressett Collection to Auction at ANA Money Show

Classical Numismatic Group LLC (CNG) is offering the British and Ancient collections of legendary numismatist Kenneth Bressett in a series of Keystone Auctions set...