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...
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...

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...
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 Coins and (Modern) Object Biographies

Ancient Coins and (Modern) Object Biographies

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   One way to study numismatic objects is through the lens of the anthropological/archaeological concept of object...

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...
Antiochus IV in Illinois

Antiochus IV in Illinois

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Everyone loves to find coins in unexpected places. There's a certain thrill that comes from discovering...
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...
Ancient Roman Coins - Victory Over Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards

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

Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   While fighting the Battle of Philippi, Octavian vowed to avenge...
Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

By Susan Subak .....   While coins and the hobby itself are often passed down through the generations, few people can claim almost a century of...

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,...
Tyre Shekel

Graven Images and the Coins of Ancient Tyre

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Silver shekels and half-shekels of Tyre were used by Jews in ancient Jerusalem to pay the annual Temple tribute...

Prices and Coins in the Ancient World

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   When I was a kid, I walked to school both ways! When I was younger, movie tickets were only...
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   After the denarius, the sestertius is the second most commonly recognized coin of the Roman Empire (27 BCE -...
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....
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...
Roman Gold -Tiberius (AD 14-37). AV aureus

Ancient Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar’s

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...
The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   History is a continuum and time moves linearly. Generally, as time progresses, artistic and cultural trends evolve and build...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Travels With Hadrian

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN THE ANCIENT world, travel was hazardous and uncomfortable, even for the elite. Yet remarkably, the Roman emperor Hadrian spent...

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...
Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage - Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek

Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Over the roughly one thousand years that followed the overthrew of the last king in 509 BCE, Rome underwent...
“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)....
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...
The Mystery of the Double-Headed Coins of Ancient Istros

The Mystery of the Double-Headed Coins of Ancient Istros

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Istros, also known as Histria, was an ancient Greek colony located on the western Dobrudja coast of the Black...
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...
The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The coins of Athens are among the most popular and best known of all ancient coins – virtually...
The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than a thousand years, had one of the most monetized...

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...
Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of the ancient Romans underwent considerable changes as the government transitioned from a republic to an empire....
Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   The cross has been the most recognizable symbol of Christianity for more than 1,600 years. But this was not...