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...
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...
The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

The Archaic Smile on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues, You can tell by the way she smiled... — Bob Dylan,...

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...
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....
Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn't Quite Make It and Their Coins

Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn’t Quite Make It and Their Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This article deals with three men that, while seemingly destined to become the emperor of ancient Rome--indeed, they held...

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 Chinese Coins and the World's Oldest Mint

Ancient Chinese Coins and the World’s Oldest Mint

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In early August 2021, Han Zhao and his team of Chinese archaeologists with the State University of Zhengzhou, announced...
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...

Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In...
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...

Early Roman Numismatic Commentary on Judea

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Books and articles have been written about the Roman numismatic commentary on the Flavian victory over the Jews at...

David Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As...
The Quinarius: An Ancient Roman Coin You've Never Heard of

The Quinarius: An Ancient Roman Coin You’ve Never Heard of

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT ROME ISSUED coins for almost eight centuries. Among the bewildering variety of denominations that circulated during...
The Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

The Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Kephallenia is the sixth-largest island of Greece and the largest in the Ionian Sea. It is located opposite the...
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...
Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins...
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...
Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Fresco of dolphins, c. 1600 BCE, from Knossos, Crete By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The dolphin straddled the Greek worlds of mythology, religion, and the mundane. In...
The Hole Truth: Ancient Coins That Were Pierced

The Hole Truth: Ancient Coins That Were Pierced

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Don’t buy damaged coins. They will be impossible to sell. This was some of the best advice...
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 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...

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...

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...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of Trebizond supplies an instance, not very rare in numismatics, of a currency of great abundance remaining...

Online Resources for Researching Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   For many collectors of classic and modern American coins, the only information resource they need is the...
Special Offering of Ancient Roman Coins in Heritage Auctions Month-Long Sale

Special Offering of Ancient Roman Coins in Heritage Auctions Month-Long Sale

The Heritage Month-Long auction closing on February 28 features Part I of A Special Collection of Ancient Coins. This offering concentrates on Roman Imperial...
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...
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...

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 1: Metapontum, Heraclea, and Sybaris

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia, an area that encompassed the Greek colonies of...