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 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 Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Stack's Bowers Sells Over $20 Million in World and Ancient Coins at New York International Auction

Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $20 Million in World and Ancient Coins at New York...

NYINC’s Highest Grossing Auction and Highest Priced Individual Lot   Following a record-breaking year in 2021, the World and Ancient Coin Department at Stack’s Bowers Galleries...
Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

Ancient Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Ancient Coins Collection .........   The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery...
Coins and Their Target Audiences in the Roman Empire

Coins and Their Target Audiences in the Roman Empire

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I spend a lot of time thinking about the significance and intent behind certain images on...

The Grandeur That Was Rome – The Secular Games of the Circus Maximus

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Secular Games at the Circus Maximus were some of the largest and most memorable celebrations...
Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

Coins of the Persian Kings of Kings

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Persians did not have a coinage system of their own until about 546 BCE when Cyrus the...
Hey! There’s a Bug on My Ancient Coin

Hey! There’s a Bug on My Ancient Coin

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Introduction I have seen several articles on ancient coins discussing animals such as mammals and birds, but it’s time the...
Aaron Berk Launches Educational Ancient Coin Podcast

Aaron Berk Launches Educational Ancient Coin Podcast

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd .....   Aaron Berk and Mike Nottelmann are proud to announce the launch of a new video podcast. The Ancient Coin...
Ancient Roman Coins - The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Ancient Roman Coins – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Roman Coin - Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius   By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The title used on this Roman coin, praefectus...
Collecting Ancient Coins

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission by AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like...
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...
Stack's Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

Stack’s Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   No ancient Greek city-state captures the modern imagination quite like Athens. Though...
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...
NGC Ancients - Coinage of Larissa

NGC Ancients – Coinage of Larissa

Coins of the Greek city of Larissa are among the most beautiful of the ancient world   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Located in central Greece,...
The Ancient Celtic Coinage of Britain

The Ancient Celtic Coinage of Britain

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FOR ANCIENT GREEKS and Romans, Britain was a mysterious land at the northern edge of the world. As...
Impressive Roman Gold Aureus Headlines New York International Numismatic Convention Auction

Impressive Roman Gold Aureus Headlines New York International Numismatic Convention Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will once again...
Ancient Roman Coins Highlight Heritage Showcase Auctions

Ancient Roman Coins Highlight Heritage Showcase Auctions

Ed's Treasures Ancient Coins Showcase The Ed's Treasures Collection of Ancient Coins Showcase auction comes from a single collection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins....
Twelve Caesars Collection of Roman Coins Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Twelve Caesars Collection of Roman Coins Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1199 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 545 total lots - including 25 Vault Values and 155...

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...
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...
ANS Announces Winner of Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics

ANS Announces Winner of Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics

In 2020, Carole Anne Menzi Collier established the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics at the American Numismatic Society (ANS), a new award offered for...
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 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...
Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

By David Hendin .....   Dear Friends: I am proud to announce the Sixth Edition of Guide to Biblical Coins, published this month by the American Numismatic...
The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

The Gold Coins of Ancient Carthage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Phoenician traders first landed in northern Tunis and founded Qart-Ḥadašt or the “New City” in the second half of...
Tauler and Fau Auction 96 of Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins Open Through Nov. 3

Tauler and Fau Auction 96 of Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins Open Through Nov....

Auction 96 from Tauler and Fau features 273 lots and closes on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, beginning at 04:00 p.m. (Central European Time), exclusively...
World and Ancient Coins Heritage Signature Auction, Platinum Night Open for Bidding

World and Ancient Coins Heritage Signature Auction, Platinum Night Open for Bidding

Following our most successful ANA World's Fair of Money auction--as well as an already record-breaking year--Heritage Auctions is proud to present our October 28-29...
Music on Ancient Coins

Music on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MUSIC IS MUCH older than civilization — it may be as old as language itself. The earliest...