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 -...
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...
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 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...
Künker eLive Auction 70 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Tuesday

Künker eLive Auction 70 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Tuesday

This Tuesday, as part of the digital World Money Fair, Künker eLive Auction 70 begins. You can expect over 1,900 lot numbers from...
Heritage Offers Werner Collection of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Coins

Heritage Offers Werner Collection of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Coins

The Werner Collection of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Coins ranges over more than 1,600 years of Roman and Byzantine history, from the Republican period...
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...
Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 361-367 Now Online

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 361-367 Now Online

Künker Auctions 361-367 by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The catalogues of our Spring Auction Sales 361-367 are online. In the Spring of 2022,...
Short Timers on Ancient Coins: The Briefest Reigns of Roman Emperors

Short Timers on Ancient Coins: The Briefest Reigns of Roman Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. —Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II (1597) ROMAN EMPERORS RARELY wore an...
ANS Announces Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics

ANS Announces Andrew M. Burnett Chair of Roman Numismatics

The newly endowed Chair of Roman Numismatics is named in honor of renowned numismatist, scholar, and ANS Board of Trustees Vice President Andrew M....
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...