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...

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...

Ancient Roman Gold Coin – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin - Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius Roman Gold Coin By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Annia...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

Ancient Coins – The Invention and Importance of Striated Coins

Striated Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, coinage started from very humble beginnings....
Sikyon AR Stater. Circa 350-330 BC. Chimaera

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries,...
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...
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...
Steve Benner: Ten Ancient Coins I'd Love to Own

Steve Benner: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Like most coin collectors, I have a list of coins I want to own. The list I plan to cover...
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...
Trees on Ancient Coins - CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series, by Mike Markowitz

Trees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE lived close to nature. Long before they built temples of stone, they worshipped their...
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 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...
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...

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...

Ancient Roman Coins: The Coins of Crassus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What does it take for an ancient historian to claim that you died by having molten gold poured down...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...
Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. Ancient Roman Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Hadrian was the...
EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World's Fair of Money

EID MAR Denarius Offered by Heritage Auctions at ANA World’s Fair of Money

The EID MAR denarius, undoubtedly the most historically important of all ancient coins, is the only Roman coin to mention a specific date, the...
The Ancient Coins of Kroisos - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Kroisos

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Kroisos, King of Lydia Kroisos, the last king of the Ionian kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor, launched a...
Numismatic Grab Bag - Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

Numismatic Grab Bag – Five Ancient Coins With Shanna Schmidt

  In this CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted ancient coin expert Shanna Schmidt joins Charles Morgan for an episode of Numismatic Grab Bag to...
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 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...
On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

On Ancient Mintmarks and Determining an Ancient Coin’s Origin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most basic tasks of a numismatist is the identification of coins. While correctly attributing the denomination, issuing...
Pigs on Ancient Coins - CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz

This Little Piggy Went to Market: Boars, Hogs, Sows and Piglets on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   INTELLIGENT, ADAPTABLE, AND omnivorous, pigs have long been companions to humans. We know from cave paintings that...