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...

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...

Special Heritage Auctions This Week Feature Classic Commemoratives, Ancient Roman Coins

May 15 Classic Commemoratives Auction Open for Bidding Among the current auction offerings from Heritage Auctions is a special month-long auction dedicated to classic US...
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...
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...

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...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coins - LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater   Ancient Coin Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Julian the Apostate

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Apostate: (noun) a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. REMEMBERED AS THE “Apostate” by his enemies, and the...

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...
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...
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...
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 Coins - The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity - the Athenian Owl

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the Athenian Owl

The Athenian Owl by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and...
Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   IN 2007, CANADA captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100-kilogram gold piece (220.5...
Künker eLive Auction 71 of Ancient and World Coins is Online

Künker eLive Auction 71 of Ancient and World Coins is Online

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The Künker eLive Auction 71 is online. More than 3,200 lots with coins and medals from the ancient world to modern...
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...
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 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...
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...

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...
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...
Stack's Bowers 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - Fantastic Sicilian Ancient Gold Coin With Mid-18th Century Pedigree

Fantastic Ancient Sicilian Gold Coin With 18th Century Pedigree in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   In addition to an exemplary live session of ancient coins, the upcoming Stack's Bowers...
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...

David Jacobson Wins American Israel Numismatic Association 2021 Shekel Prize

David Jacobson, Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, has won the Shekel Prize Medal, awarded by the American Israel Numismatic...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...
Harlan J. Berk's 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

Harlan J. Berk’s 216th Buy or Bid Sale Closing Tuesday, July 27

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd .....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. closes its 216th Buy or Bid Sale this Tuesday, July 27, at 4 PM Central...
Classical Numismatic Group Announced as Official Auction Partner for 2022 National Money Show

CNG Brings Bressett Collection to Auction at ANA Money Show

Classical Numismatic Group LLC (CNG) is offering the British and Ancient collections of legendary numismatist Kenneth Bressett in a series of Keystone Auctions set...
ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

ANS Honors Dr. Sophia D. Kremydi With Prestigious Huntington Award

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Archer Milton Huntington Medal Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in numismatic scholarship,...
CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

By Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) ......   Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) is canceling our feature auction Keystone 3, which was to take place this Wednesday, February...
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,...