Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Let’s take a tour through the auction records to get a sense of the value of an ancient coin....
Sassanian Silver Drachms

Sassanian Silver Drachms

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Ardashir V, King of Persis, defeated Artabanus IV, the last Shahanshah (“King of Kings”) of Parthia, at the...
How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

How Were Roman Serrate Coins Made and Why?

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   An interesting group of Roman Republican coins, serrati (saw-edged) denarii have proved to be an enigma for numismatists for...
CoinWeek Ancient Coins - The Anonymous Folles of Byzantium

CoinWeek Ancient Coins – The Anonymous Folles of Byzantium

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Imperial Byzantine coinage served both economic and propaganda purposes. The coins routinely identified the reigning emperor or empress...
Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast- Episode 1

Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast – Episode 1

In the upcoming season of the CoinWeek Podcast, ancient coin expert Aaron Berk (Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.) will appear as a recurring guest alongside...
CoinWeek Ancient Coins - The Legionary Denarii of Mark Antony

CoinWeek Ancient Coins – The Legionary Denarii of Mark Antony

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   On September 2, 31 BCE, a great fleet under the command of Octavian, the great-nephew and posthumously adopted...
Snakes on Ancient Coins

Snakes on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   This reptile, as an image of divinity and of nature, is figured both in its natural shape, and under...
ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society's Richard Ashton With Festschrift

ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society’s Richard Ashton With Festschrift

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton has now appeared and is...
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...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Iconoclasts - Michael Shutterly

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Iconoclasts

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Iconoclastic Controversy was a period of near civil war in the Byzantine Empire that began in about...
Collecting Ancient Coins in an Era of Import Restrictions

Collecting Ancient Coins in an Era of Import Restrictions

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Ask a collector of ancient coins if they have ever bought a coin from an overseas vendor, and you...
Shanna Schmidt, Numismatica Ars Classica to Make Annoucement at ANA World's Fair

Shanna Schmidt, Numismatica Ars Classica to Make Annoucement at ANA World’s Fair

By Shanna Schmidt - Owner, Shanna Schmidt Numismatics Inc. ......   Hello everyone, I wanted to officially invite everyone to the event where a new partnership...
ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication of In the Treasure Room of the Sakra King: Votive Coinage from Gandhāran...
Sabine Women

Octavia Minor, a Wonder of a Woman

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Caesar was exceedingly fond of his sister, who was, as the saying is, a wonder of a...
NAC, Shanna Schmidt Join Forces to Found NAC USA

NAC, Shanna Schmidt Join Forces to Found NAC USA

Anyone who’s interested in high-quality ancient and Italian coins will be familiar with the auction house Numismatica Ars Classica (NAC) located in London, Zurich,...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Celtiberians

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Celtiberians

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   AT THE BEGINNING of recorded history, the Iberian Peninsula was inhabited by a variety of peoples. Iberians, who spoke a...
A Visit to Patara, Eight NLG Awards Among News at ANS

A Visit to Patara, Eight NLG Awards Among News at ANS

American Numismatic Society in Lycia By Ute Wartenberg - President and Research Curator, American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As part of a longer trip abroad, American...
ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University are pleased to announce the launch of...
Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

Five Ancient Gold Coins and the Stories They Tell

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As a divine metal, gold not only served as a store of wealth for the rulers of ancient societies...

Harlan J. Berk’s 221st Buy or Bid Sale is Now Live

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has just launched sale 221 on their website with paper catalogs following in a few...
Artifacts of Apostasy: Ancient Coins of Julian

Artifacts of Apostasy: Ancient Coins of Julian

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Historians and poets alike have all had their say about the quirks of the personality, reign,...

Éditions Victor Gadoury Autumn Sale October 15 – Rarities From All Around the World

The Sale On 15 October, Éditions Victor Gadoury will hold their traditional autumn coin auction sale. There is a wealth of high-quality coin rarities on...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Money Before Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Incas had rivers full of gold and mountains full of silver, and they used gold and silver for...
Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Ancient Showpieces From Köhlmoos, Salton Collections at Künker

Künker Auctions 376-378 by Künker GmbH ......   Three of the seven catalogs--with as many as 4,715 lots and a total estimate of 9 million euros--that...
Morgan Dollars and Ancient Coins Offered by David Lawrence

Morgan Dollars and Ancient Coins Offered by David Lawrence

Sunday Auction #1244 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 575 total lots - including more than 250 No...
Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast - Episode 2

Aaron Berk: Ancient Coin Podcast – Episode 2

In the upcoming season of the CoinWeek Podcast, ancient coin expert Aaron Berk (Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.) will appear as a recurring guest alongside...
Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

Heroes and Villains on Circulating Coins and Banknotes

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II (r. 1952–2022) and the elevation of King Charles III...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * Troas, unlike the subject of my previous...
Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

Heritage to Offer Ancient Coin Historical Scholar Collection, Part 2

The first installment of the Historical Scholar Collection was featured in its own catalog in our recent Chicago World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session,...