CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards


CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

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This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, ancient coin writer Mike Markowitz gives an informative talk about ancient weight standards and how this important knowledge helps modern collectors ascertain a coin’s authenticity. From sexagesimal Babylon to the pennyweight of Medieval England, it’s a valuable deep history lesson for all of us trying to navigate a market rich in material but littered with potential fakes.

And just why is it called a Troy ounce?

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