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From Republic to Empire: The Story of the Roman Denarius, Part II

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I * * * The Age of the Oligarchs: 154 BCE – 105 BCE The Romans overthrew their...
Tyrant Collection. Image: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.

Tyrant Collection Rare Egyptian Coins at ANA Convention

Multi-million-dollar Tyrants of the Nile exhibit features 350 superb quality coins dating back more than 2,300 years displayed together for the first time   Historic rare...
“Post-reform laureate,” (d.c.) after 294. Bronze, Ticinum mint (16mm., 1,17g.) VTILITAS PVBLICA. Image: Savoca Numismatik GmbH & Co. KG.

The Great Reformer: The Coins of Diocletian

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ABUNDANT AND complex coins of Diocletian document a period of profound change in Roman history. In November 284, Roman...
Hannibal tormented Rome in 218 BC. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

From Republic to Empire: The Story of the Roman Denarius, Part I

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   What is the Roman denarius and where did it come from? How did it change over the nearly...
Antoninus Pius. Image Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

The Coins of Antoninus Pius

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history; which is, indeed, little...
Roman House Gods on Coins.

Roman Household Gods on Coins

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Most people who are even remotely familiar with the Roman Empire can name some of the gods that...
100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 3rd Edition.

First Read: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Third Edition

Review by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   With nearly six decades of experience in the business, Chicago coin dealer Harlan J. Berk is a well...
The image of Jesus as it appeared on a gold coin from the Byzantine empire.

Jesus Christ on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   As with politicians, nothing is more important to gods than image ... Perhaps this is the secret...
Figure 5. SITNAM 55811488, Lanz Nov 14. Denarius, RRC 313/1b (106 BCE). 3.7g. Obverse control mark: P. Same reverse as Fig. 6.

More Roman Republican Coin Issues Added to RRDP

By Alice Sharpless for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... Another batch of Roman Republican coin types has just been released to the Roman Republican Die...
Griffins on Ancient Coins. Image: Adobe Stock / Numismatica Ars Classica / CoinWeek.

Griffins on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   But in the north of Europe there is by far the most gold. In this matter again I cannot...
The House of Valentinian - Ancient Byzantine coins.

The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...
10 Beautiful women on ancient coins.

Not Just a Pretty Face: 10 Beautiful Women on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ..... Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. — John Keats,...

Breakaway Empire: Coins of the Gallic Emperors

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   FOR FOURTEEN YEARS during the late third century (260 - 274 CE), the western provinces of the Roman Empire...

Dates on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ..... “Why put a date on a coin?” Most suggest that the mint used a date to monitor...
American Numismatic Society Longtable Episode #155.

Changes in the Use of Roman Money: Long Table 155 With Maria Cristina Molinari

  Hoards dating to the third century BCE and associated with the establishment of sacred spaces have been found throughout the Romanized areas of the...

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