Ancient Coins

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows’ “Explorator”. The headline “Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre” was bolstered by a coin image purportedly representing a four-year-old archaeological […]

By December 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Aurora Collection One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years

The Aurora Collection One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years

The Aurora Collection – The New York Sale XXXII One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years Estimated to achieve over $1,000,000, seventy extremely rare Roman coins, many with provenance from well-known collections and important European auctions, will be brought to the market by Baldwin’s, in […]

By December 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Galleries ……….. Rhodes was one of the great maritime cities of the Greek world, located on a spearhead-shaped island of the same name in the eastern Aegean Sea. Myth has it the island was born of a union between the sun god Helios and the nymph Rhode, who gave […]

Ancient Coins: After 107 years, The Hidden Mystery of the Hadrian Exercitus Britannicus is Revealed

Ancient Coins: After 107 years, The Hidden Mystery of the Hadrian Exercitus Britannicus is Revealed

In Bank Leu Auction 25 of ancient coins, which took place on 23 April 1980, one of the coins, lot 305, was a really incredible Sestertius of Hadrian with a reverse of the Exercitus Britannicus. In many ways this is the most important and evocative Roman coin relating to Britain in existence. It was estimated […]

By November 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. On 14th October 2013, on the occasion of auction sale 215, Gorny & Mosch sold a unique medallion of Constantine the Great that had been issued to celebrate his jubilee. After a fierce bidding fight, the piece changed hands for 644,000* euros. ( $886,079.00 USD) 26.77 g is […]

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients ……… This month, NGC Ancients examines the evolution of Roman gold coins from the end of the Republic to the fourth century. One thing that has remained constant throughout history is the value placed on gold. In ancient as well as modern times, gold coinage was used for both ceremonial and […]

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Classical Coin News The sweet and seemingly innocent young lady depicted on this coin played a not-inconsequential role in the most bizarre reign in Roman history. The daughter of Rome’s Praetorian prefect, Julia Cornelia Paula was betrothed and married to the newly installed emperor Elagabalus in the summer of […]

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ………. In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today. Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild’s answer to the government’s motion to strike the ACCG defense, United States Attorney […]

By October 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
A World of Money – Ancient Coins: The Flavian Amphitheatre

A World of Money – Ancient Coins: The Flavian Amphitheatre

Titus (AD 79-81). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 26.90 gm, 6h). Rome, AD 80-81. Oblique overhead view of the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater); the exterior displaying four tiers of arches, the top three containing statuary, and the interior showing spectators arrayed in sectioned seating; to the left, fountain on base (Meta Sudans); on right, porticoed building (Baths of […]

By September 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Roman Empire was the keystone of modern Western civilization. Language, religion, the arts and sciences, law and many other fields have been deeply influenced by their civilization which flourished over two thousand years ago. Money, the foundation of any modern economy, was a concept invented by the Greeks and revolutionized by the […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Suggestions that we are motivated by failure, jealousy, loneliness, […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Roman Coins at their Best in the Gorny & Mosch October Ancient Coins Auction

Roman Coins at their Best in the Gorny & Mosch October Ancient Coins Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Roman coins in finest quality are offered by the Old Sable Collection, opener of the Gorny & Mosch auction week in October. Apart from that, the range of offer is both interesting and ample in general, whether in regard to ancient, medieval or modern coins. 4,900 lots with […]

By August 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: Rare Macedonian Tetradrachm tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia.

Ancient Coins: Rare Macedonian Tetradrachm tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia.

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. A rare Macedonian tetradrachm, minted around 147 B. C., tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia. The rarity is to be auctioned off in the upcoming Künker autumn auction sale to be conducted between the 7th and the 11th October 2013. In the […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. That was the rarest stephanephoric tetradrachm of all: the enigmatic coin with the only known coin portrait of a Pergamene ruler alive obtained 170,000 euros in the recent Lanz auction sale. 170,000 euros (195,500 euros with buyer’s premium included) is a remarkable price for a remarkable coin. It […]

Morton & Eden To Sell Rare Ptolemy V Tetradrachm From Acre

Morton & Eden To Sell Rare Ptolemy V Tetradrachm From Acre

Historically important coin recalls troubled king who lost his rule of Judaea An exceptionally rare coin struck in the year that the boy king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, was defeated in battle and forced to relinquish his rule of Judaea is among the important Greek coins to be sold by specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden. […]

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients Throughout the course of Roman history, a vast number of rulers and other members of the elite classes appeared on the coinage of the realm. Some of these portraits were strikingly rendered and stand as masterpieces of ancient art. A particularly interesting field of study within this genre is portraits that […]

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified translation click HERE. On October 31, […]

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan J. Berk – Interviewer: David Lisot ………. Harlan Berk has bought and sold major ancient coin rarities for decades. He shares his perspective of the prices for top quality ancients as well as how technology has changed the way ancient coins are sold. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 April 24-27, 2013 Schaumburg, IL […]

By April 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Collectors Guild and Legislation Affecting Ancient Coin Importation. VIDEO: 2:45.

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild and Legislation Affecting Ancient Coin Importation. VIDEO: 2:45.

Wayne Sayles, Executive Director, Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Interviewer: David Lisot Recent legislation has made it very difficult to import ancient coins into the United States because different countries claim ownership to coins from their territory. The Supreme Court declined to rule on this issue from a case brought to the court by the Ancient […]

By April 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
“Coins of the Holy Land” New Book Released at 2013 CICF in Chicago. VIDEO: 3:31

“Coins of the Holy Land” New Book Released at 2013 CICF in Chicago. VIDEO: 3:31

A landmark book has been published by the American Numismatic Society and edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows based on the collection of coins of the Holy Land of Abraham and Mariam Sofaer. David Hendin talks about the significance of the book, the people involved, and what was involved in bringing it to publication. […]

By April 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Single gold dinar alone estimated at £280,000 Specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell three of the earliest and rarest Islamic gold coins in a sale of Important Coins of the Islamic World on Monday April 22. Struck only a few decades after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the coins tell the story […]

By April 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. 57,500 euros for an aureus of Augustus, 80,500 euros for Septimius Severus and Otho, nearly 53,000 euros for Diocletian – right now, Roman gold reaches maximum prices.* In addition, the results for Greek and Roman coins were not to be sniffed at, either. Between March 4 and 7, […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By by Joe Jaroch – Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ………. Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the US mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

By March 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian import restrictions on ordinary coins that are freely […]

By February 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It was one of these auctions collectors love: In auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz items from old collections gathered with taste and dedication were sold. And no investors ballooned the prices to absurd spheres. Auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz in Munich was an auction collectors dream of! Among […]

Goldbergs to Auction Landmark Collection of Ancient Coins: Hunter Sale on Feb. 5th in Los Angeles

Goldbergs to Auction Landmark Collection of Ancient Coins: Hunter Sale on Feb. 5th in Los Angeles

On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, the firm of Ira & Larry Goldberg will auction one of the most excellent collections of ancient coins to be offered in recent decades, “The Hunter Collection.” There are more than 250 gold, silver and bronze coins in the sale. While the sale as a whole may realize millions, there are […]

By January 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six important coin collections and countless smaller ones are hidden in the six auction catalogs illustrating the items to be auctioned off by Osnabruck auction house Künker between March 11 and 16, 2013. The scope ranges from ancient times to present, with a significant focus on the Middle Ages.   These are not mere auction […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowersand Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of over 4,000 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money at the Official NYINC Auction, January 8-14, 2013. The four-day auction event offers catalogs spotlighting a multitude of collections and highlights, including The Robert O. Ebert Collection. Comprised of over 1,700 gold, silver and bronze […]

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics There was great applause when lot number 439 was finally knocked down on November 27, 2012 at the ritzy Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Why? Because this most spectacular of the impressive lots from the Islamic coins section brought […]

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

London – A gold coin discovered near the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire, bearing Richard III’s personal emblem of the boar, has sold for £36,000 to a private collector, against a pre-sale estimate of £12-15,000 at Spink in London. It went under the hammer in Spink’s Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and […]

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