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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... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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... 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... 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... read more »

 

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... 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.... read more »

 
 
 
 
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