Tag: Ancient coins

‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ To Be Auctioned In London On October 2nd

‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ To Be Auctioned In London On October 2nd

A unique gold coin of the enigmatic Greco-Baktrian ruler Sophytes, which may very well be the first ever Hellenistic gold issue, is to be auctioned in London on October 2nd and is expected to fetch £200,000. Roma Numismatics’ second public auction of Ancient Coins on 2 October will feature a unique gold coin of the […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Auction 71 Announced

Baldwin’s Auction 71 Announced

Baldwin’s auction 71, the second of two official Coinex auctions, contains an array of high quality, interesting pieces from the Indian, Ancient and Islamic worlds and is set to be one of the most spectacular sales of the Coinex season.  Held in the CIPFA Conference Centre on the 29th September the auction starts at 10.00am […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s London Auction 70 Preview

Baldwin’s London Auction 70 Preview

The first of Baldwin’s two official Coinex auctions will be held on the 28th September this year and will include a spectacular selection of Ancient and British Coins, Military and Commemorative Medals and South African Banknotes, Coins and Medals. Numerous lots in the sale carry some fascinating historical references and are sure to attract a […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Discusses the Upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale

Baldwin’s Discusses the Upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale

Baldwin Auction of Ancients Interviewer: David Lisot Paul Hill of A.H. Baldwin & Sons discusses lots from the upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale to be held in January 2012. Mr. Hill is the ancient numismatist for the firm and shares examples of some of the better pieces as well as what kind of person purchases […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction  of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Sale brings back to the market rarities not seen since 1960s and 70s Morton & Eden, the specialist London coin and medal auctioneers, are delighted to announce an important single-owner sale of ancient Greek coins of exceptional quality and rarity. The collection will be offered in London on Monday October 24 and is expected to […]

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecing Some ACCG (Ancient Coin Collectors Guild) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal. One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally. The ACCG web site offers a few commons […]

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

Baldwin’s are delighted to announce the sale of one of the finest and most desirable collections of ancient Greek coins to be offered at public auction in the last two decades. The multi-million pound Prospero Collection contains over 600 coins from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greek periods and includes some of the rarest and […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the “Ides of March” silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin Marcus Brutus, celebrating the infamous deed, will return to its longtime California home this summer for display before heading to the auction block as part of Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 7 Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins […]

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

By Paul Frasier Collectibles The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection Baldwin’s has just released the results of their auction of the David Heuer collection of Ancient, British and Foreign coins, which took place earlier this month. A family statement with the auction gives a […]

Heritage-Gemini Ancients sales net $3.4 million, part of Heritage’s $9.6+ million CICF Auction

Heritage-Gemini Ancients sales net $3.4 million, part of Heritage’s $9.6+ million CICF Auction

Silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily brings $174,800 to lead the way A spectacular silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily, struck circa 415 BC, brought $174,800 and a gold medallion of the Roman Emperor Constantius  II fetched $126,500 at the Heritage-Gemini auction of ancient coins, Thursday, April 14, in conjunction with the Chicago International Coin […]

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

By Paul Fraser Collectibles The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown ‘BCD’ As we’ve noted, coin auctioneers Nomos are holding a spectacular sale of ancient coins next week, including some exceptionally fine rarities, notably a silver drachm from Naxos and a Lampsakos gold stater. Actually, that’s not quite […]

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld’s Jeff Starck, ” A rare gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome established what auction officials claim is a new world […]

Lack of Transparency and Extralegal Governance Behind Coin Seizures?

Lack of Transparency and Extralegal Governance Behind Coin Seizures?

What started as legal proceedings in Baltimore Circuit Court to fight import restrictions on common ancient coins, has ballooned into sweeping concerns about extralegal activity, lack of transparency and threats to Constitutional rights at the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center and its Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC). In the publicly released transcript of a […]

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Blog During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), submitted eighteen requests for information to the U.S. State Department (DOS). These were formal […]

Unique Coin Of Aitna In Sicily To Be Offered For Sale in London June 9th.

Unique Coin Of Aitna In Sicily To Be Offered For Sale in London June 9th.

Auction at Morton & Eden in London on June 9 A small silver coin is expected to cause excitement among collectors of ancient Greek coins when it is offered for sale by specialist London coins and medals auctioneers Morton & Eden on June 9. The silver drachm dates from a 15-year period between 475 and […]

By April 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting In reading documents recently released to ACCG under the Freedom of Information Act, it struck me as odd that the Treasury Department was in the loop for approval of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rule that would implement the Italian Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A document titled […]

Important Greek silver, Roman gold feature in first joint Heritage Auctions-Gemini CICF sale

Important Greek silver, Roman gold feature in first joint Heritage Auctions-Gemini CICF sale

More than 540 ancient coins ready for auction, April 14, at CICF, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Convention Centerin Rosemont, IL A silver decadrachm of Athens struck 2,500 years ago, a silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily struck circa 430 BC and a remarkable offering of Roman gold coins – spanning the […]

Windfall Expected From The North Suffork Hoard of Roman Silver Coins

Windfall Expected From The North Suffork Hoard of Roman Silver Coins

A chance find of a single Roman silver coin in a North Suffolk field is set to bring a cash windfall to two metal detectorists and the farmer on whose land it was discovered. Instead of one coin, retired Suffolk enthusiasts Norman Howard and John Halles eventually unearthed a hidden store of 206 denarii dating […]

By March 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798), a secularized Jesuit abbot who served […]

By February 18, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

January 30, 2011 The Dan Holmes Sale, Part IV This was a memorable session which concluded the auction of this historic and memorable collection. Many bidders attended the pre-auction party the night before the sale, and celebrated again with the family after Sunday’s active session. Part IV of the collection, Late Date Large Cents, realized […]

By February 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Dancing with the Universe –  The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

From Wayne Sayles Blog Ancient Coin Collecting, With kind permission of John Hooker I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to replace the old treasure trove […]

By February 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese and South American Coins lead $9.28+ million NYINC World & Ancient Coins Heritage Auction

Chinese and South American Coins lead $9.28+ million NYINC World & Ancient Coins Heritage Auction

22 pound Chinese gold coin takes top honors with $575,000 final price Ancient coins see substantial interest, high prices realized Collectors from all over the world descended on New York City on January 2 and 3 to take part in Heritage Auctions’ Signature® World & Ancient Coins Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria, coinciding with the New […]

Coin Import Restrictions: Planning a vacation in Italy? — DON’T

Coin Import Restrictions: Planning a vacation in Italy? — DON’T

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog Today, the U.S. State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions on numerous types of ancient coins cast or struck in Italy. Although the clear majority of public comment on the Memorandum Of  Understanding with Italy was in opposition to restrictions on coins from any period, DOS sided, as […]

By January 20, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Russian Coin Rarities Steal The Show In New York

Russian Coin Rarities Steal The Show In New York

The market for Russian coins and medals proved to be as robust and vibrant as ever at this years Baldwins New York Sale XXV-XXVI. A combination of high quality rarities and enthusiastic buyers ensured high prices were achieved for key pieces with the sale totaling just over US$6,000,000 at US$6,008,774 (including buyer’s premium at 17%), […]

By January 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
$8.2 Million In Rare World Coins Sell In New York

$8.2 Million In Rare World Coins Sell In New York

Rare gold led the way as Heritage’s recent World & Ancient Coins Auction realized over $8.2 million January 2-3 in New York. Over 93% of the lots in this auction sold, with post-auction buys continuing. All prices include a 15% buyer’s premium. This was the first of Heritage’s January numismatic events in New York and […]

Ponterio & Associates Kicks-Off 2011 with the January N.Y.I.N.C. Auction

Ponterio & Associates Kicks-Off 2011 with the January N.Y.I.N.C. Auction

The auction will feature 2,558 lots including Part I of the Len Novotny Collection of Mexican Coinage, the Michael Demling Collection of Ancient Coinage, and the David Ian Wright Collection of Italian Banknotes

By December 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content among ancient Greek and Roman coins held in a world-class collection amassed at the university since the 1940s. By probing the metal content of coins exchanged thousands of years ago in Mediterranean […]

By December 7, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Spink World Coin Auction Realises over £3.2 Million

Spink World Coin Auction Realises over £3.2 Million

Over the past 48 hours, Spink auctioned their highest grossing coin sale to date. The fantastic catalogue of over 1300 coins totalled over £3.2 million in sales and generated interest from collectors around the world. Dozens of phone bidders, a standing only room and hundreds of participants on Spink Live contributed to a bidding frenzy […]

By December 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Second Edition of Rasiel Suarez’ Book “Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins” Available

Second Edition of Rasiel Suarez’ Book “Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins” Available

OLYMPIA, WA. November, 2010 — Lovers of classical Rome along with legions of coin collectors helped drive 2005’s “Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins” to an unlikely Top Ten position in the most sought after out-of-print books in America according to Bookfinder.com the news of which was then brought to national attention in an article in […]

By November 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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