Ancient Numismatic News


October 22, 2013

Ancient Coins: The Money of History Offers Profits of Tomorrow


Whether you’re an avid coin collector or you’re looking to start a potentially very profitable hobby, a great first (or next) step to take is to learn — and potentially own a piece of — the rich history behind... read more

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October 17, 2013

Roman coins confiscated after illegal use of metal detector


Police in Episkopi arrested a 48-year-old man late on Wednesday for allegedly using a metal detector in an area where it is prohibited.
Officers were tipped off that an unknown man was using a metal detector near the ancient Curium theatre in the Latsidia area of Episkopi..... read more

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28 April, 2009

Unique Items: The Largest Silver Coin Known of the Roman Empire


Ira & Larry Goldberg will be hosting their Pre-Long Beach Auction #53 on May 24-26th at the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills CA 90212. The auction consists of a great selection of US coins along with World Coins and Ancients.

In browsing the on-line catalogue we came across this Unique item, The Largest Known Silver Coin of the Roman Emprire.... read more

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13 May, 2009

Coin Collectors to Challenge State Department on Import Restrictions

The ACCG has launched phase two of a coordinated plan to challenge import restrictions on ancient coins. As a British Airways jetliner touched down in Baltimore on April 15th , many U.S. citizens were busy writing last minute checks to the IRS. In the face of mounting global crises, they could hardly have anticipated that some of their tax dollars would be used by the U.S. State Department (DOS) to wage an ideological war against coin collectors.... read more

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14 July, 2009

Inquiry over 773 Roman coin find

More than 750 Roman coins found in south Warwickshire may be declared as treasure trove.

The 773 Republican denarii and Imperial denarii coins were found in a white pot at an unnamed site last year, Coventry and Warwickshire Coroners' Office said.

The coins have a high silver content and the earliest date from 206 to 219 BC, the office said.... read more

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23 July, 2009

Oldest coin unearthed locally

Thatcham man discovers what is thought to be UK's oldest roman coin in West Berkshire

A THATCHAM metal detectorist has discovered the UK’s oldest Roman coin in West Berkshire. Malcolm Langford, aged 65, spends much of his spare time roaming around West Berkshire looking for precious metals. But the retired electrician did not expect that his most recent find, a Silver Roman coin, would date back to 207 BC - making it the oldest coin, of its kind, found in Britain..... read more

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30 October, 2008

'Exceptional' Roman coins hoard

One of the largest deposits of Roman coins ever recorded in Wales, has been declared treasure trove. Nearly 6,000 copper alloy coins were found buried in two pots in a field at Sully, Vale of Glamorgan by a local metal detector enthusiast in April. After the ruling by the Cardiff coroner, a reward is likely to be paid to the finder and landowner. It is hoped the coins will be donated to National Museum Wales, which has called the find "exceptional".... read more

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22 October , 2008

"Brand New" Ancient Roman Gold Coins in Heritage January 2009 NYINC Auction

Rare and important Coin Medallion of Hadrian Augustus also headlines


Dallas, TX – A trio of exceptional coins from ancient Rome is being offered in Heritage Auction Galleries’ Signature« Auction of Ancient & World Coins to be held at the New York International Numismatic Convention, in New York City on January 4-5, 2009. The Heritage auction and the Convention will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria. Details can be found on the Heritage website, HA.com, where the auction will be posted in early December for inspection and bidding.

"Among the many magnificent ancient coins in the NYINC auction," noted Cristiano Bierrenbach, Heritage’s Director of International Sales, "are a pair of coins graded as "Fleur de Coin" – a French phrase meaning ‘absolutely perfect in every way.’ This denotes a coin that is not only technically uncirculated, but appears as fresh as the day it was minted. The earlier of the pair is a gold Roman Imperial Aureus of Lucius Verus, minted 161-169 A.D.; NGC has graded it as ‘Gem Uncirculated – F.D.C.’".... read more

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