The Art of Grading Ancient Coinage

Controversy is the first thing that usually comes to mind when this word is uttered regarding ancient coins there could be good reason for...

Olympia and Its Coins

By the end of the 6"' century, the knowledge of how to mint and use coins had spread to all of the important Greek...

The Incuse of South Italy

For about 100 years, from the late sixth century to the mid-fifth century B.C., an unusual style of coinage flourished among the most prominent...

GREEK COIN TYPES

In the archaic period a design is normally found only on the obverse of the coin, produced by the lower (anvil) die. The reverse...

ANCIENT WEIGHTS STANDARDS & DENOMINATIONS

The earliest coins, issued by the Ionians or the Lydians in western Asia Minor in the latter part of the 7th Century B.C., were...