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Coin of Herod the Great: Star or Crest?

By Sandy Brenner In 40 BCE, Herod the Great was designated King of Judaea by the Romans, who had effectively ruled Judaea since Pompey’s conquest...

Coin Surfaces Are an Important Aspect to the Value

Not to be confused with grade (that is, wear), the surface conditions of a coin should always be examined carefully. The surface is affected...

AN EMPEROR WITHOUT A COIN?

Throughout the life of Imperial Rome, many a general would love a chance in the purple, even if another was already wearing it. The...

Rare Coin of Mark Antony and Cleopatra Denarius

Cleopatra and Marc Antony AR Denarius. Uncertain Eastern mint, autumn 34 BC. K.AEOHATPA BAC1AICHC BACIAEWN T...N, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right; at...

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...

Extremely Rare Gold Coin of Mark Antony

Lucius Antonius was the youngest brother of Mark Antony. He was quaestor in Asia in 50 tic and as tribune six years later he...

Celtic Coins

Celtic coin production in Britain began at the very end of the second century BC with the cast potin coinage of Kent. Inspired by...

Most Valuable Roman Coin of Augustus

This Coin was one of only 22 made and only seven that are in private collections It was described as 'truly extraordinary' by auctioneers...

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...

A Beginner`s Guide to Coin Collecting

Coin collecting, numismatics, is a fascinating hobby. It requires very little physical exertion and only as much mental effort as one wishes or is...