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Found coin offers a mystery through thousands of miles, millennia
When I hear the term "found coins," I usually think of Coin World columnist Bill ORoukes discoveries in bank rolls.
Sep 30, 2014 -
Previously unknown tetradrachm sells in CNG auction
A previously unknown silver tetradrachm from ancient Iran, only the second known piece, realized a $45,000 hammer price in a recent auction.
Sep 30, 2014 -
Lighthouse of Alexandria popular subject on ancient coins
Though the Lighthouse of Alexandria was destroyed centuries ago, it stands tall to this day on ancient coins that are frequently offered at auction.
Sep 29, 2014 -
New book explores 2,500 years of gold coinage history
A new book details the history of gold coins and currencies over 25 centuries.
Sep 23, 2014 -
The Crispus conundrum: Heir to Constantine the Great dies
Crispus, the eldest son and promising heir of the Emperor Constantine I “the Great,” was executed after having been condemned in a court of law.
Aug 15, 2014 -
Coins with animal designs mark Roman millennium
A thousand years after the founding of the Roman Empire, coins with animal designs were struck to celebrate empire's millennium.
Aug 27, 2014 -
Gold Persian coin of Mithradatic war highlights CNG auction
A rare gold coin from Persia during the Mithradatic Wars realized three times its estimate in Classical Numismatic Group's May 14 auction.
Aug 28, 2014 -
Statue of Zeus appears on ancient coins, but they're pricey
Ancient coins showing the head on a statue of Zeus at a temple in Olympia are rare and pricey.
Aug 18, 2014 -
Portraits of Tyche-Fortuna found on ancient coins
Tyche-Fortuna was the protectress of ancient cities and a symbol of their prosperity. Depictions of her can be found on many ancient coins.
Aug 26, 2014 -
Unique Anglo-Saxon silver coin found by metal detectorist
A unique silver penny of Æthelberht II is estimated to realize between £15,000 and £20,000 (about $25,104 to $33,472 U.S.) in a June 11 auction.
Aug 14, 2014 -