The second issue of
Classical Numismatic Review has recently
The digital publication was revived by Classical Numismatic
Group and Nomos
AG earlier this year, and the auction firms plan to issue it three
times a year. Among its content, the publication features articles,
announcements and a fixed-price list.
The venture is an outgrowth of a fixed-price list that both firms
have issued for the past six years.
The Classical Numismatic Review was published until the
summer of 2002, when it was replaced by CNG’s website. The Review
is the successor publication to the Historical Coin Review,
published by Victor England Ltd., before England and Eric McFadden
formed CNG in 1990.
The revived Classical Numismatic Review offers a digital
catalog of coins for sale, combined with articles, announcements and more.
It will be published in April, July and October, and through the
newsletter, CNG intends to offer material to fit the budget of
collectors of all levels.
This month’s edition features one of fewer than a dozen examples
known of the famed tridrachms of Delphi, in Phokis. The coin was found
in the 1969 Asyut Hoard, which included seven examples of the rarity
(including five with test cuts, a feature not found on this example).
The tridrachms of Delphi are among the most historically interesting
and important of all Greek coins, according to the auction firms. The
design is a reference to a Greek victory over the Persians at Plataea
The world coin section contains a pattern French 5-franc coin from
1858 upon the establishment of the Second Republic.
British and Irish siege money from important military events is also offered.
The July issue is designated Vol. 34, No. 2, and can now be found online.