Category Archives: Judaean Coins

Coins of Herod the Great – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. IN BIBLICAL HISTORY and popular legend, Herod “the Great”, Rome’s client king of Judaea from 40 to 4 BCE, is an evil tyrant. But ironically, the atrocity he is best remembered for–the “Massacre of the Innocents” (Matthew, 2:16–18)–probably never happened. Herod was born about 73 BCE. Herod’s wealthy father, […]

The post Coins of Herod the Great – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Künker to Offer Samel Collection of Jewish Coins

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors, All those interested in Jewish numismatics have been talking about it for weeks: on 17 March 2020, we will auction off the Samel Collection in Osnabrück. It is a private collection of major importance, which was on display in 1993 and ’94 at the Munich State Coin […]

The post Künker to Offer Samel Collection of Jewish Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1655

Ancient Judaean Second Revolt Coin Commands $77,500 at Auction

By Mel Wacks
Goldberg Auctioneers have probably hammered down more ancient Judaean coins than anyone else. Their Pre-Long Beach Auction on June 4-5 of The Moussaief Collection Part II featured over 200 coins ranging from Alexander the Great issues struck in Judaea during his lifetime (336-323 BCE) and afterwards, to coins issued by Simon Bar Kochba during the failed Second Revolt (132-135 CE), and some Judaea City Coins made by the Romans in the following decades.
 
Weighing just 1

Continue reading on Numismatic News

Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would recognize familiar symbols: a torch, an olive branch, oak leaves. He could even understand the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM (“Out of Many, One”). Similarly, if that ancient Roman picked […]

The post Ancient Coins on Modern Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium). The first major […]

The post Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auction Offerings at January 2018 NYINC Sale

With the calendar turning to a new year, it’s time for our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, scheduled for January 7-8 at its new Grand Hyatt (@ Grand Central Station) venue. We’re honored and excited about the numismatic treasures we’ve assembled for this auction, totaling nearly 6,200 lots, our largest offering […]

The post Heritage Auction Offerings at January 2018 NYINC Sale appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common question that classical numismatists are asked about ancient coins. Well, yes and no. The price of an ancient coin, like any other price in an imperfect market economy, […]

The post CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage ANA Platinum Night to Feature World Coins, Ancient Roman Gold

  Since Heritage’s first ANA showcase offering of world and ancient coins in 2014, the Platinum Night auction has been a marquee event for lovers of rare and beautiful coins. With nearly 500 exceptional lots from every era and region, this year’s offering, scheduled for Thursday, August 3, adds luster to this legacy. Their selection […]

The post Heritage ANA Platinum Night to Feature World Coins, Ancient Roman Gold appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. A collection of rare and unique gold medals and personal papers once belonging to United States Mint Chief Coiner Adam Eckfeldt far exceeded pre-sale estimates, bringing $270,250 USD at Goldberg’s June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Auction. The sale, the company’s 98th, was held June 4-7 at the firm’s offices in […]

The post Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ancient Coins – Pontius Pilate and Other Roman Governors of Judaea

Coins of the Judaean prefects and procurators are relatively plentiful, making sets fairly easy to assemble By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Among the most collectible of all Judaean coins are small bronzes issued by the local Roman authorities on behalf of the emperors in Rome. These prutot (prutah for singular) bear a variety of […]

The post Ancient Coins – Pontius Pilate and Other Roman Governors of Judaea appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the most abandoned kind who had no use for the religion of their fathers took to contributing dues and free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and other reasons […]

The post CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries rang in the New Year with tremendous results at the January New York International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by several superb collections, including Selections from the Estate of Richard Doty, Selections from the Michael Druck Collection, The Mezo Toth Kalman Collection, The Dr. Michael Popoff Collection and Selections […]

The post Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

The post Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes […]

The post CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes will […]

The post CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

In the Künker Fall Auctions week, spectacular results were achieved: 300,000 euros for an aureus of Vespasian featuring defeated Judaea, 42,000 euros for a Polish reichstaler or 48,000 euros for 4 ducats of the Great Elector. And these are only a few examples 5,700 lots with a total estimate of 8.2 million euros were auctioned […]

The post Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek