Gorny & Mosch

Gorny & Mosch ⸱ Auction 300 ⸱ 12-13 December 2023 ⸱ Munich

In Gorny & Mosch’s Auction 300 in Munich, 580 lots of ancient art and antiquities will be on offer. Among the highlights of the auction is a mummy portrait and the outstanding Dr. Wiegand Collection of more than 100 ancient glasses.

Elagabal. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Foto: UK.

Elagabalus’ New Transgender Identity and Its Consequences on the Coin Trade

The North Hertfordshire Museum has pulled off an ingenious PR coup: the institution publicly announced that they will no longer refer to Elagabalus as “he” but as “she”. Ursula Kampmann explores how this might affect the coin trade.

Paul Russell, NYINC Chairman, at the CoinsWeekly booth to take a mandatory picture with Ursula Kampmann. Photo: CoinsWeekly.

NYINC: The Favourite of All Those Who Love Ancient Coins

Why is the New York International Numismatic Convention the top place to go when it comes to ancient coins? Ursula Kampmann has the answer and explains what will be new and different in New York in 2024.

Discover the last ever coins produced by Pobjoy Mint.

The Last Coin of the Pobjoy Mint

With the end of November, the history of the Pobjoy Mint also comes to an end today. The mint’s final issue is a Pegasus with a special mintmark for Taya Pobjoy. There is also a gold version of the coin with a mintage of 1.

Wolfram Weiser (Johannes Heinrichs, Werner Eck (edd.)), Die Geldwährung des Römischen Reiches. Untersuchungen zu den Münzsystemen der mittleren und späten Kaiserzeit. Antiquitas I, 79. Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn 2023. 247 S. 23x17 cm. 978-3-7749-4391-9. 60 EUR.

A Great Numismatist’s Important Book Published Posthumously

About a year after Wolfram Weisers death, his book on the currency of the Roman Empire has been published. Prof. Johannes Nollé has taken a closer look at this important German study.

Classical Numismatic Group

Classical Numismatic Group ⸱ Electronic Auction 551 ⸱ 29 November 2023 ⸱ Online

CNG’s Electronic Auction 551 includes 960 lots. Selections from the DMS, Elm Street, and Quietus collections headline the sale, which is particularly strong in Roman Imperial coins.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions ⸱ HKINF Auction 2023 ⸱ 9-11 December 2023 ⸱ Hong Kong

Heritage’s HKINF World Coins Platinum Session and Signature Auction takes place December 9-11. For that event, Heritage promises “one of the strongest and most comprehensive selections of Asian and related numismatics ever assembled.”

Astarte SA

Astarte SA ⸱ Web Auction 2 ⸱ 9 December 2023 ⸱ Online

Astarte SA from Lugano present their Web Auction 2, featuring 482 lots. Among the highlights are lead tesserae minted at Antinoë and coins and medals from Mantua from the Staffieri Collection.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries ⸱ NYINC Sale 2024⸱ January 2024 ⸱ New York

Stack’s Bowers presents the Rothschild-Piatigorsky Collection that will be auctioned in the January NYINC Sale. The collection – built nearly a century ago – includes some extremely rare and important Russian coins.

More than 2 million dimes were stolen while being transported from the US Mint in Philadelphia to Miami. Photo: BrayLockBoy / CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Great Philly Pocket Change Heist

In the US, four men are standing trial as they allegedly stole coins worth 234,500 dollars from a truck. That was a ton of work. since their loot consisted of more than 2 million dimes, which were difficult to transport and even harder to spend…