Entries by Bruno Capotorto

There’s a Lot Going on at Swissmint!

A new website, a new online shop, a new layout for its customer magazine – these are just some of the innovations Swissmint has in store for us. The mint has changed profoundly over the past two years. Ursula Kampmann explains how.

ACCG Requests Information About Closed Roundtable Regarding Extra-Legal MOU With Yemen

Following a closed roundtable, the US State Department signed an MOU criticized for being completed without input from the Cultural Property Advisory Committee or the opportunity for public comment. Die Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) sees an effort to stifle debate and has submitted a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request to the State Department.


Künker ⸱ Auction 402 ⸱ 14-15 March 2024 ⸱ Osnabrück

On 14 and 15 March 2024, Künker held its auction with coins of the ancient world. The sale focused on the Sayar Collection featuring specimens from Lycia, Cilicia and Pamphylia. See the highlights as well as the most expensive piece of the sale here.

Aquileia: A Centre of the Late Roman Empire

Under the Tetrarchs, Rome lost its position as the main residence of the emperor. Other sites with a more favourable strategic location took over this role. One of them was Aquileia. Those who visit the city today will find traces of Roman civilisation everywhere. Join Ursula Kampmann on her numismatic discovery tour!

Black Lizard: The Second Issue of the Autochthonous Croatia Series

If you want to witness how Darwin’s natural selection works, there is no need to travel to the Galápagos Islands. The lizards on Croatian islands are just as diverse as Galápagos tortoises. The Croatian Mint has dedicated its latest issue of the Autochthonous Croatia series to a very special lizard species.