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15th International Numismatic Congress in Taormina

700 attending numismatists, 420 presentations, 50 posters, four Round Tables, and countless stimulating lectures of numismatists from all over the world. Every International Numismatic Congress marks a new superlative! Taormina was no exception. more ]

Israeli numismatist Shraga Qedar (1933-2015)

Israeli scholar and professional numismatist Shraga Qedar (1933-2015) died on September 23 in Israel, surrounded by his children. more ]

Franklin’s World Special Issue: International Numismatic Congress in Taormina

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Claire attended the International Numismatic Congress in Taormina, too, and we’ve got the feeling she listened to too many lectures... more ]


Human faces, part 40: The pirate queen

“The Virgin Queen” is certainly the most well-known epithet of Elizabeth I. We thought, however, that “Queen of the Pirates” would be equally befitting as English privateers belong to Elizabeth’s story just as much as her virginity. more ]

Auction sales

Classical Numismatic Group [ more ]

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, USA-Rosemont, Illinois [ more ]

Gorny & Mosch, D-Munich [ more ]