News from the world of minting technology – Part 1
It only takes a look at the numbers to see how important the World Money Fair’s Technical Forum, organised by Dieter Merkle and Thomas Hogenkamp, has become: 340 delegates from mints, the supplying industry, and central banks had come to attend. [ more ]
More than a Tomb – a Money Safe
Tons of bronze coins, and precious gold! These are the astonishing findings from ongoing excavations at a site of a tomb in Jiangxi Province (China) dated to the Western Han Dynasty (202 B.C. to A.D. 8). [ more ]
Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World
Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in Egypt ... [ more ]
Lot number 8
CENTRAL EUROPE, Vindelici. Early 1st century BC. Stater. Good very fine.
Lot number 142
KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm. Good extremely fine.
Lot number 407
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC. Tetradrachm. Extremely fine.
Lot number 558
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius. A beautiful example. From the Collection of Prince Waldeck, Münzhandlung Basel 1, 28 June 1934, 183.
Human faces, part 48: Simón Bolívar, South America’s heroic freedom fighter
Why was the human head the motif on coins for centuries, no, for millennia? And why did that change in the last 200 years? In this episode: Why Bolivia is called Bolivia. [ more ]