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Stir over alleged Mommsen medal

It was to be a highlight at Heritage’s upcoming New York Auction in January 2018: Theodor Mommsen’s Nobel Prize medal for Literature. Then it turned out: the original is being kept in an archive. A counterfeit? Fraud? The issue is not that simple. more ]

Who owns the Jewish cultural heritage in Iraq?

An international debate has arisen over the fate of Jewish cultural heritage. Iraq is demanding that the U.S. returns an archive confiscated by Iraqi officials 30 years ago – a story of dealing with history. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at an auction ... more ]


Medieval Sicily Part 2: The Arabs

Since ancient times, Sicily has been a cultural melting pot, a junction of Africa and Europe, of West and East. In the 9th century, Arabs conquered the wealthy island. more ]

Auction sales

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Classical Numismatic Group, USA-New York [ more ]