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Italy cracks down on smuggling ring

In a wide-ranging raid, Italian police have successfully cracked down on a smuggling ring. Allegedly, the arrested members excavated antiquities illegally and then shipped them abroad to be sold. Arrests were made in other countries, too. more ]

Lavish costumes – not only on coins

Did you ever want to see those lavish papal vestments you know from coins and medals in real life? Then don’t miss the Met exhibition “Heavenly Bodies”. Of course, that also applies if you are interested in fashion generally as you’ll find creations by modern designers, too! more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in central Berlin ... more ]


Medieval Sicily Part 6: Sicily becomes Norman

Robert Guiscard planned on bringing all of Sicily under his control. Since his adversaries were Moslems, he fought a holy war – a concept that was prevalent at the time. It was his successor Roger who then turned Sicily into a model of religious tolerance. more ]

Auction sales

Naville Numismatics Ltd. [ more ]

Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy, NL-Utrecht [ more ]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio [ more ]