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Puzzle over Zahi Hawass

According to Egyptian media, controversial Zahi Hawass has been appointed UN Ambassador for Global Heritage. Reliable source material is hard to find, though. So, what do we make of this news? more ]

To Spain! Part 3: Sagunto

Sagunto does not belong to the great attractions with World Heritage Site status. But if you’ve ever read anything about Hannibal’s great war, you will be curious about this city, which was destroyed by Hannibal, and whose conquest led to the Roman invasion of Spain. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at the mint of Athens ... more ]


Meyer Amschel Rothschild, court factor and coin dealer

Meyer Amschel Rothschild worked his way out of the Frankfurt Jewish ghetto and all the way up to court factor in the 18th century. He specialised in coin- and antiquities dealing before becoming the founder of a famous dynasty of bankers. more ]

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Numismatica Ars Classica, CH-Zurich [ more ]

Atlas Numismatics [ more ]

Münzen und Medaillen GmbH, D-Weil am Rhein [ more ]

Leu Numismatik [ more ]