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Hiker Found an Extremely Rare Aureus of Trajan

In Israel, a hiker found an extremely rare aureus minted by Emperor Trajan. It was turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority. Apparently only one other specimen has been known until now, located in the British Museum. more ]

Welcome to Iran! Part 5: At the tomb of Jude the Apostle

For Armenian Christians Jude the Apostle is of enormous importance. It is to him that the Church owes its independence from Rome. In this episode we visit his tomb. But before that we drive to Ardabil, where the founder of the Safavid dynasty is buried. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in a study somewhere in southern Baden (Germany) ... more ]


The die cutting czarina

“Made by Maria” can be read in Russian on the reverse of a medal, which will be auctioned off on June 21st, 2016 at Künker. It is remarkable, that a woman created these dies, and the story gets even more interesting, knowing that this die cutter was a Russian czarina. more ]

Auction sales

Numismatik Lanz, D-Munich [ more ]

Classical Numismatic Group [ more ]

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Atlas Numismatics [ more ]