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Human Faces Part 20: An Ancient Power Woman

Why is it that for centuries – or rather thousands of years – the head has served as the motif for the side of a coin? And why has this changed in the last 200 years? This chapter looks at a woman of exceptional strength in her day. more ]

Auction sales

Sincona AG, CH-Zurich [ more ]

Nomos, CH-Zurich [ more ]

Morton & Eden, GB-London [ more ]

Kolbe & Fanning, USA-Gahanna, OH [ more ]


Arabic coin find on Baltic Sea coast

On March 28, 2014, a team from the preservation and care of field monuments Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania located a significant Arabic coin treasure near Anklam, close to the Polish border. The coins date back to the time between AD 900 and 920. more ]

Great Britain’s busy treasure hunters

According to the British Museum, almost 1,000 objects classified as treasures were discovered by hobby archaeologists and metal detectorists in 2012. Those private treasure hunters have contributed a lot to our knowledge about history. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

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