On 22nd March 2021, Künker will be auctioning off an extensive collection of coins of Roman Alexandria. Among them are 14 specimens of the zodiac series of Antoninus Pius. These pieces tell us something about how we know when events took place in ancient history.
In the fourth part of this series, Simon Bytheway examines the works of Alfred Mitchell-Innes – a pioneer in the development of the Credit Theory of Money – to find out what his writing tells us about monetary theories, and the wider socio-economic meaning of money.
On 28th January 2021, a Künker auction presents a 10-ruble piece from 1757 whose die was created by the Genevan medalist Jacques-Antoine Dassier. But this is not the only special thing about it: A small collector’s hallmark proves it once belonged to the Hutten-Czapski collection.
While others ruined themselves with enormous buildings, Ernst III was one of the beneficiaries of early absolutism. He supplied others with the material needed for construction and metalworking. On 28 January 2021, auction house Künker offers a 10fold ducat of this enterprising count.
On 28th January 2021 auction house Künker offers selected lösers from the Popken Collection. One of them gives us a clue as to what lösers may have been used for. We learn from a book that this coin was distributed as a gift of honour to the princely attendees of the funeral of John Frederick of Brunswick-Calenberg.
To possess the first emperors of Rome, the Twelve Caesars, in gold has been the dream of many collectors for centuries. David Michaels gives you a guide to assembling this highly coveted golden set. And CNG’s Triton Auction will be an ideal starting resp. arrival point.
CNG’s Triton XXIV will be held on 19 and 20 January 2021 as a live online sale. One of the pieces offered in this auction is an extremely rare tetradrachm of Pixodarus, who almost became the father-in-law of Alexander the Great. We tell his story.
After discussing what money does and what it is, Simon Bytheway now examines archaeological discoveries and the earliest historical records to find out what they tell us about the wider socio-economic meaning of money.
What is money? After discussing what money does Simon Bytheway now presents the three central theories of money and gives numismatists a proper understanding of economic theory. So, how can we describe what makes something “money”? Let’s have a look!
Coins from Naxos are best known for their magnificent style. Outstanding specimens are offered in the upcoming auction of Münzen & Medaillen GmbH. Presenting a spectacular example Claire Franklin explains the background – and why Dionysos appears on it.