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The Last Years in the Life of Jacques-Antoine Dassier

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.

Gold From Coal and Stone: Ernst III of Holstein-Schauenburg

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.

Lösers in Death Rituals: The Funeral of John Frederick of Brunswick-Calenberg

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.

Golden Age: Collecting the 12 Caesars in Gold Aurei

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.

The Mints of San Francisco: Part 2 The New Mint

Gaining access to the San Francisco Mint is not that easy. And it is outright prohibited to take photographs, strictly speaking. We can still provide you with interesting insights: old and new photographs of one of the world’s biggest mints.

Pixodaros – Satrap of Caria

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.

A Numismatist’s Guide to Money Part 3: The Origins of Money

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.

A Numismatist’s Guide to Money Part 2: Theories 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!

A Drachma from Sicilian Naxos

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.

A Numismatist’s Guide to Money Part 1: What Does Money Do?

We use money every day, we collect coins, but who can say what exactly money is? Or what it will become in the future? Simon Bytheway discusses in this new series aspects like these and starts from the crucial question: What is money good for?

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