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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

This past week, the world coin catalog for our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo arrived in the office, and I sat with it for a few hours and enjoyed reviewing the coins and banknotes being offered in the sale. We are proud to offer several important collections including the David Gray Collection; selections from the collections of the Strong, Rochester, New York; and coins from the George Gund III Collection. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Choice Athenian Tetradrachm

Choice Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today we continue our preview of the ancient coins featured in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo with a highly collectible and popular type, an Athenian Tetradrachm. The Golden Age of Athens resulted in this lovely coin, as well as a flourishing of culture that occurred thanks to the playwrights Sophocles and Euripides, the first historians Herodotus and Thucydides, the physician Hippocrates, and the father of Western philosophy, Socrates.
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Choice Thurium Distater

Choice Thurium Distater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to offer a plethora of lovely ancient coins in our upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. This week’s ancient coin highlight is a toned and attractive Distater from the Greek colony of Thurium, located in the south of Italy, at the “arch” of the boot. This colony was founded by Athenians around 443 B.C. The “Father of History” Herodotus is likely to have been one of the first colonists to settle here, and is credited with the earliest known critical historical work. 
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Rare Vitellius Denarius

Rare Vitellius Denarius

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The first dynasty of the Roman Empire, the Julio-Claudians, came to a dramatic end with the suicide of Nero in A.D. 68. Galba, governor of the majority of Spain, proclaimed himself emperor and marched on Rome. He proved a heavy-handed and incompetent political player, quickly alienating the Emperor’s honor guard, the Praetorians, as well as the Senate. 
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Lovely Aureus of Nero

Lovely Aureus of Nero

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited about our upcoming world and ancient coin auction held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. In just about a month numismatists and coin dealers from around the nation and beyond will gather to buy, sell and trade. Among the highlights of our ancient coin sale is this lovely Aureus of the Roman emperor Nero. 

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Bar Kochba Revolt

Bar Kochba Revolt

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries late October, early November Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will offer a robust collection of ancient coins -- a variety of ancient coins from a multitude of regions, each with an interesting story. This week’s ancient coin highlight has its origins in fierce Jewish resistance to Roman Imperialism in an all-out revolt.
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Nero “Port of Ostia” Sestertius

Nero “Port of Ostia” Sestertius

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget! Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) these iAuctions will contain World and/or Ancient coins, with the inclusion of some notable highlights such as this piece, a scarce and highly sought after bronze Sestertius of Nero, the famed “Port of Ostia” issue. 
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Second Triumvirate Denarius and ANA Ancient Coin Internet Session Highlights

Second Triumvirate Denarius and ANA Ancient Coin Internet Session Highlights

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money World Coin live auction sessions have ended, and what a tremendous event it was! Even though these live sessions have closed, there is still time to own an item from this remarkable sale. Our ancient coin Internet Session (Session D) ends Tuesday August 12 at exactly 3 PM PST. 
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