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Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack's Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention live Ancient coin sessions will take place on Friday evening. Once the excitement of the live sessions are over, an array of interesting Ancient coins will be still be avaialble for bidding in our Internet-only session. Today's preview coin, at first glance, appears to be a fairly common gold Solidus of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. Closer examination reveals telling differences in style, and minor variances in the legend. 

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An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

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

Over the past few weeks, Chris Chatigny, Kyle Ponterio, Kent Ponterio, and I have been giving in-depth looks at highlights from our January NYINC auction in our blog page and in our weekly newsletter. With the sale just a week or so away, we give an overview and mention a few more important items.

Author: Greg Cohen
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Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Welcome to 2015! All of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Today we have just one final ancient coin highlight from our official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is just a week away. This choice Denarius comes from a turbulent period in the late Roman Republic, the Social War. 
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Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This ancient coin highlight from our official auction New York International Numismatic Convention demonstrates the foundation upon which the Julio-Claudian Dynasty would grow. Julius Caesar, quite possibly the most famous individual from Roman history, and his adopted heir, the first true Roman Emperor Augustus adorn this important succession issue
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Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Auction is now online, and here we preview lot 68, an Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm. This lovely coin is among the first coinage struck during the “Classical Age” of Athenian history, beginning just after Cleisthenes helped to establish the famous Athenian Democracy.
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Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger & Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World & Asian Coins

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries next major ancient coin auction, the January New York International Numismatic Convention, is less than a month away! We have a lovely group of ancient coin highlights to preview and this week’s showcase coin (lot 44) is a large sized silver piece (40 grams) produced by the ancient Macedonian Tribes. The Derrones tribe occupied the northern Macedonia region and produced these enormous silver pieces ca. 480-465 B.C. 

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A World Coin Quiz

A World Coin Quiz

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week we offer a quiz with questions about coins that are not from the United States
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Very Rare Winged Deer Electrum Stater

Very Rare Winged Deer Electrum Stater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

All of us here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries hope you had a nice holiday weekend! We are already looking forward to our next major auction event, our official auction at the New York International Numismatic Convention. It will be an exciting sale, so stay tuned for previews between now and the start of the auction on January 9th. Today’s preview comes to us from the ancient trade city of Cyzicus. Located in the Mysia region, which is found on the northwest coast of Anatolia, Cyzicus was ideally situated between the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus.
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