Ancient Coins

Tomography studies of coins shed light on the history of Volga Bulgaria

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Kazan Federal University, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia), and Khalikov Institute of Archeology (Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia) are working together to study the physical properties of the coins found on the territory of former Volga Bulgaria. This medieval state occupied a convenient position on the Volga river amidst continental trade routes. …

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Massachusetts Bay Colony Coins Realizes Over $2.9 Million

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A group of 128 rare Massachusetts Bay Colony coins, nearly all certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), has realized over $2.9 million in a Heritage Auctions sale. Averaging an astounding $23,000 apiece, the coins from the collection of numismatic researcher Christopher J. Salmon were offered on August 22, 2022. The top lot was a 1652 Willow Tree Sixpence graded NGC AU 55 …

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1,200 Year Old Coins Found in Ancient Israeli Pot

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Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a plethora of 1,200-year-old gold coins stashed in a clay jug in the city of Yavneh, a find that has been described as “Hanukkah Gelt” given its close proximity to the Jewish holiday.

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High-grade early examples of a Rhodian tetradrachm can cost thousands of dollars, it is quite easy for an astute collector to acquire a quality drachm or didrachm for several hundred dollars.