Ancient Coins

The U.S. State Department has announced a date of May 6-7 for Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearings on the request for renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy. In practical terms, the U.S. government is about to decide whether antiquities and other forms of cultural property that Italy claims as its heritage ought to […]

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Hellenistic period silver coins dating back to Alexander the Great were found near Najm Castle in northern Syria, the Syrian official news agency SANA said last week. The coins were unearthed three weeks ago by a local man about to build a new. Found in a bronze box were more than 250 coins, according to […]

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Art of Ancient Greek Coins

by Rhonda Kay on February 24, 2010 · 0 comments

An insightful lecture on ancient Greek coin history was held at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Sunday, February 21, by Dr. Peter van Alfen. Nearly 130 enthusiasts, including several youth, attended the event and had the opportunity to visit the ancient Greek coin exhibit permanently housed in the museum — all for an […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), a non-profit advocacy group that supports the free and independent collecting of coins from antiquity, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to expedite its challenge to import restrictions placed on ancient coins struck in Cyprus and China. Back in April 2009, ACCG imported […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — A small packet of inexpensive Chinese and Cypriot coins imported from England by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) have been seized by Customs in Baltimore, Maryland. The coins were imported to test the legitimacy of State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions via two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). ACCG maintains that actions […]

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An acquisition fund managed by a committee of the ACCG will help small museums in England and Wales to retain local finds under the Treasure Act. A newly formed Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Museum Fund has been established to help provide funding to small museums in England and Wales that wish to purchase local finds […]

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The ACCG has launched phase two of a coordinated plan to challenge import restrictions on ancient coins. As a British Airways jetliner touched down in Baltimore on April 15th , many U.S. citizens were busy writing last minute checks to the IRS. In the face of mounting global crises, they could hardly have anticipated that […]

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A dig site where 22 ancient coins inscribed with Cleopatra’s name, an alabaster mask fragment resembling Mark Antony, and 10 mummies were discovered suggest Cleopatra’s lost tomb may be within reach, according to Egypt’s chief archeologist, Zahi Hawass.

Archaeologist found the coins and mask last year when excavating a 2,300 year-old temple built by Ptolemy II. The recent cemetery discoveries led to underground radar revealing three “important anomalies.”

The evidence has convinced Hawass that someone important is buried within temple, and possibly the famous lovers.

 

"We think this is really a perfect place for Cleopatra and Mark Antony to be hidden," Hawass said.

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Published on the Federal Register and brought to light through the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), new U.S. import restrictions have been imposed on many ancient Chinese coins and other artifacts. The Federal Register, which is the official source for notices by government agencies, published the State Department’s final rule that amends U.S. Customs and […]

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ROMAN EMPIRE. Hadrian, A.D. 117-138. AR Medallion Dallas, TX – Heritage Auction Galleries has just posted prices realized approaching $7 million on its Signature Auction of Ancient and World Coins, held as an official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City (NYINC).

At the conclusion of sales of Post Auction Buys and non-floor session material (ending Jan. 13), total prices Realized are expected to well exceed $7 million. This was the lead event in a week of Heritage auctions that will see more than 18,000 lots of rare coins and currency valued above $50 million sold in New York City and Orlando, Florida. Prices realized information on all auctions can be found at www.HA.com. 

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