The Celator Contents. (Articles of sufficient interest that the issue would be worth getting for that article.)
(This is a work in progress. The format is not yet consistent.)
If you just want an index, without annotating comments, The Celator has a website with a pdf file index for pre-1998 articles here.
The rightmost words on each line usually give the category of the
article, selected from among some key words including
Collecting, aspects of
Article titles are indented and those with bold words are likely to be of great interest
to collectors interested in those themes. Those double-indented are
ones I judge to be of interest, but less so because they are shorter or
on a narrow topic.
The Celator has had some regular columnists.
Hendin = David Hendin's column on "Coins of the Bible," almost
always of interest to collectors of Jewish and Biblical coins.
Davis = Phil Davis, who writes "The Other Side" column.
Hauck = James Hauck who wrote an "Ask the Experts" column with experts interviewed to get answer rto eader's basic questions.
Liebert = David Liebert, who writes a column on antiquities
Sayles = Wayne Sayles, former publisher of the Celator, who writes a eclectic column "Through the looking glass"
Understanding auction reserves Collecting
Maximinus I Thrax (His
Horse/Palm tree tetradrachms; The first Carthaginian coins, by John Tatman Greek
bronzes and Roman fire signaling, by Murry K. Dahm
Apollo Lykeios in Ancient Tarsus
numismatics, by Bekircan Tahberer
Tarsus, Tarsos, Roman provincial, Greek
long letter by David Wend on previous (Nov. 2003) Sejanus
by Alan Walker of Cayon's book on Roman Aurei
Domitian and the 'Judaea Capta',
provincial, Holy land,
smoothing, and tooling column on "Ask the experts" by James
Dacian and Celtic imitations of Republican denarii, by Phillip Davis Roman Republican, imitations
Twelve Caesars, nine years, and 856 dollars, by Robert Boston
(about collecting on a low budget) collecting
... a Sinopean coin ...., by Stephan Freegger (is it really an
eagle's head?) Greek
Silphium again, by Simon Bendal (an oil lamp with a silphium plant)
Ring money makes big money, by Chris Rudd. (Why was British gold ring
money used for?)
value of an unpublished Roman Republican type, by Phil Davis
(how can one decide the value of a rare coin?)
are discussed, by Hendin (not forgeries of ancients, but
ancient forgeries like fourrees)
Patinas on bronze coins, an Ask the Experts column by James Hauck
Faces of Empire, Part I, by Cornelius Vermeule, "Augustus and Tiberius,
31 BC-37AD." A seven-part series on Roman portraiture,
emphasizing statuary busts in US museum collections.
Hsienyang--City of the first emperor of China, by Marin
Coins of Knossos and the Minotaur, by Charles Suter (with a labyrinth) Greek
Sasanian seals, by Liebert
Siege money of ancient Israel, by Hendin (repeats his July 1992 column) Jewish
The King's crown, by Sayles (the
reference of that apparent crown on a facing bust on a Turkoman bronze)
Faces of Empire, Part II, by Cornelius Vermeule, "Caesar's legacy, Princely follies, 44 BC-68 AD" Roman
on horseback--A rare and historical coin, by Jyrki Muona (a die
study of and commentary on one particular Otho type) Roman
A numismatic journey through Egyptian Islamic History, by Gamal Amer.
(Islamic history of Egypt illustrated by gold coins)
News from the forgery front, by Ursula Kampmann (what a collector
can do to recognize fakes) Collecting
Historical notes on the Jerusalem Temple tax, by Hendin (and the
shekel of Tyre) Jewish
Copies of the Thasos tetradrachms,
revisited, by David Spencer Smith.
(A long article with numerous
illustrations commenting on and extending four previous articles
by Reid Goldsborough in 2000, July-Oct.) Greek, Celtic
Faces of Empire, Part II(B), by Cornelius Vermeule, "More young faces: Caligula again and Nero reborn." Roman
More on the Tyre skekels, by Hendin. (crude shekels may have been minted at Tyre and not Jerusalem, contra a proposal) Jewish
Coins: Part of a rich mosaic, by Sayles (on names
for Roman coins and the monetary system)
Hercules the snake-strangler, by Ursula Kampmann. Greek
Copper owls: The emergency coinage of Athens 406 BC, by Michael E. Marotta. Greek, imitations
Roman die found in military camp, by Pierre R. Monney
The Constantinian commemorative issues of 317/318 AD, by Gert Boersema.
(AE3 and AE4
DIVO coins of Maximian, Claudius II, and Constantius I)
More on Tyre shekel notes and a forgery warning, by
Hendin. (deceptive fakes of Roman provincial types from
Marcianopolis and nearby cities, with 10 illustrated)
Faces of Empire, Part III, by Cornelius Vermeule, "The Flavians, Nerva and Trajan, 69-117AD" Roman
Mt. Vesuvius--Anatomy of an Eruption, by S. C. Stites. (not
connected to coins)
a long letter by Shachar disputing Hendin's comments
in June 2005 about Shakar's article (published elsewhere)
on Hasmonean chronology of the
YWNTN coins, with a response by Hendin. Jewish
Hipparchus and his globe: Back in the news again, by Robert S.
McIvor. (on a Roman provincial coin of Nicaea in Bithynia. The
ancient conception of the globe.)
Numbered denarii of L. Manlius Torquatus, by
Hasmonean Chronology: More and more, by Hendin (followup on a
June 2005 article on overstruck coins of Alexander
Some portrait bronzes of Aigai in Cilicia, by Sayles
(c. 20 AD, unattributed bust, possibly a Roman client king)
Faces of Empire, Part IV, by Cornelius Vermeule, "Hadrian and the Antonines, 117 to 192"
The later Roman empresses, by Jasper K. Burns. (post Severan
empresses to the end of empire)
Boy Bishop tokens of medieval England, by Rick Webster. (issued
for the festival of St. Nicholas)
As Jesus began to appar on coins, by Hendin.
William Spenger obituary, by Sayles
Byzantine coins--They are not just ugly scraps of
bronze. (The Internet Connection column. A very basic appeal to
Aphrodite: Classical Greek goddess of War, by Derek R. Smith Greek, types
The 'archated lintel' and ancient coins, by Marvin
collection: Thessalian League coinage, by Steve M. Benner (on copper
coins and cleaning) Greek
a long letter, by Reid Goldsborough, on copies of Thasos tetradrachms (continuing previous articles) Greek
gauging rarity of Roman Republican coins, by Davis
Ituraean Kings of the North, by Hendin Jewish
Faces of Empire, Part V, by Cornelius Vermeule, "The Severans and Successors" (Roman portrait busts of emperors)
Metrology--Getting to know your coins, by Jorg Lueke. (die axis,
weight, specific gravity. Examples are Sasanian drachms)
Empire and the logic of English as the language of
numismatic scholarship, by Reid Goldsborough
Ancient currency and ancient scale weights, by Hendin Jewish, Biblical
Severina, Empress in her own right? by John C. Christiansen Roman
Factors influencing auction estimates & final prices of Larissa
facing head drachms, by Charles Shahar Collecting
Officina mark development at the mint of Antioch in the third century AD, by Douglas O. Rosenberg Roman provincial, Roman
Republican rarities, especially Muses, by Davis
City coins of the Holy Land, by Hendin Roman provincial
Distinctive features of Kushan coins, Part I, by David Jongeward
Notes of a Jerusalem mintage Vespasian tetradrachm, by Ronn Berrol
(related to the Shekel of Tyre) Jewish, Roman provincial
forgeries: The numismatic evidence, by Farhang Khademi Nadooshan, et
Diocletian argenteus with possible lion's scalp, by
Striking methods and striking errors in ancient Judaea, by Hendin
(What do striking errors tell us about minting methods?)
Faces of Empire, Part VI, by Cornelius Vermeule, "Faces of recovery: Trajan Decius to Constantine the Great" Roman
Distinctive features of Kushan coins, Part II, by David Jongeward Kushan
A delta tigress (an animal on a coin of Gallienus),
by Jim Phelps. Roman
17 Celtic fakes found, by Chris Rudd Celtic
Discussion of the "Tribute penny", by Hendin
Mythology of Sicily (long), by David Wrey Greek
Coins commemorate Croton's (Kroton) Pythian prizewinners, by Joseph Wihnyk (2/3 page) Greek
attending a major European auction, by Davis (comments on European
auction estimates and how floor bidders have the advantage)
major new coin type...Yawn", by Hendin (on how hard it may be to
identify coins and decide if they are new types) Collecting
book review, by Kerry Wetterstrom, of "Who Owns the Past?" edited by
Kate Fitz Gibbon collecting
Coins of the Greek Pentatholon, by Anthony F. Milavic Greek, Roman provincial
--coins of the unknown people, by Dirk Faltin. (The so-called
"Gothic denarii") Gothic, Taman,
A new Sidonian Chronology, by
Alan S. DeShazo. (an Alexander the Great tetradrachm die helps
date the Alexanders from Sidon) Greek
A Constans II Cherson AE rarity 'unearthed', by Larry Gaye.
(Sear Byzantine 1146c)
A new coin confirms and old king--or was he a queen? by Chris
Rudd. (Celtic stater of Inamn)
obituary of Joel Malter, by Mike Malter
Comments on tooling, smoothing, and numismatic conservation, by
Images of Power and Glory on the Coinage of Trajan, by Liladhar R. Pends. Roman
Titans: Hebrew Origins and Ancient Coinage, by Paul Goldstein.
(Hebrew Old Testament origins of Greek mythical figures)
Faces of Empire, Part VII, by Cornelius Vermeule, "Western Twilight, Eastern Glory, 325 to 561." Roman
a long letter by William Malkmus on how to find
The "War of Quietus," by Hendin, repeating his Febuary 2000 column
Jewish, 115-117 AD, under
Types of Trajan (The Internet Connection
Elephants in Ancient Numismatic History
Chemical composition of the so-called "Monneron"
coins (late Roman AE sometimes condemned as false, but found to be okay),
bronze age British rings
Coins and Icons (late Roman and Byzantine),
Byzantine 101, Part 3, The Bronze Coinage of the Usurper Leontius (5th century AD)
When the Mite became a Mite (Jewish)
Ninety years of Roman Republican Denarii 211-121 BC, Why Experimental Archaeology is Important to Numismatics (experiments in methods of coin production)
A Republican foot-note: The P. SVLA, SAFRA, and
Mast-and-sail Aes Coins,
The Tortoise of Aphrodite on Coins of
Collecting the 12 labors of Hercules,
The Enigmas of Agrippa II
Faces of Empire, Part VIII: False faces, Renaissance
Reworkings and Iconographic fantasies. Counterfeit Armenian coins. The
Old Testament and Coins. A New Coin Type of Herod Antipas
February 2007 An Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Medieval Balkans, Part I: Slovonia (Northern Croatia). The Temples of Asklepios on Ancient Coins.
Die Varieties, Die Combinations, and New Types (Jewish), The Evolution of Papal Coinage.
March 2007 Ancient Tipasa, A probable mint City in North Africa (Mauretania). The Coins of Herod the Great: Discovering the Details
April 2007 Sacred Stones in Ancient Temples, A Quadrans for your Thoughts: Small Roman Imperial AE
The changing world of Numismatic Literature:
Attributing Greek-Era coins-- Part I. A study of one of the
"exceptional" decradrachms of Athens. Bronze test strike from the
Bar Kochba war (Jewish). Future Value (What coins should I buy as a good
May 2007 Valerian and the Age of Chaos: Part I: Descent into Disorder.
Important Auction Catalogs offering Archaic
and Classical Greek Coins. The Changing World of Numismatic Literature:
Attributing Greek-Era Coins--Part II.
The beginning of weighing for commerce (Hendin).
Lysimachos portraits of Alexander as a divinity. Book
review of "The Medici Conspiracy: the Illicit Journey of Looted
Antiquities from Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museums"
June 2007 Valerian and the Age of Chaos: Part II: Crisis and Recovery. The Mashaka Coins of Ancient India.
A Coin of Kallipolis, Plato's Beautiful City.
The Buckingham Gold Hoard (Waddon Chase type British staters).
Book review of "The Early Dated Coins of Europe: 1234-1500".
Jesus and numismatics (Hendin). Preparing to dispose of a
coin collection upon death.
July 2007 Anepigraphic Bronze Coins of Constantine and Family.
Faces of Empire, Part IX: Imperium's First
Face (Alexander the Great and the Successors). Book review of
"Ancient Scale Weights and Precoinage Currency of the Near East by
David Hendin. Chronology of Janneaus Coinage (Hendin). Web site design. Factors of Condition and Strike.
August 2007 Avidius Cassius: An Emperor without a coin? (Time of Lucius Verus) [more about this in a October letter]. Constantine III and the Collapse of Roman Coinage in Britian.
"Sometimes you Just Want to Know More" (Learning
about Greek Imperial coins, specifically of Dokimeion, Asia Minor).
Book review of "Silver Coinage of the Artaxiad Dynasty of
Armenia. Mirror-image Kleudoros monogram on coins of Neapolis. New observations on tiny Yehud coins (Hendin). Attending coin shows. The advice of numismatic consultants.
September 2007 Portraits of
Caligula: The Seated Figure? Is the gold Porus medallion a
lifetime portrait of Alexander the Great?
A treaty between Sepphoris and Rome (Hendin).
Safes for coins. Plants on coins. A British Celtic rarity.
October 2007 Vespasian: A Simple Soldier, part I. The Bull, Myth and symbol on ancient coins.
Further discussions of an interesting Yehud type (Hendin). Coin storage.
November 2007 Roman coinage from
the invasion of Julius Caesar to the naming of Augustus, 49-27 BC.
Vespasian: A Simple Soldier, part II.
Book review of Roman Quinarii, by Cathy King. Defining the Judaea Capta series (Hendin). Plans for disposing of your collection.
January 2008 Alexander the Great prices
First dated Jewish coin
Feburary 2008 The Burden of the Temple Tax (Jewish), Roman Republican silver coin weights,
March 2008 History and Coinage of the Aetolian League, Roman Republican silver coinage: Silver content