Ancient coin books and auction catalogs for sale.

Roman coin, Greek coin, Byzantine coin, and other ancient-coin reference works.
Numismatic literature for the ancient-coin specialist.
   [My sale catalogs come with PRs so you can tell what the coins really sold for.]
Shipping of books to the US only. Please do not attempt to order if you require shipping to another country. 
Note: Auction sale catalogs come with copies of the PR, which makes a big difference. You can tell what coins really sold for. If you get the catalog elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR with it.


Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

  This page has ancient-coin catalogs and books. If you would rather see coins for sale, go to the main page (linked on the left)

NEW: July 8: FREE ancient-history books from this page (you pay only for the extra shipping cost) with an order of numismatic literature from this page for which includes the basic shipping cost ($3.50).
July 7:
  Roman Silver Coins, by Seaby, at the top.
July 4: Four Sternberg catalogs, at the top.
June 29:  Lots of older books at the top. Triton I, II, and III prices reduced [They have pre-internet coins.]
June 15: Run of Sternberg catalogs, all pre-internet (at the top). Triton I, II, and III (at the top). Other CNG catalogs (at the top). Niggler III ("after Augustus" at the top) All pre-internet. A collection of late Roman AE from Trier.

   Much has been rearranged to be easier to find (use links above), and some priced reduced, esecially on sale catalogs.

Of special interest:  Van Arsdell's Celtic Coinage of Britain classic, Hendy (Byzantine), AMNG (five large books), Greek SNGs, BCD Thessaly.

Contents of this pageFirst: Selected top-quality catalogs and books arranged by collecting series:
                 Second:  Catalogs arranged alphabetically by firm
                 Then:  Maps.


Green means especially good for that series. Bold green is highly desirable. Green without bold is desirable.
Purple means sold

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All catalogs are in good used condition and come with a copy of the Prices Realized (PR), unless marked otherwise, so you can tell what the coins were really worth. If you buy these elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR and you won't get this critical information. You won't be able to tell what the coins really sold for.

Abbreviations are explained below, such as"HV" for catalogs with High-Value coins, and "ppl" for page plates of coins.
Links to catalogs alphabetically by firm:  CNG (and Triton), Lanz, M&M, NAC, Tkalec.

 

NEW:  

BONUS! If you order anything, you may pick ancient history books from this list for free plus just the cost of extra shipping (usually 75 cents extra shipping per book or more for a heavy book, as noted). 

Ancient Coins from Olbia and Panticapaeum, Photographed by Hrbas and Marco. Hardcover. No dust jacket. 168 pages, the first 136 pages are gigantic photos of coins, one side per page (the photos are too large) with a small life-size image too at the bottom of each page. The end pages are short descriptions of those coins in English. Spine sunned. Contents fine. [$7] An impressive book it you like Greek coins of the north Black Sea region.

Royal Greek Portrait Coins: (Edward Newell) Being an Illustrated Treatise on the Portrait coins of the Various kingdoms, and Containing Historical References to Their Coinages, Mints, and Rulers. Hardcover – 1937. Black hardcover in very nice condtion. A very good, slim, book. 125 pages with a short biography and portrait coin of each Greek king [$4 SOLD]

Old edition of Greek Coins and Their Values in one hardcover volume, second edition, 1966. With dustjacket. 216 pages, many line drawings of coins, and VIII page plates of photos of coins. Very good conditon with introductory material still valid and the relative prices are not too out of line.  [$7] Buy it as a curiosity!

Roman Coins and Their Values, by David Sear. OLD 1970 "revised edition" with 376 pages and 12 page plates. With dust jacket. The text has one line-drawing of a coin per emperor. 40 pages of introduction to Roman coins still valid. [$7]    As I write there is one on Amazon in new condtion for $1,230.96:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01FJ05YJM/ref=tmm_hrd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1530251729&sr=8-19   What a joke!

Roman Coins and Their Values, by H. A. Seaby (the OLD version, before Sear!)  133 pages plus 5 half-tone plates of obverses (to show the emperor's portraits).  Excellent condition. A curiosity. [$9]  (I'll include the orignal invoice for $23.)

Reading and dating Roman imperial coins, by Zander H Klawans.  Hardcover – 1977. A small book which helped many of us older collectors get started. Excellent condition. $9 on Amazon. Here [$3 SOLD]

An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins, by Zander H Klawans.  Hardcover – 1964. A small A small book which helped many of us older collectors get started. Excellent condition.  [$SOLD]

The Standard Catalog of Byzantine Coin Values for 1967, 383 AD to 1503 AD, by David R. Doering. 33 pages and 54 plated coins (not well-photographed). A curiosity. Prices are keyed to coins identified by Ratto or Goodacre numbers.   [Don't expect it is be useful. It is just a pamphlet you might find interesting.] [$2]

Roman Silver Coins by H. A. Seaby.

Volume 1 has line drawings of most Republican types, classified by moneyer's family (not chronologicaly).
Volume 2 has line drawings of relatively few types.
Volumes 3 (1969) and 4 (1971y ) have photographs of some types. 

All are in excellent condition. Volume 1 has a nearly complete list of types of Republican denarii with most illustraed with line drawings. The others have (very nearly) complete listings of the types but far from complete illustrations. 

Not the most recent edtion, but far cheaper!  [$25 for all four as one lot + $4.50 shipping]

(I offer Volume V by Cathy King on late Roman silver, below)
 

 

 

The Coinage of the Civil Wars of 68-69 AD, by Harold Mattingly. Pamplet reprint of an old Numismatic Chronicle article. 28 pages and 2 pages plates illustrating 35 coins. [$1]  (Add this to another order or else postage will be more than the cost of the pamphlet! I won't add the usual 75 cents extra postage, either.)

Nearly complete run of Sternberg catalogs [SOLD] with ancients #1-#28 (1973-1995), missing only #6 and #9 from this list below (copied from my site of contents of sale catalogs: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/catalogs/#Sternberg, making a total of 23 volumes, 11 of which are hardcover. They will be about 14-15" of shelf space. Note, they are not on acsearch and all come with PR. The group of 23 [$95 + $22 shipping media mail in the US only.] I enjoy my copies. None on vcoins. [EDIT: The list of Sternberg catalogs has been deleted because they sold.]

 

A few more Sternberg catalogs:

(11/73)  [#1, unnumbered] MV. HQP.  500 ancients, all Roman. 21 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements + 1 in color.  [$4]
    late Roman silver (17 argentii and 34 siliquae)
7  (11/77)  1315 ancients. 200 G, 1004 R, 112 Byz including AE.  On 64 ppl + 2 of enlargements  [$5]
    late Roman AE (among 252 late Roman), 308 Republican (on 14 ppl)
19  (11/87)  HV, HQP, Hardcover. 715 ancients among 885 on 46 ppl + 3 color + 10 of cut stones and antiquities + 4 color of cut stones and antiquities, among 70 ppl.  256 G, 512 R, 53 Byz, 148 DA  [$7]
    Dark Ages (148)
26  (16 Nov. 92)  HV. HQP. 510 ancients on 26 ppl + 2 E + 3 color (+ 22 ppl + 2 E + 2 C of cut stones and small bronzes)
    177 G, 292 R, 41 Byz.    [$4]
    Yehud (17, each natural size and also x3)

 

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Triton I, II, III, and IV:  [Usually $25 each on vcoins when they have them (they have none as I write this), here $15, reduced to $12, each]  I think they are before CoinArchives and CNG stuff is not on acsearch at all. 

CNG 44 is Triton I  (joint offering of CNG, Freeman & Sear, and NAC) High to very high value coins with very high quality presentation.
(12/97)  1947 ancients among 2308, many enlargements throughout + 7 color E.  655 G, 95 RP, 85 aes grave, 435 RR (Goodman, part II, including very many struck AE), 480 RI, 3 DA, 32 Beneventum, 64 Byz, 26 Celtic England, 17 British  [$15]
    Beneventum (32),  Roman Republican AE (cast and struck, among 520), Roman gold (100+)
48  is Triton II  (12/98) 1206 ancients among 1331, many enlarged throughout + 16 color E. 547 G, 25 Parthian, 39 Baktrian, 42 RP, 23 aes grave, 60 RR, 359 RI, 5 DA, 15 Celtic England, 22 Anglo Saxon, 27 pennies  [$15]
     Baktrian (39)
52
  was Triton III  (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 1999) 1374 ancients among 1654, many enlargements throughout, + 13 color E among 15 + 4 full page B&W enlargements. 728 G, 77 RP, 151 RR, 327 RI, 8 DA, 54 Byz, 5 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 20 pennies  [$15]
    RR and imperatorial gold (46)
56 was Triton IV (12/00) in two volumes, with the second catalog entiredly devoted to Polish coins -- perhaps the finest Polish collection ever offered [not offered here].  The first volume has 892 ancients among 1015, many enlargements throughout + 13 color E among 15.  352 G. 33 RP, 52 RR, 318 RI, 3 DA, 122 Byz, 3 Celtic England, 3 English DA, 7 pennies.  [$10, reduced to $8 (not $15)]

 

CNG 45  (3/98)  2556 ancients among 3080.  808 G, 289 RP (including Syrian tetradrachms), 509 RR AE, 200 RR AR), 604 RI, 15 DA, 61 Byz, 36 Celtic England, 12 English DA, 15 English  [$8]
    Roman Republican AE ("Goodman 3") (509)
[44, 48, 52, 56 above as Triton catalogs] 
49
  (3/99)  mbs.  2076 ancients among 2349.  888 G (including 12 AE Kings of the Bosporus), 250 RP, 59 Roman Egypt, 98 RR, 576 RI (including 59 AE fractions, quadrans), 6 DA, 103 Byz, Viking 4, 28 Celtic England, 17 English DA, 25 English  [$6]
    Roman imperial AE fractions and quadrans (59, including 6 of the mines), Augustus (41)
50  (6/99)  mbs. 1904 ancients among 2064.  630 G, 113 RP, 8 Celtic denarii, 156 RR, 366 RI AE including 10 contorniates and 24 medallions (Vermuelle collection), 38 fake seseterii and Becker's, 414 RI, 15 DA, 51 Byz, 5 Celtic England, 4 Anglo-Saxon, 13 pennies  [$6]
    Zodiac drachms of Roman Egypt (12)Athens AE (69), Athens New Style (81), Roman mediallions (24), contorniates (10)
51  (9/99)  mbs.  1816 ancients among 1951. 804 G, 214 RP, 123 RR, 413 RI, 5 DA, 233 Byz, 7 Celtic England, 8 pennies  [$5]
    Greek AE of Sicily (c. 83), Athens AE (28), Ionian electrum (16), Kroisos (14), Armenia (47)
52  was Triton III  (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 1999) 1374 ancients among 1654, many enlargements throughout, + 13 color E among 15 + 4 full page B&W enlargements. 728 G, 77 RP, 151 RR, 327 RI, 8 DA, 54 Byz, 5 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 20 pennies
    RR and imperatorial gold (46)
53  (3/00)  mbs.  2175 ancients among 2416, a few with enlargements throughout. 796 G, 191 Baktrian and Indo-Greek, 27 Aksumite, 177 RP, 59 Roman Egypt, 114 RR, 40 RI quandrantes, 401 RI (including 11 Pertinax denarii), 11 DA, 15 Lombards, 127 Byz, 156 Crusader "The Matthew Rich Collection," some not photographed, 6 Merovingian, 12 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 34 pennies  [$6]
    RI Quadrans (40, including 13 of Augustus), Lombards (15), Crusader (156), Aksumite (27), Baktrian and Indo-Greek (191)
54  (6/00)  mbs.  1984 ancients among 2217. 78 brockages, 24 Celtic, 800 G, 160 Baktrian and Indo-Greek, 136 RP, 170 RR, 494 RI, 8 contorniates, 12 DA, 79 Byz, 6 Beneventum, 9 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 8 pennies  [$5]
    brockages (78), Baktrian and Indo-Greek (160), Caesaria in Cappadocia (39), Septimius Severus legionary (20)   
55  (9/00)  mbs.  1585 ancients among 1878. 25 Celtic, 723 G, 252 Oriental Greek, 100 RP, 102 RR, 408 RI, 6 DA, 82 Byz, 13 Celtic England, 7 English DA, 10 pennies  [$5]

   (Ask for a volume discount if you want several.)

Leu and M&M
Sammlung Niggler, part 3:  (11/67) VHV Roman "after Augustus". 526 Roman on 32 ppl.  [$25]
    Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius sestertii, several AE medallions, late Roman argentei (19), late Roman silver and gold, 17 contorniates
   A wonderful and often-cited collection, not on vcoins or anywhere else I could find. One sold on vcoins at $35:   https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/ancient_numismatic_enterprise/9/product/auction_of_walter_niggeler_collection_part_3_roman_imperial_coins__sammlung_walter_niggeler_teil_3/40313/Default.aspx

A collection of late Roman AE from Trier:  Dr, Busso Peus catalog 343, plates only (the text volume is not included) with PR.
343 (1995, April 26-28) Two volumes. 718 ancients among 2924 on 31 ppl plus 8 ppl Arabic among 157 ppl. 215 G, 18 Persis, 8 Elymais, 52 Parthian, 32 Sas, 17 RR, 367 RI including 196 late Roman Trier, 9 Arab-Sas, 12 Arab-Byz, plus 313 Arabic.
    late Roman AE of Trier (196)   [$4, plates only]


Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.


AHigh value for money: SNG (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum) ANS (American Numismatic Society) VI, Palestine-South Arabia. Hardcover. Folio. 1615 coins photographed, covering the Holy Land very well. It should be a $100 book, but they printed too many for the market. Supply and demand have balanced. Hard to pack it is so big (not thick, but folio! You need a tall shelf!)  [$25 including S&H in the US (US only) media-mail. It is tricky to ship because it is so large, but I'll absorb the cost.] A great reference work. I use mine a lot. Table of contents to the right.



Byzantine! Catalog:  Berk-England auction sale of Dec. 7, 1989.   *New* hardcover copy of the best modern sale for ByzantineAE.  It had 368 outstanding Byzantine AE, with a few photographed in color and many with enlargements. To give you an idea of the quality and rarity, 20 lots realized $1000 or more! That's for copper!  The emphasis is very strongly on early pieces -- there are only 34 pieces after AD 944. 61 pages. Excellent photos. If you collect Byzantine copper, see what you can aspire to.  New, hardcover  [$12, reduced to $9 including media-mail postage in the US, with PR (as always), $6 if postage is combined with other items.]
  
Byzantine AE (368)


Reference works by collecting series:
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Greek Coins:  (Roman, etc. follow chronologically)  

Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

   (Books first. Greek-coin catalogs after these books, far below)

SNGs


SNG IV Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections, part VIII, Syria-Nabathaea.  Folio. 1971. Covers very thick. Plates 117-136.  Excellent plates. None on Amazon or vcoins and a book consolidator search found none. [$79 + $7 shipping (it is folio!), reduced to $69 + $7]

SNG IV Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections, part II, Sicily-Thrace. Folio. 1972.  Covers very thick. Plates 15-33. Excellent plates.  [$59 + $7 shipping, it is folio, reduced to $52 + $7]  A web search found none on Amazon or vcoins and it at $86 elsewhere.

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society: Part 3: Sicily I. Abacaenum-Erex. Folio!  Huge paperback. 1975. 38 plates. Very good interior. Nice cover but spine sunned.   $1092(!) on Amazon  [$149 + $7 shipping. It is folio, tall, and hard to ship.]

SNG ANS Part 3: Bruttium-Sicly: Abacaenum-Erex. Folio, cardcover. 1348 coins photographed. Excellent condition. No marks in the interior. "Bruttium-Sicly: A-E" inked on the spine. Cover slightly faded.  [$295 on Amazon. Here $150 + $7 shipping]

SNG ANS Sicily III: Syracuse-Siceliotes (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society, Part 5, Sicily III, by Denyse Berend. 
Note:  This includes Syracuse with some of the finest coins of all. Hardcover, folio (15 1/4" x 11 3/4"; you need a tall shelf), hardcover, NEW, in shrink wrap.
There was one copy on Amazon at $155 and a second copy listed at $485. Now there is one in "good" at $112. Here, an excellent copy: $129 + $7 shipping (it is large and awkward to ship) media-mail in the US only. 

SNG (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum) ANS (American Numismatic Society) VI, Palestine-South Arabia. Hardcover. Folio. 1615 coins photographed, covering the Holy Land very well. It should be a $100 book, but they printed too many for the market. Supply and demand have balanced. Hard to pack it is so big (not thick, but folio! You need a tall shelf!)  [$23 including S&H in the US (US only) media-mail. It is tricky to ship because it is so large, but I'll absorb the cost.] A great reference work. I use mine a lot. 

SNG V Ashmolean Museum part II: Italy, Lucania (Thurium)-Bruttium, Sicily, Carthage. folio. 1969.  Hardcover. Excellent coindtion but for title inked by hand on the spine. Over 1100 coins.  [$75+$7 SOLD]

Not folio, but thick:  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. SNG FRANCE 3. PAMPHYLIE, PISIDIE, LYCAONIE, GALATIE
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1994, 34 pages, 146 plates each with facing text, tall quarto, red cloth, dust jacket. [Very good, former owner's name on flyleaf, but that's all. Dust jacket very good. $135 + $7 shipping. (This book is more than worth it if you collect any coins from that region).] Compare to: 
https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=348715   

Coin Hoards X: Greek Hoards Hardcover, by Oliver Hoover (Editor),‎ Andrew Meadows (Editor),‎ Ute Wartenberg (Editor)  [$29]


M&M Bale, 66 Monnaies Antique de la Crete
66  (10/84)  HV. MQP. 885 ancients on 55 ppl + 3 E,  315 G including an imporant collection of Crete, 570 R.
     Crete (122), Septimius Severus family w. two heads or more (9), Roman Republican (196)  [$12, reduced to $9, with PR]

Historia Numorum by Barkley Head (967 pages plus 7 tables) dark green cloth, Spink 1993 reprint, plus The Illustrations of Historia Numorum, by John Svoronos and Barclay Head (64 pages plus 34 plates plus 4 tables of lettering), both volumes as one lot [$59, reduced to $45] The book is old but remarkably complete and well done.


Morkholm, Otto. Early Hellenistic Coinage [$92 on Amazon (ignore the offering at $1563!). $92 on ABE. None on vcoins. [Here $59]

Portraits of Royal Ladies on Greek Coins, by. L. Forrer, 1969 thin hardcover. 72 pages. 1-3 coins illustrated per page.   $10 on Amazon. Here $7.

The Arthur S. Dewing Collection of Greek Coins, by Mildenberg and Hurter. ACNAC # 6 in two volumes, text , 194 pages, and plates, 142 with 2797 coins.  Boxed set of two hardcover books in orange cloth. [$95 on vcoins. Virtually new. $72.50 in this condition on Amazon. Here $59.] Dewing is famous for having loved (and being able to afford) decadrachms. Over 60 of his are illustrated here.

The Coinage of Aphrodisias [in Caria], by David MacDonald. Hardcover. 139 pages. 32 plates. [$65 on Amazon. $30 on vcoins. Very good copy, "Caria" inked on the dustjacket.  $24 here, reduced to $19.]

 

Greek Bronze (AE)
It is hard to find good reference works on Greek bronzes. There are too many types. However, Triton V (by CNG) was in two volumes and one was all Greek AE. [$17, reduced to $14 SOLD]
CNG 59  was Triton V  (1/02) in two volumes, Part I is the "David Freedman collection of Greek bronze coins"  600 G AE. Many enlargements throughout + 5 color E.
    Greek AE (600)  highest quality coins.
    Part II: 1341 ancients among 1498, many enlargements throughout + 16 color E among 20. 551 G, 65 Parthian (mostly suberb tetradrachms), 10 Baktrain, 103 RP (including important myths including the labors of Herakles), 22 RR cast AE, 27 RR, 402 RI (including 23 rare Gordian III from the George His collection), 2 DA, 76 Byz, 4 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 16 pennies

    Roman Provincial (103, including important myths including the labors of Herakles)Parthian tetrdrachms (65), Gordian III (23), 2 dies




Samarian Coinage, By Yaakov Meshorer and Shraga Qedar. Publication of the Israel Numismatic Society, Volume IX, 1999, Jerusalem. ISBN 965-222-965-2
Pages: 128. Plates: 31 plus many photos throughout and 228 clear line drawings.   [$60 on vcoins, $130 on Amazon, $150 on ABE. Here $39]

Meshorer and Qedar, Coinage of Samaria in the Fourth Century BCE   [$95 on Amazon, none on vcoins, Here $79, reduced to $59 ]

Money and its uses in the Ancient Greek World edited by Andrew Meadows and Kirsty Shipton. 9 articles totaling 165 pages plus 19 plates, cardcover, large 10 3/4" by 8 1/2", Oxford University Press, 2001. $84 in very good condition on Amazon. Here, nearly new but for a long crease in the lower right of the cover. $49 + $4 shipping media-mail in the US. 
See CNG 371, Lot: 277. Closing Mar 23, 2016 at 11:32:20 a.m. ET. Meadows, Andrew and Kirsty Shipton [editors]. Money and its uses in the Ancient Greek World. (Oxford, 2001).  PR 110+fees.
http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=307231

ANSON, L. NUMISMATA GRAECA: GREEK COIN-TYPES CLASSIFIED FOR IMMEDIATE IDENTIFICATION.
Anson, L. Numismata Graeca: Greek Coin-Types Classified for Immediate Identification. (London, 1910-1916.) Forni reprint (the reprint date is not given, but I think it is 1975). Thirteen parts bound in two volumes. 887 pages (coin number, place, obverse, reverse, size, weight, denomination date place in plate volume, and citations to BMC, Mionnet, etc) with 150 plates. An excellent resource for the identification of thousands of Greek coins with inanimate objects as types. Dark green cloth covers. Very good condition.
I think of it as a way to see what is out there associated with various themes. What might you collect?  Weapons? Temples. Agricultural implements? Marine animals? Grapes? Altars? 150 large plates organized by type of depiction. Spectacular!  Massive and very collectable. 10" x 13", 3" thick. [$245 + $10 media-mail shipping in the US only.] Massive two-volume work. Green cloth bond.
Fourni reprint of f
irst edition. London, 1910-16. Thirteen parts complete, bound in two volumes. 4to, contemporary red quarter morocco with mottled sides; professionally rebacked; contemporary decorative endpapers. viii, 138, (2); (4), 112, (2); (2), 152, (2); (6), 99, (1); 146, (2); (4), 108, 20, 7, (1); (4), viii, (2), (2), ix, (1), (2), (2), ix, (1), (2), viii, (2), x, (2), vii, (1), xli, (1) pages; 27 + 25 + 30 + 21 + 25 + 22 fine plates depicting 3667 different coins, including illustrations of 6856 obverses and reverses. Bindings rubbed; interiors near fine, with foxing to extremities. Overall, a very good or better set. A most useful attribution aid, arranged using the following categories: 1) Industry; 2) War; 3) Agriculture; 4) Religion; 5) Architecture; 6) Naval and Marine; 7) Science & the Arts; and 8) Miscellaneous. Clain-Stefanelli 3406*. Daehn 559: “A comprehensive guide to identifying Greek coins.” Grierson 59. Kroh 8 and 66: “This work identifies Greek coins having as their devices inanimate objects (excluding animals, gods and humans).
   One sold here:  http://www.icollector.com/Anson-s-Numismata-Graeca_i24870961


Coinage of the Western Seleucid Mints, Edward Newell , excellent 1977 brown hardcover reprint edition as ANS Numismatic Studies #4 with recent scholarship by Otto Morkholm.  450 pages, LXXXV plates. On Amazon at $169 and $250. [Here, $49, reduced to $44 SOLD]. This is a really nice copy.


Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 34 page pamphlet with illustrations of over 150 coins found. [$9.95 elsewhere, $2 here.]

Monnaie de Tarente, Collection Claudius Cote.  Attic book reprint of a famous Ratto catalog devoted to coins of Tarentum. 600 coins of Tarentum illustrated, but not well, plus 42 pages of lot descriptions, in French. paperback [$12.50 used on Amazon, $8 here, reduced to $6]



Die Munzpragung Milets [Miletos] vom vierten bis ersten Jahrhundert v. Chr (Typos V), by Barbara Deppert-Lippitz. Hardcover in German. 223 pages plus 36 plates.  The comprehensive book on coins of Miletos from this period. Nearly new. [$35, reduced to $27, reduced to $25]

Probleme der fruhen Electronpragung, by Liselotte Weidauer (Typos I). Hardcover in German. 114 pages plus 29 plates. Nearly new. Important for early electrum coinage [$35
, reduced to $25]

A Hoard of Coins from Eastern Parthia, by Heidemarie Koch. ANS NNM 165. Hardcover. 64 pages and 12 plates. A hoard of 266 copper coins from the northeastern part of the Parthian empire illustrated and discussed. You won't see this type of AE illustrated elsewhere. [$12
]


A. Heiss, Description generale des Monnaies Antique de l'Espagne 1870, Forni Reprint (The date of the reprint is not given in the book, but it looks old), in one large volume, 548 pages plus 68 plates of line drawings. Text in French. 9" by 12". 2" thick. Maroon hardcover. No marks. Some foxing. Very good condition. Remarkably nice. As far as I can tell, it is unavailable elsewhere and sold for $300 + fees in a 2012 auction. [$265, reduced to $165, reduced to $145]


If you own SNG Copenhagen (Danish). I made a map of the regions covered by each of the 8 volumes of SNG Copenhagen (Danish).
http://augustuscoins.com/ed/catalogs/SNGCopenhagen.pdf
It was not so obvious which volume to look in to find coins of various cities, but with this map you can find the right volume rapidly.  If you have the volumes, print this and put it with your books.

Catalog: M&M GMBH 9 (10/01)  MV. MQP. 676 ancients on 25 ppl among 1487 on 64 ppl. 286 G, 380 R, 10 Byz   [$7, reduced to $3]
    electrum of Mytiline, Alexander III drachms

 
Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 73  (2006, Sept. 13) 1130 ancients among 1311, all in color with some enlargements, plus 460 book lots. facing heads collection of David Herman, 541 G (including "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," 58 pieces), 45 Oriental Greek, 98 ships on coins (G, R, RP, Alexandre Barros collection), 79 RP, 53 RR, 214 RI, 40 Byz, 5 Aksum, 2 Crusader, 41 high grade Turkoman bronze, 9 English   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)
 
Facing heads
Triton X is CNG 74 (2007, Jan. 9-10) HV. VHQP. 911 ancients among 1480. All in color, many with at least one side enlarged. 8 Celtic, 454 G (including many Greek facing busts from the David Hermann collection, and "Further Selections from BCD Boiotia" 43 excellent pieces ), 33 India, 10 Sasanian, 49 RR, 272 RI, 43 Byz, 25 DA, 4 Aksum AV, 4Arab-Sasanian, 7 Anglo-Saxon [$8, reduced to $6]
Greek facing heads from the David Hermann collection (many), "Further Selections from BCD Boiotia" (43)


Facing Heads of Ancient Greek Coins, by Agnes Baldwin. 1914 reprint. Pamphlet. 23 pages plus 4 page plates crammed with photographs of obverse only of coins with facing heads. [$6] 
 
 
BCD Thessaly
Nomos 4 (2011, May 10) Hardcover. "Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection" 437 of the highest quality and rarest coins of Thessaly. This catalog is a treat to read with cataloging by Walker often followed by comments by BCD, and they know these coins as well as anybody. A major reference. $90 on vcoins. Here [$69
, reduced to $59] with PR.
Greek Thessaly (437)

Greek, Roman, and Islamic Coins from Sardis, by T. V. Buttrey, et al.  Hardcover. 274 pages plus 10 page plates of the more interesting (but not very interesting) coins found. There is lots of scholarly discussion, but this is not a great book to just read. [Spine sunned. Rest very nice.  $5] 

[Auction catalog] Jacquier 38 (Sept. 2013) remarkable for its group of 21 Parthian AE (which sold well. Many other lots went unsold).  [$4]


Sasasanian Coin books:

[all sold]



Celtic, Gallic


Celtic Coinage in Britain, van Arsdell. Hardcover.  Dust jacket good with one wrinkle along the back top. Very good. Former owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise no marks.  [$425 on Amazon except for this one at $395. Please buy it here and save me the 15% fees! I'll sell it in the US at $325 + $6 shipping.  Reduced to $185 + $6 shipping in the US only.

 

 

 


Roman Provinical coins = Greek Imperial coins

Die Antiken Munzen Nord Griechenlands, in four volumes with volume II in two books, making five big hardcover books. Forni blue cloth hardcover reprint. Edited by Imhof-Blumer. Commonly abbreviated AMNG.   12 1/2" high. 6" of shelf space. For the specialist who wants some beautiful books that are remarkably complete for their regions. However, no one claims they are easy to use. You can find them as "print on demand" paperbacks. 

Volume I, Part 1. Pick, B. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien. xv, pages 1-519, 20 photographic plates // Volume I, Part 2, Section I. Pick, B., & K. Regling. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien. pages 520-920, with only 1 photographic plate is missing // Volume II, Part 1, Section I. Münzer, F., & M. Strack. Die antiken Münzen von Thrakien. vi, 308 pages, 8 photographic plates // Volume III, Parts 1 & 2. Gaebler, H. Die antiken Münzen von Makedonia und Paionia. vii, 196 pages, 5 photographic plates + viii, 234 pages, 40 photographic plates. Volume IV, Fritze, H. von. Die antiken Münzen Mysiens. v, 223 pages, 10 photographic plates.  

I invite you to check CNG's auction prices realized.  Note there is some ink helping identify the volumes on the covers (first photo). A few plates have notes inked next to some photos (not many). Former owner's name on flyleafs. This set of five books:  [$325, reduced to $265 + $12 shipping in the US only.]

(Typical pages and plates below.)

 

 

 

 

Roman Egypt:

Milne,  Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins, with supplement by Colin Kraay. 1971, 5450 coins of Roman Alexandria on 155 pages and Vii plates (reverses only) plus 10 pages of supplemental types plus two large foldouts with hoard counts.  A standard reference prior to Emmett.  8 3/4" x 11 1/4".  Some ink marks in the index (circling the key distinguishing feature and a few inconspicuous marks in the list. Dust jacket has some tears. $125 on Amazon.  $100 on ABE. $80 on vcoins.  [$55 here + $4 shipping, reduced to $45+$4]

The Coinages of the Nomes and Prefectures of Roman Egypt, by Rouge and Feurardent. Small paperback Obol reprint. Some pages loose, but all there. [$5]

Catalog of Provincial Coins of Dacia, The Roman Province. by Ing. Koczev. Aleksandar. 2008. Spiral bound. 23 pages and 3 plates of reduced-size line-drawing images. A complete listing, including all minor legend variations. Sometimes offered on eBay, where it costs about $12 including postage.  Here [$4, reduced to $3]
Dacia

 

 
Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 73  (2006, Sept. 13) 1130 ancients among 1311, all in color with some enlargements, plus 460 book lots. facing heads collection of David Herman, 541 G (including "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," 58 pieces), 45 Oriental Greek, 98 ships on coins (G, R, RP, Alexandre Barros collection), 79 RP, 53 RR, 214 RI, 40 Byz, 5 Aksum, 2 Crusader, 41 high grade Turkoman bronze, 9 English   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

 



Holy Land, Jewish

Rachel Barkay. The Coinage of Nysa-Scythopolis (Beth-Shean), Israel Numismatic Society, 2003, 272 pages, 14 plates of coins, maps, brown cloth, dust jacket. Expostion in excellent condition. The back flyleaf and plates 1-4 have notes to the relevant pages where the coin IDs can be found (which is useful, but not pristine). Former owner's name on flyleaf. [$69, reduced to $49, reduced to $44]


QEDEM 4  Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Bullae and Seals from a Post-Exilic Judaen Archive, by Nahman Avigad.   Hardcover.   36 pages in English,  15 plates, 4 pages with images of lettering.  Also, the entire text in Hebrew.  Excellent condition except "Seals Judaea" written in ink in the spine  (since the title isn't!). No interior marks and almost seems new. [$30 on Amazon, $19 here, reduced to $12]
 

Arabic:  Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tubingen (German Edition, but there are only several pages of text; it is an SNG-style folio book.) (Paperback) Palastina, IV a Bilad as-Sam I, by Lutz Ilisch.  Folio. 577 coins on 18 plates. [$87 on Amazon.  $55 here + $6 shipping, reduced to $45+$6.]



Roman Republican:

NAC 33   (2006, April 5)  VHV. VHQP. 696 ancients, all in color and enlarged in color. 184 G, 208 RR, 247 RI, 49 Byz AV, 6 DA.  Totally gorgeous expensive coins!  25 with 6-digit PRs!  (and many other very-high-value coins.  [$9]
   Roman Republican (208)

NAC 40 (2007, May 16) VHV, VHQP. 947 ancient coins, all in color and almost all also enlarged in color.  271 G, 35 Jewish (Most not highest quality), 31 Roman imperial with Jewish reference (some of the highest quality), 23 Italian Aes, 265 RR,  291 RI, 26 Byz, 5 DA   [$12]
    Jewish related Roman imperial (31), Italian Aes (23), Roman Republican (265), Roman imperial rarities (265) 

NAC 92  (2016, May 23-24) in two parts. Part I VHV. VHQP.  1086 ancients. 173 G, 210 RR (including an excellent EID MAR piece), 442 RI (including 36 Julian II and 15 Festival of Isis and many of the latest emperors in gold), 11 DA, 182 By (all gold except for late silver)  [$10 part I only]
  Roman Republican (210), Festival of Isis and Julian (51), 5th century emperors in gold (c. 50)

The Rubicon, by Tom Holland. (Subtitled: The triumph and tragedy of the Roman Republic) NOT a coin book, rather a history book. 430 page paperback. Very good condition.  $13 minimum price at Amazon. [$5 here]. 



Roman

Helios 1  (2008, April 17-18)  [sale catalog] 671 ancients among 1037. 13 Celtic, 164 G, The Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199, including 33 RR and 167 RI),  21 RR, 231 RI, 33 Byz.  [$9]
    Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199)

The Coinage of Septimius Severus and his family of the Mint of Rome, A.D. 193-217, by Philip V. Hill. Durst reprint. Paperback. 42 pages of chronological listings and 26 coins illustrating bust types for the family members. All types attributed to issues and particular years. Fun for the Severan collector. [This popular booklet has only one copy on Amazon (this one!) Here, only $19, reduced to $17 SOLD

Berk 100  Buy-or-bid sale with a hoard of Maxentius coins, some very rare (e.g elephant quadriga), AE (24), DIVO of tetrarachs (23), Romulus (12)  [The best coins from what I call the "Maxentius hoard"]  [$6, reduced to $4]

Flavians! A collection of Flavian coins disbursed over two catalogs (plus many other coins, outlined below)
Gemini  [the pair, $19, , reduced to $12, with PR]
IX (2012, Jan 8) HV. HQP. 767 lots of ancients including 182 from the Phil Davis collection of Dacian and other imitations of Roman Republican denarii. 236 G, 14 RR, 21 RI before Vespasian, 207 Flavian (Vespasian-Domitian, with emphasis on Jewish-related), 49 RI post Flavian, 24 Byz, 31 English hammered.
    Flavian (Vespasian-Domitian) (207), Roman Republican denarius imitations (182 lots)
X (2013, Jan. 13) [Berk and Kreindler] 798 ancients and 33 group lots.
    Flavians (Vespasian - Domitian) (149)

Die Goldpragung der Gallischen Kaiser von Postumus bis Tetricus, by Bernhard Schulte (Typos IV). Hardcover in German. 189 pages and 28 plates. Important for gold coins of the Gallic Empire.  Like new. [$39, reduced to $29, reduced to $17]

Hahn, Die Ostpragung des Romischen Reiches im 5. Jahrhundert (408-491). "The Coins of the eastern Roman mints of the 5th century (408-491)" [my translation of the title] in German, but that hardly matters because it is mostly useful as plates of ALL types and tables giving dates. Moneta Imperii Romani Byzantini .  Hardcover. Large format, slim. 74 pages, 15 plates (photos natural sized and many enlarged x2) and five 4-page foldout tables with the time periods of each issue.  I could not find any other copies for sale. If you like 5th C. coins, this is the complete list for eastern mints (not Rome). [$150+$5 shipping, reduced to $125 + $5]


The Nietulisko Hoards of Roman Denarii [from Poland] by Kunka Mitkowa-Szubert.  Paperback, 1989. 9 1/2" by 6 3/4". 199 pages, almost all English, plus 69 plates of hoard coins, almost all Trajan to Commodus.  For the specialist scholar. Out of print. Not on Amazon. $37 on ABE but the copy is in Europe. [$35, reduced to $17, reduced to $13]
Monnaies de Fouilles du Sud-Est de la Gaule, by Claude Brenot et Jean-Pierre Callu. In French. 113 pages plus 5 page plates of coins, some Gallic but most Roman imperial coins in bad shape. Universite de Paris X Nanterre, Centre de recherches sur l"antiquite tardive et le haut moyen age, cashier no. III - 1978. You do not want this unless you are trying to build a major library complete for such things, in which case I will hold it for ransom [$19, reduced to $5].


Catalog: NAC 51  (2009, March 5)  1127 ancient coins. VHV. VHQP.  "Featuring the William James Conte collection of Roman sestertii and bronze and silver medallions, part I." 132 RR, 329 RI including 45 of the very highest quality Roman sestertii, 14 Byz, 2 DA gold, 203 G, 119 RR, 308 RI, 20 Byz, 2 DA gold (there are two separate sections with Roman coins)  This includes the 460,000+16.5% Swiss frank Caligula sestertius which I think is the best extant sestertius (better than the $2,000,000 Hadrian).  [$25, reduced to $15, reduced to $13]
    sestertii (45+ others)

Catalog: Gemini X (2013, Jan. 13) [Berk and Kreindler] 798 ancients and 33 group lots.  [$12
, reduced to $9, reduced to $7]
    Flavians (Vespasian - Domitian) (149)

Catalog: Spink 123  (11/97) "Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins"  488 Roman imperial silver coins, the majority (19 ppl) denarii of the Severans, poorly photographed on 26 ppl, the last six of which cover Gordian III, Philip, and some later ants and the first ppl Hadrian and earlier. A major collection with rarities.  [For the Severan specialist, $12, reduced to $6]
    Severan (367)


Catalog: "Manhattan Sale 3" 2012, Jan. 3  236 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color. HV. HQP. 52 Celtic, 106 G, 8 RR, 62 RI including 22 argentii and 4 later Roman silver, 8 Byz, 1 Arabic  [$8, reduced to $4]
     Celtic (52), Roman argentii of the tetrarchy (22)


Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

Roman Gold Coins: 

Die Goldpragung der Gallischen Kaiser von Postumus bis Tetricus, by Bernhard Schulte (Typos IV). Hardcover in German. 189 pages and 28 plates. Important for gold coins of the Gallic Empire.  Like new. [$39, reduced to $29, reduced to $17]

NAC 31  (2005, Oct. 26) "An Important Collection of Roman Gold Coins. Property of an American Collector" 176 spectacular Roman gold coins, all in color and all enlarged in color. 10 R, 25 from the 12 Caesars, 32 second C through Pertinax, 50 from Severans to before the tetrarchy, 40 tetrarchy through family of Constantine (including medallions), 19 later Roman.  [$12]
    Roman gold coins (176) many of the highest desirability

NAC 34  (2006, Nov. 21) "An Important Collection of Roman Gold Coins" VHV. VHQP.  255 Roman gold coins, including a Brutus portrait piece, Pescennius Niger, and many other spectacular coins. It goes chronologically throught the emperors twice, as part I and part II: 6+2 Republican, 10+26 twelve Caesars, 21+24 second C through Pescennius Niger, 36+23 Severans to the tetrarchy, 21+15 tetrarchy through family of Constantine, 28+12 later Roman.  [$19]
   Roman gold (255) many of the highest desirability

NAC 49  (2008, Oct. 21) "An interesting selection of Roman gold coins from the B. d. B. collection" VHV. VHQP. 422 Roman gold coins including 4 RR.  All illustrated in color and most also x2, throughout.  [$12]
    Roman gold (422) 

NAC 67 (2012, Oct.. 17) "The Archer M. Huntingon Collection of Roman Gold Coins, Part I" (These are coins formerly housed with the ANS in New York) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 327 Roman gold coins. 6 RR, 152 IR, and 3 DA of very high quality, followed by 1 RR, 149 RI, 17 Byz.  [$12]
   Roman gold (327)

NAC 91 (2016, May 23) VHV. VHQP. "The George W. La Borde Collection of Roman Aurei--Part I" 68 Roman gold coins.  [$9]
   Roman gold (68)

Stack's: 1990, Nov. 29 "Men of Rome, the John Whitney Walter Collection" VHV. VHQP.  79 very high quality ancient Roman portrait coins, almost all gold, in an attempt to create the longest run of Roman portrait gold. Long paragraphs of description. Spectacular!  For example, two portraits of Brutus in gold. Emperors through Severus Alexander, including Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, Clodius Albinus, Macrinus, Diadumenian, and other rarities as aureii. A few denarii as included. All photographed in B&W plus very large enlargements in color.  Usually two coins per two pages.  [$10, reduced to $7 SOLD]
  Roman gold (79)


Catalog: Gemini: Heritage-Gemini VIII (2011, April 14, during the 2011 CICF) [Berk and Heritage]  HV. VHQP. In color throughout and most with color enlargements. 133 G including 13 of Elis = Olympia, 9 India gold, 117 RR, 248 RI including 37 aureii and 21 tetrarchal and Constantinian gold and 54 later Roman gold, 22 Byz, 4 DA gold. The cover coin, an Athenian decadrachm, was withdrawn after being exposed as a deceptive fake. [$6, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    Elis = Olympia (13), Roman aureii (37), tetrarchal and Constantinian gold (21), late Roman gold (54)

Sincona 41 (2017 Oct. 23) Hardcover. 280 ancients, mostly gold. 31 Philip II and Alexander staters. Early Roman gold, late Roman gold, 87 Byz gold, 2 Visigothic gold.  [$8 with printed PR, of course]
   Gold  

LeCam, Guy. La fin de l'empire romain et le monnayage or en Italie 455-493 [Two massive hardcover volumes.] 1983. Nearly new. [$455 + $15 shipping--they are huge!] All the gold coins of that period, usually numerous examples of each type, many greatly enlarged. Text in French. If you can afford one late Roman gold coin, you might want this massive work to see very many photos of all the types.



Late Roman


If you are interested in late Roman silver, this is the book:
Roman Silver Coins, Volume V: CARAUSIUS TO ROMULUS AUGUSTUS by C. E. King and David R. Sear.  Seaby, London, 1987. 214 pages, including 74 pages of introductory articles, 295 illustrations and a map, valuations. Casebound, dust jacket. Very Fine as new condition. The concluding volume in the series of books dealing exclusively with the Roman silver coinage. (Argenti, siliquae, milirense) All major known types of silver issues are listed alphabetically by reverse type using Cohen's numbering, with letters added to describe varieties he did not list. Cross referenced to RIC. Convenient. Still standard reference on late Roman silver and very useful. Listing every known type and variety of silver coin issued between the coinage reform of Diocletian (AD 284 - 305) and the issues of the British usurper Carausius (AD 286/7 - 293) through the deposition of Romulus Augustus in the West (AD 476) and the death of the eastern emperor Zeno (AD 491) .   [$25, reduced to $22

Roman Silver Coins, volume IV, Gordian III to Postumus, second edition. New. [$25, reduced to $19]

LeCam, Guy. La fin de l'empire romain et le monnayage or en Italie 455-493 [Two massive hardcover volumes.] 1983. Nearly new. [$455 + $15 shipping--they are huge!] All the gold coins of that period, usually numerous examples of each type, many greatly enlarged. Text in French. If you can afford one late Roman gold coin, you might want this massive work to see very many photos of all the types.  

Catalog: Stack's 1984, May 5. The Frederick S. Knobloch Collection of Late Roman and Byzantine Coins" small format. 679 lots, many not illustrated. (I'd guess about 400 of the best are illustrated) 569 gold and silver from Diocletian to the end of the empire, 310 Byzantine gold and silver. (A few excellent copper coins are illustrated)  [$9, reduced to $7, reduced to $6]
    Late Roman and Byzantine gold and silver (679)

Late Roman argenti (silver)
Nomos 3  (2011, May 10)  VHV. VHQP. 259 ancients among 263. 2 Celtic, 159 G, 10 RR, 79 RI including 41 argentei from "the tetrarchy collection", 6 Byz, 3 Merovingian  [$5, reduced to $4]
    late Roman argentei (41)


    Scholarly journals (NC, ANJ) below
 


Byzantine

The Standard Catalog of Byzantine Coin Values for 1967, 383 AD to 1503 AD, by David R. Doering. 33 pages and 54 plated coins (not well-photographed). A curiosity. Prices are keyed to coins identified by Ratto or Goodacre numbers.   [Don't expect it is be useful. It is just a pamphlet you might find interesting.] [$2]

Hendy, Michael F. Coinage and Money In The Byzantine Empire, 1081-1261. (Washington D.C., 1969). xviii, (2), 453 pages, tables, 2 folding maps, 51 plates. Green buckram. Some shelf wear on edges and covers.  Many inked notes, but still a very useful copy.  [$145 on voins, $135 here, reduced to $95]

Robert Feind, "Byzantine Monograms and Personal Names: An alphabetized Lexicon"  New. $30 on Amazon, $17 here.

HAHN, Wolfgang and METCALF, William E.-1988 (ANS) "Studies in Early Byzantine Gold Coinage"-144pp, 24pls, hardbound in red cloth,  gilt, 4to. [$17, reduced to $14] Hahn.



Catalog:  Berk-England auction sale of Dec. 7, 1989.   *New* hardcover copy of the best modern sale for ByzantineAE.  It had 368 outstanding Byzantine AE, with a few photographed in color and many with enlargements. To give you an idea of the quality and rarity, 20 lots realized $1000 or more! That's for copper!  The emphasis is very strongly on early pieces -- there are only 34 pieces after AD 944. 61 pages. Excellent photos. If you collect Byzantine copper, see what you can aspire to.  New, hardcover  [$12, reduced to $8 including media-mail postage in the US, with PR (as always), $6 if postage is combined with other items.]
   Byzantine AE (368)

Catalog:  Baldwin's 5 (11 Oct. 1995)  "Byzantine Gold Coins from the P. J. Donald Collection" 285 Byz gold on 12 large ppl. Photos okay but not as good as most. [$5
, reduced to $3]
    Byzantine gold (285)

Catalog:  Vecchi 8  (12/97)  MV. HQP. 675 ancients illustrated within + 10 E + 6 ppl of enlargements in color. 157 G, 237 R, 282 Byz.   [$12, reduced to $5]
    Byzantine and Byzantine AE (282) 

Catalog: Gemini VII (2011, Jan. 9) (Berk, Kreindler, and Amphora) HV. HQP. 1074 ancients plus unpictured large lots. 652 G, 56 Jewish related,  17 RR, 125 RI, 29 Holy Land city coins "Patrick Tan collection", 19 DA, 165 Byz including many rarer AE.  "SAVE" in bold on the cover. [$9, reduced to $6
, reduced to $4]
    Byzantine AE (among 165)

Byzantine gold and silver
Elsen 125  (2015, June 13) 1085 ancients among 1982. 120 G, 157 Celtic, 25 RR, 130 RI, 16 RP, 544 Byz gold and silver "Collection Henri Potteir", 32 Carolingian  [$7]
   544 Byzantine gold and silver
 
Bulgarian Empire  (Where else can you find many of these?)
CNG 79  (2008, Sept. 17)  1446 ancients among 1531, plus a small collection of keys and locks. 78 Bulgarian empire.  [$7, reduced to $5]
    Bulgarian empire (78)


Arab-Byzantine


[all sold]



Medieval, Arabic, Armenian, etc.:

The Barbaric Tremissis in Spain and Southern France Anastasius to Leovigild, by Wallace J. Tomasini. ANS NNM #152, cardcover, 1964. 302 pages plus plates A-L plus 35 plates with 660 coins.  [$25 on vcoins. $45 on Amazon. Here, $17.]

Coinage of Cilician Armenia, Hardcover  1979, by Paul Z. Bedoukian. 494 pages, XII plates. 10 pages of enlarged line drawings. $62 on Amazon. Fine except for three single-word notes in ink.   [$45, reduced to $29]

Aloiss Heiss. Descripcion general de las monedas de los reyes visigodos de Espana (Coleccion Obras maestras de la numismatica espanola ; 12) 1978 reprint of the 1872 original)  [$220 on Amazon. $20 on voins. Here $13]  183 pages plus 13 very good page plates of line drawings. In Spanish, with values from an uncertain date, maybe 1978.
 
Spahr, Rodlofo. Le Monete Silciliane Dagli Aragonesi ai Borboni (1282-1836)  (1982. 305 pages, 39 plates. Many excellent photographs. Green cloth cover. None on vcoins, Amazon, or ABE.  [$175, reduced to $145]  Excellent condition except former owner's name on flyleaf and a few notes on one page.


English Coins:

 
Anglo-Saxon (sale catalog)
CNG 58  (9/01) mbs.  1766 ancients among 2159.  835 G, 58 Parthian, 89 RP, 93 RR, 347 RI, 6 DA, 82 Byz, 4 Celtic England, 2 English DA,  [$9 SOLD] 
249 late Anglo-Saxon ("Conte collection")
    late Anglo-Saxon ("Conte collection")(249), Alexander the Great (130), Parthian (58)


Arabic:  Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tubingen (German Edition, but there are only several pages of text; it is an SNG-style folio book.) (Paperback) Palastina, IV a Bilad as-Sam I, by Lutz Ilisch.  Folio. 577 coins on 18 plates. [$87 on Amazon.  $55 here + $6 shipping, reduced to $45, reduced to $37 +$6.]
 
Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 73  (2006, Sept. 13) 1130 ancients among 1311, all in color with some enlargements, plus 460 book lots. facing heads collection of David Herman, 541 G (including "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," 58 pieces), 45 Oriental Greek, 98 ships on coins (G, R, RP, Alexandre Barros collection), 79 RP, 53 RR, 214 RI, 40 Byz, 5 Aksum, 2 Crusader, 41 high grade Turkoman bronze, 9 English   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

 



General Interest and Beginners' books

Coinage and Conflict, by Henry Pollak. 2001. 8 1/2" square, 73-page paperback, not limited to ancients. Well-illustrated. Seems to be coins from the author's (expensive) collection placed in history. It includes an Ides-of-March denarius, Cleopatra tetradrachm, etc. [free, with a fillable order of $20 or more, Just ask for it.] Okay, but not a great book.

 


________________________

World Coin booksLow countries Pocket Guides  (prices all reduced a lot).
Make me a low offer!

Small format
"De Zeeuwse Munten" by J. de Mey. 1969. 44 pages, 6 pages plates and two large foldout tables. Printed in Brussels and Amsterdam. 1969. Very good. No interior marks. Cover rubbed. [$23, reduced to $10]
"Les Monnaies des Ducs de Brabant (1467-1598)" by J. de Mey. 1969.  87 pages with a couple of line-drawings per page, plus 2 page plates. "Brabant" inked on the spine, otherwise very good.  [$23, reduced to $10]
"Les Monnaies de Namur (946-1714)" by J. de Mey.  104 pages with a couple of line-drawings per page, plus 1 page plate. Very good but for diagonal crease in back cover. [$23, reduced to $10]
"Les Monnaies de Bretagne (781-1547)" by J. de Mey  1970 ["Bretagne" means Brittany, France, not "Britain"] 157 pages, a couple of line-drawings for each page  [$22, reduced to $9]

Small format:
"Les Anciennes Monnaies des Comtes de Flandre, Ducs de Brafant, comtes de Hainaut, Comtes de Namur, et Ducs de Luxembourg. [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1972] Duts, F. Den. "  149 pages and 18 plus XXI page plates of line-drawings plus H plates of line-drawings (47 plates total).  [$23, reduced to $9]
"Catalogue des monnaies de Comte de Hainaut" by Jean de Mey, 1981. 8" by 11 1/2" Tape bound. 69 pages with 3 or 4 line-drawings per page.  with "liste des estimations" in Belgian Francs [$25, reduced to $9]
"Die Wahrung in den landen der Bohmischen Krone" by Jaroslav Posvar. Excellent condition with no marks and fine dust jacket. 129 pages plus 8 page plates [$13, reduced to $6]

 


Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

Scholarly Journals

ANS 12, 13, 22 (22 sunned)  $5 each, reduced to $4 each.

 


  
Ancient-coin sale catalogs by firmCNG,  Lanz, NACetc. in alphabetical order

All the auction catalogs come with PR's (unless marked otherwise)



CNG = Classical Numismatic Group   The most prominent American ancient-coin firm.

Triton XV, sessions 3 and 4 [only]. Lots 1020 to 2000. Many wonderful Greek Roman Provincial, and Roman coins. [$4, with PR, of course]

Freeman and Sear fixed-price list 11 with 227 coins, most of which were over $1000 and many splendid coins over $5000.  [$2]

Gemini

VII (2011, Jan. 9) (Berk, Kreindler, and Amphora) HV. HQP. 1074 ancients plus unpictured large lots. 652 G, 56 Jewish related,  17 RR, 125 RI, 29 Holy Land city coins "Patric Tan collection", 19 DA, 165 Byz including many rarer AE. "SAVE" in bold on the cover.  [$9, reduced to $4]
    Byzantine AE (among 165)
XI (2014, Jan. 12) 594 ancients among 661. 311 G, 25 Indian gold, 48 RR, 191 RI including 30 Magnentius and Decentius, 20 Byz.  [$6
, reduced to $4]


Helios (Munchen = Munich, Germany) The firm opened in 2008. Coins are very well-photographed in full color, without enlargements, illustrated throughout.  Descriptions are in German. Coins tend to be moderate value with numerous usual high-value exceptions. There are interesting collections offered, not just nice coins. Their Byzantine coins include excellent AE.
1  (2008, April 17-18)  671 ancients among 1037. 13 Celtic, 164 G, The Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199, including 33 RR and 167 RI),  21 RR, 231 RI, 33 Byz.  [$9]
    Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199)

 (2008, Nov. 25-26)  584 ancients among 967. 13 Celtic, 4 Roman imitations, 193 G, 15 RR, 282 RI (with a few RP), 46 Byz, 2 Byz seals, 7 DA, 13 Trebizond, 4 crusader, 7 Georgia [$2]
 (2009, Oct. 14) MV. HQP. 761 ancients among 932. 63 G, 132 RR, 536 RI (with a few RP within), 23 Byz, 5 DA.  [$2]
8 (2012, Oct. 13) 616 ancients among 860. 47 + 175 G, 5 + 6 RR, 68 RI & RP, 22 Byz gold, 9 Celtic, 5 imitations, 69 RP, 139 RI, 55 Byz incl AE, 4 Gepids, 2 Bulgaria, 4 Crusader    [$4] 

*******


Lanz  Munich firm. Catalogs with only ancients, all with PRs, all in German -- but the pictures are in English  :)   Lanz, unlike some firms, separated ancients from other coins and issued catalogs that specialized in one or the other. Most of the missing issues did not have ancients (You can tell which had ancients and which did not on my educational site on Ancient Coin Catalog Contents).
(as "Gitta Kastner". If you want the run of Lanz catalogs, it begins as "Gitta Kastner" with the same format)
6  (11/74)   (also as "Gitta Kastner") HQP. 476 ancients on 35 ppl + 9 E.  222 G, 194 R, 60 Byz   [$12, scarce, reduced to $10, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    After #12 the named changed to Lanz Munchen.  From this point all even-numbered catalogs are of ancients and all odd-numbered catalogs are of non-ancient coins, until number 84, which was literature.

Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.
26  (12/83)  998 ancients on 45 ppl. 335 G, 624 R, 39 Byz  [$7, reduced to $4 ]
42  (11/87)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 356 G, 436 R, 43 Byz   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
44  (5/88)  925 ancients on 43 ppl. 319 G, 539 R, 65 Byz   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
46  (11/88)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 353 G, 410 R, 61 Byz, 10 DA.   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
48  (5/89)  886 ancients on 38 ppl. 420 Greek, 28 Juba II, 402 R, 36Byz.  [$6, reduced to $4 ]
Lanz
Note:  Photograph quality before here is very good, but after here it is excellent.
Starting with #50 the cover color changes from pale green to black.
52  (5/90)  HQP. 850 ancients on 36 ppl + 4 color E. 318 G, 476 R, 56 Byz   [$6, reduced to $4 ]

Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

60  (6/92)  1025 ancients on 41 ppl + 2 color E. 270 G, 494 R, 48 Byz, 11 Byz lead seals [$6, reduced to $4]
62  (11/92)  987 ancients on 40 ppl + 2 color E. 453 G, 457 R, 51 Byz, 22 Byz lead seals  [$6 , reduced to $4 ]
64  (6/93)  1019 ancients on 37 ppl + 2 color E.  346 G, 576 R, 83 Byz, 12 Byz lead seals  [$6, reduced to $4]
66  (11/93)  1006 ancients on 35 ppl + 1 color E.  353 G, 614 R, 39 Byz   [$9 , reduced to $5]
67  NOT ancients. Middle ages and modern. 73 pages plates. [$1, without PR]

70 (11/74) VHV. VHQP.  "Sammlung Margaretha Ley" 289 ancients on 10 ppl + all on 18 color E. 152 G, 60 R gold, 48 Celtic, 22 imitations.  Much Roman gold.  10 regular plates, plus 18 color page-plates. 289 expensive lots. [Higher quality than the usual Lanz catalog]  [$10, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

76  (5/96)  1015 ancients on 39 ppl. 302 G, 610 R, 94 Byz, 8 DA  [$6, reduced to $4 SOLD]
80  (5/97)  800 ancients on 26 ppl. 215 G, 539 R, 36 Byz.  [$6, reduced to $3]
Lanz
82  (11/97)  879 ancients on 35 ppl. 227 G, 611 R (including RP), 36 Byz, 6 coins of the mines. [$6, reduced to $3]

86  (5/98)  MV. MQP. 808 ancients on 32 ppl. 235 G, 533 R, 34 Byz, 6 DA.  [$8, reduced to $3 ]

****  on CoinArchives beginning with 94, but not on acsearch at all.

94  
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

97  (5/00)  MV. MQP.  1094 ancients on 46 ppl + 1 in color.  355 G, 652 R, 48 Byz, 8 DA.   [$6, reduced to $3 ]
106  (26-27 Nov. 2001) MV. HQP. 816 ancients on 39 ppl + 4 color ppl of enlargements. 180 G, 613 R, 23 Byz. [$6, reduced to $4]
112  (25/26 Nov. 2002) MV. MQP. 1000 ancients on 48 ppl + 4 color E. 244 G, 702 Roman, 51 Byz, 4 DA  [$6, reduced to $4]
114 (5/03) MV. MQP. 933 ancients on 47 ppl. 32 imitations, 160 G, 48 RR, 627 RI (including 3 medallions and some RP), 52 Byz, 14 DA.  [$6, reduced to $4
120  (18 May 2004)  MV. MQP.  667 ancients on 39 ppl. 32 Celtic, 6 imitations, 141 G, 21 RR, 412 RI (including RP), 45 Byz, 4 DA gold. [$8, reduced to $6 ]

132  (2006, Nov. 27)  MV. HQP. 622 ancients, all in color. 27 eastern Celtic, 3 Roman imitations, 228 G, 50 RR, 253 RI, 52 Byz  [$5, reduced to $3]
138  (2007, Nov. 26)  MV. 1007 ancients. 53 Celtic, 437 G, 44 RR, 413 RI (includng some RP), 54 Byz (Including AE), 6 DA. [$5, reduced to $3]
141 (2008, May 26) 930 ancients  [$6, reduced to $3]


Lanz Graz
10  (1977, Dec. 3)  "1000 Ancient coins" [in German]  31 ppl.  [$8, reduced to $6, reduced to $2]


Leu = LHS (Bank Leu, later Leu Numismatik AG -- Zurich, later LHS)  11 3/4" by 8 1/4".

[all sold]



Manhattan Sale (see Freeman & Sear)


Munzen und Medallien = M&M = Monnaies et Medailles (Basel, Switzerland)   Many of the highest-quality coins have been sold by M&M - one of the most prominent firms in the world until they folded in 2004.
    Most early issues are in French. Some are in German.
    Very high value to high value coins. There are generally wonderful collections, not just nice coins fresh out of the ground.
    If M&M has late Roman or Byzantine, it is almost always gold. They have fixed-price lists that might offer an outstanding piece in copper, but these auctions do not, in contrast to, say, Sternberg, who often does. So, when the list here says, say, "85 Byz" do not expect any to be copper.

35   (6/67)  HV. MQP. 246 ancients among 645 on 15 ppl + 2 E (+ 2 ppl bracteates + 25 other) 212 R, 33 Byz.   [$12, reduced to $8]
53  (11/77)  VHV. HQP.  306 ancients on 21 ppl + 3 E + 1 color. 173 G, 133 R.  [$10, reduced to $5]

54  (1978, Oct. 26)  VHV. MQP. 425 Greek on 24 ppl + 3 E.  [$6 SOLD]
    Greek
68  (4/86)  VHV. MQP.  463 ancients on 28 ppl + 3 E. 325 G, 111 R, 27 Byz. [$8, reduced to $4]
73  (10/88)  VHV. MQP. 283 ancients + 153 Arabic among 933 on 16 ppl + 2 E + 12 ppl of Arabic among 46 ppl.
    171 G, 101 R, 152 Arabic [$6, reduced to $4 SOLD]
    Arabic (152) 
95  (2004, Oct. 4)  178 ancients among 463 plus one color ppl among 5. HV. MQP.  110 G, 64 RI, 4 Byz.   [$8, reduced to $3]
  [This is the end of the M&M series. They went out of business.]



Munz Zentrum thin small-format fp list 38 with 47 ancient counterfeiter's molds and 10 ppl of ancients. [$4] Not worth anything except for the molds.

NAC (see Numismatica Ars Classica, below)


New York Sale (Baldwin's, M&M Numismatics, and Vecchi in conjunction for 1 and 2, just Baldwin's and M&M Numismatics for 3, Baldwin's, M&M Numismatics, and Markov for 4-7)  All high value coins with high quality presentation.

1  (12/98)  409 HV ancients among 605.  162 G, 16 RP, 203 R, 27 Byz.  Additional 4 color plates.  [$2]
IX  (13 Jan. 2005)  (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics)  HV. MQP. 230 ancients among 386. 2 color ppl among 4. 135 G, 9 RP, 10 RR, 62 RI, 14 Byz.  [$10, now $8, now $6, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
14  (2007, Jan. 10) (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) HV. HQP.  494 ancients among 856, all in color.  [$10, now $8, now $6]   48 rare late Roman tetrarchal AE. [$8, reduced to $6, reduced to $4]
    late Roman tetrarchal folles and fractions (48)


20  (2009, Jan. 7)  (Baldwin's, Kunker, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) 476 ancients among 965. 254 G, 71 Jewish and Holy Land, 4 Persian Darics, 11 Kushan gold, 13 RP, 20 RR, 73 RI, 12 Byz, 2 Aksum    [$5, reduced to $3, reduced to $2 SOLD]
23  (2010, Jan 6)  288 ancient, 100 India, some Islamic [$4, reduced to $1, reduced to free! with an order]

28  (2012, Jan 5)  MV in color with some enlargements. 93 ancient coins among 285. 50 G, 2 RP, 3 RR, 34 RI, 1 Taman Goth, 1 Byz, 2 ancient British  [$2, reduced to free, with an order]
30  (2013, Jan. 9) MV. 422 ancients. 248 G, 14 RR, 68 RI, 46 Byz, 47 Arabic [Printed with the usual bright blue covers, but A5 size with the inside looking like a Baldwin's catalog] [$2]
32 (2014, Jan. 8) [The inside looks like a Baldwin's catalog] 289 ancients among 453. the first 70 are very high value Roman gold. 122 G, 6 RP, 11 RR, 53 RI, 3 DA, 24 Byz. [$4]

 

Nomos "123 distinctive numismatic items" Winter-Spring 2012. Many over $10,000.  [ $2 each, or $3 the pair]
Nomos "100 distinctive numismatic items" Winter-Spring 2008. Many over $10,000.  [$2 each, or $3 the pair]




Numismatic Fine Arts = (NFA)
[all sold]


Many NAC catalogs. The finest catalogs ever produced. Totally gorgeous coins and excellent cataloging.
Numismatica Ars Classica (NAC)
Numismatica Ars Classica  (auction sales)  (Swiss firm, but text in English, with PRs)
The numbered sales are all superb, with highest quality coins and major rarities. All coins are very well illustrated with excellent high-quality photos. The numbered sales have additional color plates and plates of enlargements. There are also four special sales.
If you know CNG catalogs, think of the NAC numbered sales as, on average, significantly higher quality coins, equally well photographed, with less description, but far more enlargements and use of gorgeous color. If you like CNG quality coins, you will love these.
All with "Prices Realized."  That is important. PRs are not easy to find. Most catalogs come without PRs. If you buy these elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR and won't be able to tell what the coins really sold for.
14  [14 is a spectacular collection of coins of the Popes and Italian and Spanish mints -- not ancients]  249 pieces. [$19, reduced to $9]
16    [not ancients, Italian, Spanish, huge 128 B&W plates plus XXX color plates! No PR]  [$19, reduced to $7]

[28  (Jan. 31, 2005)  Hapsberg [not ancients] 
29   (May 11, 2005)  HV, VHQP.  748 ancients, all in color and almost all with color enlargements throughout. 243 G, 186 RR, 245 RI, 73 Byz.   
This is top quality for everything!  Maybe I can single out the Republican collection (including a nice EID Mar denarius) as outstanding, but so is the rest.  [$15]

33   (2006, April 5)  VHV. VHQP. 696 ancients, all in color and enlarged in color. 184 G, 208 RR, 247 RI, 49 Byz AV, 6 DA.  Totally gorgeous expensive coins!  25 with 6-digit PRs!  (and many other very-high-value coins.  [$9]
   Roman Republican (208)

38 (2007, March 21) "Collection of Roman Coins by a Connoisseur of Portraiture"  VHV. VHQP.  304 Roman imperial portrait coins of most of the emperors through Romulus Augustus, about half in gold and half in silver or bronze. Many are spectacular, with 16 reaching 6-figure PRs, and many more 5 figures. Surprisingly, some coins were not amazing and 29 went below 300 Swiss Francs. [$25 SOLD]
    Roman gold (many of highest desirability)
39 (2007, May 16) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part I".  VHV. VHQP. 204 ancients. 84 G, 8 RR, 113 RI. [$8]

40 (2007, May 16) VHV, VHQP. 947 ancient coins, all in color and almost all also enlarged in color.  271 G, 35 Jewish (Most not highest quality), 31 Roman imperial with Jewish reference (some of the highest quality), 23 Italian Aes, 265 RR,  291 RI, 26 Byz, 5 DA   [$12]
    Jewish related Roman imperial (31), Italian Aes (23), Roman Republican (265), Roman imperial rarities (265) 
41  (2007, Nov. 2) VHQ. VHQP. 146 ancients.  7 G gold, 28 VHQ RR including 12 gold, 109 RI mostly gold.  [$8]
42  (2007, Nov. 20) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part II-III" Part 2: VHV-MV: 146 RI, Severus Alexander and later, many of them gold but a few common RI in super condtion, plus 1 Byz Constantine XI. Part III: HV-MV: 26 RR, 179 RI.  [$8]
44 (2007, Nov. 26)  MV. VHQP. 125 ancients among 1005. All in color and all also enlarged in color.  115 RR and 10 of Augustus. Unlike most NAC auctions, these ancients are not particularly special. The real strength of this catalog is in Italian coins, including many gold from the Republic of Firenze [$5]
45 (2008, April 2) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part IV".  VHV. VHQP. 147 ancients. 59 RR (including an EID MAR in gold) and 88 RI up to Macrinus. [$8]
46 (2008, April 2) HV. VHQP. 1059 ancients. All in color and most enlarged in color. The coins are grouped in two parts. The first part has all enlarged and, on average, high to very high quality coins. The second part none enlarged with HV coins.  163+126 G, 12 Italian aes, 138+62 RR, 289+231 RI, 4+25 Byz, 4 DA.  This auction has many spectacular coins of the highest desirability.  [Massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]
 

51  (2009, March 5)  1127 ancient coins. VHV. VHQP.  "Featuring the William James Conte collection of Roman sestertii and bronze and silver medallions, part I." 132 RR, 329 RI including 45 of the very highest quality Roman sestertii, 14 Byz, 2 DA gold, 203 G, 119 RR, 308 RI, 20 Byz, 2 DA gold (there are two separate sections with Roman coins)  This includes the 460,000+16.5% Swiss frank Caligula sestertius which I think is the best extant sestertius (better than the $2,000,000 Hadrian).  [$12]
    sestertii (45+ others)
(2009, no specific date) VHV. VHQP. "The William James Conte Collection" of highest-quality sestertii. This looks like the other NAC catalogs, but is not a sale. It is a slim volume publishing just the 46 sestertii and medallions from this collection in one place, with one coin or medallion per page. These are ancient coins of the very highest quality, wonderfully photographed and described. The NAC sale in which they were sold is given (NAC 51 and Fall 2009).  [$9]
52 (2009, Oct. 7)  1208 ancients.  "Featuring the William James Conte Collection of Roman sesertii and bronze and silver medallions part II" (which are only a small fraction of this thick catalog). Many Roman gold coins. 200 G, 101 RR, 369 RI, 45 Byz, 4 DA, (same catalog, part II, lower quality and less space per coin): 74 G, 115 RR, 296 RI, 4 Byz  [massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]
54 (2010,  March 24) VHV. VHQP. 1350 ancients in two groups, the first 666 of the highest quality and the rest just very nice. Group 1: 145 G, 142 RR, 379 RI, 1 DA. Group 2: 1 Celtic, 226 G, 95 RR, 350 RI, 4 contorniates, 5 Byz gold, 2 DA. [massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]

64 (2012, May 17-18) 2233 ancients. HV and VHV. A very thick catalog with two sections of Greek through Roman coins, listed individually here. 252 G, "J. N. collection of Roman Republican coins" including 71 RR cast AE and 62 RR, 380 RI, 4 DA, 19 Byz, "Paulo Leito collection of coins of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain)" 56, ("A collection of coins of the Levant and Jewish coins" including Philistia 87, Samaria 77, fractional AR of Judah 75, Jewish 100, Nabatean silver 6, Holy Land city coins 111), 290 G, 80 RR, 428 RI, 65 Byz. [$14]
     "A collection of coins of the Levant and Jewish coins" including Philistia 87, Samaria 77, fractional AR of Judah 75, Jewish 100, Nabatean silver 6, Holy Land city coins 111, Roman Republican cast AE 71    
66 (2012, Oct. 17)  Hardcover!  "An Important Series of Greek Coins" Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 84 Greek coins formerly in the Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection.  [$12, reduced to $8]
67 (2012, Oct.. 17) Hardcover!  "The Archer M. Huntingon Collection of Roman Gold Coins, Part I" (These are coins formerly housed with the ANS in New York) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 327 Roman gold coins. 6 RR, 152 IR, and 3 DA of very high quality, followed by 1 RR, 149 RI, 17 Byz.  [$19 SOLD]
74  (2013, Nov. 18, joint with TradArt) VHV. VHQP (in TradArt large format, as opposed to the usual NAC cream-color catalog). 45 extremely high value ancient coins, each on two pages. 20 G, 2RR, 22 RI, 1 Celtic gold.  Spectacular presentation!  [$15, reduced to $9]


NAC 92  (2016, May 23-24) in two parts. Part I VHV. VHQP.  1018 ancients. 173 G, 210 RR (including an excellent EID MAR piece), 442 RI (including 36 Julian II and 15 Festival of Isis and many of the latest emperors in gold), 11 DA, 182 Byz (all gold except for late silver) [$8 -- for only part I, part II sold]
  Roman Republican (210), Festival of Isis and Julian (51), 5th century emperors in gold (c. 50)

Here are two imporant, but not ancient-coin, catalogs:
[14 is a huge and spectacular collection of coins of the Popes and Italian and Spanish mints -- not ancients. $15, reduced to $9]
[16  is not ancients, rather Italian, Spanish, huge 128 B&W plates plus XXX color plates!  $15, reduced to $9]

 


Tkalec  (Usually one catalog per year, numbered by the year. VHQP. Superb photography in catalogs since 1991.)
Although catalogs have many very high value coins, they are not all rare coins. They seem to regularly offer some common coins in superb condition with spectacular patina or toning. All their catalogs since 1994 are truly beautiful. Swiss firm, catalogs in English. All spectacular!
2005  (2005, 9 May)  429 ancients, all in color and almost all x2 in color. 6 Celtic, 106 G, 135 RR, 159 RI, 23 Byz   [$8, reduced to $6]
   RR Roman Republican (135)
2007, April 22.  HV. VHQP. 403 ancients, all in color and all x2 in color, plus 6 ppl of even greater enlargements in color.  8 Celtic, 114 G, 78 RR, 194 RI, 18 Byz AV.  All highest quality for type, but quite a few common types. Spectacularly beautiful catalog, as are the rest of Tkalec also.  [$6]
    Tkalec has old PRs on his site, but the site is not well-designed or maintained and the link is hard to find, so here it is:
    http://www.coinstkalec.ch/home/PricesRealized.aspx


Triton (these are regarded here as CNG catalogs with numbers in their run of catalogs.) (joint offerings of CNG, Freeman & Sear, and NAC, and later CNG alone) All high to very high value coins with very high quality presentation.


 



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http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic


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National Geographic Maps
      I have a cork bulletin board on the wall behind my computer with maps pinned to it. What a great way to keep track of locations in the ancient world!

 

All GONE

Jerusalem, double map with April 1996 issue. [$3]

Middle East, double map, with the Oct. 2002 issue. "Crossroads of Faith and Conflict" One like a satelite topographical image showing mountains, etc., the other a modern political map -- all of Syria, Israel, Jordan, and Iraq, but only a bit of the surrounding countries.   [$4, reduced to $2]

The Mongols, with the Dec. 1996 issue. [$3]

The Egyptians, with the April 2001 issue.  [$3]

Traveler's Map of the British Isles, with the April 1974 National Geographic issue.   Large annotated map with lots of history, and several much-smaller maps, on the reverse. A beautiful and interesting map of the British Isles, with a great deal to read on it. Many ancient sites are mentioned, but it is not focused solely on them.  Old and rare.  [$18, reduced to $9, reduced to $8, reduced to $6. Post this on your wall.]

"King Herod" issue (no map) of Dec. 2008 with discovery of his tomb  [$1]

"South Asia with Afghanistan and Burma" map without any issue. Dated Dec. 1984.  [$1] 

 



What is in ancient-coin auction catalogs? 
See my educational site, "Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents," to find out.

As they say, "Buy the book before the coin." Catalogs are cheap compared to coins. What's rare? What's not? What is valuable? What's not? What is high grade? What is not? Find out by collecting these extensively illustrated catalogs with the prices realized. [If you order and don't love what you get, I'll happily refund all but postage (but, I'll wonder why you don't realize how valuable and beautiful catalogs are!).]

People often feel that their reference books do not have enough pictures. Well, catalogs often have hundreds of high-quality photos of top-quality coins with real prices actually paid! If you want more photos of high-quality coins (far nicer than most eBay coins), catalogs are the source for you.

Most of us really want to "look up" our coins and find out the Sear number, Van Meter number, RIC number, BMC number, etc. Well, with catalogs you have still more places to look them up. I take notes on the auction-sale prices and conditions of coin types I have. I have a lot of catalogs, so that makes for a lot of fun "looking up" the new coins I buy. Also, I take notes on prices of coins I would like. I spend a lot of time reading and rereading my catalogs.

 



Abbreviations
Green marks themes with a remarkable emphasis in the catalog. 
Bold green makes it one of the very best catalogs for that theme.

used:
PR = prices realized. Except as noted, all have photocopies of the prices realized (unless mrked otherwise), which makes them much more valuable as references .
    VHQ  = very high quality presentation [Such as most horizontal format NFA catalogs and many NAC catalogs.]
    HQ = high quality presentation  [Much better than typical, probably with plates of enlargements and color plates, but not as spectacular as VHQ.]
    MQ = moderate quality presentiation. [One excellent photo per coin with not very many enlargements, such as most CNG catalogs.]
    VHV = very high value = Many coins above $5000 and the offering is not diluted by many coins below $500. The finest and rarest Greek silver types, the best sestertii and Roman gold. Perhaps unusual Greek gold and Roman medallions. The finest coins you could possibly buy.
    HV = high value = Most coins costing over $500. Collectors who want to spend less than $500 on a coin will find little they can buy.
    MV = moderate value =  Collectors who want to spend less than $500 on a coin will still have a lot of coins to consider. MV catalogs will probably have some very expensive coins above $5000 and many expensive coins above $1000, but  the majority of their coins will be between $100 and $500.

ppl  = page plates  (Some catalogs have illustrations throughout, some at the end on page plates.)
E = page plate of enlargements
G = Greek (includes, as usual for the term "Greek,"  Jewish, Parthian, Sasanian, etc. unless those series are mentioned separately)
RR = Roman Republican  (before Octavian/Augustus)
RP = Roman provincial = Greek Imperial
RI = Roman imperial (before Anastasius)
Byz = Byzantine
DA = Dark Ages


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