The World’s First Coins were Minted in Ancient Lydia
Ancient Lydia holds the distinction of creating the first coins in the world; at first not much more than blobs of metal with basic stamps, they soon evolved into beautiful works of art in and of themselves, featuring figures...
Ancient Greek Settlement Area of Tenea Discovered for the First Time
The Ancient Greek settlement area of Tenea was discovered for the first time during recent excavations, the Greek Ministry of Culture reported on Friday. Tenea was an ancient Greek town near Corinth, approximately 80 kilometers southwest of Athens. Archaeologists discovered...
Trove of Antiquities Found at Home of German Artist in Naxos, Greece
Police on the island of Naxos, Greece is investigating how hundreds of antiquities have ended up in the possession of a German artist who was permanently residing on the island. The ancient treasure was discovered after the death of 84-year-old...
Ancient Macedonian Greek Coins Discovered in Romania
Dozens of ancient Greek coins were discovered recently by a retired policeman in a village in southern Romania.
Ancient Greek Coins from Alexander the Great Era Recovered by Israel
Israel recently recovered sixty nine ancient, rare coins from the period of Alexander the Great which were being smuggled from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the country's Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday. Security inspectors from the Israeli Ministry of Defense...
Hundreds of Ancient Coins Seized by Greek Police
A 55-year-old man in Larisa, central Greece, was arrested on Friday. He was found in possession of 693 ancient coins and other items during a coordinated operation conducted by the police. The man was brought before the public prosecutor of...
Ancient Coins Bearing Byzantine Emperor Constantine the First Found in Japan
Ancient coins minted during the era of the first Byzantine Empire were found in the excavations of ancient castle ruins in Okinawa, Japan. According to a Japan Times report, four bronze coins were found, which archaeologists believe date back to...
Repatriation of 2,607 Seized Ancient Greek Coins From Germany
A total of 2,607 ancient coins seized on September 9, 2011, in the luggage of a Greek citizen travelling by car to Munich have been repatriated from Germany, according to a Greek Culture Ministry announcement. Members of an antiquities smuggling...
German Auction House Sells Macedonian Coins Allegedly from Amphipolis
In light of this summer's excavation of a monumental tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece, a recent auction of ancient Macedonian coins by the German house Gorny and Μosch has raised eyebrows in the art world. The 15 ancient coins, dating from the era of...
Arrests Antiquities Smuggling Ring
<img class="alignleft wp-image-41478" title="" src="https://greekreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ancient-coins.jpeg" alt="" width="147" height="125">Greek police investigating antiquities smuggling have arrested 35 people and recovered thousands of ancient coins and other artifacts. One of the suspects was found with more than 4,000 coins in his possession. Metal...