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Ancient Greek Gold Coins From Iron Age Unearthed in Wales

In a remarkable find, metal detectorists stumbled recently upon a trove of ancient Greek gold coins scattered across an open field in Anglesey, a Welsh island. This momentous event marks the first instance of uncovering Iron Age currency in...

Ancient Greek Coins Are “Unique Works of Art”

A team of scholars from the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) are studying, cataloging, and publishing information on more than two thousand Ancient Greek coins. “Greek coinage is so interesting because it’s almost the earliest coinage—at...

U.S. Returns ‘Priceless’ Ancient Coins to Greece at an NHM Ceremony

The US has returned dozens of stolen ancient coins to Greece in what is the largest collection of its kind to be intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and repatriated. Homeland Security Investigations returned the 51 Greek coins to...

Ancient Greek Coin Sells for a Record $6M at Swiss Auction

A rare ancient Greek coin broke records earlier this month when it was sold for $6 million at an auction in Switzerland. A private collector acquired the 2,400-year-old gold stater, which was minted approximately between 340 and 25 BC. It...

Five Ancient Greek Coins Saved From Auction, Repatriated From Germany

Five rare silver coins dating to the 5th and 4th centuries BC were returned to Greece before they could be auctioned off in Munich and Zurich, according to an announcement made by the Culture Ministry on Monday. Three of the...

Turkish Citizen Arrested for Smuggling Hundreds of Ancient Greek Coins

Officers at the customs office of Kipoi (on the border with Turkey) confiscated 1,055 ancient Greek coins from a Turkish national on Tuesday, after a search was carried out when the suspect was entering the country from Turkey. The Independent...

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday that the Greek state will receive a 6th century BC Greek silver octadrachm coin that had been illegally smuggled into Switzerland from Greece. The coin, according to the Culture Ministry, hails from the ancient area of Visaltia, located in...