Blog Profile / Ancient Coin Collecting


URL :http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Collecting / Currency Collecting
Posts on Regator:77
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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

An Intellectual Curiosity

"We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact with and learn from local populations, dealers, collectors, looters, government employees, archaeologists, museum...Show More Summary

RESTART

Frequent readers here will know that I have tried on at least two prior occasions to restart the focus of this blog and avoid cultural property issues which only lead to frustration and ill will. Unfortunately, those issues can tend to take over one's thought process and overpower the intent of a blog itself. Show More Summary

Funding Terrorism

In the wake of the U.S. Senate's Finance Committee passage of a bill “to protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural and other disasters, and for other purposes.” Every thinking American ought to give some serious thought to the part that includes "for other purposes". Show More Summary

Provenance: Nice but not Law

As a result of persistent ideological proselytization, some elements and indivduals within the Federal bureaucracy have come to believe that importation of common ancient coins manufactured in countries with which the U.S. has negotiated...Show More Summary

Leave it to the Experts

Where in the world does the press come up with their "experts" on cultural property matters? The latest brazen show of ignorance appears in a citation by "leading world museums and the U.N. Cultural agency" in a supposedly expert warning distributed through a plethora of media outlets by Associated Press. Show More Summary

Ancient Artifact Smuggling now "impossible" in Egypt

A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing. The piece, titled "Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities" heralds the arrest of an Italian passenger bound for London. Show More Summary

Cypriot coins recorded in IGCH as found in hoards outside the Republic of Cyprus

Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH)The original ANS edition of IGCH (1973) was edited by Colin Kraay, Margaret Thompson and Otto Morkholm. An enhanced digital edition has been created and hosted at nomisma.org by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadows under a Creative Commons license. Show More Summary

CCPIA: Then and Now

The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges...Show More Summary

ACCG Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC. The hearing included public comment on a proposed extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with Italy. Show More Summary

How old is "Ancient"?

The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Show More Summary

Surviving the chase

Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for. I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere. More typically, collectors...Show More Summary

Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?

A debate over whether the ancients knew the world is round has been simmering for centuries, and still pops up now and then. In the February 1998 issue of The Celator, Michael Marotta presented a well thought out argument for the affirmative ("Ancient coins show they knew it was round"). Show More Summary

Truth is still important

My post of last week provoked a response that deserves some attention. A Punk Archaeologist @adreinhard posted on Twitter three Facebook profile photos of me with bold captioned "quotes":1. "The AIA taps your phones to find out where your archaeology is hid"2. Show More Summary

AIA and IS: birds of a feather?

Al-Queda - ISIS - ISIL, whatever. The rampant Islamic State (IS) has much in common with the present leadership of Archaeology in America. Both are dedicated to the repression of knowledge and the perpetuation of radical ideology. The news this past week reports ransacking of the Mosul Library and the gloating of AIA over the resignation of the St. Show More Summary

Where's Waldo?

http://pasttimesandpresnttensions.blogspot.com/2015/01/beyond-fringe-archaeology-part-twelve.html John Hooker, always inspiring and provocative, has outdone himself in today's blog. In part twelve of his series speaking to the discipline...Show More Summary

St. Louis Society statement regarding deaccessions

The following statement was issued today by Professor Michael J. Fuller, President of the St. Louis Society, an active chapter of the AIA since 1906:"The Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society owned a collection of 40 small artifacts for 100 years. Show More Summary

Missing the Point

Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride. However, nearly everyone was perplexed when the Archaeological Institute of America politburo began spewing venom at one of its own affiliates, the St. Show More Summary

Media rush to judgement challenged

Chasing Aphrodite blogger Jason Felch surely surprised some in the world of Archaeobloggers and Cultural Property Nationalists when he recently challenged a rash of sensationalized media claims on the part of "scholars" and "experts". Show More Summary

MORE that "the scholars said"

Annointed scholar David Knell expressed an erudite opinion on a recent Paul Barford blog regarding the prices realized at a recent auction of artifacts owned by the St. Louis Society, a chapter (at least at the moment) of the American...Show More Summary

"...the scholars said."

The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News". The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria. Show More Summary

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