Blog Profile / Ancient Coin Collecting


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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought. Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibiting import, export and transfer of Syrian antiquities that would be preserved by caring collectors. Show More Summary

Kafkaesque

The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque. Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below. We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates in the numismatic world. Show More Summary

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience

The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue. This test case is described in numerous news items at the guild website. Show More Summary

A Shot in the Foot

Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace. The typically...Show More Summary

Vested Interests

In the comments section of a recent Biblical Archaeology Review article there is a post that some with an interest in Cultural Property management might find interesting. The article has generated 56 comments from the public and still counting. Show More Summary

State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism

The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the regular pontificators on both sides of the issue. Show More Summary

New School Archaeology

As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view. Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private collectors and independent scholars. Show More Summary

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