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In this section I have put together links to both helpful and interesting resources on a variety of subjects, from researching your coin to articles on Ancient Greece.

Print Coin Flip Inserts

Lost the coin flip insert that arrived with your coin? Not to worry, find your coin on one of the following pages, print, cut, and insert it. This is the tool that I use to print your inserts. I recommend you use high quality paper for your coin inserts. I use parchment quality paper. It looks nicer and slides more easily into your coin flip.

Instructions: As your coin has been sold, it will appear with `SOLD: in front of the name. Save the page to your computer. Open the page in note pad or text editing software (in notepad, make sure to have "All Files" selected instead of "Text Documents". Find your coin in the text, then find and remove the reference to sold before the title including the following html á·…<font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font> which precedes it. Then open the file in your browser and print. Make sure to print in landscape view. Depending on your browser you may need to adjust your margin settings. If you have any difficulty, email me and I will do it fo you.

Information about Geraki, Sparta

Geraki is a mountainside town in Greece, Sparta, where my father was born. It is a town of archelogical significance with ruins dating back to the 3rd millenium BC.

Online research tools

The following list are my recommendations for online databases for identifying ancient coins. Online databases offer a significant advantage over physical references because they are easily searchable. Whilst physical references are helpful, they generally rely on some knowledge on the part of the reader. With online databases, no such knowledge is necessary. Identify part of the inscription, or symbol, and away you go!

Professional Certification Services

  • David R. Sear Author of the Greek / Roman Coins and their Values series which are relied upon by collectors, novices and professionals as a reliable reference. For a reasonable fee Mr. Sear will assess your ancient coin and issue you with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Professional Coin Grading Service This service accepts almost any type of coin from collectors. Similar to Mr. Sear's service they will assess your coin, verify its authenticity and grade.

Discussion Boards

The following are lists to discussion boards where you can participate in discussions about ancient coins with other members of the community.

  • FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion This is the largest discussion board on the subject of ancient coins. Many people, including expert numismatists frequent this forum.
  • Ancients.Info Another discussion board devoted to the subject of ancient coins.
  • Coin Community Family A discussion board covering many areas of coin collecting, including ancient coins.

Other interesting coin sites