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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire…

September 2, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Art, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Legal, Legislation, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles  Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

The Committee for Cultural Policy has pointed out on several past occasions that exaggerated media reports, of Islamic State (ISIS) income from the sale of looted antiquities to art and coin collecting communities, are and have from the start been unfounded. The persistence of outright lies has cast a cloud over the credibility of several major media outlets and their academic “experts” who fed the flame for what is obviously an ideological anti-trade agenda. In their August 2017 newsletter, the CCP presents a report on the findings of a Dutch National Police investigation that flatly debunks… Full article at the source>

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Weekly Numismatic World News for August 27, 2017

August 28, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Turkish Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This week, the BBC reported about Toby Robyns, a 52-year-old ambulance driver from the U.K., who may be facing an up to three-year prison sentence for trying to take home ancient coins he found on a beach in Turkey. Immediately, my thoughts turned to a story I wrote about my friends in a similar situation. […]

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A sign of the times?

August 20, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coin Dealers, Collecting, Education, Foreign Policy, History, Investing, Legal, Legislation, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

Over the past decade, collectors of ancient coins have been faced with constant pressure from left wing radicals of academia—particularly the archaeological community leadership and their sycophants. Among the ardent supporters of anti-collector groups are a small but well entrenched cadre of bureaucrats in Washington. The level of governmental infiltration by these cultural property nationalists—bent on eliminating or controlling international trade in cultural property—is in itself cause for some concern. History is replete with examples of ideology supplanting law and individual rights in a quest for social management. It has been the cause of more than… Full article at the source>

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WGS Interview

February 28, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting

http://blog.coinsupplyplanet.com/interview-wayne-sayles/

I recently came across an interview that I did a few years ago for CoinSupplyPlanet.com and thought it may be worth sharing here since it is still as relevant as the day it was recorded.

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An Intellectual Curiosity

March 3, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Art, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Treasure, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting

“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 professionals, tourists, and customs agents.”

Morag Kersal, Archaeologist and Assistant Professor at DePaul University

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2016/monitoring-looting-in-jordan-using-drones

Treating ancient coin collectors with intellectual curiosity is an interesting way for Professor Moreg to describe interaction with a learning discipline that is older than any university in the world. Some of the foremost names in international leadership, social justice, art, science, literature, philanthropy, commerce and virtually every other facet of life were… Full article at the source>

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Provenance: Nice but not Law

January 22, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

As a result of persistent ideological proselytization, some elements and individuals within the Federal bureaucracy have come to believe that importation of common ancient coins manufactured in countries with which the U.S. has negotiated and signed a Memorandum of Understanding must be accompanied by “Provenance” showing the whereabouts of that item for some specified period of time. In fact, the governing law—Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CCPIA-1983)—never included this provision in either letter nor intent. The basis for this recent provenance fixation is unfounded. That is not to say that coin collectors do not value provenance,… Full article at the source>

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Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?

February 11, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Greek Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Roman Coins, World Coins

The Globe of Crates

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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”). Examining the literature and numismatic evidence, he concluded that the ancients did indeed know the world is round and that the globes depicted on ancient coins (both Greek and Roman) are sometimes a representation of the Earth. Evidence and interpretations in these sorts of debates may continue to Full article at the source>

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