A survey of the material and intellectual consequences of trading in undocumented ancient coins : a case study on the North American trade

  • Ancient coins are among the most widely collected and demanded objects among American collectors of antiquities. A vocal lobby of ancient coin dealers/collectors has arisen to protect the importation of undocumented material into the United States and also seeks to make a distinction between antiquities trafficking and that in ancient coins. Coins are an equally important historical source and are no less important 'antiquities' than a Greek painted vase. I examine the scale of the trade in ancient coins in North America and address some points made by proponents of a continued unfettered ancient coin trade.

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Author:Nathan T. ElkinsGND
Parent Title (German):FeRA : Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2008/05/07
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/05/07
Page Number:13
First Page:1
Last Page:13
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Geschichtswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 93 Geschichte des Altertums (bis ca. 499), Archäologie / 930 Geschichte des Altertums bis ca. 499, Archäologie
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht