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2011-07-21 09:12:00

GAINESVILLE, Mo., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ( )This month marks the seventh anniversary of the non-profit Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG). The guild was formed in 2004 when it became apparent that cultural property issues might adversely affect private collectors, independent scholars and dealers in ancient coins - the infrastructure that has advanced numismatic knowledge since the eighteenth century. In Paul Revere fashion, Washington D.C. lawyer and cultural property specialist...

2011-02-16 15:20:00

GAINESVILLE, Mo., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing developments in the Egyptian revolution and its reverberations in the Middle East have the world riveted on this historical event. Beneath the headlines, vacillating reports of vandalism and looting that allegedly took place at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and other sites have American collectors skeptical of motivations behind the apparent orchestration of news. Spotty and contradictory reports of museum looting had barely surfaced...

2011-01-21 14:54:00

GAINESVILLE, Mo. Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a press release of January 19th, the U.S. State Department (DOS) announced extension, for another five years, of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. and Italy "protecting Italy's archaeological materials representing the pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman periods". The new agreement has, to the surprise of many, been expanded to include import restrictions on popular collectable coins of Italian types....

2010-12-15 09:44:00

GAINESVILLE, Mo., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent collapse of buildings at the ancient site of Pompeii has critics questioning the wisdom of repatriating antiquities to countries that are unable or unwilling to preserve their heritage, yet maintain strict patrimony laws hindering private ownership. Italy has seen several heritage catastrophes of late. The scope of the problem was summarized by Pier Giovanni Guzzo, former head of the archaeological site of Pompeii, who said...

2010-09-17 13:37:00

GAINESVILLE, Mo., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) Benefit Auction opened for on line bidding on September 16th at: http://www.vauctions.com/auctions/ and will close on October 7th. The auction is hosted through the generosity of Bill Puetz and VHobbies.com LLC. The previous two ACCG Benefits Auctions have raised more than $80,000 to support the continuing rights of ancient coin collectors and businesses, everywhere, to pursue their interests. The...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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