Coin from a Pannonian Celtic tribe, Note the Pleiades star system (the 7 sisters) above the stars common to Sagittarius , the triskele, as well as another 2 star groupings

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. While numismatists are often characterized as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.

ace-of-pentaclesEarly money used by people is referred to as „Odd and Curious”, but the use of other goods in barter exchange is excluded, even where used as a circulating currency (e.g., cigarettes in prison). The Kyrgyz people used horses as the principal currency unit and gave small change in lambskins;[1] the lambskins may be suitable for numismatic study, but the horse is not. Many objects have been used for centuries, such as cowry shells, precious metals, cocoa beans, and gems.


Standing_Liberty_Quarter_Type1_1917S_Obverse2 copy

The Sirius Mystery – by Robert Temple – Scylla-Skylla-Skylax

Triskelion - Sirius - 3 stars copyToday, most transactions take place by a form of payment with either inherent, standardized, or credit value. Numismatic value may be used to refer to the value in excess of the monetary value conferred by law, which is known as the „collector value.” Economic and historical studies of money’s use and development are an integral part of the numismatists’ study of money’s physical embodiment. (

Ottokar II - King of Bohemia 1251-1276


1895 $1 PR66 Cameo PCGS

The Kosons are the only gold coins that have been minted by the Dacians, named after the Greek alphabet inscription „ΚΟΣΩΝ” on them. It is thought that „Koson” is the name of an otherwise historically unrecorded Dacian king, though he may be identical to the COTISON mentioned by Horace and Suetonius. (SURSA)
South Arabia, 2nd – 3rd Century A.D. – The Sabaeans were an ancient people
The Kingdom of Kuninda was an ancient central Himalayan kingdom from around the 2nd-3rd century BCE. They are mentioned in Indian epics and Puranas. The Mahabharata relates they were defeated by Arjuna. (SURSA)
Viking penny with an image of Thor’s hammer with a Hand of God resting on top on the reverse, and a drawn bow and arrow on the front. Cast out of silver. Made in 920 at the mint of Regnald.

Numismatics - Coins - Medals - Sirius