Ancient Numismatics
David R. Sear - Numismatist

David Sear I wish it to be known that David R. Sear has no connection with the company currently doing business as "Freeman & Sear", this association having been terminated in 2001.

Welcome to the Web site of David R. Sear, author of the standard handbooks for collectors of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coinage.

On the following pages you will find information on all aspects of this absorbing hobby which has brought pleasure, and sometimes profit, to so many enthusiasts over the past two hundred years.

The principal aims of this site are to provide you with the opportunity to acquire copies of my books, autographed and personally dedicated if requested; to make known to you the details of the A.C.C.S. Certification Service, which I offer, bringing to bear the expertise acquired over more than five decades of professional involvement in ancient numismatics; to present articles and other instructional data on the Academy page, and additional features for your interest and amusement; and to let you know something of my own story, beginning with my early schoolboy fascination with Roman history, leading to my first professional involvement in the 1950s.

Please explore my site and sample all it has to offer. I hope you will find it both informative and entertaining, and any ideas you may have regarding its content may be relayed to me via e-mail to or by telephone at (818) 993-7602.

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RNS - Royal Numismatic Society in London
ANS - American Numismatic Society in New York
ANA - American Numismatic Association
IAPN - International Association of Professional Numismatists
ACCG - Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

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Book Publications Ancient Coin Certification Service Coin Offering Academy Articles
Athenian Tetradrachm
Silver 440 B.C.
Fig Leaf and Crecent MoonAthena Owl Coin
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What's New with David R. Sear
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Volume V of "Roman Coins and Their Values" (Constantine II to Zeno, A.D. 337-491) is currently in production and should be available by the end of the year. The price has not yet been determined but will appear on this page as soon as it is known and advance orders may then be submitted to me at

Volume IV of "Roman Coins and Their Values" (Diocletian to Constantine, A.D. 284-337) is now available. The price is $85.00 plus $12.00 shipping (US) or $17.50 (abroad). The final volume (V) will complete the series from the sons of Constantine down to the reign of the Eastern emperor Zeno (A.D. 474-91) and the collapse of the Empire in the West (A.D. 476). Copies of the reprinted single-volume 1988 fourth revised edition are also available at $80.00 plus $12.00 shipping (US) or $17.50 (abroad).

Check the Book Order Form for ROMAN QUINARII by Cathy E. King, the standard reference for this enigmatic denomination. (only a few copies left)

Also check Carroll Gibson's wonderful numismatic sculptures.

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