- Jul 31: Cypriot Ambassador disparages Ancient Coin Collecting while State Department sings the chorus, Dave Welsh
Dave Welsh, a member of the ACCG Board of Directors responds to a U.S. State Department announcement heralding the addition of coins to the list of imports restricted from Cyprus.
- Mar 21: Patrimony Strikes Again, The New York Sun
A New York Sun editorial of March 21, 2006 takes U.S. law enforcement officials to task for wasting their time enforcing ridiculous patrimony laws of foreign countries.
- Dec 01: The Concept of Compromise, Geof Chapman, IMAC
An editorial published by the Institute of Marine Archaeological Conservation (IMAC) 2005.
- Dec 01: He Won't Change!, Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary, Gulf News Online
An intersting article about collector Aman ur Rahman from Dubai.
- Nov 20: Things Some Might Consider, Wayne G. Sayles
Editorial comment by Wayne G. Sayles regarding the latest in a series of attacks against public and private collecting.
- May 01: Coins and Culture, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, May 2005.
- Mar 31: Perspective from Turkey, Bekircan Tahberer
Bekircan Tahberer, a licensed collector of ancient coins in Turkey shares his views about U.S. import restrictions, governmental policies and academia.
- Mar 31: Book Review: Stealing History. Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World, Dr. Alan Walker
The following review by Dr. Alan Walker provides a counterpoint to the controversial assertions by Roger Atwood that have been highly touted and vigorously publicized by members of the archaeological community. Dr. Walker's training in the field of classical archaeology (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) and his widely recognized expertise and experience as a professional numismatist bring to the table a unique understanding of the issues from differing perspectives. Dr. Walker is a member of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.
- Feb 17: chinacpac, ACCG
PDF file of the ACCG statement in opposition to import restrictions on coins from China.
- Jan 01: Archaeology: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?, Wayne G. Sayles
While hiding behind a mask of altruistic innocence, the archaeological community threatens to devour a venerable hobby and pillage the rights of private collectors with impunity.
- Dec 01: A Conflict of Interest?, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, December 2004.
- Oct 04: Tompa: Letter to the Editor, Washington Post (unpublished), Peter K. Tompa
A letter from Peter K. Tompa to the Editor of the Washington Post in regard to the Atwood article "Stop, Thieves! Recovering Iraq's Looted Treasures". The letter was apparently not published.
- Oct 03: Sayles: Letter to Editor, Washington Post (unpublished), Wayne G. Sayles
A letter from Wayne G. Sayles to the Editor of the Washington Post in regard to the Atwood article "Stop, Thieves! Recovering Iraq's Looted Treasures". The letter was apparently not published.
- Oct 01: Preservation of the Past, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, October 2004
- Sep 01: A Matter of Necessity, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, September 2004.
- Aug 01: Hijacked by Zealots, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, August 2004.
- Aug 01: Editor's Note, Kerry K. Wetterstrom, The Celator
From The Celator, August 2004
- Jul 01: A Call to Action, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, July 2004
- Jul 01: "Editorial", David C. Harper, Editor, World Coin News
- May 01: "Open Letter to U.S. Congress", Bekircan Tahberer
From The Celator, May 2004
- Apr 01: Editor's Note, Kerry K. Wetterstrom, The Celator
From The Celator, April 2004
- Apr 01: Representative Democracy, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, April 2004
- Mar 31: Import Restrictions, Peter K. Tompa, MWE Website
U.S. Declines Italy’s Request To Impose Restrictions on Ancient Coins
- Mar 31: Museum Madness in Baghdad, Alexander H. Joffe, The Middle East Quarterly
A stinging indictment of elements within the archaeological community for creating and spreading misinformation about the claimed looting in Baghdad.
- Dec 01: A Clear and Present Danger, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, December 2003.
- Sep 01: Collecting = Looting?, Wayne G. Sayles, "Through the Looking Glass"
From The Celator, September 2003
- Jul 17: Ancient coin collection brings past alive for students, Tony Barker, BSU News
An article about the Ned and Gloria Griner collection of ancient coins recently donated to the Ball State University Museum of Art.
- Jul 01: The IAPN and the PNG Release an Official Statement on H.R. 2009 Iraq Cultural Heritage Protection Ac..., Arthur L. Friedberg & Harlan J. Berk
From The Celator, July 2003
- Jun 10: Lost from the Baghdad Museum: truth, David Aaronovitch, The Guardian
A condemnation of the propaganda campaign associated with the widely reported looting of the Baghdad Museum.
- Jun 01: Editor's Note, Kerry K. Wetterstrom, The Celator
From The Celator, June 2003
- Apr 14: American Council for Cultural Property Statement on Looting of Baghdad Museum, ACCP, Cultural Policy Journal
Statement of the American Council for Cultural Property on the Looting of the Baghdad Museum.
- Nov 25: In a Box: The case of the ossuary and the rules of archeology, John J. Miller, National Review
- Jan 01: The Romance of Collecting, Rodney M. Peck, CSAS
A paper on collecting Native American artifacts, but the message applies equally to collectors of ancient coins.
- Jun 01: The Mother of Indiana Jones, Forrest Fenn
This article appears in the Ohio Archaeologist, Summer 2000, and is written in response to an article written by Joe Watkins "Salvaging Our Ethics." (Anthropology News 41:3:26-27).
- Dec 01: Cultural Property Advisory Committee Reviews Italian Request for Import Restrictions, Peter K. Tompa, The Celator
On October 12, 1999, the US State Department's Cultural Property Advisory Committee met in public session on Italy's request for import restrictions on a wide variety of artifacts dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 5th c. AD
- Jul 01: Ancient Coins as Cultural Property: A Legal Perspective on 'Numismatics and the Antiquities Trade', Peter K. Tompa, The Celator
The May 1998 Celator featured an article that Martin Beckman authored about the ethics of collecting ancient coins entitled, "Numismatics and the Antiquities Trade." The purpose of this present paper is to provide the reader with some additional legal insight concerning the same issue.