Some readers will be familiar with my article, "Why Coins Matter," which was a SAFE Feature article last fall and other relevant discussions on SAFECORNER and Looting Matters. After receiving some positive feedback from various specialists, and also privately from several collectors, I'm pleased to report that a rather similar version of the SAFE Feature has been published in the electronic journal, Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA). The article is freely available online and the citation is: Elkins, N.T. 2008. "A Survey of the Material and Intellectual Consequences of Trading in Undocumented Ancient Coins: a Case Study on the North American Trade," FeRA 7: 1-13.
My research on the ancient coin trade continues and David Gill and I are planning to co-author a more substantial article on the issues.
FeRA is a scholarly online publication, which is particularly interested in receiving submissions from emerging and younger scholars; it regularly publishes articles in English, German, and Italian.