My interest for ancient Greek culture and their impressive architecture shown in
temples and sacred sites is deep-rooted and started while I was a pupil.
Many years later I acquired a first ancient copper coin during a vacation.
Eventually I acquired another coin at an auction whose origin (Megisti) I had visited recently.
As I found myself acquiring more and more ancient coins, I sought advice from
experienced collectors and took their thoughts seriously: Focus on certain regions
and you will have a collection and not a conglomeration in the end.
While I was exploring possible regions, I found that the ancient Sicilian coins
appealed the most to me. There are more than 60 origins whose coins show Greek
mythology in best quality and detail.
In the years to follow, I started acquiring more and more ancient Sicilian
coins focusing mainly on the aesthetics of the coins rather than on their
material (copper, silver and gold).
By this time, the collection consist of circa 1000 coins.
After retirement I spend more and more time on actually researching the origins,
historic and cultural background of the increasing coin collection. These
information have been taken into account while setting up the catalogue.
If you as a collector of coins like this webpage, I’m happy to get in touch
and exchange thoughts and ideas about coins especially if you have spotted misleading
information. I do intend to be as accurate as possible while providing information
about my collection. In addition, I would appreciate any feedback regarding
Special thanks to Calogero Lauricella (firstname.lastname@example.org) for setting
up this incredible webpage and providing support whenever needed. Further special
thanks to Fabian Korte (email@example.com) for creating amazing photographs of
Many thanks also to everyone who supported me during the last few years.