Connections is about getting connected to other collectors via email. We have listed a small number of email groups (most of them are hosted by Yahoo) where you can meet and share your interests on a variety of subjects. We belong to these groups as well, either as a member, moderator or owner.

Do you know of an organization, discussion group or email list that might be of interest to your fellow collectors? If so we invite you to email Kevin at with the details so we can add it to our list.

What are discussion groups / email lists?

These are email affinity groups that allow people with similiar interests to correspond via email through a central email server. Simply talk to the group you send an email to the list email address, the list email server then takes care of distributing your email to all of the members. And you, in turn, receive email from all of the other members from the list email address.

Some of the lists are very active and can generate hundreds of messages a week. Others, particularly the specialized ones, geneate only a handfull of messages in a given period. Some are 'chatty' like a social club, others are more straight forward and factual.

Only you can decide which type fits you best. And the only way that you can find out is to join. Have fun!

How to subscribe to the various groups.

In general, joining an email group is a 2 step process. The 1st step is to send a blank email (no text required) to the appropriate email address. Each of the links that we provide will have the appropriate email address (typically in the form of The 2nd step is to wait to for a confirmation email to arrive, this you must reply to in order to confirm your registration. After that, sit back and enjoy the conversation.


MONETA-L was founded in 1999 and currently has over 2,000 subscribers from all over the world. It was created both for the lighter side of ancient collecting and serious discussions in a broad range of allowed topics. We like to think of it as an online version of your local coin club. Beginners and advanced collectors are welcome. This list is co-sponsored by Kevin Barry of Barry & Darling Ancient Coins and Tom Bray of Pieces of Time Ancient Coins.


ACM (Ancient Coin Market) brings BUYERS and SELLERS of ancient coins together. It is not a discussion list and the typical list type discussions are actively discouraged. As a member, you will receive announcements of sales from dealers and from other collectors. You may post your want lists as well. If you are just starting to collect, viewing many different coins for sale from many different sources gives you a chance to improve your knowledge and your eye. ACM currently has over 1,800 subscribers. If you are looking to buy or sell online, then this is the list for you. This list is also co-sponsored by Thom Bray and Kevin Barry.


NUMISM-L is the grandfather of all ancient coin lists. It is sponsored by the University of S. Carolina and true to its academic background tends towards the technical aspects of the hobby. There is a wealth of information available and many good people.


Formed in 2001, the Englishhammered group specializes in (you guessed it) hammered coinage from Great Britain. The period that this list covers is from c.600 A.D. to 1662. While the title of the group is EnglishHammered-L discussions of the hammered coinage of all of the British Isles is welcome since there is often an interrelationship between them. In our opinion, this is one of the best run groups on the internet.


Founded in 2002 and currently has almost 2,000 subscribers. Sometimes fractious with little or no control exerted by the moderator/owner. However, if you can look past the occasional flame wars, you will find that there is some good information about artifacts posted. Recommended, but with caution.


Founded in 1999 and currently has over 4,000 subscribers. Explorator is not a discussion group. It is a free weekly newletter representing the fruits of the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various on-line news and magazine sources are scoured on a daily basis for news of the ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating to archaeology or history prior to about 1700 or so is fair game) and they are delivered to your mailbox free of charge every Sunday morning!


"This is the Original Uncleanedcoin List. A place where Uncleaned coin collectors congregate without the ridicule of the elitist of the hobby. This is a high traffic E Mail site and those joining should be prepared to receive many messages a month. We are loosely knit group that is more like a family than a chat list. A place for buyers, sellers and anyone with an positive opinion on this portion of the Ancient Coin collecting hobby can exchange anything relating to Uncleaned coins."


A brand new list for the budding Egyptologist. This is a list for discussions and learning about Scarabs, Amulets and not limited to just that, but also other Artifacts and Scaraboids, from the Egyptian Dynastic Period. These can be from Egypt or other Cultures such as Canaanite, Palestine, Phoenicia, etc.