Lost Coin Archive

Coins stolen from the Aden Museum (Reported March 8, 2019)

The Yemeni Government has reported that a hoard of Axumite (Ethiopian) and late Roman gold coins previously in the inventory of the Aden Museum were stolen during the ongoing civil war.

The coins are further described in a publication entitled, STUART MUNRO-HAY, The al-Madhāriba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins, The Numismatic Chronicle (1966-) Vol. 149 (1989), pp. 83-100 (available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/42667572?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents).

Furthermore, the Antiquities Coalition, an archaeological advocacy group, is also publicizing this loss.  See https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/uncategorized/publics-help-needed-to-recover-blood-antiquities/  (see linked publication at pages 117-144).

You should contact national law enforcement authorities if you are offered  any of these coins.

Stolen coin in Belgium (Reported Jan 18, 2019)

Please find a picture of a coin recently stolen in Belgium. It is a gold real of Philips II for Brabant, undated and struck in Antwerpen or Maastricht (mintmark on the back, no picture available).


Thanks and kind regards.

Jean-Luc Van der Schueren

ROBBERY at Leu Numismatik AG (Reported December 26, 2018)

We are contacting you to let you know that our offices have fallen victim to burglary on Christmas Eve. The thieves stole parts of our Web Auction 6 (9 December 2018), which were currently being prepared for post Christmas-shipment.

An excel-list with short descriptions of all missing coins and pictures of nine higher value items have been attached to this notice (see below). A full list of all 586 stolen lot numbers including pictures and short descriptions can be fe found here: https://leunumismatik.com/9382hf3wj98fcwq0u721sdcc

We urge you have a look at the stolen lots. Reselling thieved ancient coins is not easy – should you be offered any of the missing items or be able to provide any other relevant information, we kindly ask you to contact us or the police immediately at:

Kantonspolizei Zürich
Farid Salem
Bahnhofsplatz 12
8400 Winterthur
+41 52 268 51 61
[email protected]

Leu Numismatik AG
Stadthausstrasse 145
8400 Winterthur
+41 52 214 11 10
[email protected]

We thank you for your support and attention.
Leu Numismatik AG


VOL DE MONNAIES PROVINCIALES (Reported December 24, 2016)


A la demande de l’OCBC, nous vous informons du vol de 6 monnaies provinciales dont photos jointes.


Si ces pièces vous sont proposées, merci de contacter le service de la documentation de l’OCBC ([email protected]) ou le secrétariat (, et demander le groupe de la documentation) en mentionnant le numéro du dossier, à savoir T47077/2018.


Merci pour votre vigilance.






Tél : +33 1 42 96 10 12


[email protected]



Stolen/Missing USPS Express Mail Shipment-Palo Alto, California (Reported December 24, 2018)



A package being sent express mail to Palo Alto, California has been reported stolen/missing.



Anyone with information contact:




Doug Davis




[email protected]