I'm new here at this forum. I started to collect coins in my childhood but stopped about 15 years ago. As I'm from Sweden my knowledge and small collection mainly covers Swedish coins from 17th and 18th century but I have always been interested in greek and roman history so I decided it was time to start again. I have ordered following books to get a general idea of ancient coinage which I think will be a good start: Roman Republican Coinage 2 Volume Paperback Set, by Michael H Crawford Coinage in the Greek World, by Ian Carradice, M Jessop Price Eric II The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins, by Rasiel Suarez I already have a couple of ideas of areas I would like to study and collect but want to narrow it down and specialize in only one when I have some more knowledge. I want to collect good graded coins for a decent price (10$-300$ a coin) plus I want it to be a big area to study and take place under a historic period I'm interested in, mostly interested in the time from 600 BC to around 200 AD. Punic wars I love the history around the Punic wars so it would be fun to collect greek and roman republic coins from that period. I consider greek coins the most beautiful ones so that's another BIG reason. (Afraid it will be a bit too expensive area to get into if I want to get decent graded coins) Flavian dynasty (Seems like you can get quite good graded coins for a fair price here. Lots of coins was minted under these three emperors so will be a great area to study and I also like the history of 1st century) Nerva–Antonine dynasty(Seems like you can get quite good graded coins for a fair price here as well. Lots of coins to study and interesting historical characters) I simply wonder if there are any good tips of more literature? Good reading online is most welcome as books are expensive so it will take some time to build up my library. Maybe suggestions of areas I haven't thought of to collect, all advices are most welcome.