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Submitted By admin on Feb 19, 2006 02:07 AM

AncientAssistant Beta

A full-featured collection management program for Windows. Supports foreign language fonts and includes an on-screen keyboard. Switch between multiple collections, auto-number entries, print reports, generate flip inserts and much more.

Note that the pre-release version does not include documentation or on-line help. Pre-release software is not necessarily bug free.
Comment By cogito on Feb 20, 2006 06:39 AM

Version Number?


Is this the same version as version (file date 10.17.01)?

I just want to make sure I'm not missing something new. I love Ancient Assistant. Since the Moneta folks apparently don't care about Greek collectors, I've been relying upon Ancient Assistant for my cataloging needs.

Warm regards,
Comment By admin on Feb 20, 2006 11:03 AM

Yes, unfortunately, that's the latest release. :o I am part way through the update, but there's just never enough time.

AncientAssistant will never compete with Moneta -- that's a tremendous program that every specialist ought to own. I just thought there was room for an entry level application to provide collectors with a no cost way to document their collections. I just never intended for the pre-release version to be "pre" for so long!

Comment By mnpolock on Apr 11, 2006 01:10 AM


Although Moneta does not list Greek rulers .... it does support the full range of Greek letter (at least I think so, not a Greek collector) ... but it does have support for Provincial Romans and I am fairly sure that your Greek letters are covered?

Additionally you can add rulers to the database, your can add mints/cities and so forth. If it has been a little while since you looked at it... might be worth your time. You can also build your own obverse and reverse legends in the database ... it is quite expandable.

Anyways ... I would be more than happy to test it for you... I have included two images of a provincial coin report from a coin I entered into Moneta as an example. (I just added a city to it to show the city vs mint feature)

And in the interest of full disclosure, I should note that we are resellers of Moneta ... but were users of Moneta long before we had the opportunity to sell it!

Let me know if you have questions, I would be happy to try and answer them for you.

Comment By mikepellerin on Jun 22, 2006 04:42 PM

Cool Proggie

I had an older version of this that was supplied on a CD by Nemesis Ancients, but it never worked right and always "blew-up". This version is so very stable...I love it!

I didn't know how to create a new .dat file, so I just edited the Sample one. Am I gonna have trouble doing that?

I only put in 3 entries, and deleted some samples, so I should be OK if I need to do something to create my own DAT file.

Comment By mikepellerin on Aug 10, 2006 08:12 AM

Please Help, Kind of Urgent

:confused: When I installed the program, I just went about editing the Sample.dat file. I have about 20 entries in it. I've since created a new .dat file, mike.dat, and can't figure out how to move or copy the entries from the sample.dat to mike.dat. I'm hoping I don't need to re-type the whole listing for each coin. :eek:

If I do need to retype or cut and paste the whole thing, then how do I get rid of all the old back-ups I created? :o I was thinking that with the program running, and after I have the new entries in the new .dat file, to go and just delete all the old backups, then run Maintenance and back-up anew? :rolleyes:

Well, any help any user can supply me with will be greatly appreciated!

Thanx in advance...

Comment By mikepellerin on Aug 14, 2006 11:35 AM

Problem Solved!

I simply exported the DB list as a TXT file, uninstalled the program, reinstalled, then imported the TXT file after creating a new DB. :D
Comment By NumberFive on Feb 6, 2007 12:34 PM

Is this software still available? How could I obtain a copy? The link no longer seems to work. Thanks,
Comment By Flavian on Feb 17, 2007 06:36 AM

This link to the zip file is broken, any chance it can be fixed? I'd like to download it along with the 12 Caesar screen saver, which also doesn't work.

Comment By fatdaddyjones on Jul 28, 2009 09:08 PM

Any Plans on an Update?

I've been using Ancient Assistant for quite a long time now, and I've found it much more useful, easy and visually appealing than other coin software programs.

It's even more useful for Greek and other coins, because you can use any font that is loaded on your computer. I use Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and a couple Asian Fonts also.

It's been quite a while since the last update. Is there any plans to finish the final release or update the program? I'd love to see the development of this particular program in the future, and think it could be marketed to rival Moneta and others. Other than the attribution and reference material found in Moneta, there is nothing that this program can't handle.
Comment By photistos on Jul 13, 2015 02:19 PM

not working

I tried to download the link and got nothing. Is there something else I should be doing or have in order to make this work?

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