As a college student, Mark Hutto, the grandson of J. Austin lived in Europe. While there he began a one year study of Medieval and ancient cultures at Joszef Attila University located in Southern Hungary. He also embarked upon a life long pursuit of understanding ancient artifacts and coins. Some of the items he discovered are available for viewing or for sale in the store front.
J. Austin & Co purchases ancient coins from all time periods, this include ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval coins from both the Middle East and Europe.