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New Images in the Age of Augustus: Power and Media in Ancient Rome

In autumn 2022, Hamburg is hosting the first Augustus exhibition in Germany in 34 years. Visitors can expect top-class loans from Italy and France – and many coins to illustrate the media politics of Rome’s first emperor.

Engraved Gems and Propaganda in the Roman World

Paweł Gołyźniak’s new book analyses how engraved gems cast light on propaganda and self-advertising actions performed by Roman political leaders. There’s a lot to learn for coin enthusiasts, too, as you can find numerous references to Roman and Augustan coinage.

The Origins of the Roman Empire. A New Era Begins

“We continue to live in the good old days of the Republic.” This is what Augustus wanted to convey to his contemporaries after the bloody civil war. But his completely new and high-quality coins speak an entirely different language, as Florian Haymann points out.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in a bakery in the centre of Rome ...

Augustus featured on modern coin

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) released the third coin of a series dedicated to the Roman Emperors. It shows the first emperor Augustus.

Recently, in front of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus …

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in front of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus ...
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