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