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Tag: Roman Imperial Period

What Can Really BIG Money Teach Us About Our World?

Really big pieces of money have often been treated as “curiosities” and overlooked in favor of shiny gold coins and crisp modern banknotes. As the stars of a new exhibition in the Smithsonian, they will do the heavy lifting as curator Ellen Feingold explains.

Winner of the ANS’s First Collier Prize Announced

In 2020 the ANS announced a new award, the Collier Prize for the best book on ancient numismatics with a prize money of $20,000. The first winner is Richard Abdy’s “Roman Imperial Coinage” vol. II. 3 on the coinage of the Emperor Hadrian.

The Four Coins Jesus Knew

It is very human to look for physical testimonies as proof for events and persons we care about. Therefore, numismatists have been connecting the life of Jesus with coins for centuries. The University of Calgary continues this tradition with a new exhibition.

Dirty Money: Lingwell Gate’s Roman Coin Moulds

Between c.1695 and the 1830s hundreds of Roman clay coin moulds were found at Lingwell Gate in the United Kingdom. They were used to create illegal cast copies of Roman silver coins and are an important clue to forgery in the ancient world as Emily Tilley says.

How Do We Even Know When The Battle at Marathon Took Place?

On 22nd March 2021, Künker will be auctioning off an extensive collection of coins of Roman Alexandria. Among them are 14 specimens of the zodiac series of Antoninus Pius. These pieces tell us something about how we know when events took place in ancient history.

What Did the Roman Emperors Really Look like?

The graphic designer Daniel Voshart has given a fresh face to Roman emperors. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and Photoshop, he created realistic portraits of 54 Caesars. He was helped by coins and ancient texts – and by a professional wrestler …

Golden Age: Collecting the 12 Caesars in Gold Aurei

To possess the first emperors of Rome, the Twelve Caesars, in gold has been the dream of many collectors for centuries. David Michaels gives you a guide to assembling this highly coveted golden set. And CNG’s Triton Auction will be an ideal starting resp. arrival point.

A Golden Age

Graham Barker has published a book at Spink that chronicles the images used by emperors of the 3rd century AD to convince their people that they were living in the best of all times. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

Large Hoard of Roman Denarii Found in Poland

A farmer found 1,753 denarii in Poland. This is one of the greatest treasures of Roman coins in Polish history. The silver coins bear testimony to the last resistance of the Vandals against the invading Goths – and the catastrophic consequences of their flight.

Moving Mints?

In 1972 Konrad Kraft published a work stating that some of the imperial coins of Asia Minor had been produced by moving mints. George Watson questions this hypothesis by examining the coins of Pamphylia, Pisidia and Cilicia from the years between 218 and 276.