Tag: Roman Imperial Period
Hundreds of Roman coin moulds were found in Yorkshire near Wakefield testifying the production of fake denarii. Today, they are dispersed over collections around the country. The Yorkshire Museum is running a research project on the moulds and their history.
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.
2,500 years ago, Greek artists invented portrait on coins. There was a reason for it: portraits were supposed to strengthen the loyalty of the ruler’s troops. After all, mercenaries should be aware of who brought the money. Andreas Pangerl is summarizing his history of portraiture.
“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.
A lovely story from Christmastime, before coronavirus took over our lives: instead of the usual small change, two ancient gold coins found their way into a red Salvation Army kettle. The coins have now been sold by Heritage Auctions.
News in the case of the missing Sovana hoard which was stolen from a museum in Sovana, Tuscany, November 2019: Here you can find lists with photos of the stolen coins.
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has reported missing three pendants with gold coins of the Roman emperor Postumus. They had been stored in a secured stock. The police investigate.
How did the Romans use coins as a mass medium? An exhibition designed by students from Germany and China takes a look at this subject in a refreshing way, with a modern approach and complementary perspectives from East and West.
The Coin Yearbook 2020 is an independent price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins in an updated edition for 2020.