Tag: Roman Republic
The American Numismatic Society launched the Greatest Coins video series. On a monthly basis, famous coins of historical importance in the ANS’s collection will be examined. The first video tells the story of the most celebrated Roman coin, the EID MAR denarius.
There’s a new holder of the title ‘most expensive Roman coin of all time’. With a hammer price equivalent to almost 3 million euros, the new number one leaves the previous record holder, which was sold for 1.3 million euros, far behind.
Few ancient coins are as legendary as Brutus’ “Eid Mar”. The conspirator against Caesar issued the silver coin featuring the iconic cap of liberty and two daggers. Only two specimens in gold were known. Now a third aureus will be offered in auction by Roma Numismatics.
The ANS Roman Republican Die Project aims at providing a precise quantification of the monetary production during the Roman Republic. Now Richard Schaefer’s extensive archive of Roman Republican die studies are being integrated in the ANS platform.
The US State Department plans to extend their import restrictions on all (!) Roman coins with the renewal of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Italy. Let’s try to prevent this by commenting and make our voices heard!
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.