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History of Roman Coins

THE BEGINNINGAt the beginning, as in different parts of the world, commercial transactions were carried out in Rome through barter, but also by paying...

Nero: The Actor Emperor

Britain and Armenia Prasutagas, the king of the Iceni, died in 60 without male issue leaving his considerable fortune to his two daughters and...
Nero Claudius Drusus

Who was Nero Claudius Drusus

Nero Claudius Drusus (often called Drusus the Elder or Drusus Senior), 38-9 B.C. Nero Claudius Drusus was the youngest son of Livia and Tiberi-us Claudius Nero, head of the Claudii family.

The Art of Grading Ancient Coinage

Controversy is the first thing that usually comes to mind when this word is uttered regarding ancient coins there could be good reason for...

PESCENNIUS NIGER ferocious lustful and a strict disciplinarian

PESCENNIUS NIGER A.D, contrary to popular belief. 193—194 Gaius Pescennius Niger, c. A.D. 135/ 140-194 Of the three frontier generals who answered Rome’s...

Auction Highlight

Tiberius AV Aureus. Auctioned at Roma Numismatics Description Tiberius AV Aureus. Lugdunum, circa AD 14-37. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head to right / PONTIF...

Cuneiform Tablets for the Collector

One of the most ancient forms of writing known is cuneiform. The Sumerians are believed to have adapted it from an even earlier form...

Olympia and Its Coins

By the end of the 6"' century, the knowledge of how to mint and use coins had spread to all of the important Greek...

Quintus Labienus The Man Julius Caesar Relied on

By David L. Vagi 39 BC Quintus Labienus was son of Titus Labienus, the legate who Julius Caesar relied upon so heavily during his famous...

Coin of Herod the Great: Star or Crest?

By Sandy Brenner In 40 BCE, Herod the Great was designated King of Judaea by the Romans, who had effectively ruled Judaea since Pompey’s conquest...