March 11, 2018
On 11 March 222, the teenage Roman Emperor Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, the first woman accorded the official title of Augusta in the Roman Senate.

January 15, 2018
Sculptor, medallion maker, and draughtsman Luciano Mercante died on 15 January 1982.

October 29, 2017
On 29 October 312, Constantine the Great entered Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

October 30, 2016
Coins not the only Currency in Ancient Rome One of the reasons the currency of the Roman Empire was embossed and decorated with images of its leaders and culturally signigicant symbols and landmarks was, as today, to remind users that coins had exchange value because the rulers of the empire had decreed this fact to be so.

September 25, 2016
Rare Coin Bearing Likeness of Nero Found in Jerusalem A coin bearing the image of the Roman Emperor Nero is worth it weight in gold – and more – as its certain provenance provides rare insight into the distribution of and cultural value attached to the aureus .

August 7, 2016
The third son of Constantine I, Flavius Julius Constantius II was born in Illyricum on 7 August 317.

October 23, 2015
Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar, took his own life #onthisday in 42 BC.

August 26, 2015
Gem-engraver and medalist Filippo Rega was born on 26 August 1761 in Chieti , a central-Italian town then in the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples .

February 19, 2014
oupacademic : Janus’s famous ‘double visage’ gave way to Janus words, also known as contronyms – words that have two opposite meanings.

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