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.
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 .