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.

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

August 19, 2014
On this day in 14 CE, Gaius Octavius, known as Augustus, died in Rome.

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

January 15, 2014
thegetty : Wearable gold coinage.

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