The presentation of monuments and buildings on ancient Roman coins is one of the most famous subjects in the study of coin iconography. In addition to numismatists, it has attracted the attention of historians, art historians, archaeologists, and topographers. Through Roman Coinage, we can see the consistent evolution of Roman architecture. Coin depicting Roman architecture is the most soughed after ancient coins around the world. Continue reading Ancient Roman Coins Depicting Monuments
Deities were common deception on the reverse of the Roman coins. These were used if an emperor wished to be associated with attributes of the particular gods and goddess. More often gods were used rather than goddesses. For example, if the emperor wanted to appear peaceful he could depict ‘Minerva Pacifiera’ as the ‘Bringer of peace’. Furthermore, the deities were depicted by the Emperors so they can use the image to suggest the gods approved of and support their reign or associate themselves with the divine as Julius Caesar did with his depiction of Goddesses Venus Continue reading Divinity: Goddesses on the Roman coins II
The canons of the Roman Goddesses are quite famous and powerful as their male counterpart. The pantheons of these goddesses are often associated with their Greek equivalents and it is often distinguished through there attires and attributes. Continue reading Divinity: Goddesses on the Roman coins
We are fortunate enough to share our ecosystem with animals. They enhance the natural beauty of our planet and even the most ferocious amongst them illustrate the nature with its refined and primal grace. Many artists had tried to capture this creation of nature with the brush or chisel but yet few come near to copying their perfection. Every aspect of a man’s creativity is inspired by its surroundings. Hence, it shouldn’t surprise us to see these beautiful animals depicted on coins too. One of the finest artistic representation of them are the animals on Roman coins. This coinage covers the wide variety of fauna, the embellishment of these beasts on Roman coinage is unique and awe-inspiring.