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14 Jun 2019  Fri

Before the Roman Republic came into existence, Rome was ruled by seven kings. It is assumed each these kings ruled for the duration of 35 years. Roman historians such as Livy (64BC to 17AD) had recorded the past of these anci...

14 Jun 2019  Fri

This silver tetradrachm is a fine example of pre-Christian Armenian coin which was issued by the Armenian Emperor Tigranes the Great.

Tigranes the Great or Tigranes II was the emperor of Armenia under whom the count...

21 May 2019  Tue

On 29th April, Spain released a one-kilo pure-silver coin featuring different historic coins that were circulated in Spain and the Americas. It is the second such coin in a special series that was introduced in 2017. The firs...

10 Jan 2019  Thu

In 49 BC Julius Caesar commanding the Legio XIII Gemina crossed Rubicon a shallow river in north-eastern Italy, this movement signal the start of four-year long Civil war also called Caesar’s civil war between Caesar and Po...

06 Jun 2018  Wed

One most influenced and sought after coinage in the world, the Roman coinage consists of some of the most attractive designs. The designs on the Roman coins are influenced by the various aspects of their life. They depicted t...

19 Mar 2018  Mon

Roman coinage developed later than its contemporary powers. It was influenced immensely by the Greek coinage. Its first coinage was documented by Pliny the Elder. According to him, coinage of Rome started during the reign of ...

14 Mar 2018  Wed

Herakles, the most famous hero from the mythology of Greece and Rome, was a demi-god and supreme hero of their folklore. Romans came to worship him as a god through the Etruscan culture after Etruscans migrated to the Roman R...

08 Mar 2018  Thu

A three horse chariot ridden by goddess has been a rare sight on the Roman architecture. In ancient Greece, this chariot might be used for war, but in terms of racing its reference was never found. Yet, the popular chariot of...

13 Feb 2018  Tue

In comparison with its neighbours, the monetary system came late in the Republic of Rome. In the start they issued coins in bronze and silver metals only, gold coins came with the Punic Wars. Romans had a systematic way to m...

02 Jan 2018  Tue

The Horn of Plenty or Cornucopia is a classical antiquity. It was a symbol of abundance and nourishment to the people of Rome. This ornament was the favourite concept for artist to illustrate on various arts, both sculptures ...

12 Dec 2017  Tue

Water is an essential fluid for living organisms. The major civilizations on earth flourish near rivers like Indus, Tiber, Nile, etc. The early settlers used water from the native source like well, pounds and streams. For the...

06 Dec 2017  Wed

The denomination ‘AS’ first surfaced when the Roman Republic minted coins using cast method. The AS of the Roman Republic weighted around 341g in 280 BCE. Roman bronze standards started gradually declining as the result o...

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