By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with impunity for 14 years, defeating every Roman army sent out to meet him. His greatest victory was at Cannae on August 2, 216 BCE, when, according to the Roman […]
The reason for the serrated edges on some silver Roman Republic denarii is not known By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The edges of most silver denarii of the Roman Republic have no particular features beyond those imparted by the flow of metal during the striking process. There is, however, a group of coins […]
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Emperor Nero By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Within numismatics, there is one general topic that I like the most and that is ancient coins. In particular, Roman coins. It doesn’t matter to me if I have to talk about coins from the early Republic or about coins minted at the […]
Roman coins are readily available and can be acquired for reasonable prices By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Like so many areas of numismatics, ancient coins offer opportunities for collectors of most every budget – ranging from less than $10 per coin to astonishing masterpieces that fetch seven figures. This time, we’ll take a look […]
Reverse types of the Late Roman Empire are remarkably varied, with military and religious types being the most abundant By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Click Here for Part I In the previous column, we examined some of the familiar reverse types associated with Roman military life and the vows undertaken by emperors. In […]
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Coins are the most abundant relics of the Second Punic War One of the most interesting and most challenging themes in the world of ancient coins is the Second Punic War, a monumental conflict in which Romans and Carthaginians battled each other for nearly two decades. At stake was supremacy over the Western Mediterranean. After […]