It's not a bear; bears have short, stubby tails. While it could be a tiger, I think it's a lioness stalking prey while in a crouching position, a...
Caveat Emptor is one in a series of whodunnits by Ruth Downie set in the Roman Empire. Coins play a large role in this crime fiction novel:
Almost exclusively Roman imperial and Roman provincial coins. I like the history and mythology behind it all. And is there anything cooler than...
Alas, poor Clodius Albinus.
Dionysus is depicted with a variety of big cats. "The bull, serpent, tiger, ivy, and wine are characteristic of Dionysian iconography. Dionysus is...
Earlier this month, we had a discussion of the various animals depicted on coins that might have been displayed in the Colosseum. During the course...
That's a cool coin, @David Atherton , and it has long been on my "I'd like to get one" list, but I didn't know about the purpose of the issue or its...
Fascinating! I love it when ancient and modern coin design can be tied together.
What a nice Republican denarius to add to your collection! Well-done!
Artemis/Diana was into that sort of thing, indeed.
Be careful with this issue. It's in HIGH demand and there are MANY fakes. Not saying this one is, but this is one case where you'd better know your...
Lovely! Here's mine.
Here's a couple of goats!
Mn. Fonteius C.f., 85 BC.
Roman AR Denarius, 3.97 g, 21.0 mm, 5h.
Obv: MN. FONTEI C. F, Laureate head of...
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