Ancient Selfies

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    I know it is a corny title for a book, but it is very much worth reading.

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    The book is divided into 4 main sections: The Ancients, Greek Empire, Republican Rome and Caesar's legacy . Each section has a general overview. After each overview a series of coins is presented. A photo of each coin is followed by a 2 page writeup that describes the historical significance of the coin regarding the important people, places and events connected to the coin. This is followed by the attribution for the coin and this includes any known provenance of the coin. The time frame extends from the first ancient coins until the time of Octavian. Supposedly a second book is on the way that will cover the Roman Empire. This first book is a bit over 300 pages.

    I have really enjoyed this book. The tone is light yet informative.

    This book easily gets an 'A' from me. I bought it from Amazon.
     
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  3. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    That's definitely an attention getting title. It looks like an interesting book. "Light yet informative" is my speed. Thank you for posting it, @Orfew !

    When I saw the title of your post I couldn't help but think of this coin. It's the only head on facing portrait coin of which I am currently the custodian. I always think of selfies as head on facing shots.

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
  4. 4to2centBC

    4to2centBC Well-Known Member


    My teens think this is an ancient selfie.....

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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Thank you, ordered it.
     
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    All I've got is this Honorius from an uncleaned hoard. Honorius was known to spend all of his time on social media while the western empire crumbled around him. Hence, the selfie!

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  7. Bob L.

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  8. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know, that's prehistoric. Don't quibble.
     
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  9. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Is Bob's Bird an ancestor of Woody Woodpecker ?
     
  10. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Bert, that question just sounds all sorts of wrong.
     
  11. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Don't go away, folks. I'll be back for another cartoon.
     
  12. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Not sure how I missed this thread. Between your review and Alegandron's this is a book I need to read. Thanks for posting it.
     
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