My collection has grown and diversified since then, welcoming Greek, Islamic, Byzantine, Germanic, medieval, even a couple of Chinese coins, and of course more Roman coins. (some highlights) Ancients collecting has also played a major role in my love of reading and learning about ancient history. Knowing the history and events behind the coins I acquire and the various rulers, objects, animals, and mythology they depict, makes them much more than just coins in my eyes; they are also fascinating, invaluable windows into human history and the lives and events that shaped it. I also think about the ordinary people back then that handled these coins and how life was like for them, and that, apart from the time periods and cultures they lived in, they were people just like me and you: with lives, interests, feelings, goals, hopes, and dreams. Thanks for taking the time to celebrate my decennalia of ancient coins collecting! Feel free to post any coins you want, and/or any stories or insights about ancients collecting and what it means for you!