Found 6 articles matching Ancients category.
  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Bent and Beautiful, this Half Groat is Part of Henry VIII’s Legacy

The small silver coin was bent where a chisel had cut across the king’s image, granular from centuries buried under ground and colored a uniform […]

  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

How Geese, Gods and Gauls Gave Money Its Name

By Gerald Tebben The first money had no substance, but it changed the course of history. It was born of carnage, but it was all […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • Apr 1 2013
  • 1 Apr 2013

A Link to History: Connect with Saints through Ancient Coins

By Gerald Tebben Saints lived common lives, too. They toiled at their vocations. They ate and slept and engaged in the domestic commerce of their […]

  • Mar 3 2013
  • 3 Mar 2013

Let My Denarius Go: Collector to Free Ancient Coin from Slab

By Gerald Tebben I recently bought a denarius of Vespasian celebrating Rome’s capture of Judea in 70 A.D. It’s one of those coins that spoke […]

  • Feb 19 2013
  • 19 Feb 2013

Numismatic Mysteries: Three Issues Not Known to Exist

By Gerald Tebben Coin collecting is filled with might-have-beens and what-ifs, but for me, one of the most fascinating parts of the hobby is pieces […]