Cato the Younger

Cato the Younger Introduction Cato the Younger, full name Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as Cato of Utica, was a prominent Roman Senator and philosopher in the late Roman Republic. Born in 95 BC, he is best remembered for his unwavering opposition to Julius Caesar...

Tiberius Silver Denarius – Biblical Tribute Penny

Tiberius Denarius – Tribute Penny Coin Tiberius’ silver denarius is a historically significant silver coin minted during the time of Jesus Christ.  Struck in Roman Empire under Emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD). The size of the coin 18-20 mm, about the size of a...

Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps

Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps War elephants depicted in Hannibal Barca crossing the Rhône, by Henri Motte, 1878   In a recent PBS episode of Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps, our copy of Hannibal’s coin with an elephant on the reverse was used...

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