‘Kneeling Slave’: Imagery of the Abolitionist Movement

It has been approximated that between the years 1500 and 1900, almost 12 million individuals were removed from Africa by European merchants. These individuals were often bought from west African traders and forcibly moved across the Atlantic to the Americas in what is known as the Slave Trade or the trans-Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Individuals. …more

Stay At Home Activities: Roman Coins

There is more to a Roman coin than first meets the eye! As well as being used to buy things, coins were an important publicity tool for theemperor. They showed people what the emperor looked like and often celebrated important victories or other achievements. Below you can see what emperor Hadrian (AD117-138) chose to put …more

“Founder” Coins and Rome’s Ritual Boundary

In this post Maria Kneafsey, Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, celebrates the anniversary of the foundation of Rome (21st April 753 BC) by examining a coin from the PAS database.  A silver denarius linked to the foundation of Rome, WILT-E5BA8D (Copyright: Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, License: CC-BY). WILT-E5BA8D (RIC I, Augustus, 272) is one …more