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

Silver and Silver Working

This is the next in our series of posts on metal-working written by Dr. Kevin Leahy, PAS National Finds Adviser. The articles were first published in The Searcher magazine and are reproduced here with kind permission of Harry Bain, editor for The Searcher. The Mildenhall Treasure is one of the high points of British archaeology. …more