Caracalla Denarius Galley
Roman Emperor Caracalla Denarius with Galley Ship

The Caracalla Denarius Silver Coin The Coin In Emperor Caracalla’s time, silver Denarius coins were minted in quantity.  The Denarius was the standard unit used to measure money in the Roman Empire, and typically 2 of these would pay a Roman Soldier’s wages for a week.  Actually, by the time of Caracalla, soldiers demanded more […]

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Nicephorus II gold coin
Nicephorus II Gold Coin Featuring Jesus

The Coin This Nicephorus II gold coin featuring Jesus on the obverse and the Emperor himself on the reverse standing next to Mary, mother of Jesus.  Although the coin is over 1,000 years old, it still has magnificent detail and a stunning level of preservation. The coin is called a “Histamenon Nomisma” (standard coin), and […]

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