Roman Imperial Articles

Let’s Go to the Circus

Let's Go to the Circus
The entire receptacle in the amphitheatre had been constructed so as to resemble a boat in shape, and was capable of receiving or discharging four hundred beasts at once; and then, as it suddenly fell apart, there came rushing forth bears, lionesses, panthers, lions, ostriches, wild asses, bisons …, so that seven hundred beasts in all, both wild and domesticated, at one and the same time were seen running about and were slaughtered

Dio Cassius (LXXVII)

The Circus Maximus in Rome was the largest circus in the Roman empire, and was host to a number of spectacular events. Trajan, Hadrian, Septimius Severus, and Caracalla minted coins featuring the Circus, and three of these feature in Harlan J. Berk’s “100 Greatest Ancient Coins”. You can read more about these coins here.

Roman Coins About Britain

Roman Coins About Britain
Over the space of 300 years, 15 emperors minted coins related to Britain. Some of these are blatantly obvious, some are subtle, and some are disputed. This article takes a look at all of them. Click on the picture to read  more.

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