Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ancient Numismatic Mythology

Heads or Minotaur?  

Coins are an essential piece of evidence in the ancient historian's toolbox, and fortunately there are some Internet resources that make it easier to find and explore some of this evidence.  A website I am finding interesting is Ancient Numismatic Mythology, which can be found at  The site is "dedicated to ancient coins that depict popular themes from Greek and Roman mythology."  Coins are divided up based on theme, such as: the Trojan War, Theseus and the Minotaur, Labors of Hercules, or King Midas and the golden touch.  Each page is filled with colour photographs of coins from that category.  

Check it out, and see what interesting things you find!


1 comment:

  1. I am engaged in numismatics for over a year and I need all the time to evaluate the coins and get to know their values. This helps me here this website . I advise you to also pay attention to him.