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Work in Progress Professional Musings State of the Discipline, Then, Now and Future “Dear Neville” Peer-Review and Inclusivity Seeing Race Bread and Circuses (post 1, post 2) Advice to Mentees Handling a Heavy Reading Load Writing Styles, Finding your Voice On (not) Reviewing Books RRC numbers 14 – context considered 100-101 – Date and Mint… Continue reading Index

Political defacement of a coin, anti-Roman sentiment?

As evidence that this alliance did not meet universal approval we cite an example of this very coinage on which the reverse inscriptions were chiseled away (NAC 9, 1996, lot 115), presumably by a dissatisfied Locrian. quoted from here. Right now I need to find an image of this coin…  Grrr…. My earlier posts discussing… Continue reading Political defacement of a coin, anti-Roman sentiment?

301 out of 410 days: Pistis again

οἱ δ᾽ εἰσελθόντες χρόνον μέν τινα διετήρουν τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὴν ἑαυτῶν πίστιν … … διορθοῦσθαι παρὰ τοῖς συμμάχοις τὴν αὑτῶν πίστιν.  (Polybius 1.7.6 and 10) The very first episode actually narrated in Polybius’ Histories doesn’t really let the Romans come off that well.  The garrison they sent to Rhegium seizes the city for themselves rather… Continue reading 301 out of 410 days: Pistis again

291 out of 410 days: San Martino in Pensilis Hoard

The San Martino in Pensilis hoard and Andrew Burnett’s analysis thereof is probably the most important new information on third century Roman and Italian Silver issues from the last decade.  Highlights included: Evidence of a significant gap (ballpark 300-260BC) between Rome’s first and second silver issues The first Roma and Pistis Locrian coin in a hoard… Continue reading 291 out of 410 days: San Martino in Pensilis Hoard

145 out of 410 days: Argos Panoptes?

This as of L. Rubrius Dossenus (c. 87 BC) has, instead of the standard Janus, a janiform head combining Hercules and Mercury.  Alföldi connects this image, not to the palestra hermerakles imagery representing sound mind and sound body, but instead to a rather unusual vase image.  (See yesterday’s post for bibliographical citation).   The thing to… Continue reading 145 out of 410 days: Argos Panoptes?