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Steve Benner

Steve M. Benner earned his Ph.D. in engineering from Ohio State University in 1979 and went to teach at Drexel University for five years. After he left Drexel, he joined NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and retired from there after 28 years. Dr. Benner has been an ancient coin collector for over 50 years and is a member of the ANS, the ANA, the ACCG, and the Ancient Numismatic Society of Washington, D.C. (ANSW). Dr. Benner has written over 50 articles and two books on ancient Greek and Roman coins.
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Roman House Gods on Coins.

Roman Household Gods on Coins

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Most people who are even remotely familiar with the Roman Empire can name some of the gods that...
Artistic Image of Marcus Agrippa.

Marcus Agrippa and His Coins of the Roman Empire

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was born to a plebeian family near Rome or possibly Pisa in about 63 BCE....
The coins of Halikarnassos.

Coinage of the Dorian Cities of Halikarnassos and Knidos

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the second article (Part I here) in a two-part series on the six cities of the...
Coins of the Dorian Cities of Rhodes

Coins of the Dorian Cities of Rhodes

By Dr. Steve Benner for CoinWeek ..... Doris was a small region on the southwest coast of Asia Minor (see Figure 1), which later became...
Figure 7: AEOLIS Neonteichos. Circa 2nd Century BC. Æ 17mm. Helmeted head of Athena right; helmet decorated with sphinx / Owl standing right, head facing, standing on NE, 3.68 g. BMC Troas 3. (CNG 122, Lot: 37, $121, 9/7/05)

Ancient Greek Coins of Aiolis: The Minor Cities

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ..... The previous article that I wrote on Aiolis covered the larger commercial cities of Aigai, Cyme, and Myrina. I...
Figure 9: AIOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right. Holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath, 33mm. 16.70 g., Sacks Issue 20, Obv. die 19. (CNG 476, Lot 101, $1700, 9/9/20).

Ancient Greek Coins of Aiolis: Aigai, Cyme and Myrina

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ..... Aiolis was a small region on the west coast of Asia Minor (see Figure 1). It was surrounded by...

The Ancient Roman Coins of Carus and His Brief Dynasty

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ..... By the middle of the third century CE, the Roman Empire was in bad shape. In 253, when Valerian became...
Coins of Ancient Greek Pamphylia

Coins of Ancient Greek Pamphylia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Pamphylia was not a country unto itself but a region. It is located on the southern coast of Asia...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 4

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 4

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the fourth and final...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the third part...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 2

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 2

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the second part...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 1

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * Troas, unlike the subject of my...
Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

Helmets on Ancient Greek Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   In this article, I want to cover some of the ancient Greek helmets that can be found on ancient...
Mythology and Ancient Coins

Mythology and Ancient Coins

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ..... The mythology of ancient Greece and Rome is vast, and many volumes have been written on it over the...
Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The Kingdom of Sophene is another one of those ancient countries that has not received very much attention from...
The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

The Ancient Greek Coins of Paeonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   I consider myself well-read in ancient Greek history, but I have to admit that I wasn’t very familiar with...
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Sestertius

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   After the denarius, the sestertius is the second most commonly recognized coin of the Roman Empire (27 BCE -...
The Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

The Ancient Coins of Kephallenia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Kephallenia is the sixth-largest island of Greece and the largest in the Ionian Sea. It is located opposite the...
Hey! There’s a Bug on My Ancient Coin

Hey! There’s a Bug on My Ancient Coin

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Introduction I have seen several articles on ancient coins discussing animals such as mammals and birds, but it’s time the...
Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   As mentioned in Part 1, Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia. Lucania was located...

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