The Tetradrachms of Athens (and Athena)

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   A long time ago, the goddess Athena purchased the naming rights to the town now known as Athens....

The Ancient Coins of Phanes

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The first coins to be struck appeared c. 650 BCE in what is now western Turkey. These coins...

The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and...

Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with...

Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and...

Coins of the Conquerors of Rome

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, so, too, did it not fall in one. It actually...