Julia Maesa on a coin from Sidon. On the reverse, Astarte. On this day May 16th 218 AD, Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declares her 14-year-old grandson Elagabalus, Emperor of Rome.
A Roman mask helmet, 1st 2nd century CE. These are often called ‘parade’ helmets for cavalry sports use, but it has been suggested that they were also used in combat. The psychological effect of being charged by one of these masked warriors would have been formidable.
An Ancient Roman helmet worn by the elite Roman cavalry (equites Romani). 1st century AD
A Golden Roman helmet found near ancient city of Sirmium, nowadays city of Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia. Discovered in 1955 it was dated to around 4th century AD. It is considered that this helmet was manufactured in the imperial workshop in Sirmium.
A coin featuring the image of Manlia Scantilla, her name indicates that she was of the gens Manila her husband was General Didius Julianus who served as Roman Emperor for nine weeks in 193 AD the year that would become known to history as “Year of five Emperors”, he was executed on June 1st 193 … More Roman Coin Featuring A Woman.
Coin from Troy, 177-192 AD. Obverse: Bust of Commodus, Roman Emperor. Reverse: Hector, brandishing shield and spear, on a two-horse chariot. Inscription EKTΩP (Hektor) above, IΛIEΩN (Ilion meaning Troy) in exergue.
The Nijmegen Helmet is an Ancient Roman helmet, found in a gravel bed on the left bank of Waal river, near the Dutch city of Nijmegen in 1915. The helmet would have been worn by the elite Roman cavalry. The head portion of the helmet is made of iron, while the mask and diadem are of … More The Nimegen Helmet.
A wonderful annotated map of Pompeii which gives a brilliant idea as to how the town was and still is I suppose set out.
Another wall painting from the ancient town of Pompeii this one depict ukulele my a baker and his wife it is so wonderful that after such a very long time just how remarkably good shape they are in.
It isn’t very often that you can see a recipe or food made in the past well that is why this is so special found in the excavations of Pompeii it is bread made the very day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, so this bread is maybe not the freshest you will find.