Julia Maesa

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.   Advertisements

Roman Mask Helmet.

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.

Roman Helmet.

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.

Coins Of Troy!

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. 

Pompeii Bread.

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.