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Moneta

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The extraordinary story of ancient Rome, history’s greatest superpower, as told through humankind’s most universal object: the coin. When Gareth Harney was first handed a Roman coin by his father as a child, he became entranced by its beauty, its permanence, and its unique power to connect us with the distant past. He soon learned that the Romans saw coins as far more than just money – these were metal canvases on which they immortalised their sacred gods, mighty emperors, towering monuments, and brutal battles of conquest. Revealed in those intricate designs struck in gold, silver, and bronze was the epic history of the Roman world. ‘Moneta’ traces ancient Rome’s unstoppable rise, from a few huts on an Italian hilltop to an all-conquering empire spanning three continents, through the fascinating lives of twelve remarkable coins.

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The extraordinary story of ancient Rome, history’s greatest superpower, as told through humankind’s most universal object: the coin.

‘Fantastic’ CONN IGGULDEN, author of Nero
‘Brilliant’ EMMA SOUTHON, author of A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Woman
‘Wonderful’ CHRISTOPHER HADLEY, author of The Road

Moneta traces ancient Rome’s unstoppable rise, from a few huts on an Italian hilltop to an all-conquering empire spanning three continents, through the fascinating lives of twelve remarkable coins. In these handcrafted pieces of ancient art we witness Caesar’s bloody assassination, follow the legions to the edge of the known world, take a seat in the packed Colosseum, and ultimately, watch as barbarian armies mass at the gates.

The Romans saw coins as far more than just money – these were metal canvases on which they immortalised their sacred gods, mighty emperors, towering monuments, and brutal battles of conquest. Revealed in those intricate designs struck in gold, silver, and bronze was the epic history of the Roman world.

Hold the glory and the infamy of ancient Rome in the palm of your hand.

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Weight 0.616 kg
Dimensions 24.2 × 16.2 × 3.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

384

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

737.4937 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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