Lycaonia: Ancient Center Of Anatolia

Introduction This article will briefly introduce you to ancient Lycaonia. We will cover Lycaonia’s early history, landscape, culture, language, its time under Greek rule, Roman rule, and finally, modern-day Lycaonia. Lycaonia Early History Lycaonia, an ancient region located in central Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), has a rich early history. Inhabited by various indigenous peoples, Lycaonia becameContinue reading “Lycaonia: Ancient Center Of Anatolia”

Israel: Democracy of The Middle East

Introduction This article is meant to be a brief introduction to the country of Israel. We will cover The Jewish people, Ancient Israel, The Holocaust, British Mandate For Palestine, Israeli wars, Israel Defense Force, Modern Israel, and Israeli Coins. The Jewish People The term “Jew” refers to both a religious and ethnic group, making itContinue reading “Israel: Democracy of The Middle East”

Ionia: Ancient Coast of Anatolia

Introduction This article will act as a brief introduction to the ancient coast of Anatolia, Ionia. We will cover Ionia’s name, history, culture, ancient cities, and coinage. Ionia’s Name Ancient Ionia was a region in Anatolia located in the western part of modern-day Turkey. Ionia’s name is believed to have originated from the Greek wordContinue reading “Ionia: Ancient Coast of Anatolia”

Bithynia: Land Of The Bithyni

Introduction This article will offer a brief description of the Kingdom of Bithynia. It will cover Iron Age Bithynia, Hellenistic Bithynia, the capital Nicomedia, landscape, and timeline. Iron Age Bithynia Bithynia is an old part of the world with a history that stretches all the way back to the Iron Age. We know that theContinue reading “Bithynia: Land Of The Bithyni”

Drachma: The Coin Of Ancient Greece

Introduction This article will focus on the ancient Greek Drachma, including its place within ancient Greece, the History of the Drachma, the modern Drachma, and a bit about collecting Drachma. Ancient Greek Coinage Greek history, along with the quality of coins the ancient Greeks produced, make Greek coins among the most desired coins available forContinue reading “Drachma: The Coin Of Ancient Greece”

Obol: The Ancient Funeral Coin

Introduction This article will briefly cover the ancient Greek coin we know as the Obol, including its use in funerals, Silver obols, and collecting Obols. Ancient Greek Obol The Obol is one of the oldest forms of coins minted in the ancient world. Historians seem to agree they were most likely originally made out ofContinue reading “Obol: The Ancient Funeral Coin”

Sidon: The Phoenician City State

Introduction This article will discuss how the Ancient Phoenician port city of Sidon played a significant role in creating the history and myths surrounding the ancient seafarers and traders we call the Phoenicians today. We will cover Phoenicia, Sidon’s founding, glass, coin minting, and collecting Sidon coins. Phoenicia Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the Levant, known todayContinue reading “Sidon: The Phoenician City State”

Athens: Ancient Greek City State

Introduction This article will briefly cover the Ancient Athenian Greek City States timeline, culture, being the birthplace of democracy, the Parthenon, and Modern Athens. Ancient Greece Ancient Greece is many people’s favorite area of history to study. With all of the myths and stories, the locations themselves sometimes get lost. Greece was a mixture ofContinue reading “Athens: Ancient Greek City State”

Lydia: Where The First Coins Were Minted

Introduction This article will cover where some of the first coins were minted. The article will cover Lydian culture, Lydia’s capital Sardis, King Croesus, and Lydian coins. Lydia Lydia was a kingdom in the area today known as modern Turkey. It reached its peak sometime during the Iron age. Similar to other kingdoms at theContinue reading “Lydia: Where The First Coins Were Minted”

Ancient Rome: The City Founded By Two Brothers

Introduction This article will briefly cover the whole Roman Republic/Empire timeline. While there is way too much to cover in one article, this is meant to be a simple introduction for people new to Roman coins and history. The article will cover Romulus and Remus, Early Rome, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. RomulusContinue reading “Ancient Rome: The City Founded By Two Brothers”