Julia Maesa: Sister of Julia Domna

Introduction This article will briefly introduce you to the life of Julia Maesa. We will cover Julia Maesa’s early life, being Julia Domna’s sister, her political career, being the grandmother to Roman Emperors, her death and finally, her deification. Julia Maesa’s Early Life Julia Maesa, born in 170 CE, was a prominent figure in RomanContinue reading “Julia Maesa: Sister of Julia Domna”

How Ancient Romans Minted Their Coins

Introduction This article briefly introduces how the Ancient Romans minted their coins using the denarius as an example. We will cover the Roman denarius minting process, including design and preparation, physical coin production, quality control, and symbolism. The Birth of Denarius The denarius was introduced during the late Roman Republic, revolutionizing the monetary system ofContinue reading “How Ancient Romans Minted Their Coins”