Iconic but defeated Queen Baudicca appeared on an ancient coin, while victorious Roman governor Paulinus got fired – and didn’t even get his face on a coin.
Letter Home from Egyptian Soldier in Roman Pannonia
An Egyptian soldier in Roman Pannonia expresses loneliness and concern for his family in a recently-deciphered letter on papyrus.
The Crosby Garrett Helmet: A Roman Bronze Makes Headlines
The discovery of the Crosby Garrett helmet and its controversial sale has lead to calls for a review of the legal definition of treasure in the United Kingdom.
The Vindolanda Tablets: Life on the Roman Frontier
The Vindolanda Tablets, a fragile collection of letters and lists from the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, shine a light on little-known period.
Barbarians, Gold, and the Rising Roman Empire
Barbarians used gold as currency to purchase goods from the Romans or in metalsmithing to create ornaments and other objects from the soft yellow metal.