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.
An Egyptian soldier in Roman Pannonia expresses loneliness and concern for his family in a recently-deciphered letter on papyrus.
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, a fragile collection of letters and lists from the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, shine a light on little-known period.
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.