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What is all this?
Welcome! Let's take a quick look at what this blog is all about.
Who are you?
I’m AncientNumis, and I’m absolutely fascinated by ancient coins. I’ve been collecting for a few years now, and I’d love to share my passion of classical numismatics with whoever’s interested.
How often will you post?
I aim to post roughly once a week, although this might not always be possible! Most blog posts will be made on Sunday.
What will you post?
Anything to do with ancient coins that I find interesting: stories about certain coins, thoughts on the hobby, reports of new finds and much much more. There may even be some modern coin content too.
Where else can find you?
I have a youtube channel as well as a website (where I originally posted some articles about certain ancient coins in my collection). These can be accessed on my profile page.
Why care about ancient coins?
Ancient coins are awesome! They’re little pieces of the past that we can experience and learn from. Take, for example, my favourite ancient coin: the Athenian tetradrachm. These have to be the most famous coins of all antiquity, and many collectors love them. The majority of these were minted in Athens in the second half of the 5th century BC, and helped to fund projects like the Parthenon. It’s amazing to hold these and imagine what that little owl has seen!
Athens AR Tetradrachm, Circa 454-404 BC. Featuring the goddess Athena and an owl, The Athenian tetradrachm is perhaps the most famous ancient coin, and a popular choice for collectors.
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