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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors

In the preceding chapter, we saw Nero forced to commit suicide following a conspiracy which originated in Gaul. Between June AD 68 and the winter of AD 69, the post left vacant by the last of the Julio-Claudians passed from hand to hand at an incredib(...)
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A penny for a grave
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A penny for a grave

If you wander around American military cemeteries or memorials and cast an eye over the graves and tombs around you, you are sure to notice coins placed on the top left of the headstones...
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June’s 50-50
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June’s 50-50

Vroom, vroom! Race into June! Discover a new selection of 50 collectible coins, euros, ancient coins, medals, tokens, decorations, emergency coins, and banknotes for under €50 each month.
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The story of stamp currency
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The story of stamp currency

Wars sometimes have very surprising consequences. The tremendous upheaval they cause within state structures and the changes they evoke for the daily lives of the people themselves often foster cunning, resourcefulness, and inventiveness. One frequent(...)
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100 years of trial coins
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100 years of trial coins

These trial pieces are often true masterpieces. From 1901 to 2001: 100 years of trial coins in France. Painting at the top: “Bronze Medal Diploma issued to Russian artist Vasily Surikov at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris”, unknown author (CC)  
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty

Introduction The Roman Empire spans the long period from the accession of Augustus in 27 BC to AD 476 (give or take). In other words, just over five centuries. It would therefore simply not be possible to sum up the wealth and longevity of this histor(...)
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Just one certainty is enough for the one who is looking.
Albert Camus