Ancient

Jersey Coin

2016-07-26T20:44:18-04:00

Celtic coins began as stylistic copies of Greek coins. As coinage moved throughout the rest of Gaul from Greek outposts on the Mediterranean, the styles abstracted to fit the current Celtic aesthetic. The Gauls were Celtic groups living in France before Roman conquest, and had social and governmental systems in place that were just as [...]

Coin with Bust of Hadrian

2019-05-15T09:05:18-04:00

Roman coinage has existed about as long as Rome. Even emperors whose reigns did not last long often minted one or two coins in their image. Hadrian was Emperor of Rome between 117-138 C.E. The Roman Empire at that time was huge, and Hadrian halted outward expansion of the borders.  As Roman Emperor, Hadrian was [...]

Black-Figure Krater

2016-06-29T11:29:30-04:00

Black-figure and red-figure pottery techniques were used between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE in Athens to decorate fine pottery. The potter would use a wheel to shape the clay into a recognizable vessel. In some cases the neck and body were thrown separately and attached later using a slip that would harden in the firing process. [...]

Black-Figure Amphora

2016-06-29T11:30:42-04:00

Black-figure and red-figure pottery techniques were used between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE in Athens to decorate fine pottery. The potter would use a wheel to shape the clay into a recognizable vessel. In some cases the neck and body were thrown separately and attached later using a slip that would harden in the firing process. In [...]