Money in Ancient Rome
  • MoneyMuseum
24 episodes
Republic, Senate, Dictator, we all know what these terms do mean. And we tend to transfer the modern interpretation to Ancient Rome. Nevertheless, then politics was completely different. What it did look like, you will learn in this series.


Rome, 315 AD
2018 Apr 26
The Battle of the Milvian Bridge changed our world. The christogram is wedded to this event. Constantine made it the symbol of his victory. This podcast is dedicated to the first use of the Chi-Rho on a coin.
Rome, AD 215
2018 Mar 144m 30s
Do you know, what Asklepios the Greek god of healing has to do with a football? Nothing at all. Nevertheless you will find a ball next to his foot on coins. The reason for it you will get to know in this podcast.
Marriage in Classical Rome
2018 Feb 01
Marriage in Rome was originally based on custom and tradition and the political system scarcely affected the nature of marriage. Only on the change from the republic to the empire did interference in private life become clearly detectable.
Money in the New Testament
2017 Dec 1832m 35s
This DVD deals with the Christian religion and examines the question of what the New Testament has to say about money and the right way to handle it. In the scriptures there are more answers than you might think.
Ravenna, AD 425
2017 Nov 08
She was a stunner this Galla Placidia. Daughter of an emperor, hostage and widow of a Gothic king, widow of an emperor, mother and regent of an emperor and always in the middle of politics.
Rome, 65 AD
2017 Sep 275m 33s
Nero was quite a popular emperor in his day. And when he received the brother of the Parthian king, the whole of Rome had a celebration.
A Journey in Pictures: Christianity Conquers Rome
2017 Aug 17
It was a long way until the old deities were finally replaced by Christian Trinity in the Roman Empire. The images on coins testify to this change of religion being a difficult one.
A Journey in Pictures through the Mystery Religions
2017 Jul 05
Isis, Osiris, Mithras and Cybele – they all were venerated in a way that bears strong resemblance to Christianity. What was the difference of these cults from the traditional kinds of religion in the ancient world?
A Journey in Pictures through Roman Religion
2017 May 22
The magical belief of a people of plain peasants constitutes the cornerstone of Roman religion. As the Roman Empire expanded, so did the Roman pantheon as we can deduce from the designs of the Roman coins.
Egypt, 130 AD
2017 Apr 12
Hadrian (117–138) was a very special emperor. His voyages made Rome a cosmopolitan Empire. One of them brought Hadrian to Egypt. Our podcast reports about this trip.