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By Clinton Richardson

See the selfies of crucial humans of antiquity! event their global during the photos they commissioned for his or her coins.

Ancient Selfies celebrates a distinct source that few humans be aware of a lot approximately - historic cash. Hand stamped from dies engraved by way of artisans greater than 2,000 years in the past, those historic artwork miniatures changed barter and have become the world's first social media.

Ancient rulers learned the facility cash needed to form impressions and impression their topics and buying and selling companions. With rigorously chosen photos, they used their cash to exhibit messages of power and tool, to have fun accomplishments and ideology and, occasionally, to mislead. In so doing, they left an everlasting list of pictures that permit us see the traditional global because the ancients themselves observed it.

This ebook invitations you to hitch the writer on a private trip to the far-off earlier, one illuminated by way of the hand stamped cash historical rulers issued. the photographs on those cash say whatever direct approximately who our ancestors have been, how they acted, and what they did to form the area we are living in. Like modern-day selfies, they supply precise, first-person glimpses into the lives and occasions of the rulers who produced them.

The international published on those old selfies is the realm of Alexander the good, Aristotle, Hannibal, Homer, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. it's a global of Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Celts and Persians that sophisticated paintings and literature and outfitted the institutional foundations that aid our twenty first century approach to life. however it used to be additionally a global of actual difficulty the place even the rich lived with out conveniences we take for granted.

Visit this attention-grabbing and critical a part of our previous. event it in a brand new method. Spend time with the cash our ancestors left at the back of and ponder their global as they observed it.

150+ photos comprise one hundred twenty five+ photographs of historic cash | 560 BC to twenty BC.

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