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Ancient Marcus Aurelius Coin, Tawni Gurney, Andrew Hirsch Nov 2013

Ancient Marcus Aurelius Coin, Tawni Gurney, Andrew Hirsch

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Upon glancing at coins, people generally overlook their historical aspect of the coins and simply look at their monetary value. In our seminar class, however, we were interested in so much more than money when it came to studying our particular coin. We wanted to know what this particular coin could tell us about the history of the time when it was minted. We deciphered what was on the coin and researched the significance of each aspect. We also studied similar coins to confirm our interpretations. We compared the writings on the coins and the images themselves. Additionally, we photographed ...