Document Type

Research Poster

Publication Date

Fall 11-2013


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 our coin using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) technology so that we could better study details on the coin that were too difficult to see to the naked eye. We were able to answer most of our questions and our results are explained here.


Instructor: Ronald Cox