Ancient coins offer an astounding connection to the past, truly holding history in one's hands.
Coinage began in the 7th century BC as a means of expediting and facilitating broad trade. What started as a simple concept grew into a vast and diverse art form. The best artists of the most powerful civilizations were employed to create stunning miniature masterpieces. It is through these sculptures that we learn a great deal about their societies, the inscribed political propaganda and messaging transcending the chasm of time to reach us today.