Byzantine Coin

One day, a call from my dad went something like this: I was going through your mother’s things and found this…coin? Something round. Seems old. Roman? Figured it had to be yours. It did not, in fact, belong to me. When I was a kid, my grandfather tried getting meContinue Reading

This strange entity known as the Holy Roman Empire never fails to confuse students. Let’s start with what it isn’t: It’s not the Roman Empire. It’s not the Eastern or Western Roman Empires, into which the Roman Empire split in the fourth century C.E. (Western Roman Empire falls in 476Continue Reading