George VI: The Kings Speech

Introduction This article will focus on the life of King George VI. King George VI, who younger citizens of the world might know as the father of Queen Elizabeth. He was the reigning King of England from December 1937 till the 6th of February 1952. He took the reigns of England’s Monarchy at a veryContinue reading “George VI: The Kings Speech”

What is Sterling Silver?

Introduction This article will cover the basics of sterling silver including what is sterling silver. A brief history of sterling silver, and some of the advantages of sterling silver. This article will help you better understand the sterling silver value that is in you’re coins and jewelry. What is Sterling Silver? Sterling silver is perhapsContinue reading “What is Sterling Silver?”

Citrine: Gemstone Basics

Introduction This article will cover various aspects of Citrines. Including Citrine Treatments, Symbolism, What are Citrines? Origins and Color. Humans have loved citrines throughout history. Also known as the November birthstone, it is considered one of the most popular types of gems to collect. What are Citrines? Citrines are one of the many variations ofContinue reading “Citrine: Gemstone Basics”

Septimius Severus: Father of The Severin Dynasty

Introduction This article will focus on the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. He became Emperor in the year 193 CE. He was the Father of Caracalla and Geta as well as the Husband of Julia Domna. We will cover his early life, How he became Emperor of Rome, his decisions and character, The Severin Dynasty, hisContinue reading “Septimius Severus: Father of The Severin Dynasty”

Julia Domna: Mother Of The Camps

Introduction This article will focus on Julia Domna. We will cover Julia Domna’s early life, accomplishments, personality, coinage, and death. Roman Empress Julia Domna was the wife of Septimius Severus and a member of the Severin dynasty. Early Life Julia Domna was born in 160AD in Emesa (Homs), Syria. Julia Domna’s family came from aContinue reading “Julia Domna: Mother Of The Camps”

Queen Elizabeth: Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Introduction This article will focus on the life of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen is the second longest-reigning monarch in history. Queen Elizabeth’s life and reign span some of the most exciting times of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has been the Queen of England since her coronation on June 2, 1953. Throughout the decades,Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth: Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch”

Caracalla: The Son Of Septimius

Introduction This article will focus on the Roman Emperor Caracalla who became Emperor in the first few years of the 3rd century AD. During a time when Roman power and influence over her Barbarian neighbors began to weaken. We will also discuss the baths of Caracalla since it is a building still standing named afterContinue reading “Caracalla: The Son Of Septimius”

Elagabalus: Tragic And Tumultuous Teenage Emperor Of Rome

Introduction This article will discuss the tragic and tumultuous reign of Emperor Elagabalus. Out of all the Emperors and important figures in Rome’s long history, few Emperor’s reigns were as tragic or controversial as that of Roman Emperor Elagabalus. The teenage Emperor would eventually go down in history as one of Rome’s worst Emperors. WeContinue reading “Elagabalus: Tragic And Tumultuous Teenage Emperor Of Rome”

The Piastres: Sultanate Of Egypt

Introduction This article will discuss the Egyptian silver Piastres used during the British Sultanate of Egypt. The piastres were initially based upon the Ottoman Qirsh. Coins used in Egypt at this time can be somewhat confusing since they have similar names, sizes, and metal content. The Qirsh was based on the Ottoman Kurus. In EuropeContinue reading “The Piastres: Sultanate Of Egypt”

The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage

Introduction This article looks at the Silver Qirsh used during the Ottoman rule of Egypt. . As well as a brief history of the Ottoman Eyalet of Egypt, the British protectorate, and how the coin influenced the name of Egypt’s current currency. The qirsh was a vital coin, alongside many other Ottoman coins used inContinue reading “The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage”