Coins that tell stories (EN-CUR-682)
Ancient coins can be a useful way to study the past. Not only to introduce historical events or characters, such as the ones depicted in the observe of the coin itself, but also to study the meaning of ancient symbols or to introduce concept important in economy like coin value depreciation. In this learning scenario we will study how the Romans produced their coins, what was usually depicted in the observe and reverse of a Roman coin and which were the main characteristics of the Roman propaganda in politics.
This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage Rerun” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.
Author: Eros Grossi
Age of students: 13-15
Subject and topic: History/ Roman Late Republic / Roman Empire
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