CONTEST - A Coin Bridge to History
CONTEST - A Coin Bridge to History. A Contest leading your students up to the period of the Constantinian coins they are studying, by using Coin and other images to bring out various famous (and less famous)events in the Ancient Past.
1) This coin is called a "Siglos"... a) give the plural of this word, e.g. 4 .......? b)It demonstrates the huge breadth of the ancient Persian Empire, which included a Royal Road which ran from Susa and Persepolis in the East to ....... on the western edges of the Empire. Looking at a map it is not difficult to see the next step westward - In 490 BC the Persian King c) whose name was .......; invaded Greece, but d) was defeated at the battle of .....?
2) However in 480 BC, the Persians, who were by then ruled by a) King ......?, defeated the Greeks at b) the battle of ....... The Persians conquered Athens, but were defeated later that year by the Greek fleet at the naval battle c) of ........ ?
3)Philip II of Macedon was the father of a very famous son...a) but who was the mother of this son.........? b) In what year did Philip die...? and c) how old was he....?
The Great one
4) In a short time, Alexander conquered most of the then known world. amongst the battles he won a) in 333 BC at ......? and b) in 331 BC at .........? This battle meant basically that the whole of the c) ..... Empire fell into his hands. On this coin Alexander is personified as d)......... wearing a lion headdress.
5) After the death of Alexander a) which occurred in......? b) His Empire was divided among his close companions and generals, who are known as the .....? c) Give the full name of his general who founded a dynasty ruling Egypt as ......(three part title...for example........ Antiochos IV Epiphanes). d) Who was the famous descendant of this dynasty who fell in love with Julius Caesar and had a child by him.........?
6)The change in the balance of power between Greece and Rome is evidenced in this coin. It shows the then King of Macedon and his two sons as captives of the Romans. a) what was the name of this defeated Macedonian King ....? b) What was the name of the battle where the Romans won control over Macedonia......? c) Was this coin minted under the Roman Empire or the Roman Republic?
7) A very famous coin known as "Eid Mar" shown here - a) what do those words mean? b) who minted this coin? c) what act does it commemorate?
8) This coin is a Legionary Denarius which was minted to pay soldiers during a power struggle/ civil war. a)Which general had these minted? b)Did he win the war or was he defeated? c) Name the decisive sea battle in 31 BC?
9) This man founded the Julio-Claudian Dynasty of the Rome Empire.... a) what was the name under which he ruled; b) what was the name he used prior to becoming Emperor; c)who was the 2nd Julio Claudian Emperor; d)( 2 answers = 2 points) what relationship did the 1st Emperor have to the 2nd Emperor - he was his.......? and his.....?
Only in AlexandriaSS
10) This Emperor considered himself very creative and musical. As the last Julio Claudian ruler, a) who was he?; b) who was his mother? c) who was his step father? This wonderful coin minted in Alexandria shows him and on the reverse is a personification of Alexandria wearing not a crown but d) ..........? (2 words)
11) a) Domitian was the last Emperor of which Dynasty....? b) who was the founder of that Dynasty? c) The amphitheater they built is today called the ...? d) what great natural disaster struck in the reign of Domitian's brother.......(2 words); and e) which ancient city did that brother deliberately destroy in war...?
12) a) which Emperor is this...? b) Whom did he succeed? c) he had a wall constructed at Rome's Northern most frontier, in which province....? d) He was succeeded by his adopted son called ........?
13) This Emperor wrote a famous work called a) ....?; b) who was he....? c) what was the name of the lifestyle philosophy he practised...? d) Name his son.......?
14)This Emperor who founded a new Dynasty. a)he was called.......(2 words) b) when did he die.....? c) Give the name of the province where he died...? d) One of his sons murdered the other, who was the victim.....? e) this coin shows Hercules killing a famous lion from ?....
15) Within the Severan family, there were many women called "Julia" a) shown here is Julia.......? She was the sister of which other Julia b) Julia......? c) her grandson became an Emperor named .......? d) who was the last of the Severan dynasty....?
16) a) Who is this Emperor...? b) What is he wearing on his head ( 2 words).... ?. c) What happened at the end of his rule, he ......? d)During his reign, there was a Usurper Emperor in Britain called ..... ? e) This usurper was murdered by his chief minister, who then became another Usurper Emperor called ...?
17) This is Constantine the Great. a) who was his father...? b)Where did his father die ( give the Roman name of the city)....? c)Who was Constantine the Great's son by his first wife......?
d) How did he die...? e) Constantine the Great had 3 sons by his 2nd wife. for 3 points / 1 each, give the 3 names of these sons..........?
Tie Breaker 1 This young Emperor is the third of his name -a) who is he....? b) he was married to .....? He was murdered around 244 AD. This coin ws minted in Viminacium, c) in which province is that city........? d) What do the 2 animals, on either side of the reverse symbolize.....?
Tie Breaker 2
The wife of this Emperor was called Salonina but a) what was his name.......? b) who was his father.....? He issued a series of popular bronze coins well known to young coin collectors for featuring what c) ....? on the reverse. d) How did Salonina die.....? e) Her younger son was executed in which city......... f) what was his name.....?
Tie Breaker 3
This Usurper of the Gallo Roman Empire was called a) ...... Before he rebelled, he had been appointed Commander of the Rhine Legions by a genuine Emperor called b)....... who was captured and maltreated by the Persian King called c).......