Intro and rules reducPlease read this Introduction to the Contest rules, FIRST.Then click on each image in turn to access the questions.
Please read this Introduction to the Contest rules, FIRST.
Then click on each image in turn to access the questions.
1) Here you see on a genuine Roman AE Coin the famous "She-wolf" whose legend connects with the foundation of Rome. a) In what year was Rome by legend founded?
b) Give the names of the two babies the she-wolf was looking after..... ( 2 names) c) What was the name of the shepherd who discovered them?...
2) This is an AE ancient Roman coin a) AE is the numismatic terminology for the metal of which the coin was made - what do we use as the metallic terminology for "AE"
(1 word) b) What is the two letter numismatic terminology for a silver coin? ( 2 letters only).
very early Den
3) This is an early Roman Denarius. a) they were first minted in the early part of which century (& say BC or AD)
b) Nowadays we might say " heads" or " tails" - what is the word numismatists use for the " heads" side of the coin?
c) Who are the legendary two figures shown on the reverse side of this coin? (give 2 names)
4) What factual historic happening is commemorated by this coin? ( the .... of ...... .....) b) what date did that take place? c)Who ordered this coin to be minted?
5) This shows the first Roman Emperor a) who was he? b) Who was the second Emperor ? c) Who was the mother of the second Emperor? d) Who was the penultimate Emperor of this First Dynasty? e) What was this first Roman Imperial Dynasty called?
And his mother
6) Here is the last ruler of this First Imperial Dynasty - a) who was he? b) He was adopted by the preceeding Emperor and here he is shown here with his mother - what was her name? c) What was the name of his " birth father"?
Catastrophy 1st Cent AD
7)The 1st Century AD was a time of various catastrophies. a)Several Roman Legions were virtually destroyed in Germany by their Roman trained but German leader known as Arminius a) Who was the commanding leader of those ambushed Roman legions? ( use just the 1 main name) b) Where did it happen? ( 2 words). c) There was a terrible fire in Rome itself - what year did it take place? d) who was the Emperor at the time? e) Later on there was a natural disaster in the South of Italy - which volcano erupted? f) During the reign of which Emperor?
Roman Empire 1st Cent AD
8)The years AD 68 and 69, were a troubled but thankfully fairly short time of confusion in the Roman Empire. After the death of the last surviving member of the previous Dynasty, please give the names of the Emperors who claimed the Imperium even though for a short time a) in AD 68 it was ( 2 word name). b) He was followed by ? ( 1word name). In AD 69, there were 2 others who proclaimed themselves Emperor--- c) one committed suicide thereafter - he was ...? d) this last one was murdered - he was......? e) What happened to his body?
9) Here is a coin which depicts a building still in Rome
a) Though called the Coliseum, what is its correct name ?( 2 words); b) Since it is named after a Roman Dynasty - give the name of the first Emperor of that Dynasty ( 1 name); c) and give the name of the Emperor who was the last ruler of that Dynasty ( 1 name) d) when was he murdered?
e)Give the name of his mother ( 2 words); f) What was the name of his wife? ( 1 word) g) Give the date when she eventually died?
10) This is a coin of the Emperor Nerva. a) A famous and successful soldier succeeded him as Emperor - what was his name? b) Where was this new Emperor born? c) There is a famous column still standing in Rome commemorating his conquest of which province? ( 1 word). d) did he have any children? ( Y or N); .. e) what was the name of his wife?
Horse from Corinth
11) The mythological horse on this coin was originally much depicted on coins from Corinth. a) What is the name of this horse? b) what language do they still speak in Corinth? c) Who is the Emperor depicted on the coin? d) He visited many Roman provinces...name one which begins with the letter "B" ? e) Did he visit Egypt? ( Y or N)?
Philosopher & Writer
12) A book written by this Roman Emperor is still sold... a) what was his name? (2 words) b) what was the name of the book mentioned above? c) Which Greek philosophy did he practice? ( 1 word) d) what was the name of the son who followed him as Emperor?
Wife Dynasty founder
13)The husband of this Empress founded a new Imperial Dynasty... a) what was her name ( 2 words) b) what was his name? ( 2 words). c)The last member of this dynasty was called (2 words). d) Who was his mother ? ( 2 words) e) The Emperor who ruled before him (the last of the dynasty) was called ( use 1 word name) ? f) what relations were they- the penultimate and the ultimate Emperors of this Dynasty?
14) On the reverse side of this coin at the bottom there is an area which has an abbreviated inscription which shows where the coin was minted... a) What do numismatists call this area of the coin reverse (1 word) b) This coin also reveals from which part of the Roman Empire it originates, by the use of the language letters - in which language is this reverse inscription ?
The Wall of Rome
15) A famous General ruled as Emperor and started to re-build the walls of Rome - a)he was born in Sirmium - who was he? b) He was assassinated in which year?
16) The reverse of this coin shows "4 Tetrachs" a) The bust of which Emperor born in Dalmatia shown on the coin? b) Was he assassinated? ( Y or N); The system he promoted for ruling the huge Roman Empire consisted of 4 people, c) of which 2 were .... ? ( remember the correct plural Latin spelling) , and the other 2 were Caesars.
The big ChangeObvBeast
The ruler shown here is the son of the Emperor Constantius I - a) what is his name? b) who was his mother? He had 4 sons - give their names in order of birth c)?; d)?; e)?;
f)?; g) Who was the last of this dynasty? h) what relation was he to the earlier executed relative who was named Caesar in 351?; i)and who was called ?