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Constantine’s reign was a turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.  He introduced economic and social reforms which would see the end of a century of crisis in the Roman world, but most importantly he allowed for a religion which had been shunned by Roman Society for three decades to come into the light. 

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Baldwin’s joint venture with Baldwin’s of St. James’s has resulted in a most successful outcome with their Coinex auctions achieving almost £3 million coming from the sale of one of Britain’s most beautiful and iconic coins setting a new World record

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A Brief History of the Gold Sovereign

There are many sources for the history of the gold Sovereign some of which are given in the Bibliography but one of the more recent, succinct and accurate is that which this cataloguer would recommend in the Royal Mint publication “The Gold Sovereign 1489-1989” essay The Fifteenth Century Revival” by John Pourteous, published 1989.

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Commodus is probably best known for his appearance in the 2000 film, Gladiator.  Though quite inaccurate, the film may actually have captured his wild, cruel side quite well.  Commodus has received mixed reviews in history.  He is seen as a mad emperor who indulged in the excitement of the Roman games.  Popular with the masses, but hated by the Senate. The polar opposite of his father, the great Marcus Aurelius, Commodus is known to have appeared in the Colosseum, but rather than just spectating, he would actually get involved in the melee – though he would always win any fight.

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The Catuvellauni inhabited the modern day counties of South Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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The large diameter of the Histamenion offered Byzantine die engravers the opportunity to produce elaborate depictions of the Jesus Christ.

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The gold solidus was introduced by the emperor Constantine I. It was a new gold coin for a new era in Roman history – the Christian Era.

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A devastating earthquake ravaged the city of Antioch in Syria in AD 115. An estimated 7.5 on the Richter scale, it caused a tremendous loss of life.

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Electrum coins were abandoned by most city-states when silver became the preferred metal for the majority of coinage.

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With the UK General Election looming, it’s an excellent opportunity to look back on democracy in history.  It might be a surprise that the Romans embraced a democracy of sorts.  It had restrictions, and only a small fraction of people living under Roman control could actually vote, but during the Roman Republic, citizens of Rome had the opportunity to cast their vote for various administrative positions in government.

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With the new one pound coin finally in circulation, we go back in time to explore the history of counterfeiting - particularly in ancient Britain.

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Baldwin’s are delighted to announce the arrival of their new Managing Director, Neil Paisley. Neil joins from Colin Cooke Coins, where he has worked for more than twenty years, the last ten of which were as Director.

After giving him a few weeks to get to know everyone and find his feet, we managed to drag him out of the famous Baldwin’s basement and subject him to a few questions…

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