Coins and travel

Vesta Temple: Sacred hearth & Palladium shrine

Author: timetravelrome /

Our next coins-related post is about Temple of Vesta. Many tourists who visit Rome think of it as one of the best-preserved buildings on the Forum. In reality, authentic remains are scarce. The standing structure with columns dates from Mussolini-era restorations and materials used are of Severan era.  Many visitors associate Vesta Temple with Vestal Virgins and sacred fire, which is true. But [...]

2019-04-23T15:08:05+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Coins and travel|Tags: , , |

Prows on the wall: True Rostra significance and meaning

Author: timetravelrome /

We are starting a new series of posts dedicated to Roman coins. Our focus will be places and monuments that are shown on ancient coins. The first post is about the most emblematic monuments of the Ancient Rome: Rostra.  Get our app on Apple store Get our app on Google play A rostrum was not a mere platform or podium for the talkers, [...]

2019-04-19T09:53:06+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Coins and travel|Tags: , , |
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