The fratricidal Battle of Forum Gallorum. April 14, 43 BC.

The Battle of Forum Gallorum was fought on 14 April 43 BC between the forces of Mark Antony, and legions loyal to the Roman Senate under the overall command of consul Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, aided by his fellow consul Aulus Hirtius and the untested Caesar Octavian (the future Augustus). The consul Mark Antony, the erstwhile close ally of Julius Caesar had briefly dominated Rome shortly after the assassination of Julius Caesar, but had gradually lost power since the summer of 44 BC due to the increasing popularity among veterans and the Caesarian faction of the dictator’s young heir, Caesar Octavian, and the rebuilding of a Pompeian Senatorial faction led by Marcus Tullius Cicero. The coalition against Mark Antony also included some of Caesar’s murderers, including Deci...

Antique Coins: Animals

Another popular theme for collecting Antique Coins centers around animals. The ancient cultures loved animals and incorporated them on everything from pottery to mosaics to buildings and coins. Some animals are scarce to rare, such as bears, and some are extremely common, eagles and lions for example. And then there are the mythical animals, such as the sphinx, pegasus and hippocamp. There have been many coins through the ages which have animals as a major part of their design. If you are an animal lover, we have many items for you to consider adding to your zoo, among these featured treasures:

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