Ancient Art and the Hare Mosaic

A picture can paint a thousand word however when the artist, or even the whole society that made it has disappeared, it can become rather difficult to decipher those words. Iconography, motifs and patterns in art can sometimes look rather … Continue reading

Mad for Mosaics? My latest creation.

Once more into the breach my friends, once more!  Yes that’s right it has been full steam ahead in the workshop this week and so I present to you another mosaic creation. This design strives to blend native British style … Continue reading

A Roman Day at Tewkesbury

If you happen to be passing through Gloucestershire on the 26th of October why not make a diversion and bring your kids to Tewkesbury Museum for a Roman Day.  From 11-3 the Museum and myself will be hosting a day … Continue reading

Identifying Roman Coins: Deciphering Inscriptions

Inscriptions on coins can contain a vast array of information, and although ancient coins may not have the year so kindly marked upon them as modern coins do, they do provide some excellent dating criteria.  Roman inscriptions are very formulaic … Continue reading

Identifying Roman Coins – 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th century?

Learning to identify Roman coins requires experience and lots of it, however when you get started it can sometimes feel like you can’t see the wood for the trees. Nevertheless there are some tips and sources that’ll make it significantly … Continue reading

Artefacts for Sale

Antique shops sell, as you would suspect, antiques and such is very acceptable, however sometimes these antiques are comparably much more ancient than one would imagine, and the other day I was met by an array of Roman archaeology, amongst … Continue reading

A Gloucestershire Gem: Tewkesbury Museum

The small country town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is widely known for its medieval character with its famous abbey,  the site of the 1471 battlefield and its annual medieval re-enactment festival, one of the biggest in Europe, however two minutes … Continue reading