Blog/Ancient Economies

What Were the 30 Silver Coins Given to Judas?

QUESTION: Marty, do you happen to know what type/kind of shekel coins Jesus was most likely betrayed for? Thanks, A ANSWER: The Biblical account makes no mention [...]

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Angkor Wat & Its Decline and Fall

QUESTION: Angkor Wat was abandoned and the whole society seems to have vanished. I saw somewhere that this was due to climate change and the drying up of their [...]

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Charlemagne, Vikings & Global Warming

QUESTION: Would u care to comment on after the Roman Empire fell, and how the franks a collection of tribes given there own area Holland in today’s terms then [...]

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The Tax Rebellion of 1197 & the state began Robbing Tombs

QUESTION: You have written about the collapse of the Byzantine monetary system. I also believe it fell to the Europeans in 1204 and the story was that the Germans [...]

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Julian II – The Trump of Rome?

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You seem to have studied history more than any professor I ever met. So I am directing this question to you. Did Rome have their Trump who [...]

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The Decline in Quality is Part of the Cycle

QUESTION: Hi Marty, Wanted to ask you if you are noticing the same thing as me regarding the ‘quality’ of goods and services these days and if this is [...]

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December 25th & Holidays

QUESTION: Hi Marty. I was wondering if you knew about the ancient Roman holidays? I was wondering if they had a big commercialized Holiday like Christmas but pagan [...]

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When is Inflation – Deflation?

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; the WEC was the best ever. The materials it took you a month to prepare in advance are amazing. Your insight into the difference between a [...]

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Gordian III Æ Sestertii

A lot a people wanted a bronze Roman Sestertius. We sold out of all the issues. The only one I had more of was those of Gordian III. This was an interesting emperor [...]

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New Variety in the Athenian Owls

  The hoard of Athenian Owl tetradrachms has revealed something incredibly important. The seminal work of Chester Starr (Athenian Coinage) identified five [...]

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