Blog/Ancient Economies

What are Ancient Coin Hoard so Vital to History

  QUESTION: Sir; I have noticed that the Roman and Greek hoards of coins you have offered are silver. You do not offer hoards of bronze coins. I have two [...]

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Portugal

QUESTION: Can you shed any light on the history of money in Portugal. There seems to be scant discussion of this subject. Thank you ANSWER: The first coinage of [...]

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The Money Supply Always Increases in Time of War

QUESTION: Your chart on the Roman money supply shows a huge spike going into 87BC.  Was that just because of the Social War? GS ANSWER: No. During the autumn of [...]

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Daniel’s Interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

QUESTION: You have previously said that the Persian monetary system was based on gold, the Greeks used silver and the Romans began with bronze. That actually [...]

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Prostitute Tokens of Rome & Regulation

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I read about the prostitute tokens of Rome after another one was found here in London. They say they are not sure why they exist. Some said [...]

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The First Representative Form of Money

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I was discussing the history of money with a professor at our university where they have a display of coins. I asked why were there [...]

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The Noah Coinage of Phrygia

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong, I have a question please, taking the lead from your recent article in your blog “Noah’s Ark Commemorated on Roman [...]

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Persian Gulf – What Secrets Does it Hold?

COMMENT: Hi Marty, Climate Change: a great analysis as always. One point, if I may, is that no one really talks about the Persian Gulf, a shallow body of water, [...]

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Solar Minimum The Fastest Decline in almost 10,000 Years

  QUESTION: Hi Marty ! Happy new year! Not written in a while, but wanted to ask a private question related to the forthcoming cold period. a) How long will it [...]

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Commodity Prices Before 1259

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You mentioned that your chart on wheat was back to 1259 excluding ancient data. Is it really possible to collect data on commodity prices [...]

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