This post started as a test page for the blog on this site. Now that we’re more set up, I hate to delete it. So here it is.
Here are some Roman coins of Tiberius. First, here is a denarius, a silver coin. The term for this coin is the root of the Italian word for money, “denaro” and the word is also present in lots of Italian dialects, such as “i dané” in Milanese.
Here is an Aureus coin, also of Tiberius. This is a gold coin. The Latin “aurum” means gold, hence the symbol “Au” for gold in the Periodic Table of the Elements.
On the reverse side of these coins is Tiberius’ wife, the Empress Livia. She was powerful, she ran the Imperial household and gave much advice to Tiberius.