award winning book *
Clinton Richardson's unique book provides a rare, first-person look at ancient history through the images left behind by Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Marc Antony and others. In so doing, Ancient Selfies celebrates a unique resource that few people know much about - hand stamped ancient coins.
These 'ancient selfies' were created from metal dies engraved by artisans more than 2,000 years ago. They reinvented commerce and, as rulers used them to broadcast their messages, became the world's first social media.
Ancient rulers quickly realized that the images they placed on their coins could deliver messages to their subjects and trading partners. Soon, they were using coins to express their strength and power, to celebrate their accomplishments and, sometimes, to deceive.
Many of the metal selfies they produced have survived the centuries to provide us with a unique, window into the ancient world as the ancients themselves saw and experienced it. In Ancient Selfies, the coins are used with the stories of their creators to provide an unprecedented direct look into the ancient world of the Persians, Egyptians, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Celts, Greeks and Romans.
Get your copy of Ancient Selfies today at Amazon.com and experience firsthand the world of Homer, Aristotle, Spartacus, Cicero and Brutus. Available in Kindle eBook and paperback editions.
* 2017 International Book Awards-Finalist
* 2018 eLit Awards Gold Medal Winner