The surprising frequency of bees on coins through history shows the enduring importance to human societies of our buzzing companions.
Disregarded as ‘fakes’ for decades, new analysis of coins bearing the face of a mysterious emperor is providing answers about a heady gap in Roman history.
Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
It costs just 20 cents to make a $2 coin, and 32 cents to make a $100 note, but eventually the money making is going to stop.
The little changes people may experience following the death of the Queen.
Rulers have used portraits on coinage to celebrate and reinforce their rule for centuries.
Celebrating the European honeybee is a misplaced opportunity to honour our forgotten native pollinators.
The Asian American actress rose to fame in an era when white actors in yellowface were more likely to play Asian characters than Asian ones.
Uncle Segar is an expert on many things including the land, sea and sky. This knowledge is then captured in his artworks.
A Viking hoard of silver coins and jewellery expands our understanding of French history.
One scholar spent a decade studying the ways everyday people drew, carved, glued, sewed and baked their own pornography.
Two new coins released by the Royal Australian Mint celebrate Indigenous astronomers, who have used the stars to map changing seasons, inform the behaviours of plants and animals, and encode Law.
Coins have always conveyed a message and, helpfully for historians, they are anchored to a specific time and space. Rome’s emperors used coins to push their political agendas.
Philip Pullman’s call for a boycott against the new 50p coin is just the latest Oxford comma controvery.
The color of American money goes back to the British colonies.
In 2008, the first undated coin was introduced in the UK for more than 300 years.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.