Numismatic stories and slide presentations

“CERES on Roman Coins: A Visual Baseline For Further Inquiry on the Goddess of Agriculture” (28 minutes) is the result of requests from collectors of ancients to focus more on their interests. Many of the coins seen here were part of a longer lecture, “CERES, Goddess of Agriculture: From Roman Coins to American Obsolete Currency!” — but I now slice & dice them differently. The essential question is: how do we know that a deity or personification is Ceres, when typically the name “CERES” does NOT appear on the coin? We look at her wreath, cornucopia, & other accoutrement! 

You have multiple options for viewing:

1) View the .PDFs for Parts 1-X by clicking on the blue buttons to the left.

2) If you have Apple Keynote, send me an email, and I'll send you a link to my cloud to view it -- with any music and transitional effects.

3) If you are a coin club and want to use this as your presentation, email me at I'll send you a disk with .pdf, Keynote, and FOUR other version; in most cases, I can telephone into your meeting if you wish. Or travel for local shows.