Numismatic stories and slide presentations

In Part Three, we continue to look at evidence and visual clues, including fine art and other Roman antiquities. We focus on several problematic notes that have been identified as Ceres -- but is she? 

In Part TWO, we start looking at the images of Agriculture' women on Obsolete notes. Do these vignettes depict Ceres? Another Goddess or Personification? Or are they more realistic depictions of hard-working Pioneer Women? In short, when is a vignette of an American woman a real woman, and when is she a Roman goddess? And do bared breasts make a real woman, or a real goddess?

In Part One, we will examine Ceres as she appears on several centuries of Roman coinage. We are particularly looking for her accoutrement which define her identity. You would correctly expect the Goddess of Agriculture to have a cornucopia, and you would be correct -- much as Justice has scales and Liberty a capped pole. The problems start when Commerce has a cornucopia, or Mercury, or...

CERES, Goddess of Agriculture:

From Roman Coins to American Obsolete Currency!

Classic presentation "RULES" state that you should NEVER start with an apology. SO, I will start with TWO. But it's not my fault (mostly)...

I didn't know -- and none of Go Daddy's marketing mentioned -- that uploaded files have a 30 MB size limit. Which means that exactly NONE of my presentations fit in ONE piece. This one had to be broken into eight segments. But it is my fault for not asking. AND at least I got to try new colors on my buttons! But CONTACT me & I will send it as ONE file!

You have multiple options for viewing:

1) Watch the complete presentation as a .PDF file by clicking on the blue button (well, 8 buttons...). 

2) If you have Apple Keynote and want to watch with all the transition effects, send me an email, and I'll send you a link to my cloud to view it; or a Keynote disc.

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

​4) Working on loading Keynote here -- but no success yet! Tech support says it won't happen. We'll see...