Antigonus II Gonatas

Antigonus II Gonatas

Antigonus II Gonatas was a worthy successor to Alexander’s throne.  Born in 319 BC, 4 years after Alexander’s death, Antigonus II had to survive numerous rivals during his methodical rise to power.   As was typical with the Macedonian rulers of the...
Publius Helvius Pertinax

Publius Helvius Pertinax

The humble teacher, born of a freed slave, who reluctantly became emperor. By J.P. Anderson Due to the brevity of his 86 day reign, and the rarity of his surviving coins, few collectors are aware of the remarkable life Pertinax led or of his extraordinary rise to...