When some years ago I became interested in Roman coins and the world of collecting, it was impossible to imagine the changes that would come with technological advances and social networks.

I have always found history fascinating: to relive the details of what happened centuries ago, especially the medieval past and the characters and settings of classical antiquity, in particular those of Republican and Imperial Rome.

Even today, Greek thought and the foundations of Roman culture are recognizable in most Western countries.

It is impossible to disassociate from classical sources many scientific foundations or modern institutions in fields as diverse as law, language, political organization, philosophy, architecture, mathematics, sculpture, astronomy and geometry.