There is a lot to say about inscriptions-in Latin, English, or other languages-in New York City – so these show notes will cover a few things. Many thanks to Dr. Matthew McGowan for joining us and sharing his deep knowledge of ancient languages with us.
Coins have a observe (front) and reverse (back). When ancient coins were struck (like modern day coins), words were included on these coins, that worked with the images to convey complex messages in an abbreviated form. If you really want to learn more about coins, check out the American Numismatic Society.