Steve Ahring has written a book on coins and Christianity

January 21, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Precious Metals, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By NIKKI PATRICK The Morning Sun (

Posted Jan 20, 2013 @ 07:30 AM

GIRARD- Coins have always served as a medium of exchange, but are also a form of communication. In ancient times, they were often the only way of getting out messages or propaganda.

“For the bulk of human history, communication was extremely limited,” said Steve Ahring, rural Girard. “Newspapers, radios, televisions and the Internet are recent innovations. In past ages, coins played an important role in notifying citizens of changes in leadership and important events.”

He is the author of “A Numismatic History of Christianity,” tracing the beginning and evolution of Christianity over the past 2,500 years, with coins serving to verify the time, places, events and the people recorded.

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