Vince Rockston

About me

Inspired by discovering his cave during a trekking week on Elba, I decided to research San Cerbone’s background. The result is a novel about a young lad he befriends.

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All that glisters is not gold

The Byzantine Monetary System in the Sixth Century Gold Solidus, ca. 500 AD The gold solidus (4.55 g) was the basic unit of the coinage, all other coins being valued in relationship to it. The solidus weighed 1/72 of a Roman pound, or 24 carats. The Constantinian subsidiary coinage in turn…

An inspiring walk

My brain was addled and my neck ached. I had been sitting too long in front of the computer. I couldn’t even motivate myself enough to procrastinate. And then I saw the sun was shining. Why not grab one of the tasty korvapuusteja my wife had just baked and head for…

Historical Novel Blog Tour

Intro  As an author of a mere half of a book, I feel greatly honoured to have been invited by the enterprising Tiffani Burnett-Velez to participate in her Historical Novel Blog Tour, mingling with such illustrious writers as Meara Platt, Douglas Hawkins, A. David Singh, Claudia Long, Greg Michaels, Barbara Eppich Struna, Eleanor Parker Sapia. Thanks for…

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