Category Archives: Currency

Currency history

Share Very the currencies VOTIVAS were bound to the Roman tradition, that demonstrate a very interesting custom: when the consuls chose themselves, in the month of January, one got used to publicly formulating votes (calls auguries or auspices) by the prosperity of Empire and the health of emperor. In the emissions previous to Comfortable (years Read More →

Share Within vastísimo scope of the Roman currencies, deserves to remember some series of the imperial period, by particularidades that they present/display and that makes of them an interesting subject of study and collecting. One is currencies that by its legend, figures or destiny they are exceptional respect to the normal emissions. the posthumous currencies Read More →

Share All the monetal production of the Empire is characterized in the obverse by the constant iconography of the picture. Nevertheless, they do not have to consider of smaller interest and importance the representations of reverso, through which great part of history is narrated Roman, Those images describe the life of those years and the Read More →

Share Reference to the great attention has already been made that the sovereigns of old Rome gave, from the first years of the Empire, to a vast one propagandistic aim closely related to its own people. In an accustomed society not to tie the power to a single man (we remember the great fragmentation of Read More →

Share With the conquest of the power by Julio Caesar, Rome directed itself to an institutional form of monarchic type: the Republic remained intact in appearance, but the power was concentrated more and more in single hands, When in year 44 to, C. Caesar was proclaimed perpetual dictator, as well as life emperor, became the Read More →

Share A very frequent phenomenon in the Roman currencies of the Republic and the first decades of the Empire is the one of the called pieces covered, this is, with the interior generally of copper or lead. One is accusations that present/display a vile metal bore, covered by a thin film of silver: at first Read More →

Share The typical currency of the Roman Republic was the denario of silver. P under corresponded originally to 1/72 of Roman pound, this is, 4. 55 g. More ahead, and by virtue of lex Flaminia (217 year BC), one was based on 1/84 of pound, equivalent to 3. 90 g. The emissions included/understood denarios and Read More →

Share At an almost contemporary time of the one of aes it burdens libral and semilibral (towards end of century IV BC), Rome coins silver currencies using as the diverse mints of Campania, a zone where centuries ago it circulated and made silver currency. The reasons for this election was of practical character: the Romans, Read More →

Share We have remembered in several occasions that the first currency had its origin in the zone of Smaller Asia towards century VII BC, and that soon founda scope of ideal diffusion in póleis Greek between the centuries I and V AD. The Roman, rather delayed currency with respect tothose of other Mediterranean civilizations, it Read More →

Share They are of high stature, they have the white skin and its face reflects vigor. Not only their hair are naturally red, but that they intensify hiscolor by artificial means. In effect, they often wash the hair with lime grout, they soon tie it at the top of the head andthey drop on the Read More →