NUMBER COINS 1
CONDITION WORN /FAIR HS BEEN CLEANED
COIN 23MM DIAMETER
COIN WEIGHT 9.2 GRAMS
The roman Empire allowed many cities and country towns to mint coins that was for use by locals and these are refered to as Roman provincial coins
The early Roman coins made from brass ,copper or bronze had
clearly defined denominations with a classification system as below
AE1 coins of 28 mm diameter or larger
AE2 coins between 23 and 27 mm diameter
AE3 coins between 18 and 22 mm diameter
AE4 coins 17mm diameter and under
Imperial coins 27
bc – 498 ad
Roman Provincial are coins that were minted in the roman
empire by local authorities not by Rome.Over 600 mints flourished during the
Roman Imperial era and some based their coinage on that local coins before the
The majority of these coins were bronze,as the Romans
controlled silver coins and didn’t want the tribal areas to control silver but
they did allow the Eastern Empire to have
Before coins were struck ,trade was accomplished with cattle
or rough bronze.
It wasn’t till the end of the 4th centenary that bronze was
shaped into flat crude bars and did not have a standard weight.
produced its first coins around 300BC,these coins were inscribed ROMANOM
(of the romans) and production continued till the end of the
Punic wars in 240 BC.
Imperial Coins images on coins took an important step when
JULIUS CAESAR issued coins bearing his image, this was first time a living
person was on coin and was to help influence Caesars control over his empire
and make him appear god like.
Many of these coins were made from silver but towards the
end the silver content was lowered as silver was scarce to find and sometimes
these silver coins had no silver at all, this was due ti demand for silver from
india and inflation as solders pay increased for 900 sestertii under augustus
to 2000 sestertii under Septimus Server and the price of grain tripled so many
coins were melted .