Roman Empire Silver Coins - The pre-Denarius collectible Silver coins, struck from 280 BC to 211 BC, were called Didrachms and were the first of the Ancient Roman Silver coins. The Coin Reform of 211 BC made the Denarius the main Silver coin and the As the primary bronze coin.
The coins of the Roman Empire began with the first Emperor Augustus on the obverse in 41 BC, with the primary coins being the Silver Denarius and the bronze As. These splendid old coins were debased over the years and in AD 215 the double Denarius, named the Antoninianus, was issued. Collectible ancient coins of the Roman Empire usually have the portrait of the emperor or the empress on the obverse, while the reverse depicts a religious god, goddess or military theme. A great way to collect Roman Imperial coins is by the portrait of the famous emperors. Most fourth-century Roman coins are very inexpensive, so this is a good place to start your Ancient Roman coin
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