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History of Roman Coinage

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.

Roman coins hold a captivating place in numismatic history, attracting collectors with their historical significance and artistic beauty. The Romans were pioneers in the widespread use of coins as a medium of exchange, and their coinage reflects the evolution of the Roman Empire over several centuries. From the simple designs of the early Roman Republic to the intricate portraits and propaganda-laden imagery of the Imperial era, Roman coins provide a tangible connection to the ancient world.

Roman Empire Gold, Silver and Bronze Coins

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 collection!

For collectors, Roman coins offer a unique opportunity to hold a piece of history in their hands. Each coin represents a snapshot of Roman society, displaying the portraits of emperors, depictions of deities, and symbols of power. Collecting Roman coins allows enthusiasts to delve into the stories and narratives behind each ruler and era, providing insights into the political, social, and cultural aspects of the Roman Empire. It is a journey through time, exploring the rise and fall of emperors, the expansion of the empire, and the changing dynamics of Roman society.

Buy Roman Coins With APMEX

APMEX offers a diverse selection of Roman coins for collectors to explore and acquire. From the early Roman Republic to the height of the Roman Empire, the APMEX inventory includes a range of coins in various metals and denominations.

Whether you are seeking bronze As coins featuring iconic imagery like the she-wolf and twins, silver Denarii showcasing the profiles of influential emperors, or gold Aurei exemplifying the wealth and power of the Roman Empire, APMEX provides a curated collection of Roman coins to suit different collecting interests and budgets. As you encounter many sizes of silver, gold, and bronze coins from the Roman Empire, utilize the precious metals conversion charts to convert ounces to grams and get a good feel for the value of the coin you buy.

Each coin available via APMEX undergoes a rigorous authentication process to ensure its authenticity and quality. With detailed descriptions and high-resolution images, collectors can make informed decisions and appreciate the historical significance and artistry of their chosen Roman coins. APMEX's commitment to customer satisfaction and its vast inventory make it a trusted destination for collectors looking to add Roman coins to their numismatic collections.

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