What are the names of Roman coins?

Roman coins include the aes rude, the as, the aes grave, the denarius and the aureus. The term aes rude was the earliest used to describe the very first pieces of bronze that were exchanged instead of cattle as a form of currency. The term aes rude was changed at the start of the third century BC, when markings were added to the bronze.

Where to buy Roman coins?

There are many reliable sites online such as:

  • VCoins: this site sells all kinds of ancient coins including Roman and Byzantine coins.
  • CNGCoins: this site sells ancient, medieval and British coins.
  • Crustyromans: this website sells Romans coins and provides information on ancient coins

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What are Roman coins made of?

Three metal-detectorists have discovered more than 150 ancient Roman coins - which are expected to fetch tens of thousands at auction. Herds manager, Mick Rae, 63, computer shop owner Robert Abbott, 53, and carpenter Dave Allen, 59, discovered a total of 161 coins, comprising silver siliqua and miliarense dating from AD 340-402.

What is the currency of ancient Rome?

The name of Ancient Roman currency depended on the coin’s metal, collectively called aes; a bronze coin was an as, a silver coin was a denarius and a gold coin was an aureus. Ancient Romans also used copper alloy coins called dupondius and metal alloy coins called sestertius. The denominations of Roman currency changed depending on the time period.