Rare Gold Coins:The Roman Gold Coins

Prof. Dr. Michael Rind, Direktor der LWL-Archäologie für Westfalen.

For centuries; the Roman currency consisted of brass, gold, silver, and copper coinage.

During the third century BC, well into Imperial times, Roman currency saw many changes in form, composition and denomination.

An insistent feature was the inflationary debasement and replacement of coins over the centuries.

The Roman State came to an end as Augustus rose to the throne as the first emperor.

Enchanting dictatorial power, it quickly became recognized that there was a strong association between the production of coinage and the emperor’s sovereignty.

Alternative role that coins took place in Roman society, though subordinate to their economic role within Roman commerce, was their ability to convey significance or narrate an idea through their inscriptions and imagery.

Roman gold coins regularly had the head of the Emperor or Caesar at the time the coin was struck, and most Roman gold coins were smashed at the Constantinople Mint.

They are typically weight by gram. They can be from a couple of grams aloft.

The Roman Coins come below three diverse names for golden coins, bronze and silver coins.

The Roman Gold coins were identified as aurei having 95% pure gold, the bronze coins were called aes and the silver coins were called denarius containing 85% silver.

You can purchase these coins at the recent market rates for metals.

In the past couple of years demand for gold coins has risen dramatically. Though the rarity of the Roman gold coins, they are requested in the market this shows that it is a very excellent investment.