A popular type of coin among Roman Coin collectors is the ‘denarius’ which came into circulation in the second century BC, a small silver Roman coin.
The value of the coin when it was first minted was 10 asses, giving the denarius its name which translates to ‘containing ten’. Later on it was re-tariffed at 16 asses.
The denarius was the main coin of the empire until it was eventually replaced by the antoninianus in the middle of the 3rd century.
Its purchasing power in the first century would be the equivalent of just over $20 USD today.
Ancient Roman Denarius Coins for sale
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