Jump to content
UNRV Ancient Roman Empire Forums
  • Time Travel Rome

Sign in to follow this  
guy

Beginner's Introduction to Roman Coins

Recommended Posts

Here's a nice introduction to Roman coins for us non-numismatists (non-coin collectors):

 

 

 

(Clip starts 25 seconds in)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was gonna ask who issued the erotic coins (Caligula?) but their markings appear to be worn (savored?) down to nothing. And was Gaul really the provence above all, or however the French spokesman put it? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was gonna ask who issued the erotic coins (Caligula?) but their markings appear to be worn (savored?) down to nothing. And was Gaul really the provence above all, or however the French spokesman put it?

 

 

 

I believe you are referring to the sprintriae found in Pompeii (25.05). Here's an old link (mostly intact) on the subject of sprintriae:

 

 

http://www.unrv.com/forum/topic/10952-numismatics-more-than-coinsspintriae/

 

 

 

 

guy also known as gaius

Edited by guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems there is little agreement on what they were used for, but have you been to charity festivals where snacks, fair rides, etc all have to be awkwardly paid for in "script" rather than money? I guess it is to avoid the need for monitoring amateurs for cheating or tax issues? Maybe some similar use, but from Lyon mint?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Map of the Roman Empire

×