Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

New set idea


KoRnholio
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have kind of a lofty idea for a set on the subject of the debasement of coinage in Rome. I'd like to tie it into the political/historical climate at the time, and draw some parallels between then and now. But not being too familiar with Roman coins in general (I have maybe a dozen in total), I will need to do some real reading on the subject.

 

Is there any particular "benchmark" coin I could/should use, such as the denarius? My budget would allow for mid-higher grade silver or bronze pieces as long as they aren't scarce issues. I'd kind of like to make this set an extension of my current "one of each ruler" typeset.

 

Currently my Roman collection consists mostly of denarii/Ant. minted around 200-300AD. One is and AE Ant of Aurelian that is silvered. This is the piece that got me thinking about this kind of set.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Check out:

 

Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700 by Kenneth W. Harl

 

That book would likely help you make a decision that meets your goals.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Check out:

 

Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700 by Kenneth W. Harl

 

That book would likely help you make a decision that meets your goals.

 

I just ordered a used copy of this, hopefully it will give me some great ideas and direction. Thanks :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Their main unit for controling, financial budgets and other main calculations was the sestertius ("sesqui-tertius", 2.5 asses at early Republican times).

It started as a small silver coin ca. 200 BC. and ended as a low mintage bronze penny of no relevance about 250 AD.

 

regards

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Their main unit for controling, financial budgets and other main calculations was the sestertius ("sesqui-tertius", 2.5 asses at early Republican times).

It started as a small silver coin ca. 200 BC. and ended as a low mintage bronze penny of no relevance about 250 AD.

 

regards

 

Thanks, that is along the lines of what I was looking for as a starting point.

 

Bad news: my book order was cancelled without notification. I see it's now (still?) available- for $33 more than I had originally purchased it for. Stupid Chapters-Indigo. I guess I'll just order a copy from amazon.com while in the States in a couple weeks, for much less than what I had originally purchased it for.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...