How to Identify the Mint Marks on Roman Coins?

Answer The Roman Empire encompassed modern-day Europe, north Africa and parts of the Middle East, stretching from Spain to Palestine during its heyday. Romans began minting coins at the beginning of the t... Read More »

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Who were on Roman coins?

The likenesses of Roman gods, significant past emperors, and the sitting emperor typically adorned ancient Roman coins. Gods you may see on Roman coins include Mars, Apollo, Roma and Jupiter. Speci... Read More »

Who were the first people to mint coins?

Although many cultures developed coins at different times, the world's first minted coin is considered to be the Lydian Lion. Made from a gold and silver alloy, this coin with the image of a lion w... Read More »

Who created Roman coins?

The Republic of Rome developed the very first Roman coins. The system of barter was exchanged at first for crude lumps of bronze and then eventually the first true Roman coin, the Aes Signatum, was... Read More »

Why were Roman coins made?

Coins are among the most abundant archaeological artifacts from the Roman Empire. Their value was dependent on the metal from which they were made, but their art and motifs gives them a greater val... Read More »