This aurus is a replica of originals that were minted during the reign of Julius Caesar.
Julius Caesar was the first Roman to be depicted on his own coins. In February, just before he passed away, he obtained the right to mint coins independently. In the short period before his murder he has minted a large number of coins.
The Roman aureus was first minted during Sulla's reign in 85 BC. During the reign of Julius Caesar, the aureus was fixed at a value of 1/40 of a Roman pound: 8 grams of gold. Some later emperors brought the weight down somewhat. This resulted in extra gold for the treasury, but caused inflation. The aureus consisted for approx. 99% of gold. The wordt of the Aureus was approx. 25 denarii, 100 sestertii or 400 asses. During the 3rd century AD the denarius had so significantly been devaluated that one aureus was worth 800 denarii.
This aureus is made of gilded pewter.Product details:
Diameter: 1.4 cm;
Material: tin (lead-free);
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight (grams): 10 *