This Roman denarius is a replica of an original minted during the campaigns of Gaius Julius Caesar.
The denarius was a Roman coin. It was one of the most regular used coins in the Roman Empire. It was introduced around 211 BC around the period of the Second Punic War. The silver that was used for minting the first coins was raided during the conquest of Syracuse. The word denarius comes from denarius nummus, which means 'monetary unit of ten'. The coin was worth 10 as, or 540 grams of bronze. The value of bronze compared to silver was 1:120. This is why a denarius weighed 4,5 grams. The denarius occurs in a large variety because minting masters were allowed to mint the coins independently. Many denarii contain family symbols from Roman mythology or history. Julius Caesar was the first Roman to be depicted on his coins.
In February just before his death he aquired the rights to mint coins independently. During the short period before his death he has succeeded in minting many coins.
This coin is made of patinated pewter.
This coin is delivered in a wallet size card. This card contains more information on the historical information of the coin, its contents and which goods could be purchased with the coin.Product details:
Diameter: 1.3 cm;
Material: tin (lead-free);
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight (grams): 10 *