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Aureus of Claudius 41-45 A.D.
with Free Colosseum Postcard
Roman coins were used to spread news amoung communities and countries ruled by Rome and usually portrays the ruling Emperor's portrait, occasionally with family members. Much of the information was on the reverse, accompanied by animals or mythological beasts. The animals were used to promote & tempt strength, courage, peace and so on, as requested by the ruling emperor. Buildings, including temples and military, were also depicted on some coins. Each coin is a hand cast double-sided exact reproduction and tells a very unique and fascinating story which gives actual insight to events of the period !!
This pack contains an Aureus of Claudius 41-45AD, a Denarius of Augustus 27BC-14AD, a Sestertius of Faustina I, a Dupondius of Nero 54-68AD and an As of Antoninius Pius 138-161AD. The pack describes how money was made by striking discs between two dies, how information was sent on coins and what could have been purchased with money in Roman times and what it would cost.
Along with your Roman coin pack we'll include a Colosseum postcard FREE of Charge!