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Why add a Very Fine Silver Denarius struck for the Roman Republic to your collection?
The denarius was first introduced in 211 B.C., and quickly became the primary circulating Roman Republic coin. At the time of its introduction, the coin weighed 4.55 g, struck from .950-.980 fine silver. Until the end of the Republic in 27 B.C., purity of the coin remained consistent, however the weight dropped to 3.9 g around 200 B.C.
Silver Denarius designs
The most common obverse design features the helmeted head of Roma, the female deity who personified the city of Rome, with the reverse frequently depicting a two horse chariot (biga) driven by Luna, or another deity such as Victory, Jupiter or Apollo. The coins were inscribed "ROMA;" in later years of the Republic, the inscription also included the name of the Mint official, known as a moneyer. The moneyer had authority to issue additional designs of denarius, often illustrating personal symbols, or images portraying achievements of the moneyer's family.
Choice Very Fine Ancient Silver Denarius
Each Randomly dated Silver Denarius struck during the years of the Roman Republic was reviewed and authenticated by the Ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), NGC Ancients. The coin received a grade of Choice Very Fine, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale grading of 30-35. The coin will exhibit virtually complete detail with significant wear on the highest points of the coin.
A beautiful Silver Denarius of the Roman Republic will be a treasured addition to your ancient coin collection!
|Year of Issue:||3rd-1st Centuries BC|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Republic|
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Few ancient coins are as recognizable as the Roman denarius. This small silver coin carries massive historical significance. Produced from 211 BC until the middle of the 3rd century AD, this denomination served as the backbone of Roman coinage and was the inspiration behind many later European coins. ModernCoinMart carries a very large selection of these denarii, at very affordable prices!