Title

Coins

Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2016

Journal or Book Title

Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia

Volume

2

First Page

818

Last Page

819

Abstract

The Roman monetary system initially relie don bronze bullion (aes rude) but in the late fourth century BCE Rome began to cast heavy bronze coins (aes grave) and bars (aes signatum). By around 300 BCE the Romans had adopted Greek-syle silver coinage and they soon came to use lighter and more convenient fiduciary bronze coins.

Comments

This book chapter is published as Hollander, D., Coins., (2016)Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence, Douglas Kelly, and Peter Londey, Editors., ABC-CLIO.; 818-819. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ABC-CLIO, Greenwood

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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