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About Ancient Roman Coins

Collecting ancient Roman coins is a unique hobby that lets you own artifacts used when greats like Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Constantine, and Jesus were alive. Millions of ancient coins were produced, and they are still being found at archaeological sites and inside sunken Roman ships in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East today. Since they are so plentiful, they make great collectibles for history lovers. Unlike modern coins, ancient coins were struck by hand so coins with the same design still have their own unique look. Many Roman coins have been made into attractive rings and pendants to show off their one of a kind craftsmanship. Ancient Roman silver coins called denarii were popular in Roman times, and they are highly valued today. However, ancient Roman bronze coins like the assarius are less expensive and more common. A more valuable gold coin was called an aureus until 309 AD, and then the name changed to the solidus. With the vast inventory on eBay, you can find fascinating ancient Roman coins depicting a huge variety of emperors, gods, and goddesses.