An original Roman Sestertius Coin, around 2,000 years old

An original Roman Sestertius Coin, around 2,000 years old

Roman Sestertius

Rating value: 5.0

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  • An original Roman Sestertius Coin
  • Highly sought after by collectors
  • Due to Large size, engravers enabled to produce detailed designs
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Sold Out!
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The sestertius was introduced in around 211BC as a small silver coin worth around a quarter of the denarius; however, due to their small size were usually over-valued and under-weight. Around 23BC, when Emperor Augustus came into power and began to reform Roman coinage, the sestertius was transformed into the style of coin that is more recognisable today.

The large size gave engravers more surface area to work with and the opportunity to create highly detailed portraits. Because of this they are highly sought after by all sorts of collectors and due to our limited stocks it would be advisable to take up on this offer quickly

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Specifications
Metal:
Bronze
Quality:
Very fine grade
Weight:
20-30g
Diameter:
Ca.35mm
Issuing Authority:
Roman Mint
Denomination:
Roman Mint
Year of issue:
23 BC - 250 A.D