The History of Leith

April 27, 2008

Roman currency

The Roman currency developed throughout the duration of the empire and was lead by the whims and desires of emperors coupled with the effects of inflation.

The Uncia formed the basis of the early Roman currency, as Rome gradually emerged from a bartering economy. It was the twelfth of a Roman pound of bronze, hence it was a ‘Roman ounce’. The smaller denominations of coins only played a part in the early part of the empire and later became obsolete due to inflation. Hence the vast range of coins. for more click here

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