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His Imperator's Coinage-- Roman Coins
Coins and Banknotes
"Roman mints turned out millions of these coins, from those smaller than a dime to those larger than a US silver dollar. How much do you know about them?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The VERY common reverse legend of later Roman coppers "GLORIA EXERCITVS" means what?
"The glory of the mighty army"
"Strength is our glory"
"Glory and Health"
"The glory of the army"
A Roman coin reads "IMPCONSTANTIVSPFAVG." Under whom was it probably struck?
Marc Antony struck coins to honor/pay his legions. The most famous of these has a galley on the front. What denomination is it?
Which of these is the largest Roman denomination in terms of diameter?
A dealer shows you a coin and says it is a silvered copper coin of Aurelian and calls it an Antoninianus. Is this possible?
Yes, Aurelian was the first to strike Antonianus.
Yes, the Antonianus was made of an alloy of 50% silver and 50% copper.
Yes, the Antononianus was a silver-coated copper coin struck under Aurelian.
No, Probus the emperor after Aurelian was the first to strike Antonianus.
A coin's obverse legend reads "IMPCAESNERVATRAIANOIMPGERMPM." Whose bust is on the coin?
The reverse of a coin has a legend which includes "TR POT." What does this mean?"
Tiberius the Popular
Tribune of the People
Terror of the Enemies of the Senate
A dealer shows you a coin and says it is a gold solidus of Augustus. Can you believe him?
No, Augustus never struck a solidus; it is a Romano-Byzantine denomination.
No, Roman emperors rarely struck gold coins, and Augustus never did.
Yes, One of the reforms of Augustus was a complete reform of the monetary system including the introduction of the solidus.
Yes, the reign of Augustus was long and profitable , and he struck many gold coins.
We have many coins from some obscure emperors. Which of the following is not a reason why?
The obscure emperors ruled in turbulent times and struck many coins to pay troops.
Supporters of the defeated emperor would save his coinage as a momento.
Some reigned in places were many coins are being found today.
Due to troubled times, many people hoarded their coins.
Which emperor had himself displayed as Hercules on some of his coins?
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