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New hoard of Roman denarii unearthed in Wales!


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Holy Cow! That really answers the question of whether coins of different eras circulated simultaneously. So I guess they did. One wonders if they were tariffed at the same value based on silver content which was only around 40% by the Severan time. Probably the emperors required full value exchange regardless of the issuer, otherwise we'd probably see clipping and other activities by the unscrupulous. 

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22 minutes ago, Ancient Coin Hunter said:

Holy Cow! That really answers the question of whether coins of different eras circulated simultaneously. So I guess they did. One wonders if they were tariffed at the same value based on silver content which was only around 40% by the Severan time. Probably the emperors required full value exchange regardless of the issuer, otherwise we'd probably see clipping and other activities by the unscrupulous. 

Most hoards in Britain have a real mixture of denarii, typically including a few of Antony's, until this time (the 220s for the older bag). The falling silver content stopped that.

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58 minutes ago, Ancient Coin Hunter said:

Holy Cow! That really answers the question of whether coins of different eras circulated simultaneously. So I guess they did. One wonders if they were tariffed at the same value based on silver content which was only around 40% by the Severan time. Probably the emperors required full value exchange regardless of the issuer, otherwise we'd probably see clipping and other activities by the unscrupulous. 

Crazy to think this person owned an array of coins (32BC-270AD) that spans a period of time longer than the US has been a country. 

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