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Introduction to Roman ARt. Roman Coinage. Numismatics is the study of coins. What did coins tell us about a people? Advanced enough to have a currency system. Rich enough to have metals to make the coins. Had a stable enough for their coins to be considered of value.
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Introduction to Roman ARt Roman Coinage
  • Numismatics is the study of coins.
  • What did coins tell us about a people?
  • Advanced enough to have a currency system.
  • Rich enough to have metals to make the coins.
  • Had a stable enough for their coins to be considered of value.
  • What purpose besides monetary value did coins have?
  • Effective form of propaganda and advertisement.
  • Lets get Numismaticing!
  • The three major coins:
  • Aureus- Gold
  • Denarius- Silver - Worth 1/25 of an aureus
  • Sestertius- Bronze – Worth ¼ of a denarius
  • As- Copper - Worth ¼ of a sestertius
  • Standard daily wage for a laborer was one denarius.
  • Today's daily wage for a minimum wage worker is $60 or around $100 for a skilled worker.
  • Kleiner, Fred S. A History of Roman Art. Victoria: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. Print. Kleiner, Fred S. A History of Roman Art. Victoria: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. Print. Apollo from Veii
  • From the rooftop of an Etruscan temple.
  • 510 BCE.
  • Made of terracotta that was brightly painted, some color still remains.
  • Kleiner, Fred S. A History of Roman Art. Victoria: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. Print. Capitoline She Wolf
  • 500 to 480 BCE.
  • Made of Bronze.
  • Not made by the Romans. This was created by the Etruscans.
  • Romulus and Remus may have been added later.
  • Pg 62
  • Kleiner, Fred S. A History of Roman Art. Victoria: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. Print.
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