Roman Currency

Consider this: in terms of area, the Roman currency system at its height was more widely used the the Euro is today (this will not be the case soon). Julius Caesar turned the currency into propeganda when he put his visage on a coin. One showed his support for different emporers based off of what coins you were using. Can you imagine that today? “I can’t accept that $10 bill, I don’t support Alexander Hamilton’s views on central banking.” Regardless, I found a brief article where some guy, using contemporary prices of bread, talks about the actual purchasing power of Roman denarii. Enjoy:

http://dougsmith.ancients.info/worth.html

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