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THIS ARTIFACT,A BRONZE MADE ITEM IS GENUINE AND HAS CERTIFICTAE OF AUTHENTICITY
THIS ITEM WAS MADE FROM BRONZE AND WOULD MAKE AN IDEAL UNIQUE PIECE OF JEWELRY
GENUINE ARTIFACT . . BEAD HAS BEEN GOLD PLATED ,NOT USRE IF PAINTED IN ANCIENT TIMES OR RECENT TIMES BUT UNDERNEATH YOU CAN SEE PATINA OVER GOLD PAINT SO WE THINK IT IS HIGHLY LIKLEY TO BE ORIGINAL PAINT
SIZE TOP 20X 14 X 12 MM
WEIGHT 20.6 CARATS
Ancient rings were very popular during ancient times and many people in power wore elaborate rings and many common people also wore family rings as crest of their family or country or province.
Unfortunately most of these rings found to day do not have a shank.
The shanks were worn thin when owner wore the ring in everyday work and as most people were farmers or workers the bronze rings rubbed away and were thin, so many were lost this way and ones that survived cored away as shank was too thin.,
SUPPLIER IS SAME SOURCE THAT SUPPLIES OUR ANCIENT COINS SITE ON COINS-AUCTIONED.COM.
AND SAME AREA AS ANOTHER SUPPLIER OF ANCIENT ROMANS GLASS WHICH IS FOUND IN SAME AREA
VIEW COLLECTIBLES-ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS TO VIEW THIS ANCIENT GLASS
The early Roman coins made from brass ,copper or bronze had clearly defined denominations with a classification system as below
AE1 coins of 28 mm diameter or larger
AE2 coins between 23 and 27 mm diameter
AE3 coins between 18 and 22 mm diameter
AE4 coins 17mm diameter and under
Republic coins 289-41 bc
Imperial coins 27 bc – 498 ad
Roman Provincial are coins that were minted in the roman empire by local authorities not by Rome.Over 600 mints flourished during the Roman Imperial era and some based their coinage on that local coins before the Romans arrived.
The majority of these coins were bronze,as the Romans controlled silver coins and didn’t want the tribal areas to control silver but they did allow the Eastern Empire to have silver coins
Before coins were struck ,trade was accomplished with cattle or rough bronze.
It wasn’t till the end of the 4th centenary that bronze was shaped into flat crude bars and did not have a standard weight.
Rome produced its first coins around 300BC,these coins were inscribed ROMANOM
(of the romans) and production continued till the end of the Punic wars in 240 BC.
Imperial Coins images on coins took an important step when JULIUS CAESAR issued coins bearing his image, this was first time a living person was on coin and was to help influence Caesars control over his empire and make him appear god like.
Many of these coins were made from silver but towards the end the silver content was lowered as silver was scarce to find and sometimes these silver coins had no silver at all, this was due ti demand for silver from india and inflation as solders pay increased for 900 sestertii under augustus to 2000 sestertii under Septimus Server and the price of grain tripled so many coins were melted .
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