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THIS ARTIFACTS,IS GENUINE AND HAS CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
THIS ITEML WAS MADE FROM GOLD AND WOULD MAKE AN IDEAL UNIQUE PIECE OF JEWELRY
GENUINE ARTIFACT . D.
SIZE 17X16X9 MM
WEIGHT 4.1 GRAMS
GOLD IN ANCIENT ROMAN TIMES WAS A STATUS SYMBOL SO THE MORE PURE THE GOLD THE MORE ITS WORTH AND STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY,GOLD IN THESE DAYS DID CONTAIN ,SILVER,BRASS,OR BRONZE SO THE MORE GOLD YELLOW COLOUR THE PRESTIGOUS A S IT WAS RARE TO GET PURE GOLD
Jewelry (joias) was worn by men and women though it was subject to conventions of the time; particularly with regards to the appearance of men. Male jewelry was typically practical in nature. Men usually wore a single ring. The ring would serve a functional purpose. Typically a signet ring, the male jewelry item was used to seal official documentation. The male signet ring was initially iron but was later produced in gold as it displayed status and wealth more clearly.
Other practical uses of the signet ring included the inlay being a type of key for a strong box. Literary evidence suggests that propriety regarding male jewelry (joias) was ignored by a minority of fashion fanatics, as with any other social group. Trends and attitudes also changed from the time of Emperor Augustus. The emperors were established with official state clothing during his reign which included jewelry as a display of status and power.
Jewelry also had a protective function in ancient Rome. Boys wore an item of jewelry known as a bullah. This was worn from being a baby. It was worn around the neck and was a form of chain with a pouch which contained an amulet. This was a jewelry item worn by most classes, but the rich upper class had bullahs made of gold. The amulet was often phallic in design, as boys were considered to be the stronger species and so needed protection. Another jewelry (joias) item worn by boys was a small gold ring which was again carved with a phallus for good luck
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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