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1503Sestertii  
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SCOPE NOTE
  • Roman coins that were first introduced around 211 BCE along with the denarii. During the Roman Republic they were small, silver coins valued at one quarter of a denarius. In 23 BCE, in the monetary reform of Augustus, the sestertii were reintroduced as the largest brass denomination. They were worth four assaria and valued still at one quarter of a denarius.
SOURCE
  • Amandry, Dhénin, Popoff, Thierry, & Vellet 2002
  • Κρεμύδη 2009
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Iakovidou Athena (AA)
CREATOR
  • Iakovidou Athena (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1503
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