Roman currency consisted of copper, bronze, silver and gold coins.
The coins were as follows, starting with the least valuable:
The As was a copper coin. Plural, asses.
The sestertium, a bronze coin worth 4 assess. Plural, sestertii.
The denarius, a silver coin worth 4 sestertii or 16 asses. Plural, denarii.
The aureus, a gold coin worth 25 denarii or 100 sestertii. Plural, aureii.
This is a general guide as other coins were produced in different parts of the Roman Empire at different periods.
The actual value of the coins changed and inflation was a serious problem. Bartering was also used for trading purposes.
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