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Coinage In Roman Britain. The Coinage Of Britain During The Roman Occupation. Peter R Thompson “In 55BC Julius Caesar invaded Britain to be met by primitive savages painted with woad. They gave him a hard time but eventually Roman discipline prevailed and Roman rule was established. In the later Roman period, the value of coinage depreciated rapidly. In the 4th century, barbarous imitations of the Imperial coinage were struck and small coins (minim and minimissimi) greatly increased in number. Below is a quick guide to the relative value of coins in the early stages of the Roman Empire: 2 asses = 1 dupondius. Roman coinage was made of gold, silver, and bronze. As the value of the coin was initially linked to the value of the base metal, coinage was minted to specific weights. However, third parties would shave or clip small pieces from the edges of the coins. These metal shavings could then be collected and sold for their intrinsic worth. May 10, · "Roman coins had begun to be minted in London for the first time. "As the largest fully recorded find of this date from Britain, it has great importance for the study of this coinage and the. The Coinage of Roman Britain. By Richard Reece. Stroud: Tempus, pp, 46 b/w figures, 44 colour illustrations. ISBN Reviewed by Rebecca Harrison. Introduction The Text Conclusion. Introduction. Roman Britain has been the subject of many off-putting tomes over the years: dry, uninspiring, and often inaccessible to readers. This Author: Rebecca Harrison. A Roman Mint in Britain. The shortage of coin was remedied by the opening of the first identifiable Roman mint in Britain. It is debatable if the mint of a usurper can be termed ‘official’ but the product of the London mint was very similar to the mints of the central empire. Roman coins circulated in Britain from Celtic times, even before the conquest by the emperor Claudius in A.D Following the occupation normal Roman coins were then used for some years before Britain had its own mint. However, the Romans issued many coins with reference to Britain, including gold coins of Claudius showing a triumphal arch inscribed DE BRITANN, commemorating the . Print book: English: 2d ed., with an introd., list of Roman governors of Britain and a bibliographyView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Coins, Roman -- Great Britain -- Catalogs. Romans -- Great Britain. Coins, Roman. View all . Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges over the whole Roman world from Britain to Egypt, from BC to AD. Get this from a library! The coinage of Roman Britain. [Richard Reece] -- This book enables the reader interested in the Romans and archaeology to understand the place of coinage in Roman Britain and so deepen their understanding of Roman Britain as a whole. In Britain most coins in museums and collections come from hoards (coins deposited in a group) or from coins found singly during excavation or walking over fields. These two classes are very different and are examined separately. The author then looks at how coins were used in Roman Britain, and finally explains the differences between Britain and the rest of the Roman Empire. Despite the need.