Ancient Greece - AR Denarius - Circa (211 BC - 244 AD) - Various Emperors - Sterling Silver or gold filled chain included.

" These authentic Roman silver Denarius are sold with Random dates and Emperors." 

Denomination: AR Denarius             

Mint: Rome  

Date: Circa (211 BC – 238 AD)           

Weight: Originally 4.5 grams/Thickness and Width vary.

Description: Obverse: Random Emperors and Empresses will include Vespasian, Faustina, Elagabalus, Caracalla and Antonius Pius and Gordian III. Reverse: Designs may vary.

Product Details: These Roman silver denarius coins are sold as random dates and emperors. 

History: The denarius is the coin that appears most often in the gospels. It occurs five times in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew 20:2, 9, 10, 13; 22:19). It occurs once in Mark (Mark 12:15), once in Luke (Luke 20:24) and once in Revelation (Revelation 6:6). This silver coin was normally minted in the city of Rome and carried the image of a Caesar on one side. The denarius was the standard Roman silver coin from its introduction in the Second Punic War (211 BC)  to the reign of Gordian III in (AD 238-244), when it was gradually replaced by the antoninianus. It continued to be minted in very small quantities, likely for ceremonial purposes, until and through the Tetrarchy (293–313 AD). The word denarius is derived from the Latin dēnī "containing ten", as its value was originally of 10 assēs. The word for "money" descends from it in Italian (denaro), Slovene (denar), Portuguese (dinheiro), and Spanish (dinero). Its name also survives in the dinar currency.

The coin was valued at the amount of money an average laborer would earn in one day or the pay for a Roman soldier. That is, the denarius was the normal wage for one day of labor. For example, in the parable of the laborers in the vineyard in Matthew 20:2, a worker was hired for one day and his pay was one denarius

AR Denarius