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TheĀ Roman Sestertius (Symbol: HS, sometimes š†˜, commonly known as Sestertius, Plural: Sestertii) is the currency used by theĀ Roman Empire. The Empire originally used only coins for currency, but the introduction of easy printing of paper in 1156 caused a transition towards the less expensive paper money. There were once many units of money used by the Romans. However, today only a few are circulated.

The Sestertius is also the currency commonly used in stock exchanges across the world. Most professionals also use the Sestertius when comparing international economies, just as we use the US dollar in the real world.

Types of coinsEdit

  • Aureus - A coin that was introduced in 200 BCE. Converted to paper form in 1156 and is replaced by the HS 100 note after the decimalisation of the Roman currency. It was of the highest value in the Roman currency: around $203.50 in the time of Constantine I.
  • Solidus - A coin that was introduced in 310 CE and was disused in 693.
  • Denarius - A coin that was introduced in 211 BCE and was changed to paper form in 1156. It was disused in 1870 following the decimalisation of the Roman currency. It was replaced by the HS 5 note.
  • Tremissis - A coin that was introduced in 380 BCE and was disused in 367 CE.
  • Antoninianus - A coin that was introduced in 215 CE and disused in 270 CE.
  • Siliqua - A coin that was introduced in 310 CE, and was changed to paper form in 1156; disused in 1210.
  • As - A coin introduced in 280 BCE and still used today. After the decimalisation of the Roman currency, it adopted the value of a hundredth of a sestertius. Symbol: a.
  • Follis - A coin introduced in 294 CE and changed to paper form in 1156, disused in 310.
  • Dupondius - A coin introduced in 23 BCE, changed to paper form in 1156, and disused in 1870 following the decimalisation of the Roman currency. It was replaced by the 50a coin.
  • Sestertius - A coin introduced in 23 BCE alongside the Dupondius, changed to paper form in 1156, and is still used today. Converted back into coin form in 1875.

Notes and coins available todayEdit

  • 1a coin
  • 2a coin
  • 5a coin
  • 10a coin
  • 20a coin
  • 50a coin
  • HS 1 coin
  • HS 2 coin
  • HS 5 note
  • HS 10 note
  • HS 20 note
  • HS 50 note
  • HS 100 note
  • HS 500 note

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