ROMAN Economy

Roman economy was important because it was the motive that helped the growth of Rome. Rome was dependent on gold coins but eventually changed to a silver coins currency. Rome's military expansion was dependent on the fact that they had a steady income that would not have worked of it wasn't for the Roman economy

The Romans used pure gold coins called solidi for money. It was also introduced as a weight measurement. The solidi is from the Late Roman Empire from Hamburg-eppendorf. This reveals that Rome had a widespread economy and that money was very important in their lifestyle.
Bronze Steelyards also known as Statera were commonly used in everyday trading by shopkeepers and traders for mainly weighing food and other kinds of merchandise. This scale from Roman Britain shows that the Romans had a very stable economy for individual shopkeepers to have and commonly use a scale. For the scale to be useful and not redundant money and their form of trade had to be prosperous.
The Hoxne horde was a large stache of Gold items that were hidden in the ground. Many silver objects such as Tupperware and plates were found there. The burial of this treasure probably meant the owner intended to come back for it later but never got the chance to do so.
A chubby young child is sitting on the ground begging for money. She is not in poverty though because she has an skeps orate tunic. She pulls back her tunic emphasizing the coin slot on her chest. Children and women often had coin banks in Ancient Rome and were often taken to the grave with them in order to pass it on to the afterlife
The elephants represent 'Pyrrhic victory', because his elephants army defeated Roman twice, but unfortunate, he lost many soldiers as well. The pigs on the bottom refer to one of the battles, Pyrrhus' elephants were frightened away by the Roman’s pigs. The “Aes signatum or money ingot” was from the Roman Republican. They are used for making official payments, and to access the citizen’s wealth.
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