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If you are just getting started with collecting ancient greek and or roman imperial coins on a shoestring this is your guide but one word of caution if you are buying uncleaned bulk roman coins and need an attribution guide this is not the book this book deals with pre constantinian roman coins. Roman coins use latin characters and therefore can be read more easily by english speakers and the history of the roman empire is well documented wide reaching and exciting with a large number . Collecting ancient roman coinsdepending on the money you have you can collect only a particular type of coins for example silver denarii the bronze sestetius is also an attractive option due to its large dimensions usually 27 gr and around 25 35 mm. Major sites late roman ae 364 450 e arly christian symbols on roman coins ancient imitations introduction to byzantine coins byzantine coins of the cherson mint large sites vota coins of the roman empire reverse types unique to a particular emperor how dates are determined for coins of the roman republic byzantine anonymous folles. This guide gives a general background to the fascinating world of ancient greek and roman coins looking back more than 26 centuries to the lands of the eastern mediterranean at how coins were designed and produced and at how they can reveal so much to us today of the time in which they were produced