Coinage Timeline

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  • 470 BCE
    Gortyn on Crete begins to mint its own coinage.
  • c. 211 BCE
    A new system of Roman coinage is introduced which includes the silver denarius.
  • c. 200 BCE
    Rome now dominates the production of coinage in Italy.
  • c. 157 BCE
    There is a boom in the production of Roman silver coinage, in part thanks to the acquisition of silver mines in Macedonia.
  • c. 135 BCE
    The Roman magistrates responsible for coinage begin to stamp coins with images of landmarks, events and personalities.
  • 293 CE
    Diocletian reforms the Roman coinage system, guaranteeing the gold aurei at 60 to a pound and minting the nummus coin.
  • 708 CE
    Japan's first coinage, the Wado kaiho, is introduced.
  • 797 CE - 802 CE
    Empress Irene is the first Byzantine ruler to put an image of herself on both sides of her coinage.

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470 BCE: Gortyn on Crete begins to mint its own coinage.
 
211 BCE: A new system of Roman coinage is introduced which includes the silver denarius.
 
200 BCE: Rome now dominates the production of coinage in Italy.
 
157 BCE: There is a boom in the production of Roman silver coinage, in part thanks to the acquisition of silver mines in Macedonia.
 
 
135 BCE: The Roman magistrates responsible for coinage begin to stamp coins with images of landmarks, events and personalities.
 
 
293 CE: Diocletian reforms the Roman coinage system, guaranteeing the gold aurei at 60 to a pound and minting the nummus coin.
 
 
708 CE: Japan's first coinage, the Wado kaiho, is introduced.
 
 
797 CE - 802 CE: Empress Irene is the first Byzantine ruler to put an image of herself on both sides of her coinage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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