||The Romans began minting coins for
hundreds of years before Christ. Most of the ancient coins that are around today were made
from 200 AD to 400 AD.
The Romans usually
designed the coin with a head profile on one side and goddesses, ships, lions, temples,
soldiers, chariots, battle scenes, etc. on the reverse. The coins were made of silver,
copper, or gold. The gold coins were worth more than the silver or copper. Coins were the
size of a dime to the size of a half dollar, but thicker.