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Coins of ancient Rome

Coins of ancient Rome

Nude Figures and Erotic Images on Ancient Coins. These coins were made in Rome around the first century BC and they were paying for certain services, or they went as usual?

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  1. Andrew
    Andrew 22 August, 2010, 07:41

    For anyone else who stumbles across this post and can’t discern whether the coins are legitimate or not — they are.

    They’re called Spintria. The wikipedia page can be found here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spintria

    And there is a nice Straight Dope article on them here:
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2355/pay-for-play

  2. ScooterJ
    ScooterJ 6 September, 2010, 22:48

    OMG. I’m just starting to collect coins. I wonder if you can get those coins in a mint set. :)

  3. nugelz
    nugelz 18 February, 2011, 14:25

    those are fakes, VIIII should be writen as IX, dont be idiots and believe such utter garbage, I will commend the creator though, both for his impicable attention to detail and his lack fo shame

  4. bluearch
    bluearch 4 March, 2011, 23:27

    Not if they are using an informal numerical system…you know nothing of roman society and yes, those are legit coins. Rome were not the prudes Americans are about sex.

  5. Jim
    Jim 6 March, 2011, 21:06

    Actually, “VIIII” WAS used as an alternative to “IX,” especially by the 9th legion.

  6. Chris
    Chris 16 June, 2011, 20:24

    nugelz is incorrect. “VIIII” was the older style actually used by the ancient Romans – the “subtractive style,” e.g. “IX” was only used after the Middle Ages.

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  8. gobo
    gobo 25 May, 2012, 02:59

    Aaaand nugelz makes a rather hilarious as(s) of themself.

  9. Qhuggins
    Qhuggins 10 August, 2013, 20:25

    It’s better than faces of dead Presidents. “What do you want to do tonight? I don’t know flip a coin.”

  10. Michelle
    Michelle 9 October, 2013, 08:46

    Another more practical reason to use VIIII on a coin rather than IX would be to differentiate between a number 9 and an 11. Rotate an eleven (XI) 180 degrees and its a 9 (IX). On a round coin that you be hard to tell which orientation was correct. VIIII eliminates that ambiguity.

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    erotik online 29 April, 2014, 10:17

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