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Sestertius: Quiz


Question 1: The sestertius, or sesterce, was an ancient Roman ________.
CurrencyAncient Greek coinageGoldCoin

Question 2: The sestertius was produced as the largest ________ denomination until the late third century AD.

Question 3: 211 BC as a small ________ coin valued at one-quarter of a denarius (and thus one hundredth of an aureus).

Question 4: Most were struck in the mint of Rome but from AD 64 during the reign of Nero (AD54–68) and Vespasian (AD69–79), the mint of ________ (Lugdunum), supplemented production.

Question 5: During the ________ it was a large brass coin.
Roman EmpireRoman RepublicByzantine EmpireWestern Roman Empire

Question 6: During the ________ it was a small, silver coin issued only on rare occasions.
Classical antiquityRoman RepublicAncient RomeRoman Empire

Question 7: The distinction between ________ and brass was important to the Romans.


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