(Mar 17, 2017)
| Silver Denarius 18mm (3.47 grams) Rome mint, circa 136 B.C.|
The tunic worn by plebeians , or common people, like shepherds and slaves, was made from coarse and dark material, whereas the tunic worn by patricians was of linen or white wool
The Roman poet, Horace mentions another Roman favorite, the olive, in reference to his own diet, which he describes as very simple: "As for me, olives, endives , and smooth mallows provide sustenance
Advancements were also made in relief sculptures, often depicting Roman victories
Additionally, the coin is inside it's own protective coin flip (holder), with a 2x2 inch description of the coin matching the individual number on the COA
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