Sestertius signum

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For legal purposes, a Sestertius Signum, like any Nova Roma coin is a trade token for use within Nova Roma, not an attempt to undermine the common currency of any macronation.

Nova Roma sets the redemption value of this first issue Sestertius Signum at 50 US cents (or the equivalent in other currencies). Nova Roma guarantees to redeem this coin at this value so that they may be used as trade coinage at events, within NR Provinciae, trade with Ordo Equester vendors and more. Coins that have been deliberately defaced or altered are non-redeemable. No other coin issued by Nova Roma is redeemable in any amount or in any currency.


Issue 1 "Declaratio"

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  • Denomination: Sestertius.
  • Official name: Sestertius Signum.
  • Common name: "Declaratio".
  • Diameter: 32mm.
  • Thickness: 1.8 mm.
  • Edge: Plain, (showing cut mark).
  • Material: Bronze.
  • Quantity minted: 5000.
  • Disposition: All in circulation.
  • Obverse legend: "NOVA ROMA - AEQUITAS - CONCORDIA - CIVILITAS". In exergue: "IOM".
  • Obverse device: Seated figure of Iuppiter Optimus Maximus, holding Winged Victory..
  • Reverse legend: "DECLARATIO NOVAE ROMAE - KAL MAR MMDCCLI AVC" In exergue: "I SESTERTIUS".

Issue 2 "Quadriga"

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There is also a description of the design.

  • Denomination: Sestertius.
  • Official name: Sestertius Signum.
  • Common name: "Quadriga".
  • Diameter: 32mm.
  • Thickness: 2.25mm.
  • Edge: Plain.
  • Material: Brass.
  • Year minted: Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. MMDCCLVIII a.u.c. (designed and minting ordered by the senate in that year, but it was struck and distribution started in the first months C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.).
  • Quantity minted: 5000 circulation coins, 250 proofs.
  • Obverse legend: "SESTERTIVS" In exergue "NOVA•ROMA".
  • Reverse legend: "FR•APVLO•C•LAENATE•COS".
  • Reverse device: Iuppiter driving quadriga with Victory.
  • Note: First in the "Capitolium" series. Proofs are in plastic capsules.

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