Dunston Mint and dlpStudios new Emperors of Rome collection include numismatic portraits of Julius Caesar and the first 11 to emperors of Rome. This historical set presents 12 numismatic portraits.
The replica coins are lead free pewter reproductions of original Roman sestertii and medallions
plated in either copper or brass. All coins are marked COPY on the reverse in compliance with the
Hobby Act of 1973.
A brief history of each emperor is included within individual packets. A storage
box is included to contain the collection. These replica artifacts are a tangible link toWestern Civilization.rulers who established an empire lasting 500 years in the West and a thousand years in the East.
Twelve Caesar History
De vita Caesarum (On the Life of the Caesars) is commonly known as The Twelve Caesars.
This is a collection of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the
Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (written in 121 A.D. by Tranquillus,
the personal secretary of the emperor Hadrian) This work is significant in antiquity and remains
a main source of Roman history.
In 49 B.C. Julius Caesar seized Italy and consolidated his rule of Rome. After his assassination in 44 B.C. Julius’ adopted son, Octavian became heir to Caesar’s legacy and political power. By 27 B.C. Octavian achieved absolute political power. The Senate granted Octavian the title of Augustus or ‘revered.’
With the exception of a Civil War between 68 and 69 A.D., two Roman Patrician families ruled during the Roman Empire’s first 145 years. The Julio-Claudian descendants of Julius Caesar and the Flavian family of Vespasian are know as the first twelve Caesars of Rome.
The Emperors of Rome are often remembered for the lands they conquered. However, the institutions they created united the rule of their Mediterranean basin empire. A well developed infrastructure of roads, canals, and ports enabled development of a strong economy uniting poor agrarian western provinces with the wealthy productive eastern Empire. A large standing army defended the interior and guarded its frontiers against foreign invasion.
Throughout the early Roman Empire people were united by strong local government, well developed written laws, uniform language, culture, currency and system of measures. The Roman Empire brought an unprecedented degree of peace and security, the Pax Romana or Roman Peace.
Collection of reproduction 12 Caesar large reproduction coins. Consists of specific history of each Roman ruler with storage box.