NCERT - Themes in World History

Book: NCERT - Themes in World History

Chapter: 3. An Empire Across Three Continents

Subject: Social Science - Class 11th

Q. No. 4 of Exercises

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Why do you think the Roman government stopped coining in silver? And which metal did it begin to use for the production of coinage?

Silver was taken from mines of silver to make silver coins. Due to extreme extraction these mines were exhausted and there was no stock of silver with government to support a stable coinage in silver. That’s why Romans shifted to mint gold coins and starts using it in their coinage system.


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