Top 10 Lost Technologies We Really Could Use Today - The heart-shaped fruit of the Silphium plant was known to be something of a cure-all, and was used to treat warts, fever, indigestion and a whole host of other ailments. But it was Silphium’s powers as
Denarius - (plural: denarii) In the Roman currency system, the denarius was a small silver coin first minted in 211 BC. It was the most common coin produced for circulation until it was replace by a double denarius known as the antoninianus issued by Caracalla. The word denarius is derived from the Latin dēnī “containing ten”, as its value was 10 asses that is denoted by the Roman numeral “X” behind the bust of Roma signifying its value.
CARACALLA 198AD Hadrianopolis Thrace Authentic Ancient Roman Coin GRAPES i65596
Tyrian shekels were coins of Tyre, which in the Roman Empire took on an unusual role as t the medium of payment for the Temple tax in Jerusalem, and subsequently gained notoriety as a likely mode of payment for Judas Iscariot. Because Roman coinage was only 80% silver, the purer (94% or more) Tyrian shekels were required to pay the temple tax in Jerusalem. The money changers referenced in the New Testament Gospels (Matt. 21:12) exchanged Tyrian shekels for common Roman currency.