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2011 October : Hookmoor Ancient Coins

What To Do When the Debt Gets too Much!

  According to the Historia Augusta in AD 118 Hadrian remitted 900 million sesterti that were owed to the State. The coins above depict the burning of syngraphae (the written acknowledgements of debt or promissory notes) in the Forum of Trajan. Hadrian erected a monument in the Forum that was inscribed “the first of all […read more…]