Monday, September 3, 2012

The Dark Ages

This what happens when the world's dominate empire debases their world's reserve currency. Society collapses as food prices escalate and the mercenary armies that keep the people in check go unpaid. Sound familiar?

The following chart shows grams of silver per denarius from 0 to 237 A.D., and per 1/2 denarius from 238-269 A.D. Source 

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