Sorrenian Rosmerta

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Sorrenian Rosmerta
Official users Sorreniaflagnew.png Kingdom of Sorrenia
Pegged to GBP 1:1
Symbol R
Code ROS
Nickname Ros
Plural Rosmerta
Sub-unit Pence
Coins 10p, 20p, 50p, R1, R2
Banknotes R5, R10, R20, R50
Central bank Sorrenian National Bank

The Sorrenian Rosmerta, also commonly known as the Rosmerta or Ros is the official currency of the Kingdom of Sorrenia.

Etymology

Originally called the Sorrenian Dollar, the name was done away with due to its generic nature. In order to celebrate Sorrenia's celtic ancestry, the currency was named 'Rosmerta' after the Gallo-Roman god of the same name. The renaming was fitting, given her status as a goddess of abundance.

Although the Kingdom of Sorrenia has distanced itself from Celtic imagery in favour of a restored Northumbrian ethnicity, the name of the currency has been retained.

Usage

The goddess Rosmerta (left) alongside the Roman god Mercury (right)

The Rosmerta remains almost entirely ceremonial. Because it is not accepted as legal tender in much of Sorrenia, it cannot be used reliably; therefore, other than small transactions for produce between active Sorrenians, the Rosmerta acts more as an element of Sorrenian culture and identity, rather than an operational currency.