Wanna buy an empire? On this date, March 28, in 193, the Roman Empire was auctioned for 6,250 drachmas to Didius Julianus, a senator.
The sellers were the Praetorian guards who just had Emperor Pertinax assassinated.
Didius kept his new toy for 66 months before he himself was killed by those who objected to his means of obtaining it.
A drachma is about the daily wage of one worker.