COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

from my personal collection

Page 1: The Beginning of Empire (60 B.C.-A.D. 68)
Page 2: The Golden Age (A.D. 69-192)
Page 3: The Severan Era (A.D. 193-235)
Page 4: The Downward Spiral (A.D. 235-268)
Page 5: The Breakaway Empires (A.D. 260-296)
Page 6: The Warrior Emperors (A.D. 268-284)

Page 7: Attempts at Restoration (A.D. 284-342)
Page 8: The Constantine Dynasty (A.D. 293-364)
Page 9: Western Decline, Eastern Ascendance (A.D. 293-364)

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Vitellius
Imperator, 69 A.D.
Bronze As
Spanish (Tarraco?) mint
Obv: A VITELLIVS - IMP GERMAN
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI - Victory, with shield inscribed S P Q R, between S and C
RIC 46
29mm, 8.4g.
Vitellius Vespasian
Augustus, A.D. 69-79
Provincial Silver Denarius
Phillipi mint, A.D. 69-70
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Rev: PACI OPB TERR AVG - Turretted female bust; Φ behind bust
RIC (New) 1407, var.
18mm, 2.8g.
Vespasian
Titus
Caesar, A.D. 69-71
Imperator, A.D. 71-79
Augustus, A.D. 79-81

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 78-79
Obv (retrograde): T CAESAR VESPASIANVS
Rev: Sow and piglets
IMP XIII in exergue
RIC (New;Vespasian) 986
18mm, 2.9g.
Titus
Domitian
Caesar, A.D. 69-81
Augustus A.D. 81-96

Bronze As
Rome mint, A.D. 92-94
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P
Rev: MONETA AVGVSTI - Moneta standing, facing left, holding scales and corucopiae, between S and C
RIC (New) 756
28mm, 10.3g.
Domitian
Nerva
Augustus, A.D. 96-98
Bronze As
Rome mint, A.D. 97
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST - Aquitas, standing, facing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, between S and C
RIC 77
26x23mm, 11.4g.
Nerva Trajan
Caesar, A.D. 97
Augustus, A.D. 98-117

Bronze As
Rome mint, A.D. 98-99
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M
Rev: TR POT COS II P P - Victory, walking left, holding palm branch and shield inscribed S P Q R, between S and C
RIC 402
26mm, 12.9g.
Trajan
Hadrian
Augustus, A.D. 117-138
Bronze Dupondius
Rome mint, (Group E)
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Rev: COS III  - Salus, seated, feeding snake coiled around altar
SC in exergue
RIC 972
28mm, 10.6g.
Hadrian Sabina
Augusta, A.D. 128(?)-136
Silver Denarius
Rome mint
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA
Rev: IVNONI REGINAE - Juno, standing, facing left, holding patera and scepter
RIC (Hadrian) 395(a)
17mm, 3.4g.
Sabina
Antoninus Pius
Caesar, A.D. 138
Augustus, A.D. 138-161

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 153-154
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS TR P XVII
Rev: COS IIII - Annonia, standing, facing left, holding corn ears in right hand and resting left hand on modius sitting on front of ship
RIC 231
18mm, 3.7g.
Antoninus Pius Faustina I
Augusta, A.D. 138-141
Bronze Sestertius
Rome mint, after A.D. 141
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA
Rev: AVGVSTA - Ceres, standing, facing left, holding corn ears and long torch, between S and C
RIC 1116
31x29mm, 24.6g.
Faustina I
Marcus Aurelius
Caesar, A.D. 139-161
Augustus, A.D. 161-180
Provincial Bronze (AE26)
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, before A.D. 161
Obv: AVPHΛIOC OVHPOC KAICAP
Rev: NEIKOΠOΛEITΩNΠPOC IC - Serapis, standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing with patera over altar.
Unlisted in Moushmov or RPC; unpublished?
26mm, 11.0g.
Marcus Aurleius Faustina II
Augusta, A.D. 146-174/5
Silver Denarius
Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Rev: DIANA LVCIS - Diana, standing, facing left, holding lighted torch in both hands
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 674
17mm, 3.1g.
Faustina II
Lucius Verus
Augustus, A.D. 161-169
Bronze As
Rome mint, A.D. 164-165
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Rev: LIBERA AVG TR P V IMP II COS II - Liberalitas, standing, facing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, between S and C
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1416
24mm, 10.6g.
Lucius Verus Lucilla
Augusta, A.D. 164-182/3

Bronze Sestertius
Rome mint
Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA
Rev: IVNO REGINA - Juno, veiled, standing, facing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet, between S and C
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 1751
32x29mm, 23.1g.
Lucilla
Commodus
Caesar, A.D. 166-177
Augustus, A.D. 177-192

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 190
Obv: M COMM ANT P F-EL AVG BRITT P P
Rev: LIB AVG P M TR P XV COS - Libertas, standing, facing left, holding pileus and rod
RIC 208
18mm, 2.3g.
Commodus Crispina
Augusta, A.D. 177-182/3
Bronze Dupondius
Rome mint
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA
Rev: VENUS - Venus, standing, facing left, holding apple and drawing drapery from back of neck with right hand, between S and C
RIC (commodus) 684
24mm, 11.4g.
Crispina

Page 1: The Beginning of Empire (60 B.C.-A.D. 68)
Page 2: The Golden Age (A.D. 69-192)
Page 3: The Severan Era (A.D. 193-235)
Page 4: The Downward Spiral (A.D. 235-268)
Page 5: The Breakaway Empires (A.D. 260-296)
Page 6: The Warrior Emperors (A.D. 268-284)
Page 7: Attempts at Restoration (A.D. 284-324)
Page 8: The Constantine Dynasty (A.D. 293-364)
Page 9: Western Decline, Eastern Ascendance (A.D. 364-491)

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