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, A.D. 69
Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 69
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG TR P
Rev: CONCOR-DIA P R - Concordia, seated, facing left, holding pateria in right hand and cornucopia in left.
RIC 90
17mm, 3.0g.
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

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 88
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Rev: IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P - Helmeted Minerva, standing, facing left, holding spear in right hand.
RIC (New) 594 (not listed in old edition)
18mm, 3.1g.
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 (Orichalcum) Dupondius
Rome mint, A.D. 103-111
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Fortuna standing, facing left, holding cornucopia and resting rudder on prow of ship, between S and C
RIC 402
29mm, 8.6g.
Trajan
Hadrian
Augustus, A.D. 117-138
Bronze (Orichalcum) 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
Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 141-161
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA
Rev: AVGV-STA - Vesta, veiled, standing left, holding simpulum in right hand and palladium in left.
RIC 368
17mm, 2.9g.
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
Augustus, A.D. 146-174/5
Silver Denarius
Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Rev: FECVNDITAS - Fecunditas, standing facing right, holding septer in left hand and infant in right
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 677
19mm, 3.3g.
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
Augustus, A.D. 164-182/3

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 164-169
Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA
Rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus, standing, facing left, holding Victory in right hand and resting left hand on shield.
RIC (Marcus Aurelius) 786
18mm, 2.8g.
Lucilla
Commodus
Caesar, A.D. 166-177
Augustus, A.D. 177-192

Silver Denarius
Rome mint, A.D. 192
Obv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
Rev: P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P - Pietas, seated, facing left, holding scepter in left hand and reaching out with right hand to small child, in front. Star in left field.
RIC 236
18mm, 2.0g.
Commodus Crispina
Augustus, A.D. 177-182/3
Bronze Dupondius
Rome mint, A.D. 178-180
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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