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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The Romano-Gallic Empire (A.D. 260-274)
Postumus
Augustus, A.D. 260-269
Silver Double Denarius
Lugdunum mint
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Rev: PAX AVG - Pax, walking left, holding olive branch and scepter
RIC 78
24mm, 3.0g
Postumus
Aureolus
Augustus, 267(?)-268
Bronze Antoninianus
Mediolanum mint
Obv: IMP POSTVMVS (bust of Postumus)
Rev: VIRTVS EQVIT - Mars, walking right, holding spear and shield
RIC (Postumus) 388
19mm, 2.5g.
Aureolus
Marius
Augustus, A.D. 269
Bronze Antoninianus
Gallic Empire, unidentified mint
Obv: IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG
Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Soldier with spear, leaning on shield
RIC 19
20mm, 3.4g
Marius
Victorinus
Augustus A.D. 269-271
Bronze Antoninianus
Gallic Empire, unidentified southern mint
Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
Rev: SALVS AVG - Salus, standing left, with scepter and patera, feeding snake coiled around altar
RIC 71, var.
18x20mm, 2.3g.
Victorinus
Tetricus I
Augustus, A.D. 271-274
Bronze Antoninianus
Gallic Empire, unidentified southern mint
Obv: IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG
Rev: PAX AVG - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical spear
RIC 100
18mm, 2.9g.
Tetricus I
Tetricus II
Caesar, A.D. 273-274
Augustus, A.D. 274

Bronze Antoninianus
Gallic Empire, unidentified southern mint
Obv: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES
Rev: SPES AVG - Spes, walking left, holding flower and raising robe
RIC 270
20x18mm, 2.5g.
Tetricus II
Kingdon of Palmya (A.D. 260-274)
Vabalathus
King, A.D.267-270/1
Augustus, A.D. 270/1-272

Billon Antoninianus
Antioch mint
Obv: VABALATHVS VCRIMDR - Laurate bust of Valabathus, draped
Rev: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG - Radiate bust of Aurelian, cuirassed
A in exergue
RIC (Aurelian) 381
20mm, 3.9g.
Vabalathus
Romano-British Empire (A.D. 286/7-296/7)
Carausius
Augustus, A.D. 286/7-292
Billon Antoninianus
London mint
Obv: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG
Rev: PAX AVG - Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and vertical scepter
S in left field; P in right
RIC 475
23mm, 4.3g.
Carausius
Allectus
Augustus, A.D. 293-296/7
Bronze Quinarius
Camulodunum (Colchester) mint
Obv: IMP C ALLECTVS P AVG
Rev: LAETITIA AVG - Galley, heading right
QC in exergue
RIC 125
19mm, 2.5g.
Allectus

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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