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. 284-324)

Page 8: The Constantine Dynasty (A.D. 293-364)
Page 9: Western Decline, Eastern Ascendance (A.D. 293-364)

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Diocletian
Augustus A.D. 284-305
Bronze Nummus
Nicomedia mint, A.D. 294-295
Obv: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI - Genius, modius on head, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, holding cornucopiae and pouring wine from patera
SMN in exergue
RIC 27a
28mm, 10.5g.
Diocletian
Maximian (Herculius)
Caesar, A.D. 285-286
Augustus, A.D. 286-305; 307-310

Bronze Pre-Reform Antoninianus
Lugdunum mint, A.D. 287
Obv: IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Rev: HERCVLI PACIFERO - Hercules, holding branch, club and lion's skin
T in field
RIC 371
20mm, 3.2g.
Maximian (Herculius)
Galerius (Maximian)
Caesar, A.D. 293-305
Augustus, A.D. 305-311

Bronze Nummus
Ticinum mint, A.D. 295-296
Obv: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Rev: GEONI POPV-LI ROMANI - Genius, modius on head, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae
ST in exergue
RIC 30b
28mm, 9.9g.
Galerius
Galeria Valeria
Augusta A.D. 293(?)-311
Bronze Nummus
Cyzicus mint, A.D. 308-309
Obv: GAL VAL-ERIA AVG
Rev: VENERI V-ICTRICI - Venus, standing left, holding apple, raising drapery over left shoulder
MKV in exergue; Δ in left field
RIC 46
26mm, 5.8g.
Galeria Valeria
Severus II
Caesar, A.D. 305-306
Augustus, A.D. 306-307

Bronze 1/4 Nummus
Siscia mint, A.D. 305-306
Obv: FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI - Genius, modius on head, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae
SIS in exergue
RIC 170a
19mm, 2.3g.
Severus II
Maximinus II ("Daia")
Caesar, A.D. 305-309
Filius Augustorum, A.D. 309-310
Augustus, A.D. 310-313

Bronze Nummus
Antioch mint, A.D. 312
Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Rev: GENIO AVGVSTI - Genius, modius on head, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, holding head of Sol and cornucopiae
ANT in exergue; [star] in left field, S in right
RIC 164b
22mm, 4.7g.
Maximinus II
Maxentius
Princeps, A.D. 306/7
Caesar, A.D. 306/7
Augustus, A.D. 307-312

Bronze Nummus
Ostia mint, A.D. 309
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Rev: AET-ERNITAS AVG N - Castor and Pollux, each with star above cap, nude but for chlamys hanging from shoulders, standing, facing each other, leaning on scepter and holding reins to bridled horses; wolf and twins between them
MOSTΔ in exergue
RIC 16
26mm, 6.1g.
Maxentius
Licinius I
Augustus, A.D. 308-324
Bronze Nummus
Antioch mint, A.D. 317-320
Obv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG - Jupiter, standing, facing left, chlamys hanging from shoulder, leaning on scpeter and holding Vicotry on globe; captive at feet
SMANT in exergue; E in right field
RIC 106
19mm, 3.3g.
Licinius I
Licinius II
Caesar, A.D. 313-324
Bronze Nummus
Antioch mint, A.D. 317-320
Obv: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI CAESS - Jupiter, standing, facing left, chlamys hanging from shoulder, leaning on scpeter and holding Vicotry on globe; captive at feet
SMANT in exergue; A in right field
RIC 24
20x18mm, 3.0g.
Licinius II

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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