9

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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Constantius I
Caesar, A.D. 293-305
Augustus, A.D. 305-306

Bronze Nummus
Siscia mint, A.D. 300-301
Obv: CONSTANTIUS NOB CAES
Rev: SACRA MONETA AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR - Moneta, standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
SIS in exergue; [star] in left field, B in right
RIC 135a
28mm, 9.5g.
Constantius I
Theodora
(Second?) Wife of Constantius I
(Bronze) AE4
Trier mint, A.D. 337-340
Obv:  FL MAX THEO-DORAE AVG
Rev: PIETAS ROMANA - Pietas, standing facing right, holding infant to breast
[dot]TRP[dot] in exergue
RIC (Vol.VIII) 65
15mm, 1.2g.
Theodora
Constantine I ("the Great")
Caesar, A.D. 306-307/9
Augustus A.D. 307/9-337

(Bronze) AE3
Constantinople mint, A.D. 327-328
Obv: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
Rev: LIBERT-A-S PVBLICA - Victory on galley, holding wreath in both hands
CONS in exergue; E in left field
RIC 25
19mm, 2.6g
Constantine I ("the Great") Crispus
Caesars, A.D. 317-326
(Bronze) AE3
Thessalonica mint, A.D. 317-318
Obv: CRISPVS NOBLISS CAES
Rev: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS - Prince, standing, facing right, holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield
[dot]TS[dot]Γ in exergue
RIC 21
21x19mm, 2.6g.
Crispus
Fausta
Augusta, A.D. 323-326
(Bronze) AE3
Thessalonica mint, A.D. 326-328
Obv: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE - Salus, standing, facing left, holding two children in her arms.
SMTSA in exergue
RIC 160
18mm, 3.3g.
Fausta
Helena
Augusta, A,D, 324-330(?)
(Bronze) AE3
Trier mint, A.D. 327-329
Obv: FL HELENA AVGVSTA
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE - Securitas, standing left, holding downward branch and raising pallium
[dot]STRE in exergue
RIC 515
19mm, 3.2g
Helena
Constantine II
Caesar, A.D. 316-337
Augustus, A.D. 337-340

(Bronze) AE3
Siscia mint, A.D. 321-324
Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Rev: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath enclosing VOT/X in two lines
ASIS[sunburst] in exergue
RIC 182
18mm, 2.9g.
Constantine II
Constantius II
Caesar, A.D. 324-337
Augustus, A.D. 337-361

(Bronze) AE3
Siscia mint, A.D. 350
Obv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Rev: HOC SIG-NO VICTOR ERIS - Emperor, standing, facing left, holding labarum (standard with Chi-Rho) being crowned by Victory
[dot]ΓSIS[star] in exergue; A in left field
RIC 291
21mm, 3.8g.
Constantius II
Constans
Caesar, A.D. 333-337
Augustus, A.D. 337-350

(Bronze) AE2
Siscia mint, A.D. 348-359 (2nd series)
Obv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
A behind obverse bust
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO - Soldier spearing fallen enemy horseman
[dot]ASIS[dot] in exergue; A in left field
RIC 254
24mm, 5.1g.
Constans
Delmatius
Caesar, A.D. 335-337
(Bronze) AE3/4
Constantinople mint, A.D. 333-335
Obv: FL DELMATIVS NOB C
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS - Two soldiers, standing, holding spears and resting hands on shields; 2 standards between them
CONSI[dot] in exergue
RIC 77
16mm, 1.5g
Delmatius
Hannibalianus
Rex Regnum, A.D. 335-337
(Bronze) AE3/4
Constantinople mint, A.D. 335-336
Obv: FL HANNIBALIANO REGI
Rev: SE-CVRITAS PVBLICA - Euphrates seated right,  holding sceptre, overturned urn at his side, from which water flows, reed in background
CONSS in exergue
RIC 147
15mm, 1.4g.
Hannibalianus Magnentius
Augustus, A.D. 350-353
(Bronze) AE2
Aquileia mint, A.D. 351-353
Obv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES - Two Victories, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X in four lines
AQP in exergue
RIC 167
23x21mm, 4.0g.
Magnentius
Vetranio
Augustus, A.D. 350
(Bronze) AE3
Thessalonica mint, A.D. 350
Obv: D N VETRAN-IO P F AVG
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVM - Emperor, standing, facing left, holding labarum (standard with Chi-Rho) and resting hand on shield
TESA in exergue
RIC 138
18x20mm, 1.4g
Vetranio Decentius
Caesar, A.D. 351-353
(Bronze) AE2
Arles mint, A.D. 351-353
Obv: D N DECENTI-VS CAESAR
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES - Two Victories, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X in four lines
FSAR in exergue
RIC 168
21-24mm, 4.5g
Decentius
Constantius Gallus
Caesar, A.D. 351-354
(Bronze) AE2
Constantinople mint, first series
Obv: D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO - Soldier spearing fallen enemy horseman
CONSA in exergue; Γ[dot] in left field
RIC 107
22mm, 4.7g
Constantius Gallus Julian II ('the Apostate")
Caesar, A.D. 355-361
Augustus, A.D. 361-363

(Bronze) AE1
Antioch mint, A.D. 361-363
Obv: D N CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB - Bull, standing right, two stars above
[palm]SMANTΓ[palm] in exergue
RIC 218
28x25mm, 8.2g
Julian II
Jovian
Augustus, A.D. 363-364
(Bronze) AE3
Siscia mint, A.D. 363-364
Obv: D N IOVIAN-VS P F AVG
Rev: VOT/V/MVLT/X in four lines within wreath
BSISC in exergue
RIC 426
20mm, 3.2g.
Jovian

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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