Roman

Ancient roman coins span the 3rd century BC until the 5th century AD. Unlike ancient greek coins which feature a wide range of symbols peculiar to a particular city in Ancient Greece, ancient roman coins commonly feature a portrait of an individual (e.g. the emperor) on the obverse. Some of the most wonderfully detailed portraits of emperors can be found on an ancient roman coin.
Elagabalus, AE26, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, 218-222 AD

Elagabalus was Roman Emperor from 218 to 222 AD. Born in Syria, he was later named after the god Elagabal…

Elagabalus, AE30, Provincial, Samosata, Tyche, 218 to 222 AD

Elagabalus was Roman Emperor from 218 to 222 AD. Born in Syria, he was later named after the god…

Faustina I the Elder, Barbaric Tribal Denarius Imitative, 140-150 AD

This coin is a tribal imitative of a rare life-time denarius of Faustina I. Perhaps struck by the the Celts…

Faustina I the Elder, Sestertius, Aeternitas, 141-161 AD

Faustina I the elder was born circa 100 AD and died in 140 AD. She was the wife of the…

Faustina I the Elder, Sestertius, Ceres, 141-161 AD

Faustina I the elder was born circa 100 AD and died in 140 AD. She was the wife of the…

Faustina II the Younger, Sestertius, 168-169 AD

It is much less common to see a portrait of Faustina the Younger in which she is wearing a stephane…

Faustina Senior Sestertius, Eternity, 138-141 AD

This sestertius features an amazing portrait of Faustina Senior, spoiled only by some pitting in the lower half and some…

Gordian III AR Antoninianus, Virtus, 238-239 AD

Nicely struck. Very little wear. Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the…

Gordian III Sestertius, Sol, 240 AD

Nice patina. Uneven shaped flan. Marks on obverse suggest it may have been double-struck. Gordian III became the youngest sole…

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