Roman

Ancient roman coins were minted from the 3rd century BC until the 5th century AD. Ancient roman coins commonly feature a portrait of an individual (e.g. the emperor) on the obverse and a deity on the reverse. Some of the most detailed portraits of an emperor can be found on an ancient roman coin. In many of these ancient roman coins we see what the roman emperors must have looked like in life. In this section you will also discover Roman Provincial (or Greek Imperial) coins.
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…

Gordian III, AR Antoninianus, Sol, 240-243 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander.…

Hadrian, 117-138 AD, AE Sestertius, Roma, struck 118 AD

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian's continued to lead the…

Hadrian, 117-138 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, Eagle, struck 118 AD

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian's continued to lead the…

Hadrian, AE As, Dacia, 117-138 AD

Scarce coin. Nice green patina. This coin commemorates the visit by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to Dacia. Known for its…

Hadrian, AE As, Salus, 124-128 AD

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian's continued to lead the…

Hadrian, AR Denarius, Roma, 125-128 AD

Nice toning. Roma is the personification of Rome. Featured on many ancient Roman coins.…

Hadrian, AR Denarius, Victory, 123 AD

Victoria (Victory) is the personification of the goddess of victory. She is the equivalent of Nike, the Greek goddess who…

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