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.
Hadrian, Dupondius, Aeternitas, 119-121 AD

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

Hadrian, Sestertius, 125-128 A.D.

This coin has a superb portrait of Hadrian. A coin of this quality is rare, especially in the large sestertius…

Hadrian, Sestertius, Fortuna, 134-138 AD

Nicely toned. Fortuna was the Roman Goddess of Fate, Chance, Luck and Fortune. A very important deity, she could bring…

Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD, AE Sestertius, Juno, struck 211-217 AD, Banti Plate Coin

Julia Domna was the second wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and the mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla.…

Julian II, the Apostate, 360-363 AD, AR Siliqua, struck 361 AD, from the East Harptree Hoard

Julian II 'the Apostate was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363 AD. The last non-Christian emperor of the Roman Emperor,…

Lydia, Nacrassa, AE24, Pseudo-autonomous Issue, Time of Trajan to the Antonines,  98-161 AD

Nacrasa was located around modern Bakir in North Lydia. It was originally a Seleucid stronghold. However no coinage has been…

Macedon under the Romans, Koinon of Macedon, AE Diassarion, Nero, 50-54 AD

The Roman province of Macedonia was officially established in 146 BC, after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Andriscus…

Macrinus, AE26, Moesia, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Hermes,  217-218 AD

Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 217 to 218, reigning jointly with his son Diadumenianus. Originally a…

Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AE22, SC, struck 151-152 AD, Lindgren Plate Coin

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. Known to many as the old Emperor at the beginning…

Marcus Aurelius, As Caesar, 139-161 AD, AE Sestertius, Genius Exercitus, struck 151-152 AD

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. Known to many as the old Emperor at the beginning…

Marcus Aurelius, Dupondius, Boat Reverse, 176-177 AD

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. Known to many as the old Emperor at the beginning…

Mark Antony, Legionary Denarius

Marcus Antonius ('Mark Antony') was born in 83 BC. He was an ally to Julius Caesar and later a rival…