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 I the Elder, 138-141 AD, AR Denarius, Peacock, Posthumous Issue, struck 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, 138-141 AD, AR Denarius, Throne, Lifetime Issue, struck 139-140 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, 138-141 AD, AR Denarius, Throne, Posthumous Issue, struck c. 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, 138-141 AD, Barbaric Tribal Denarius Imitative, struck 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 II the Younger, 147-175 AD, AE As, Juno, struck c. 147-150 AD

Faustina II 'the Younger' ('Annia Galeria Faustina Minor) was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Faustina I…

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…

Galerius, As Caesar, 293-305 AD, AE Follis, Genius, struck c 295-296 AD

Galerius was Roman Emperor from 305 to 311 AD. A leading figure in the persecution of Christians, he issued an…

Gallienus, 253-268 AD, Caria, Antiochia ad Maeandrum, AE30,  Maenander River Bridge

Gallienus was Roman Emperor from 253-268 AD. He ruled during the Crisis of the Third Century, a time when the…

Geta, 200-209 AD, AR Denarius, Geta with Trophy, struck 200-202 AD

Geta was Roman emperor from 209 AD, together with his father, Septimius Severus, and his older brother, Caracalla. Caracalla, reputed…

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, 240-243 AD, Pisidia, Antiochia, AE35, She-wolf and twins

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

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