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.
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 death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

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 Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids. Sol, on the reverse of the coin, was the Roman God of the Sun.…

Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint, Sol, struck 242-244 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Jupiter, struck 241-243 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Sol, struck 241-243 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Virtus, struck 240 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

Gordian III, 238-244 AD, Pisidia, Antiochia, AE35, She-wolf and twins, struck 240-243 AD

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

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. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.…

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 continued to lead the Roman Empire into an era of prosperity.…

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 gold mines, Dacia was conquered by the Roman Emperor Trajan, who expanded the mining operations, making it a strategic acquisition for the Roman Empire.…

Hadrian, AE As, Salus, 124-128 AD

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian continued to lead the Roman Empire into an era of prosperity. Salus was the Roman Goddess of safety and well-being. According to Volume III of Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, this As was likely minted in 124/5 to 128 AD.…