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Imperial Coinage

The period between the outbreak of civil war between Caesar and Pompey at the beginning of the 49BC and Octavian becoming Augustus in 27BC, contains the 'Imperatorial' coinage.This was a transitional stage of coinage running alongside that produced by Rome and as yet only had the names of those in power and not their portraits. Julius Caesar was the first to make this innovative step, unfortunately he was assassinated only three months later, but the idea stuck and later issues all had the ruler's portraits on them and the Imperial coinage evolved. The Imperatorial coins of Pompey, Caesar, Octavian and Anthony etc will be added to this area for convenience, when available.


The Imperial Coinage of Rome covers over 500 years, from the establishment of Octavian (Augustus) to transformation and rise of Constantinople to Byzantinian coinage with Anastasius I. Those coins produced at provincial mints are separated, as are the Byzantine coins.

ROMAN IMPERIAL, VALENTINIAN I, GOLD SOLIDUS, ANTIOCH MINT, 364-375AD

 

Obv: Emperor's bust facing right, diadem adorned with pearls, DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG

Rev: Valentinian standing holding Victory on a globe, no cross in field, RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE, mint mark ANT (Antioch) in ex, S officina mark = 6. 364AD
S19263
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Gordian III, Silver Denarius 

241-2AD, Rome Mint

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELAVG


Reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing right holding torches in both hands.

Inssued in celebration of his marriage to Tranquillina. Traditional denarius weight.

20mm, 3.11g

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Septimus Severus Silver Denarius, 194AD
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP III, laureate head right

Reverse: VIRT AVG TR P II COS II P P, Virtus helmeted, standing left, holding Victory and reversed spear. 
Ref:RIC IV 39
17mm, 2.97g, aVF

 

£70

 

Septimus Severus Silver Denarius, 197-8AD
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right

Reverse: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing left, right foot on top of helmet and holding a branch and reversed spear.
Ref: S6311
2.83g, 17mm, aVF/F

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Commodus, Silver Denarius,  191-192AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: L AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL, laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XVII I-MP VIII COS VII P P, Pietas seated left, holding sceptre; child before, star in left field
Ref: S5686var
3.12g, 17mm

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Severus Alexander, Silver Denarius, 223AD, Rome Mint
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG,  laureate bust to right, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: P M TR P II COS P P, Pax standing to left, holding olive branch and sceptre. 
2.82g, 18mm, VF
Ref: S7896

 

£80


Julia Maesa, Silver Denarius, 218-222AD, Rome Mint, Grandmother of Elagabalus

Obverse: IVLIAMAESAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right


Reverse: IVNO - Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter

Ref: S 7750

20mm, 2.95g, Good VF/VF

 

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Vespasian, AR denarius, 71AD (July-December)
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AV[G P M] Laureate head of Vespasian right


Reverse: AVGVR above, TRI POT below, simpulum, sprinkler (aspergillum), jug, and lituus (Priestly implements, emblems of the augurate and potificate)

Ref: RIC 43, S2282var
2.78g, 17mm, F/aVF

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