Guide to Collecting Ancient Roman Coins - A List / Checklist of All Coin Types
This guide was created to make it simple for you to explore all the different coin types available for sale in my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Authentic-Ancient-Greek-Roman-Coins.
Chronologically speaking, the Roman coin types can be broken up into three periods, click each to explore more information about each:
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ALL Important Roman People that Struck a Coin
Time of Late Roman Republic to Roman Imperial
Feel the past as you explore the ancient world through these historical ancient Roman coins of the emperors, empresses and important personages. Below is an almost complete list of all ancient Roman historical personages that have ever struck a coin. A challenge for some, who are willing to accept it, is to collect a single coin of every single emperor. Ancient Roman coins are very fun to collect, with so much to choose from you, may want to also check out the Important WOMEN on Ancient Coins guide. Some of these emperors are more rare than others, so you may want to be the first to buy them before they're gone into a collection forever! Some people choose to take the route of building up a collection of every single emperor, or sometimes, every single emperor and empress, and it may take a lifetime, but the challenge is exciting. You can build up a collection without some or the rarer emperors and empresses in an affordable fashion for almost anyone. Some people value a collection of ancient Roman coins as more valuable as it takes time and effort to put it together. With the list below, you can search my eBay store and find the right coins out of thousands that are available! You have many advantages that collectors of the previous decades never had, some of which include, a great list like this, a fantastic selection and the ability to make offers on the items available.
- Sulla, Roman Dictator before Julius Caesar who issued coins
- Julius Caesar and or Coins that deal with Julius Caesar and possible ancestors
- Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar and coins dealing with him
- Mark Antony - Ancient general, during the time of Julius Caesar and Augustus
- Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatra's in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
- Augustus - First Roman Emperor from 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.
- Livia, wife of Augustus
Agrippa - best friend of Augustus & General Died 12 B.C.
- Tiberius - Roman Emperor 14 A.D. - 37 A.D.
- Germanicus, father of Gaius (Caligula), brother of Claudius
- Caligula - Roman Emperor: 37-41 A.D.
Claudius - Roman Emperor: 41-54 A.D.
- Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
- Nero - Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
- Poppaea, wife of Nero - Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
Vitellius - Roman Emperor: 69 A.D.
- Galba - Roman Emperor: June 10th 68 A.D. - January 15th 69 A.D.
- Otho - Roman Emperor: 15 January 69 – 16 April 69 A.D.
- Vespasian - Roman Emperor: 69-79 A.D.
- Titus - Roman Emperor: 79-81 A.D.
- Domitian - Roman Emperor: 81-96 A.D.
- Domitia, wife of Domitian
- Nerva - Roman Emperor: 96 -98 A.D.
Trajan - Roman Emperor: 98-117 A.D.
- Plotina, wife of Trajan - Roman Emperor: 98-117 A.D.
- Hadrian - Roman Emperor: 117-138 A.D.
- Aelius - Roman Caesar: 136-137 A.D.
- Sabina, wife of Hadrian - Roman Emperor: 117-138 A.D.
- Antoninus Pius - Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D.
- Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
- Marcus Aurelius - Roman Emperor: 161-180 A.D.
- Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
- Lucius Verus - Roman Emperor: 161-169 A.D.
- Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
- Commodus - Roman Emperor: 177-192 A.D.
- Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
- Pertinax - 'Usurper' Roman Emperor: 1 January 193 - 28 March 193 A.D.
- Didius Julianus - Roman Emperor: 193 A.D.
- Clodius Albinus - Caesar: 193-195 A.D. Emperor: 195-197 A.D.
- Septimius Severus - Roman Emperor: 193-211 A.D.
- Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
- Caracalla - Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D.
- Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
- Geta - Roman Caesar: 198-209 - Emperor: 209-211 A.D.
- Macrinus - Roman Emperor: 217-218 A.D.
- Diadumenian - Roman Caesar: 218 A.D.
- Elagabalus - Roman Emperor: 218-222 A.D.
- Julia Soaemias - Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
Julia Paula - Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
- Julia Maesa - Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
- Severus Alexander - Roman Emperor: 222-235 A.D.
- Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
- Maximinus I - Roman Emperor: 235-238 A.D.
- Balbinus - Roman Emperor: 238 A.D.
- Pupienus - Roman Emperor: 238 A.D.
- Gordian I - Roman Emperor: 1st-22nd April, 238 A.D.
- Gordian II - Roman Emperor: 22 March – 12 April 238 A.D.
- Gordian III - Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D.
- Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
- Philip I 'the Arab' - Roman Emperor: 244-249 A.D.
- Trajan Decius Roman Emperor 249-251 A.D.
- Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
Herennius Etruscus - Roman Emperor: 251 A.D.
- Hostilian 251A.D. Roman Emperor
- Trebonianus Gallus Roman Emperor 251-253 A.D.
- Aemilian Rare Roman Emperor 253 A.D.
Valerian I - Roman Emperor 253-260 A.D.
- Regalianus - Usurpe:r 260 A.D.
- Dryuntilla wife of Regalianus
- Quietus - Usurper: 260-261 A.D.
Macrianus - Usurper: 260-261 A.D.
- Gallienus Roman Emperor 253-268 A.D.
- Valerian II - Roman Caesar: 256-258 A.D. Eldest son of Gallienus and Salonina
- Salonina - Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
- Postumus - Roman Emperor: 260-268 A.D.
- Claudius II - Roman Emperor 268-270 A.D.
Victorinus - Roman Emperor: 269-271 A.D.
- Quintillus - Roman Emperor 270 A.D.
- Aurelian - Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D.
- Severina, wife of Aurelian - Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D.
- Tetricus I - Gallic Roman Emperor: 271-274 A.D.
- Tetricus II - Roman Caesar: 273-274 A.D.
- Tacitus - Roman Emperor 275-276 A.D.
- Florian - Roman Emperor: 276 A.D.
- Probus - Roman Emperor 276-282 A.D.
- Carus - Roman Emperor 282-283 A.D.
- Carinus Roman Emperor 282-285 A.D.
- Numerian Roman Emperor 282-284 A.D.
- Diocletian Roman Emperor 284-305 A.D.
- Maximian Roman Emperor 286-305 A.D.
- Galerius Roman Emperor 305-311 A.D.
- Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
- Severus II Roman Emperor 306-307 A.D.
- Maxentius Roman Emperor 307-312 A.D.
- Constantius I Constantine I father Roman Emperor 293-306 A.D.
- Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
- Constantine I 'The Great'- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D.
- Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
- Maximinus II Daia Roman Emperor 308-312 A.D.
- Licinius I Roman Emperor 308-324 A.D.
- Crispus - Roman Caesar: 317-326 A.D.
- Constantius II Roman Emperor 337-361 A.D.
- Dalmatius Roman Caesar 335-337 A.D.
- Hanniballianus - Roman Caesar: 335-337 A.D.
- Constantine II Roman Emperor 337-340AD Son of Constantine the Great
- Constans - Roman Emperor: 337-350 A.D.
- Hannibalianus - Roman Caesar: 335-337 A.D.
- Vetranio - Roman Emperor: 350 A.D.
- Magnentius - Usurper of the Roman Empire 350-353 A.D.
- Decentius - Roman Caesar: 351-353 A.D.
- Julian II Constantine I half brother Roman Emperor 361-363 A.D.
- Procopius Roman Emperor Usurper 363-366 A.D.
- Jovian Roman Emperor 363-364 A.D.
- Valentinian I the Great Roman Emperor 364-375 A.D.
- Valens Roman Emperor 364-378 A.D.
- Gratian Roman Emperor 375-383 A.D.
- Valentinian II Roman Emperor 375-392AD
- Theodosius I - Roman Emperor: 379-395 A.D.
- Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
- Arcadius Roman Emperor 393-408 A.D.
- Eudoxia - Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
- Honorius Roman Emperor 393-423 A.D.
- Theodosius II Byzantine Emperor 408-450 A.D.
- Johannes Roman Usurper 423-425 A.D.
- Avitus Western Roman Emperor 455-456 A.D.
- Leo I the Thracian Byzantine Emperor 457-474 A.D.
- Recimer - Roman Emperor: 461-465 A.D.
- Anthemius - Roman Emperor: 467-472 A.D.
- Olybrius - Roman Emperor: 472 A.D.
- Julius Nepos - Roman Emperor: 474-475 A.D.
- Basiliscus - Roman Emperor: 475-476 A.D.
- Zeno Byzantine Emperor 474-475 and 476-491 A.D.
Guide to Coins of the Roman Republic
The List of the Moneyer Names
This part of the guide is designed to give you an easy way to search my eBay store
with advanced search parameters, which search for the specific moneyer names
below with the description that are in line with the book: Roman Silver Coins
Volume 1 by David R. Sear. As you click each, you will be able to see any examples of that specific moneyer I have available. The goal of this list is to make it easy and fun to explore, learn and even put together a very comprehensive collection of ancient Roman Republican coins.
SEE ALL ANCIENT ROMAN REPUBLIC COINS Available in my store
You can also do a search yourself in my store for by checking off the box that says "in titles & descriptions" and then typing in specifically in quotes "", the parameter like this: "reference: moneyernamehere". This way if you are already proficient in the types and are looking for specific examples, you can find them yourself also without having to refer to this guide.
Roman Provincial Coins Collecting Guide
The Roman Empire spread way beyond Italy in ancient times. The territories under their control were allowed to keep their culture and their Greek language. They were also allowed to issue coins locally. These coins had Greek inscriptions on them, a lot of the times and include a myriad of reverses that were important to the local people living in the area.
The standard reference work on these coins is Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values by David R. Sear. This work is a great bird's eye view of many Greek Imperial or otherwise known as Roman Provincial coins. Every emperor is included there, including some cultures that were present during the times of the Roman empire. Additional references are given to coins that were quasi-autonomous, or in other words, struck without the portrait of the emperor. Some of them are interesting and feature the portrait of the Roman Senate and Roma.
Overall, this is an interesting subject to learn about, explore and to collect. The advantage is that you can have reverse designs that you would not have on the Roman Imperial coins themselves, which featured strictly Roman motifs most of the time. Also to note, that some emperors, which are at times referred to as usurpers only issued coins in the province or city under their control. So you can only have a Roman provincial coin of them. Another benefit of Roman provincial coins is that they feature portraits of the imperial family which are otherwise not present on Roman Imperial coins. So, in conclusion, Greek Imperial or Roman Provincial coins made an amazing addition and make any ancient Roman coin collection more complete and more fascinating.
You can find a selection of over 1000 Roman provincial ancient coins not listed here. Seeing them is very simple by clicking here to go to my store, and then scrolling down to the appropriate Ancient ROMAN PROVINCIAL Coins category. There is more than one so it is great to check both out. You can also get more familiar with how to use my store by clicking here.
See all the provincial coins I have available here: