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Answers to frequently asked questions 
    (FAQ, mostly for beginners)
        [The coin to the right is a common silver denarius of the Roman emperor Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD, with diameter 19 mm.]

            associated pages about buying on eBay and buying
       about selling
       about moving up from "beginner" to "intermediate" collector
          (including book recommendations)
       Annotated Roman coin educational links (with some Greek coin links too)
       information about rarity and its importance for cost (for intermediate collectors)
       commentary on a difference between collecting US and ancient coins
       information about avoiding fakes


        Date: 364-450
Guide to Late Roman AE Coin Types, AD 364-450
            complete list of types of emperors Valentinian I through Theodosius II and Valentinian III
         A resource for collectors of Late Roman AE coins.

        Date: 316-364
Christian Symbolism on Roman Coins
        A complete list of types from its beginning under Constantine to 364 AD.

        A resource for collectors of late Roman AE coins.

        Date: The entire Roman period
Ancient Imitations of Roman Coins
        An educational site about genuinely ancient coins that were imitations or counterfeits in their day.

        Date: 425-1071
Byzantine Coins of Cherson (Kherson)

       The unusual Byzantine types from the city of Cherson in the Crimea in Ukraine. A resource for collectors.

Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents
    An educational site for ancient coin collectors about sale catalogs.
        A related site where catalogs are grouped by collecting theme.



        Date: 198-212
Geta, his portraits, 198-212 AD.
        Geta's portraits change as he ages from nine to twenty-two.

        Date: 217-353

Long Mintmarks on Roman Imperial coins.
        A few of the longest mintmarks illustrated.

        Date: 235-238   
Maximinus Thrax, the giant. Roman emperor 235-238. His portrait types.
        Maximinus Thrax issued denarii with three distinct portrait types.

        Date: 251-253
What was Volusian's name?
        Volusian, Augustus, 251-253 AD.
 
        Date: 270-293
The Tripolis mint of late third century AD Rome
         An illustrated list of all the coin types of the Tripolis mint. An educational resource for collectors.

        Date: 289-290
Officina Marks of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximian at Siscia (289-290 AD)
        The unique use of the Jovian and Herculian titles to indicate officina numbers

        Date: 293 - 300
Fortuna under the first tetrachy: Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius, and Galerius (293-300 AD)
         A rare follis type issued only at Trier.

        Date: 305-306
The unusual "quarter-follis" denomination struck 305-306 AD under the tetrarchy
         An illustrated list of all the varieties. An educational resource for collectors.

        Date: 306-310
Constantine as Caesar and as FIL AVG (A.D. 306-310)
        An illustrated article on the the Roman rulers and their mints from 306-310 when Constantine was awarded the unusual title "Filius Augusti".

        Date: 330-340
CONSTANTINOPOLIS: Roman coins commemorating the founding of Constantinople under Constantine.
        A short article here.

        Date: 350
Vetranio, Roman emperor in AD 350: His six AE coin types.
        The Roman emperor Vetranio ruled in the Balkans for ten months in AD 350. His AE coin types are listed and illustrated here.

        Date: 363-364
Jovian, Roman emperor from June 363 to Febuary 364: His four AE types.
        The Roman emperor Jovian reigned only eight months. His AE coin types are listed and illustrated here.

        Date: 364-375
Officina Numbers on Late Roman Coins
        The unusual use of officina numbers spelled out on issues of Valentinian, Valens, and Gratian.

        Date: 527-565
The Byzantine emperor Justinian (527-565 AD) and the earthquakes at Antioch.
         Byzantine coins of Justinian from Antioch

Other themes of interest

    1)  One emperor who issued coins from one mint with five distinctly different mintmarks, on pages here
    2)  Date: Roman imperial period. Some reverse types that are unique to a particular Roman emperor in a quiz format. Can you recognize them?
    3)  Date: c. 324 BC.  Coins and archaeology work together to identify Seuthes III
    4)  Date: Roman imperial period. The real meaning of SECVRITAS on Roman coins.