Ancient Roman and Greek Coins
Answers to frequently asked
(FAQ, mostly for beginners)
associated pages about buying on eBay
about moving up from
"beginner" to "intermediate" collector
coin educational links (with some Greek coin links too)
information about rarity and its
importance for cost (for intermediate collectors)
on a difference between collecting US and ancient coins
information about avoiding fakes
to the right is a common silver denarius of Roman emperor Septimus
Severus, 193-211 AD, with diameter 19 mm.]
Guide to Late Roman AE Coin Types, AD 364-450
list of types of emperors Valentinian I
through Theodosius II and Valentinian III
A resource for collectors
of Late Roman AE coins.
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.
Ancient Imitations of Roman Coins
educational site about genuinely ancient coins that were imitations or
counterfeits in their day.
Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents
educational site for ancient coin collectors about sale catalogs.
A related site where catalogs are
Byzantine Coins of Cherson
The unusual Byzantine types from the
city of Cherson in the Crimea in Ukraine. A resource for collectors.
of late third century AD Rome
illustrated list of all the coin types of the Tripolis mint. An
educational resource for collectors.
Constantine as Caesar and as FIL AVG (A.D. 306-310)
illustrated article on the the Roman rulers and their mints from
306-310 when Constantine was awarded the unusual title "Filius
The unusual "quarter-follis" denomination struck
305-306 AD under the tetrarchy
illustrated list of all the varieties. An educational resource for
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
Officina Numbers on Late Roman Coins
The unusual use of officina
numbers spelled out on issues of Valentinian, Valens, and Gratian.
Maximinus Thrax, the giant. Roman emperor 235-238. His portrait types.
Maximinus Thrax issued denarii with three distinct portrait types.
Long Mintmarks on Roman Imperial coins.
A few of the longest mintmarks illustrated.
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.
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.
CONSTANTINOPOLIS: Roman coins
commemorating the founding of Constantinople under Constantine.
A short article
Geta, his portraits, 198-212 AD.
Geta's portraits change
as he ages from nine to twenty-two.
The Byzantine emperor Justinian (527-565 AD) and the earthquakes at Antioch.
Other themes of interest
1) one emperor who issued coins from one mint
with five distinctly different mintmarks, on pages here
2) some reverse types that are
unique to a particular Roman emperor in a quiz format. Can you
3) Coins and archaeology work together to
4) The real meaning of SECVRITAS on Roman coins.