Ancient Roman and Greek Coins
frequently asked questions
associated pages about buying on eBay and buying
up from "beginner" to "intermediate" collector
Roman coin educational links (with some Greek coin links
information about rarity
and its importance for cost (for intermediate
commentary on a difference between collecting US and ancient coins
information about avoiding
[The coin to the right is a common silver denarius of
Roman emperor Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD, with diameter
Guide to Late Roman AE Coin Types,
complete list of types of emperors
Valentinian I through Theodosius II and Valentinian III
resource for collectors of Late Roman AE coins.
Ancient Imitations of Roman
An educational site
about genuinely ancient coins that were imitations or
counterfeits in their day.
Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents
site for ancient coin collectors about sale catalogs.
A related site where catalogs
are grouped by
Byzantine Coins of Cherson (Kherson)
The unusual Byzantine types from
the city of Cherson in the Crimea in Ukraine. A resource for collectors.
mint of late third century AD Rome
An 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.
An illustrated article
on the the Roman rulers and their mints from 306-310 when
Constantine was awarded the unusual title "Filius Augusti".
The unusual "quarter-follis"
denomination struck 305-306 AD under the tetrarchy
illustrated list of all the varieties. An educational
resource for collectors.
of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximian at Siscia
The unique use of the Jovian and
Herculian titles to indicate officina numbers
Officina Numbers on Late Roman
The unusual use of officina
numbers spelled out on issues of Valentinian, Valens, and
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.
CONSTANTINOPOLIS: Roman coins commemorating the founding of Constantinople under Constantine.
A short article here.
Geta, his portraits, 198-212 AD. Geta's portraits change as he ages from nine to twenty-two.
Other themes of interest
1) one emperor who issued coins from one mint with five
distinctly different mintmarks, on pages
2) some reverse types that are unique to a particular Roman emperor in a quiz format. Can you recognize them?
3) Coins and archaeology work together to identify Seuthes III
4) The real meaning of SECVRITAS on Roman coins.