DISCOVER HISTORICAL ANCIENT ROMAN COINS

Andrew's Blog

Welcome to Historical Ancient Roman Coins. I am passionate about  ancient coins, and I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the  content that I post. Explore my site, and all that I have to offer; perhaps Historical Ancient Roman coins will ignite your own passions too.

Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

Vespasian AR Denarius 77-78 CE

Vespasian AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 CE (18.2mm 2.92g) Obv: Laureate head left. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Rev: ANNONA AVG; Anonna seated left with sack of corn ears. RIC: 966 Purchased from Lazooro on Delcampe April 20, 2020. While not excessively rare this issue is interesting because of the left facing portrait. On the reverse, Annona represents the grain supply. One could imagine that the population of Rome would get quite grumpy if they were not fed. If the food supply ran low the one they would blame would be the emperor. Therefore one will see many instances where emperors invoke Annona. They are signalling that they know how important it is to maintain the food supply. In general, th

Domitian AR Denarius 88-89 CE

Domitian (81-96). AR Denarius 88 CE September 14 - 89 CE- September 13 (sixth issue) (18 mm 3.42 g) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII. Laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS PPP. Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side. RIC 676 RSC 256, BMC 160 Ex: Artemide aste auction 50e February 29-March 1 2020. Lot 339. Yes, this is another Domitian denarius featuring Minerva on the reverse. It turns out that the dating combination as indicated by the imperial titles is quite rare. During this period of time Domitian was acquiring imperial titles very rapidly. RIC suggests that this was because of the many military campaigns Domitian engaged in. Th

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

I’d love to hear from you! Please send me a note or comment and I’ll reply promptly.

 

©2017 BY HISTORICAL ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL COINS. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM