Coins to admire, fondle and study for the remainder of my days

Last updated: 4 February 2020

At the age of 90+


These coins represent my main Ancient coin collecting interests throughout my lifetime: Julio-Claudian and coins depicting Caesars and Augusti who campaigned in Britain .

I store and carry my coins in a padded shoulder purse with a steel thread reinforced strap (to prevent knife cutting) whenever I leave the house - thus I can admire them whenever I want and wherever I am.




The Coins

[Julio-Claudian coin photo][Julio-Claudian coin photo]
Denarius, Crawford, Roman Republican Coins (RRC), No. 480/8 (March 44 BC - Alfoldi)
Coin obverse depiction: Julius Caesar wreathed head facing right
Inscription clockwise from right: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO (Dictator in Perpetuity)
Coin reverse depiction: Venus Victrix standing, facing left, holding statuette of victory on palm of right hand and supporting vertical scepter with left hand
Inscription vertical to right: L BVCA (L. Aemilius Buca, Moneyer)
Weight: 3.5g



AUGUSTUS AS, TITUS RESTORATION ISSUE, 80-81 AD
(27mm, 10.71 gm)

BMCRE Volume II, Rome, Titus No. 273-275
RIC Volume II, Part 1 (second edition), Titus, No. 462
Obverse depiction: Augustus, radiate head facing left
Inscription: DIVVS AV  GVSTVS PATER
Reverse depiction: Eagle with wings spread standing on Globe
Inscription: IMP T CAES AVG RESTITVIT - S C (above, left and right)


[Julio-Claudian coin photo][Julio-Claudian coin photo]
TIBERIUS, SESTERTIUS, RIC, Vol. I, Rome, No. 68, AD 36-37
(35mm, 22.6gm)
Cataloged in Wildwinds under Augustus - Sear 1784
Cataloged in BMCRE under Tiberius - No. 126
Obverse depiction: Augustus, radiate, togate, holding laurel branch in r. hand and long sceptre in l., seated on throne, placed on a car, drawn l. by four elephants, each bearing a mahout on its neck. The side of the car is ornamented with shields.
Inscription across top in three lines DIVO AVGVSTO SPQR
Reverse depiction: Large, centered S C
Inscription clockwise from top: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX



CAIUS (CALIGULA), SESTERTIUS, BMCRE Vol. I, Rome, No. 41, (Pl. 28.6)
CAIUS (CALIGULA), SESTERTIUS, RIC Vol. I, Rome, No. 51
(40-41AD, 35mm, 26.2gm)
Obverse depiction: Personification of Pietas, draped, seated left
Inscription: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG PM TRP IIII PP in exergue: PIETAS
Reverse depiction: Caligula standing left holding patera over altar - attendants (victimarius) on either side holding bull for sacrifice - hexastyle temple of Divus Augustus festooned
with garlands in background.

Reverse Horizontal Inscription: {small lettering} DIVO AVG and below: S C (left and right)



CLAUDIUS, SESTERTIUS, BMCRE Vol. I, Rome, No. 185, (Pl. 36.1)
CLAUDIUS, SESTERTIUS, RIC Vol. I, Rome, No. 112
(50-54AD, 36mm, 28.2gm)
Obverse depiction: Claudius, laureate head facing right
Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP PP
Reverse depiction: Civic Oak Wreath
Inscription in four lines:
EX SC
P P
OB CIVES
SERVATOS

(within Civic wreath)



NERO, SESTERTIUS, BMCRE Vol. I, Rome, No. 114
NERO, SESTERTIUS, RIC Vol. I, Rome, No. 356
(66-67AD, 36mm, 24.8gm)
Obverse depiction: Nero, laureate head facing right
Inscription: IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM PM TRP XIII PP
Reverse depiction: Personification of Roma seated left on cuirass
resting elbow on shield and holding spear, helmet behind

Inscription: ROMA (in exergue) S C (left and right)



RIC Vol. I, CLAUDIUS, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 109, 42-43AD (38mm, 28.0gm)
Obverse depiction: Nero Claudius Drusus, bare head facing left
Inscription: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
Reverse depiction: Claudius seated left on curule chair holding olive branch,
weapons and armor beneath

Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP PP - S C (exergue)
Nero Claudius Drusus was the father of Claudius


[Julio-Claudian coin photo]
BMCRE Vol I, CLAUDIUS, As, Rome, No. 206 (Pl. 36.6)
RIC Vol I, CLAUDIUS, As, Rome, No. 113
(AD 50)
Obverse: Claudius, bare headed facing left
Inscription clockwise from bottom: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
Reverse: Personification of Liberty, standing, facing right
Inscription clockwise from bottom: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA | S -------- C (left and right)



Septimius Severus, Denarius, RIC Vol. IV, No. 335
Obverse: Septimius Severus,, Laureate head facing right
Inscription clockwise from bottom: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Reverse: Victory (Britannia?) seated left writing on shield
Inscription: VICTORIAE BRIT



Caracalla, Denarius, RIC Vol. IV, No. 231a
Obverse: Caracalla, Laureate head facing right
Inscription clockwise from bottom: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Reverse: winged Victory advancing right holding trophy
Inscription: VICTORIAE BRIT



Geta, Denarius, RIC Vol. IV, No. 91
Obverse: Geta, Laureate head facing right
Inscription clockwise from bottom: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
Reverse: Victory standing left holding wreath and palm branch
Inscription: VICTORIAE BRIT


Carausius, Antoninianus, RIC V (2), No. 475:


IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG ......................................... PA - X - AVG | S .....P

Draped, radiate, bust facing right
London Mint.
3.9 gm.


Allectus, Antoninianus, RIC V (2), No. 33:


IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG ............................. PA - X - AVG ..... S (Pax standing left) A
M L in reverse exergue.

Cuirassed, radiate, bust facing right
London Mint.
3.8 gm.


RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, No. 17a, Constantius, Caesar of the West:

[Constantius coin photo][Constantius coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Earliest obverse legend
10.1 gm.
Britannia invasion coinage produced in Gaul at unknown Continental mint

RIC VI, Londinium, No. 47, Constantius, Augustus of the West:
CT (Cloke & Toone), No. 4.02.003, 1 May 305 - 26 July 306, Rarity: S

[Constantius coin photo][Constantius coin photo]
IMP CONSTANTIVS PIVS FEL AVG ....................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Cuirassed, laureate, bust facing right
London Mint.
10.0 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 89b, Constantine, Caesar of the West:
CT (Cloke & Toone), No. 5.03.004, c. November - December AD 307, Rarity: R

[Constantine coin photo][Constantine coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C ........................... GENIO - POP ROM
PLN
in reverse exergue

Draped, laureate, bust facing right
Genius with head towered and loins draped
Issued shortly after the death of Constantius following recognition as Caesar of the West by Galerius
9.3 gm
.


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