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ALTAR, Antoninus Pius159 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Monumental altar enclosure, with double panelled doors and horns visible above.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 441 | VM : 137/3 | Sear : 5196
1 comments*Alex
ALTAR, CONSTANTIUS I130 viewsStruck A.D.307 - 308 under Maxentius, AE Follis of Aquileia.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG. Veiled head of Constantius I facing right.
Reverse: MEMORIA DIVI CONSTANTI. Monumental altar enclosure, doors embellished with handles in the shape of a ring held in the mouth of a bucranium, surmounted by eagle with wings spread standing facing, head turned to left and holding wreath in its beak; in exergue, AQS.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 5.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC VI : 127

"Cohen 24 (not giving mintmark) and Voetter, Gerin Cat., p. 62, have AVG only in the obv. legend of this type at Aquileia." - source Curtis Clay.
ALTAR, Faustina Junior145 viewsAR denarius of Rome, struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Monumental altar enclosure with closed doors.
Diameter: 19mm
RIC III : 746
ARCH, Augustus, RIC 359205 viewsAugustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D. Moneyer L. Vinicius. Rome Mint. 16 B.C. (3.72g, 18.8m, 5h). Obv: Anepigraphic, bare head right. Rev: L Vinicivs in ex., Triumphal arch inscribed SPQR IMP CAE in two lines sur. by Quadriga bearing Augustus, r. holding laurel-branch, l. scepter; smaller arch on sides w archer on l. and slinger on r. RIC I 359 (R2). RSC 544.

This coin depicts Augustus’ triple arch, perhaps the first in Rome. Beginning as a double arch to commemorate his victory at Actium, the third arch was probably added to commemorate the return of the lost standards from Parthia. For a scarce type, this example is well centered and has good details on the reverse including complete legends.
1 commentsLucas H
ARCH, AUGUSTUS, RIC I : 510.163 viewsAR Cistophorus (Cistophoric Tetradrachm = 3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C.
Obverse: IMP•IX•TR•PO•V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
Diameter: 24 - 25mm | Weight: 11.7gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests may actually have incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.
2 comments*Alex
ARCH, Caracalla & Julia Domna, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 19. HrJ (2013) viewsCaracalla & Julia Domna, AD 198-217
AE26, 11.43g, 26.27mm, 45°
struck under governor Quintilianus
confronted busts of the Imperial pair
Triumphal arch, with two floors, three doors, two windows; above four figures, from
l. to r.: Caracalla with sceptre(?), Severus, Julia Domna, and - a bit smaller - Geta
on r. side E (for Pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 695 (1 ex., Mandl)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1041
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.
d) BMC 20
rare, about VF/superb EF

This type seems to depict a triumphal arch erected in Marcianopolis. For the 4 figures on top will be no other interpretation possible than that suggested by A.v.Sallet (Cat. Berlin 58, 11) of the Imperial family...So we have in te middle Severus and Domna, on the l. side Caracalla and on the r. side a bit smaller Geta. The triumphal arch seems to be erected under Severus but appears not until Caracalla's sole reign, probably at the beginning because Geta is depicted too (Pick).
1 commentsJochen
ARCH, Gordian III, AE26, Varbanov I 1945127 viewsGordian III
Augustus, 238- 244 A.D.

Coin: AE 26

Obverse: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC / AVΓ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, to the left, facing the draped bust of Serapis, wearing a Kalathos upon his head, to the right.
Reverse: VΠ MNOΦIΛ-O-V M-APKIANO / ΠOΛITΩ, a Triumphal Arch, with three portals, surmounted with three statues. E in the central portal.

Weight: 12.34 g, Diameter: 26.7 x 26.7 x 2.5 mm, Die axis: 40°, Mint: Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Consular Legate: Tullius Menophilus, Reference: Varbanov I 1945

Rated Rare (R6, 50 - 100 examples known)
ARCH, Macrinus & Diadumenian, Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. HrJ (2013) (plate coin)132 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.49g, 26.91mm, 195°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenianus, bare-headed, l.
Triumphal arch with three doors, the door in the midth much higher, four figures
on postaments above. The outer two are Victories holding wreath in upraised
hand, the other two male figures, draped, the left holding up his r. hand, the
right one holding spear in his l. hand.
E in l. field (for pentassarion)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1220
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
d) Price/Trell p.51, fig. 85 var.
very rare, F+/VF
added to
ARCH, NERO, (Lost Arch of Nero)1353 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC 149, VF, 24.55g, 35.1mm, 45o, Rome mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head right wearing aegis; reverse S C, triumphal arch surmounted by statue of Nero in quadriga, Victory on left holds wreath & palm, Pax on right holds caduceus & cornucopia, wreath in archway, Mars nude helmeted statue in niche4 comments
ARCH, TRAJAN, Sestertius163 viewsorichalcum sestertius (25.62g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 103-104.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan facing right.
S·P·Q·R·OPTIMO PRINCIPI [r.b.,] S C [in ex.] monumental richly decorated triumphal arch; on the sides, can be seen a biga driven by Victory; in the pediment Jupiter between two seated figures, panel above pediment inscribed IOM (= Iovi Optimo Maximo), the whole surmounted by six-horse chariot driven by Jupiter and flanked by Victories.

RIC 572 [R]; BMC 844; Cohen 547; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 100:18
ex Künker, Auction 174
1 commentsCharles S
BRIDGE, Commemorative struck under Constantine I382 viewsCommemorative RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 21
Constantine I AD 306 - 337
AE - AE 4
Constantinopolis 4th officina AD 330
draped, laureate head of a young Roman l., cornucopiae over r. shoulder
rev. (no legend)
Bridge with two towers and pylons below, over river
CONS/Epsilon above
RIC VIII, Constaninopolis 21; C.1; LRBC.1066
about VF/EF

Belongs to the special issue for the dedication of Constantinopolis AD 330 under Constantine I. The bridge may be the famous Milvian bridge, where Maxentius was defeated by Constantine I AD 312. For more information look at
2 commentsJochen
CAMPGATE, Arcadius514 viewsArcadius; 383 - 388 AD; mint uncertain, probably TES [thessalonica], 12 mm, 1.1 gms. DN ARCADIUS AVG, Pearl diademed, draped,and cuirassed bust right.
Very unusual engraving on the reverse.

Bruce's collection
CAMPGATE, Arcadius569 viewsObv: ARCADIVS partially visible, bust appears to be pearl-diademed
Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICE partially visible, multi-level "campgate", TES below
AE4, 13 mm (Ray Wilk)
CAMPGATE, Arcadius387 viewsThis unusual reverse may depict a tall wall with a door and 2 windows, or the upper layer could be a building that was actually within the city walls. Another possibility is that the lower layer represents the main gate in the city wall and the upper layer represents a section of the wall elsewhere that had 2 doors. (Ray Wilk)1 commentsraywilk
CAMPGATE, ARCADIUS, RIC IX 62c of Thessalonica375 viewsD N ARCADIVS P F AVG; GLORIA REIPVBLICE; gamma/ /TES; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; two turreted campgate with 6 rows of blocks; gamma in left field & TES in exerguecscoppa
CAMPGATE, Constantine I267 viewsTitle: Constantinvs CampGate
Date: Struck 326-327 A.D.
Discription: Laureate head right
Discription: Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks.
Mint: •SMK Γ• in exergue
Cyzicus Mint Size: 19mm
Reference: Ref: RIC VII, 44 G
Rarity: c3
2 commentsracerx
CAMPGATE, Constantine I240 viewsConstantine I the Great
Bronze 3.61g 19mm 2o
Great patina and detail
CAMPGATE, Constantine I "Eyes to the Heavens"451 viewsConstantine I
A.D. 328-9
CONSTAN TINVS head with plain diadem, looking up to Heavens
PROVIDEN TIAE AVGG [In honor of the foresight of the Emperors]
campgate with two turrets and star above.
In exergue SMKB dot
RIC VII Cyzicus 57 r5

from the collection of vic9128
3 commentsvic9128
CAMPGATE, Constantine I AE3, Trier151 viewsAttribution: RIC 504 (RIC VII)

Mint: Trier, PTRE

Date: 327-328 AD

Obverse: Laureate Constantine I right, CONSTAN-TINVS AVG

Reverse: Campgate with two turrets and star above, PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, PTRE in exergue

Size: 19.5mm x 19.7mm

Weight: 2.9 grams
1 commentsAnemicOak
Constantine I Provedentiae Avgg~0.jpg
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3943 viewsobv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
SMTSE in exergue
RIC Thessalonica 154
2 commentswolfgang336
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Antioch168 viewsAttribution: RIC 63 (RIC VII)

Mint: Antioch, SMANTΔ

Date: 327-328 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; campgate with two turrets, star above, SMANTΔ in exergue

Size: 20.4mm x 20.7mm

Weight: 3.1 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Constantinople RIC VII 007124 viewsSilvered bronze AE3 RIC VII 007, Constantinople (CONS) mint. diameter 18 mm.
Obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.laureate head right; reverse 7 rows of blocks PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, A in left field,
two turrets, star above. CONS in ex.
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Cyzicus119 viewsAttribution: RIC 24 (RIC VII)

Mint: Cyzicus, Officina 2, SMKB

Date: 324-325 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks, SMKB in exergue

Size: 19mm x 20mm

Weight: 2.86 grams
1 commentsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Siscia144 viewsAttribution: RIC 214 (RIC VII)

Mint: Siscia, Officina 3, ΓSIS double crescent

Date: 328-329 AD

Laureate head right

Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top row arches and dots in blocks, bottom row empty blocks ΓSIS double crescent in exergue

Size: 18mm x 19mm

Weight: 3.19 grams
2 commentsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Thessalonica112 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII), Cohen 454

Mint: Thessalonica; SMTSΓ

Date: 326-328 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; campgate with two turrets, star above, SMTSΓ in exergue

Size: 19mm

Weight: 3.26 grams
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Thessalonica109 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Thessalonica; SMTSB

Date: 326-328 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; campgate with two turrets, star above, SMTSB in exergue


CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Thessalonica93 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Thessalonica; SMTSΕ

Date: 326-328 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; campgate with two turrets, star above, SMTSΕ in exergue


CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Antioch328 viewsConstantine I Antioch
Laureate head right
campgate 2 turret star between
9 rows Delta - Epsilon in field
SMANT in ex
RIC Antioch 71 R2
1 commentsOWL365
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Antioch219 viewsConstantine I the Great
3.55g 19mm 8o
Bronze, dark tone, silvered
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Arles156 viewsAttribution: RIC 313 (RIC VII)

Mint: Arles, Officina 2, ARLS

Date: 327 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, Laureate head right

Reverse: VIRTV_S AVGG, Campgate with five rows, four turrets, open doors with four panels, top three panels each with two pellets, bottom panel with one pellet, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks, S | F across fields, ARLS in exergue

Size: 19mm x 20mm

Weight: 3.50 grams

3 commentsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Cyzicus306 viewsConstantine I - RIC vii 51 R1, 19 mm, 2.4 gms
pellet over SMKgamma, Czyicus; 9 rows, 2 turrets, star

bruce's collection
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Heraclea, RIC 16908 viewsSilvered AE3, RIC 16, EF, 3.90g, 19.9mm, 180o, Heraclea mint, 317 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, laureate consular bust left holding mappa and scepter; reverse PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with three turrets, MHTB in exergueJoe Sermarini
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Lugdunum713 viewsConstantine I:
PLG - Lugdunum (Lyons, FR); 6 rows, 2 turrets, star
RIC vii225 Scarce,rarer varient with pellet in doorway, page 136; 20 mm, 3.1 grams
3 commentsbruce61813
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Nicomedia113 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Nicomedia, Officina 3, SMNΓ

Date: 328-329 AD

Pearl-diademed head right

Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMNΓ in exergue

Size: 18mm x 19mm

Weight: 2.99 grams
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Nicomedia RIC 90253 viewsEmperor: Constantine I (r. 307-337 AD)
Date: 324-325 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE3

Emperor Constantine
Bust right; laureate

The Emperors have foresight.
Camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, six stone layers.
Exergue: SMNE (Nicomedia mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Nicomedia 90; VM 85
2.41g; 19.3mm; 330°
Constantine I PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG RIC 286~0.jpg
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Arles 286304 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.65g

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, ; Laureate head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate with no door, five rows, two turrets, star above.

Exe: PA crescent RL (Arles, officina 1)

RIC V286, 325-6, S.
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTINE I, RIC VII 153 of Nicomedia SMNΔ478 viewsCONSTANTINVS AVG; PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; SMNdelta; Diademed (triple row of perales) head right; two turreted campgate with star above, 6 rows of blockscscoppa
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTINE I, RIC VII 55 of Cyzicus with SMKA•310 viewsCONSTANTINVS AVG; PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; SMKA•; Laureate head right; two turrets with star above, eight rows of blockscscoppa
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Siscia286 viewsDark Olive Patinated campgate of Constantine the Great with silver remnants.
Bust type: B1
Rows: 7 with dots in top layer
Exergue: dot BSIS dot
Attribution: Siscia 200
Rarity: C3
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTINE I, Siscia RIC VII 214285 viewsConstantine the Great AE3. 328-9 AD. CONSTANTINVS AVG, diademed head right / PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets & no doors, star above, ASIS(double-crescent) in ex. Paul5343
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CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Thessalonica, RIC VII 475289 viewsAE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate bust right.
rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. Campgate with no doors, six stone layers, two turrets, star above.
exergue: PTR dot in crescent
Struck 326 A.D. at Trier
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Ticinum601 viewsConsantine I, Ticinum min, 326 - 327 AD; bronze, 19 mm, 2.7 gms.
obv: CONSAN TINVSAVG - Laureate bust right
Campgae, 6 rows [top row decorated with pellets], two turrets, star; medium archway. RIC vii 207 R4 page 387.
1 commentsbruce61813
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Treveri - PTR361 viewsConstantine I, 324 - 325 AD; Treveri - PTR; 20 mm, 2.7 gms, AE Follis:
CONSTAN_TIVS AVG - Laurate head right, seen from behind.
ex: PTR RIC vii 44 C3
Bruce's collection - near mint
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Unlisted489 viewsex FORVM - 8603. Bronze AE3, RIC -, aEF, 3.06g, 19.0mm, 180o, Alexandria mint, 329-330 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets, star above, eleven layers of stone, wreath and I at sides, SMAL• in ex; extremely rare variety; SOLD...... RIC lists both the laureate and diademed busts for the preceeding issue (SMAL), but for this issue (SMAL•) issue only the diademed bust is recorded.4 commentscscoppa
CAMPGATE, Constantine I, Unlisted303 viewsCONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Laureate bust rt. (B1)
ex. SMK[epsilon]dot
RIC VII Cyzicus 24, unlisted
one example on Helvetica's spreadsheet
1 commentswhitetd49
CAMPGATE, Constantine II160 viewsAes, folles, 328-9 AD
head laur.
Camp gate, two turrets; no doors; star above; varying number of layers
exe: epsilon SIS two crescents
Ref.: RIC VII 216 Siscia
Rarity: common
CAMPGATE, Constantine II 316-340 AD.75 viewsAE of Constantine II 316-340 AD.

Weight: 2.0gr
Ø: 17mm

Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Constantine II right.


Exergue: SM A (?) - Minted in ?


Sear ?? - RIC ?? - VM 38.
Jorge C
CAMPGATE, Constantine II 325-326 AD 113 viewsAes, folles 325-326 AD
bust laur., dr., cuir.
Campgate with two turrets, no doors; varying number of stone layers; star above.
exe: SMH gamma (Heraclea)
Ref.: RIC VII Heraclea 77
Rarity: C1 (common)
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.100 viewsType:
Ruler / Years: Constantine II 337 - 340 A.D.
Denomination: AE 3
Metal Type: Bronze
Size / Weight: 2.024g, 19.2mm

Orientation: 180 deg.


Obverse Description: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left


Reverse Description: campgate with four turrets and open gates, S - F at sides

Reverse Legend: VIRTVS CAESS

Exergue: TCONST

Attributes: RIC 322

Notes: Constantine II was the son of Constantine I, the eldest with his second wife, Fausta. He was born in Arles (which was renamed Constantia in his honor in 328, explaining the CON mintmarks for Arles) and was made Caesar before he was a year old in 316 A.D. Upon his father`s death, Constantine II inherited the Western part of the empire. After quarrelling with his brother Constans, he invaded his territory, only to be killed in an ambush near Aquileia. His coins often include "IVN" in the legend, an abbreviation for junior.

Scott M
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, AE3 from Killingholme Hoard123 viewsAttribution: RIC 322 (RIC VII)

Mint: Constantina (Arles), Officina 3, TCONST

Date: 328 AD

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left

Reverse: VIRTVS CAESS; Campgate with open doors and four braziers, star above, S | F across field, TCONST in exergue

Size: 20.48mm

Weight: 3.1 grams

Ex Spinks from the Killingholme hoard
1 commentsAnemicOak
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CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Antioch 65304 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, left
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Campgate, with two turrets, star above, 10 rows of bricks
Minted in Antioch (SMANTS in exe)
References:– RIC Antioch 65 (R1)
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Cyzicus101 viewsAttribution: RIC 63 (RIC VII)

Mint: Cyzicus, SMKΓ

Date: 329-330 AD

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Bust left

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets, no doors, star above

Size: 19.66mm

Weight: 3.3 grams
RI 168c img.jpg
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Cyzicus 37281 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets and star above
Minted in Cyzicus (SMKB• in exe)
Reference:– RIC VII 37 (R1)
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Heraclea123 viewsAttribution: RIC 67 (RIC VII)

Mint: Heraclea, Officina 3, .SMHΓ.

Date: 324 AD

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
.SMHΓ. in exergue
1 commentsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, Nicomedia102 viewsAttribution: RIC 157 (RIC VII)

Mint: Nicomedia, SMNA

Date: 337-340 AD

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, plain diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAES pellet, SMNA in exergue, camp gate with 2 turrets & star

Size: 19.52mm

Weight: 3.1 grams
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, RIC vii 272 R4264 viewsConstantine II: RIC vii 272 page 263: 324 - 325 AD
copper Follis; 2.9 gms, 20 mm
Q*AR - Areles
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTINE II, RIC VII 65 Antioch - SMANTI249 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; campgate with two turrets, star above, 11 rows of blocks with SMANTI in exergue
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CAMPGATE, Constantine II, RIC VII 67, Heraclea254 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Campgate, no door, 3 turrets, star above. 6 layers.
Exe: (dot) SMHA (dot)
Date: 317-329 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "R4"
From the collection of Bluefish
CAMPGATE, Constantine II, RIC VII 83 Heraclea - SMHB• - R4239 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; Campgate with two turrets, star above, 6 block rows; SMHB• in ex. rarity R4cscoppa
CAMPGATE, Constantius I, AR Argenteus295 viewsConstantius I AR Argenteus. 294-305 AD.

Obverse: CONSTANT[I]-VS CAESAR (Laureate head right).
Reverse: PROVIDEN-T[I]A AVGG* or dot (4 Turrets on Campgate w/ Open Doors and
Star over doors)
Exergue: SMNT
Diameter: 19mm
Weight: 2.52 Grams
Condition: F/aF - Flan crack at 11:00, strong portrait, weak reverse.
Attribution: RSC 240b
CAMPGATE, Constantius II646 viewsConstantius II; 326 AD, RIC vii 84 R2
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS, SMHB pellet [Heraclea] in exergue.
20 mm, 3.1 g; 5 rows, 2 turrets, star. Only very minor damage ue to corrosion on reverse side over the "VSN" portion of the inscription.
Constantius II AE3.jpg
CAMPGATE, Constantius II316 views Obv.FL.IVL.CONSTANTIVS NOB.C. Laureate bust left
Rev.PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Camp-gate w/2 turrets & star above. ASIS and crescent in ex.
Mint: Sisica

1 commentsSargentus
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTIUS II, AE3297 viewsRIC VII 217 of Siscia ΔSIS double cresent2 commentscscoppa
CAMPGATE, Constantius II, Arles103 viewsCampgate with open doorsAnemicOak
CAMPGATE, CONSTANTIUS II, RIC VII 37 of Alexandria276 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; SMALA; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; two turreted campgate with star above, with 6 rows of blockscscoppa
CAMPGATE, Cripsus, 326-326 AD203 viewsCrispus, 325 - 326 AD; RIC 75 R4 page 551; 20 mm, 3.3 gms;
Campgate, 6 rows, 2 turrets, star;
Bruce's collection from Noble Roman Coins
CAMPGATE, Crispus366 viewsCrispus, RIC vii 18 C@, page 545.
MHTr - Heraclea; 19 mm, 3.1 grams
5 rows, 3 turrets, no star
CAMPGATE, Crispus, Cyzicus RIC VII 25245 viewsCrispus AE3. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate with two

turrets, no door and one star above, SMKB in ex.
CAMPGATE, Crispus, Cyzicus, RIC 46 (R4)287 viewsobv: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, left.
Six tiered campgate surmounted by two turrets, star above.
exergue: dotSMKDeltadot
3.1 gm, 18.3 mm, allignment 195 degrees.

Very attractive green patina on obverse.
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CAMPGATE, Crispus, Heraclea98 viewsAttribution: RIC 75 (RIC VII)

Mint: Heraclea, Officina 3, SMHΓ

Date: 325-326 AD

Obverse: CRISPVS-NOB CAES, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHΓ in exergue

Size: 19mm x 20mm

Weight: 2.97 grams

ex Beast
CAMPGATE, Crispus, RIC VII 184 of Siscia - ΔSIS307 viewsIVL CRISPVS NOB C; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Laureate head right; Campgate with two turrets with star between, 6 rows of blocks; ΔSIS in ex.; rarity R41 commentscscoppa
CAMPGATE, Crispus, RIC VII 266 Rome - RS224 viewsFL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; two turrets, eight rows, star above, pellet in doorway; RS in exerguecscoppa
CAMPGATE, Crispus, RIC VII 288 Rome - R wreath Q205 viewsFL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left (B4-left); Campgate with 8 rows, two turrets, star above; R (wreath) Q in exerguecscoppa
CAMPGATE, Crispus, RIC VII 292 Arelate (Arles)280 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES; VIRTVS CAESS; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; four turrets (pellet over each turret), with star above, open doors, six rows of blocks, with TA "crescent" RL in ex.
from the collection of cscoppa
CAMPGATE, Crispus, RIC VII 30 of Heraclea - SMHΓ222 viewsD N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; laureate, draped, globe and sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand; Three turrets, no star, 6 rows of blocks with a pellet in right field and SMHΓ in ex.cscoppa
CAMPGATE, Diocletian, Argenteus341 viewsDIOCLETI-ANVS AVG

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AR argenteus. Siscia,294-295 AD. 3,34 grs. Laureate head right. DIOCLETIANVS AVG / The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before eight-turreted camp gate. VIRTVS MILITVM.
RIC 43 a. C 516.
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CAMPGATE, Flavius Victor AD 387-388 Aquilea (SMAQP)73 viewsObv: DNFLVIC-TORPFAVG
Rev: Camp Gate,
RIC IX 55(b)
CAMPGATE, Flavius Victor, AE4 Aquilea Campgate129 viewsCurtis
CAMPGATE, Licinius I315 viewsLicinius I, 318-320 AD; RIC vii 29 R5; pellet RF/SMHdelta inexergue;
AES Follis, 20 mm, 2,8 gms
CAMPGATE, Licinius I, AE3 318-320 AD118 viewsLicinius I AE3.
laureate, draped bust left holding eagle-tipped sceptre & mappa
campgate, 3 turrets, 6 layers, no star above, no doors; Right field: dot
Mintmark: SMHA
Ref.: RIC VII Heraclea 29
Rarity: R2
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CAMPGATE, Lininius I, Heraclea, RIC 17214 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 3 turrets, no door, 2 stars above, 7 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (MHTΔ) in A.D. 317
Reference:– RIC VII 17 (R2)
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CAMPGATE, Lininius I, Heraclea, RIC 29203 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (• in r. field, SMHA in exe)
References:– RIC VII 29 (R2)
CAMPGATE, Magnus Maximus311 views Magnus Maximus (383-388 AD), AE4 (13mm)

diademed, draped,cuirassed facing right bust.
Rev: SPES RO-MA-NORVM; Campgate with star between two
turrets. RIC IX Arles 29a R

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CAMPGATE, Magnus Maximus, Aquilea AE4134 viewsCoin supported on pencil eraser.Curtis
CAMPGATE, Theodosius I232 viewsObv: ...DO-SIVSPFAVG
Rev: Two-story Campgate with Two Windows,
RIC IX 62(b)v
From the collection of Laetvs
CIRCUS MAXIMUS, Trajan146 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.27g, Ø32.95mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-104.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan right with aegis.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI around, S C in ex., bird's-eys view on the Circus Maximus in Rome, as seen from the Forum Boarium, showing portico in foreground with eleven arched entrances and monumental gate surmounted by quadriga on right, two additional arches, each surmounted by quadriga behind the portico at both ends, the central spina adorned with tall obelisk of Rameses II at center flanked by equestrian statue of Trajan on left and shrine of Cybele on right , the two metae (turning posts) placed at the extremities; at the far side of the Circus, a curved wall incorporating a tetra-style shrine of Sol.
RIC 571 [R] and pl. x, 187 (rev. only); Cohen 546 (Fr.60); Strack 391; BMC 856; Banti 275 (4 spec.); MIR 175c and pl. 28 (citing 20 examples of this variety; same obv. die as plate 175c1; same rev. die as 175a3); RCV 3208 var. (different bust type).

ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 2000)

The reverse of this sestertius commemorates the completion in AD 103 of a major restoration of the Circus Maximus, following a great fire that had severely damaged the famous arena in the time of the Flavian emperors. The origin of the Circus Maximus, situated in the Murcia valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, is quite obscure. An enclosure for chariot racing, it had parallel sides and one semicircular end, all fitted with seats for spectators, and an axial rib (spina) marked at each end by turning-posts (metae) dividing the arena into two runs. At the open end were the curved stables (carceres) sufficient to accommodate twelve teams of horses. Traditionally founded by King Tarquinius Priscus, it does not seem to have become a permanent structure until 329 BC (Livy viii. 20.1). In later times, it was much embellished, notably by Augustus who erected on the spina the great Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II from Heliopolis (it now stands in the Piazza del Populo). The vast arena was frequently damaged by the fires that afflicted the imperial capital; on several occasions, there was loss of life when structural failure occurred under the weight of the huge crowds that attended the events. Trajan was himself an ardent fan of the Circus so it is scarcely surprising that he took on the task of restoring the arena. The present specimen is a good example of the rare issue that commemorated the completion of this undertaking. More than a century later (AD 213), the Emperor Caracalla issued a similar type to record his own restoration work on the Circus Maximus. The last recorded games in this celebrated arena took place under the Ostrogothic king Totila in AD 550.
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CITY-GATE, Antoninus Pius, Laodiceia ad Mare195 viewsob: AVTO KAI TI AIΛI AΔPI

E(?) left field, QP right field

Antoninus Pius
Laodiceia ad Mare, Syria
Turretted bust of Tyche as city goddess
Gateway with turrets, lighthouse and walls
AE 25
141-142 AD
BMC 67-8
Sear 1497
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CITY-GATE, Augustus, AE26, Emerita, Spain, RPC 3279 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE26

Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PA-TER, radiate bust facing left.
Reverse: COL - AVGVST - EMERITA, around the city of Emerita.

Weight: 8.87 g, Diameter: 26.3 x 26 x 2.6 mm, Die axis: 190°, Mint: Emerita, Spain, posthumous issue by Tiberius, 14-37 A.D. Reference: RPC 32
CITY-GATE, Caracalla, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. HrHJ (2013) (plate coin)138 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 12.47g, 27.69mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
Bust, draped and cuirassed with scale armour, seen from rear, laureate, r.
Portal with 2 projecting side wings; thereupon a similar structured building whose central
part has 3 gate openings and a pediment with shield and spear; the side wings seem to
be open halls with 4 pillars each and pitched roof; through the open gate of the lower
building the front of a tetrastyle temple is visible.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1585, pl. III, 20 (for Severus)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3145
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
extremely rare, F/about VF, green somewhat patchy patina
ex Gorny&Mosch (attributed to Severus in error!)

Pick: Nature and purpose of this building found on coins of Severus and Caracalla I don't know. It is hardly identical with the building on coins of Macrinus (pl. III, 21)
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struck 191-192 AD
AE 29.5 mm; 15.36 g
Magistrate: L. Aemilius Iustus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae)
O: AV KAI [M] AV KOMOΔOC (or similar) Laureate bust right
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
cf RPC online 10823, citing a Freeman & Sear sale of 2005, without picture.
CITY-GATE, Elagabalus, AE26 from Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (218-222 AD).146 viewsElagabalus III AE26 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. Magistrate Novius Rufus. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / VP NOBOU ROUFOU NIKOPOLITWN PROCICTRON, city gate with two towers. 26 mm, 13.1grams.
Moushmov 1391
Antonio Protti
CITY-GATE, Gordian III (238-244 AD), Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum38 viewsRoman Provincial, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum, Gordian III (238-244 AD) Æ 27 (12.43g) Sabinius Modestus, legatus consularis., City Gate, Obv.: Laureate and draped bust right. Rev.: Arched gate flanked by two roofed towers with arched windows in uppermost story. Varbanov 4182. Rare! NGC XF.1 commentsAncient Aussie
238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm; 11.30 g
O: AΥT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, city gate with two towers, conical roofs, no doors
Thrace, Hadrianopolis mint; cf Varbanov 3757/3759, Moushmov 2701
CITY-GATE, Macrinus, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. HrHJ (2013) corr. (plate coin)115 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.01g, 27.34mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
bust, laureate, r.
city-gate with three towers, all with three pinnacles, closed double-door
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1826 (for Diadumenian)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3383
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. corr. (plate coin)
very rare, VF/EF, dark-brown patina, a wunderful coin!
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CITY-GATE, Norwich Halfpenny 1792159 viewsNot that old, but it matches the category. This is a Norwich Halfpenny token from 1792. OBVERSE: The Armorial bearings of the City of Norwich. (A castle triple-towered, in base a lion passant gardant.)


Reverse - Arms: (Gules, on a bend between six crosses crosslets fitchée argent, an escutcheon or, charged with a demi-lion [a lion on the token], rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow, within a double tressure flory, counter-flory gules.) [The tressure is not so shown, and the tincture would be impossible to engrave at this minute scale] of the Howard Family — the Duke of Norfolk's. Behind the shield are two truncheons or Marshal's staves, in saltire or, enamelled at each end sable. [This tincture is omitted on the token.]

CITY-GATE, Septimius Severus, MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis.193-211 AD 28 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 26mm (10.18 gm: h 8). Aurelius Gallus, magistrate. AVT L CEPT CEVHP PER, laureate head right / UP AUP GALLOU NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTP, city gate, small temple seen through doorway, ornate large colonnaded building above. AMNG I 1331; BMC Thrace pg. 42, 7; SNG Copenhagen -; Price & Trell 45 (fig. 26). Sear GIC 2124. H&J (R7); Varbanov 2733 (R6)
Very rare, dark green patina, near extremely fine.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 186, 8 March 2010, lot 1524
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CITY-GATE, Septimius Severus, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14.HrHJ (2013) (plate coin)83 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211
AE 29, 12.01g, 28.52mm, 195°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
Portal with 2 projecting side wings; thereupon a similar structured building whose central
part has 3 gate openings and a pediment with shield and spear; the side wings seem to
be open halls with 4 pillars each and pitched roof; through the open gate of the lower
building the front of a tetrastyle temple is visible.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1339 (1 Ex., München)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2795 corr. (writes VP FL and PROC I)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
Scarce, F+/about VF, brown-green patina

Pick: Nature and purpose of this building found on coins of Severus and Caracalla I don't know. It is hardly identical with the building on coins of Macrinus (pl. III, 21)
CITY-GATE, Tiberius96 viewsTiberius RPC 42

The gate of Emerita Augusta.
COLUMN, Antoninus Pius198 viewsAR denarius. 3.46 gr. Bare headed bust right, slight drapery on shoulders. DIVVS ANTONINVS. / Column surmounted by statue of Pius holding eagle and sceptre.Fencing in front. DIVO PIO. RIC III 440 (M.Aurelius). RSC 353
The column of Antoninus Pius was raised by his successors M.Aurelius and L.Verus in the Campus Martius. The column and statue no longer exists but the base with a dedicatory inscription,two sides with a funerary Decursio,and the last side representing the ascent of the Emperor and his wife Faustina to heaven can be seen in the Vatican.

COLUMN, Philip I81 viewsAR Antoninianus of Rome, struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Cippus inscribed COS III.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC IV iii : 24c

A cippus is a small, low column commonly bearing an inscription. This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome.
HARBOUR, NERO, AE Sestertius (Portus Claudii)142 viewsÆ sestertius (22.54g, maximum Ø34.24mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head of Nero right, globe below tip of bust.
Rev.: PORT AVG (below) S C (above), aerial view of the harbour of Ostia, showing pier, breakwaters, lighthouse surmounted by the statue of Neptune, seven ships, and the figure of Tiber reclining left in foreground, holding rudder and dolphin.
Mac Dowall (The western Coinages of Nero, ANS SSN 161) 476; RIC 586 (R2); BMCRE 323 var. (different obv. legend); Cohen 253 var. (emperor's head to left); CBN 74 var. (different obv. legend); Sear (RCV) 1953var.

Rome's original harbour was Ostia, situated at the mouth of the Tiber. It could not easily handle large sea-going vessels such as those of the grain fleet. Therefore, Claudius initiated the construction of a new all-weather harboru at Portus, about 4 km north of Ostia. The project was completed under Nero who renamed the harbour "Portus Augusti".

It was a huge project enclosing an area of 69 hectares, with two long curving moles projecting into the sea, and an artificial island, bearing a lighthouse, in the centre of the space between the moles. The foundation of this lighthouse was provided by filling with concrete and sinking one of the massive ships that Caligula had used to transport an obelisk from Egypt for the Circus Maximus. These giant ships had a length of around 100m and displaced a minimum of 7400 tons. The harbour opened directly to the sea on the northwest and communicated with the Tiber by a channel on the southeast. However, it was very exposed to the weather and under Trajan was superseded by a new land-locked inner basin linked to the Tiber by a canal.
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HARBOUR, TRAJAN, AE Sestertius (Portus Trajani)175 viewsPortus Trajani
Æ Sestertius (26.66g, Ø35mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 104-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate draped bust of Trajan facing right.
Rev.: (PORTVM TRAIANI around, S C in ex.), Basin of Trajan's harbour (Portus Traiani), near Ostia, surrounded by warehouses, ships in centre.
RIC 471 (R2); Cohen 305; BMC 770A; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 104:59
ex Jean Elsen Auction 95; ex coll. A. Senden: "L'architecture des monnaies Romaines".

Due to the vulnarability of Portus Claudii, witness the events of 62 AD when a violent storm destroyed some 200 ships in the port, Trajan built a second one farther inland behind the port of Claudius. The work was carried out in the years 100-112 AD, and included improvements of the Claudian harbour. It was a hexagonal basin enclosing an area of 39 hectares, and communicating by canals with the harbour of Claudius, with the Tiber directly, and with the sea. The capacity of the harbour was much enlarged, and many new warehouses were built around it, remains of which may still be seen: The fineness of the brickwork of which they are built is remarkable. The sides of the hexagonal basin were over 350 m, the maximum diameter more than 700 m., and 5m deep. The bottom was covered with stones, at the north end gradually sloping upwards, to reach a depth of only one meter at the edge of the basin.

The basin could contain more than 100 ships that did not moor alongside the quays, but at a straight angle. It was surrounded by a few wide treads (total width c. 6 m.). On the quays was a wall, with five narrow doorways (1.80) on each side of the hexagon. The doorways are too narrow for wagons. Apparently the goods were unloaded and carried by slaves. This can also be seen on several reliefs and mosaics. The wall facilitated the control of the flow of goods, for the Customs Service and the levying of import duties (the portorium).

The hexagon may have been designed by Apollodorus of Damascus, the architect of Trajan's Market in Rome. No other harbours are known with this shape, suggesting that it was chosen not only for practical purposes, but also for aesthetic reasons.

Portus was the main port of ancient Rome for more than 500 years and provided a conduit for everything from glass, ceramics, marble and slaves to wild animals caught in Africa and shipped to Rome for spectacles in the Colosseum.
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MARKET, NERO, (Macellum Magnum)2638 viewsOrichalcum dupondius, RIC 400, S 1963 variety, VF, 13.65g, 28.9mm, 180o, Lugdunum mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, laureate head left; reverse MAC AVG S C, front view of the Macellum Magnum (great market), two-story domed section with porticoes approached by steps with a dolphin on each side and containing statue of Neptune holding a long scepter on pedestal, wings of two stories of unequal height.

The Macellum Magnum was a shopping mall located on the Caelian Hill in Rome, dedicated by Nero in 59 A.D. It had flanking wings of slightly different construction and a central dome possibly 120 feet (36 meters) in diameter. Records indicate it was still open in the 4th century. Part of it may be incorporated into the church of S. Stefano Rotundo which stands today. It was the model for many medieval government buildings in Europe, all U.S. state capitols and the U.S. national capitol building.
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MARKET, NERO, (Macellum Magnum)190 viewsOrichalchum dupondius (14.5g, 31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate head of Nero facing left
M(AC) AVG / S C Frontal view of a building with a domed central section and
approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 402 (common); BMC 336; Cohen 129; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 67:59

This type was issued upon the completion of the restoration of the Great Provision Market on Caelium Hill in A.D. 59: the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and restored by Nero. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
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MAUSOLEUM or SHRINE, CONSTANTIUS I76 viewsAE Follis of Ticinum, struck A.D.307 - 308 under Maxentius.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG. Veiled head of Constantius I facing right.
Reverse: MEMORIA DIVI CONSTANTI. Mausoleum or Temple of classical shape with double closed doors embellished with handles in the shape of a ring held in the mouth of a bucranium, apex of roof surmounted by eagle; in exergue, T T.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 4.5gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 97
MAUSOLEUM or SHRINE, GALERIUS79 viewsAE Follis of Thessalonica, struck A.D.311 under Licinius.
Obverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: MEM DIVI MAXIMIANI. Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors; in right field, A; in exergue, •SM•TS•.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC VI : 48 (r5).
MAUSOLEUM or SHRINE, Romulus, Posthumous follis256 viewsFollis struck in Ostia, 1st officina
DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS, Bare head of Romulus right
AETERNAE MEMORIAE, Temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, M OST P at exergue
7.35 gr
RC #3786 var, Cohen #4

The Temple of Divus Romulus is a circular building with a concave facade preceded by columns on the Via Sacra. It was probably a temple for Romulus, the son of emperor Maxentius, but it has also been identified as the Temple of Jupiter Stator and as the sanctuary of the penates publici. The building is located between the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the Basilica of Maxentius.

When emperor Maxentius' son Romulus died in 307 CE, he was deified and hence a temple was built in his honour. Coins commemorating Romulus often depict a round building with a varying number columns in front. Some of them probably show the round mausoleum of Romulus on the Appian Way, others might portray the temple, which has led to the identification of the rotunda on the Via Sacra with the Temple of Divus Romulus. The location would be likely, given Maxentius' building activities nearby.
Explanations are copied from :
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SHRINE, L.Mussidius Longus154 viewsAR denarius. 42 BC. 4,02 grs. Diademed and veiled bust of Concordia right. CONCORDIA behind. / Platform inscribed CLOACIN on which there are two statues of Venus Cloacina. L. MVSSIDIVS LONGVS above.
Crawford 494/42a. RSC Mussidia 6b.
The shrine of Venus Cloacina,goddess of purity,filth,sexual intercourse and the divinity of the Cloaca Maxima,was a small sanctuary near the Tabernae Novae (prope cloacinae ad tabernas quibus nunc novis est nomen, Livy III.48) on the Roman Forum,in front of the Basilica Aemilia.
The origins of the cult possibly ,dates back to the founding of Rome and the rape of the Sabine women ( traditur myrtea verbena Romanos Sabinosque,cum propter raptas virgines dimicare voluissent,depositis armis purgatos in eo loco qui nunc signa Veneris Cloacinae habet, Pliny NH XV.119.)
The erection of the first shrine belongs probably to the first period in the history of the Cloaca Maxima.
The existing remains,discovered at the turn of the XIXth century (1899-1901),consist of a round marble base ( 2.40 mtrs.diameter) with a rectangular projection over a slab of travertine and eight courses of different types of stone. Nothing remains of the small round structure with a metal balustrade and the two female statues,one holding a flower ? and representing Venus Cloacina,that can be seen on the reverse of the coin.

STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch70 viewsAE3/4 of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left on throne, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm in her left; in right field, A; in exergue, ANT.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
C : 53 | Vagi : 2955

The obverse of the coin possibly depicts the statue of Zeus Nikephoros at the Temple of Apollo at Daphne, near Antioch, which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival in 167 B.C.
STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch69 viewsAE3/4 City commemorative of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI. The Tyche of Antioch seated facing with the river-god Orontes swimming facing below.
Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO. Apollo standing facing left, holding lyre in his left hand and patera in his right; in right field, A; in exergue, SMA.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
Vagi 2954

The obverse of the coin shows the famous Tyche of Antioch which was made by Eutychides of Sikyon in the second half of the 4th century B.C.
The reverse possibly represents the statue of Apollo of Antioch which was made my Bryaxis around 400-350 B.C.
STATUE, MAXENTIUS73 viewsAE Follis of Ostia. Struck A.D.309.
Obverse: IMP C MAXENTIUS P F AVG. Laureate head of Maxentius facing right.
Reverse: AET-ERNITAS A-VG N. The Dioscuri standing facing each other, each holding horse by bridle, between them, wolf and twins; in exergue, MOSTA.
RIC VI : 16.

The statues of the Dioscuri represented on this coin are likely those which were situated in the precinct of the Lacus Juturnae and probably dated from the 5th century B.C. The moneyer, L. Memmius struck denarii with this type during the Republic and although the positions of the Dioscuri relative to their mounts differ on this coin it is possible that, as the statues occupied separate bases, they had been transposed at some period during the intervening four centuries.
STATUE, TRAJAN140 viewsAR denarius. 101-102 AD. 3.28 gr. 6h. Laureate head right . IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM. / Statue of Hercules standing facing, draped in lion skin, holding club and apple. P M TR P COS IIII P P. RIC II 49. RSC 234.
This statue has been identified as being part of the Ara Maxima Herculis Invicti, an altar dedicated to Hercules near the Forum Boarium in Rome. See Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, p. 86.

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TEMPLE or SHRINE, Volusian, AE As.94 viewsÆ As 252 AD. 9.59 gr. 12h . Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAE C VIB VOLUSIANO AVG. / Juno seated front within garlanded round shrine; peacock at her side. IVNONI MARTIALI. SC in fields. RIC IV 252b. benito
TEMPLE or SHRINE, Volusian, Antoninianus665 viewsMinted in Rome in AD 252
IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate and draped bust of Volusian right
IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated within a distyle shrine, * in right field
3,60 gr
Ref : RCV # 9750, Cohen #45

The precise location of this shrine could be in the Campus Martius, or in the Campus Martialis (see RCV III, p 241, note under # 9730)
4 commentsPotator II
TEMPLE or SHRINE, Volusian, Sestertius321 viewsRIC 253a, Cohen 46, Sear '88 2800
19.35 g, 29 mm
IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
IVNONI MARTIALI SC, Juno seated facing in domed distyle temple or shrine.
Mark Z
draped bust of Athena right wearing crested helmet
mirror image of acropolis of Athens from northwest - Panathenaic way lead upward to the Propylaia; at summit, large statue of Athena Promachos standing right, Erechtheion to right; in center of rock, niche representing the Cave of Pan with his statue
Kroll 375 (same obv. die as 372b); Walker, Chronological 111–13a; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 98, 30–6
ex Galata
TEMPLE, Antoninus Pius, AE Dupondius460 viewsRome
158-159 AD
radiate head right
Antoninus Pius standing on cippus within distyle arch temple,
holding scepter with eagle atop
RIC 1014 var; C. 334 var; Bauten 87 var
13,04g 24,5-23,5 mm

this variation has vary high cippus and column bases
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
TEMPLE, ANTONINUS PIUS, Temple of Divus Augustus144 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (22.23,30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 159.
ANTONINVS AVG [-] PIVS P P TR P XXII laureate head right
TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST [/] COS IIII [in ex.] [/] S C Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus with statues of Augustus and Livia
ex Triton VI (2003)
The second temple of Divus Augustus, was restored under Antoninus Pius in 158. The reliefs on the pediment cannot be identifed with certainty, but the statuary on the roof can be identified as Augustus in quadriga flanked by Romulus on the left and Aeneas carrying Anchises on the right.
Charles S
TEMPLE, ANTONINUS PIUS, Temple of Roma157 viewsorichalcum sestertius (25.11, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 141-143.
aNT[-]ONINVS AVG [-] PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
ROMAE AETERNAE [/] S C ornamented dekastyle temple with the statue of Roma inside; quadriga (suggested) at top.
RIC 623 (scarce); Cohen 703(fr.12); BMC 1279; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:24a
ex CNG EAuction 52

The temple of Roma was designed by Hadrian (himself) in AD 121 and completed by Antoninus Pius in 141. It stood facing the forum, and was built back to back with the temple of Venus, which faced the Flavian Amphitheater. The two temples in one building were referred to as the Temple of Venus and Roma ("Templum Veneris et Romae"). Hadrian had to have the colossal statue of Nero removed in order to make room for the temples, which were built on the site of the vestibule of Nero's golden house. (He had Nero's statue placed near the entrance to the Ampitheater, and this provided the nickname, "Colloseum".) Their ruins prove both temples consisted of ten colums, and the coins suggest many decorative details.
3 commentsCharles S
TEMPLE, ANTONINUS PIUS, Temple of Venus102 viewsorichalcum sestertius (23.78g, 12h). Rome mint struck AD 141-143.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
VENERI FELICI S C decastyle temple
RIC 651 (scarce); BMC 1322; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 125:23
ex Jean Elsen et ses Fils (Bruxelles) auction 97; ex coll. A. Senden: l'architecture des monnaies Romaines
F, dark green patina, corroded

Issued on the occasion of the completion of the temple of Venus and Roma in AD 141. This was the largest temple in Rome dedicated to Venus Felix (Happy Venus) and Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome). Actually it consists of two temples back under one roof. It was designed by Hadrian himself (who, by the way, executed his architect for critisising the project) and dedicated by him in AD 135, and completed by Antoninus Pius.
Charles S
TEMPLE, Augustus, AR Denarius MAR VLT586 viewsAugustus, AR Denarius (3.61 gm). Laureate head right, CAESARI AVGVSTO / Domed hexastyle temple of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) containing legionary eagle between two standards, MAR VLT. RIC I 105a (pg.48); BMCRE 373; RSC 190.4 commentssocalcoins
TEMPLE, CARACALLA170 viewsAE 29. Ancyra. AD 198-217. 17.04 g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple façade. MHR OΠO ANKVPAC. SNG France 2488 (same dies).
Reverse represents the temple of Augustus at Ancyra (today Ankara).
TEMPLE, CARACALLA, (Temple of Diana)333 viewsCaracalla --AE32, Augusta Trajana. R: Temple of Diana, tree on each side. cf. SNG Evelpedis 1037 3 commentsfeatherz
TEMPLE, Caracalla, AE 17 Provincial, Nicaea315 viewsObv. Caracalla Bust Right
Rev. Hexastyle temple of Tyche
TEMPLE, CARACALLA, Thracia, Augusta Trajana, Schönert-Geiss 25969 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 15.62g
bust, laureate, r.
High base, decorated with garlands, upon which a tetrastyle temple within
Artemis advancing r. with bow, drawing arrow from quiver, dog at feet; on
both sides of base a laurel tree, behind of which, l. and r., half covered, a deer
is jumping.
Schönert-Geiss 259
very rare, good S, green patina, nice rev. details!

Legend error on obverse
TEMPLE, CARACALLA, Thracia, Topiros, Varbanov 268289 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 16.95g, 27.80mm, 210°
struck AD 211 (between death of Severus Feb. 211 and murder of Geta Dec. 211 or Feb. 212)
Head, bearded, laureate, r.
c/m circular incus with AVR as monogram
Tetrastyle temple, columns with cannelures, trigonal roof without entablature; empty intercolumnaria; on each side a low base with a horseman raising r. hand
Varbanov (engl.) 2682
extremely rare, EF, probably the most beautiful coin of Topiros, a rare city in Thracia.

The countermark is found on other coins of Caracalla too. Not in Howgego. Actually it is not a real countermark, because it was engraved into the original die before (see coll. H.Agndal at FAC!). Ulrike Peters: This incus is known for Domna, Caracalla and Geta from AD 211. Possibly for some imperial privileges.

Topiros was situated some miles north of Abdera at the river Nestos.
1 commentsJochen
TEMPLE, CLAUDIUS, (Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) 221 viewsIonia, Ephesus, Claudius, AD 41-54, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
TI. CLAVD CAES AVG. Claudius bare head, facing left. / DIAN-EPHE Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) of Ephesus inside a tetra style temple, set on three tiered base; pediment decorated by figures flanking three windows.
RIC I 118; RPC I 2222; BMCRE 229; RSC 30; Sear Millennium 1839. Ephesus ca. 41-42 AD.
(25 mm, 11.14 g, 6h)
5 commentsLloyd T
TEMPLE, CONSIDIUS NONIANUS. Temple of Venus Erycina.220 viewsAR denarius. 56 BC. 3.92 g, 5h. Laureate bust of Venus Erycina right, wearing stephane. C.CONSIDI NONIANI behind.SC before. / Temple on summit of mountain,sorrounded with ramparts, ERVC above gateway in centre. Craw 424/1. RSC Considia 1. Smyth V/12.
"Eryx was a son of Aphrodite and Butas, a certain native king of Sikelia (Sicily) of very great fame, and he was admired by the natives because of his noble birth on his mother’s side and became king over a part of the island. He also founded a notable city which bore his name; it was set upon a lofty place, and on the highest point within the city he established a shrine of his mother, which he embellished not only with a beautifully built temple, but also with the multitude of his dedications.
The goddess, both because of the reverence which the inhabitants of the region paid to her and because of the honour which she received from the son whom she had borne, displayed an exceptional love for the city, and for this reason she came to be called Aphrodite Erykinia . . . After Eryx has bestowed upon it the honours we have described, Aeneas, the son of Aphrodite, when at a later time he was on his way to Italy and came to anchor off the island, embellished the sanctuary, since it was that of his own mother, with many votive offerings."
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. 83. 1 .
1 commentsbenito
TEMPLE, CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR63 viewsAE Follis of Carthage, struck A.D.307.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE. Hexastyle temple within which is Carthage standing facing left holding fruits in both hands. In exergue, PKΔ.
Diameter: 25.15mm | Weight: 6.4gms
RIC VI : 61

This coin is one of the issues which were struck in A.D.307 to commemorate and advertise Constantine's alliance with Maxentius, reflected in types common to both rulers. Carthage was one of Maxentius' power bases.
TEMPLE, Constantine I, Temple of Roma331 viewsConstantine I
Autumn 307-Spring 308
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG Laureate head right
CONSERV-VRB SVAE [In honor of the savior of his city] Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, globe in right hand, scepter in left, empty pediment, knobs as acroteria
TT in exergue Officina 3
RIC VI Ticinum 93

This type was issued by Maxentius to celebrate the re-building of the great temple of Roma in Rome.

from the collection of vic9128
1 commentsvic9128
TEMPLE, DOMITIAN, Sestertius (Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus)131 viewsÆ Sestertius, 26.3g, Ø 36mm, 6h, Rome, AD 88-89
Rev.: COS XIIII / LVD SAEC / SVF P D / S C in ex., Domitian seated left on platform gives fumigant to citizen accompanied by child.
RIC 376 [R2]; BMCRE 428; C. 81; Sear RCV II 2761; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 30

This issue is part of a series which commemorates major events of the Secular Games which took place in october AD 88: this scene depicts the distribution of purifying incense (suffimenta) to the people. This ceremony took place at the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which is visible in the background.
Charles S
TEMPLE, Elagabalus, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. HrHJ (2013) viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.70g, 25.83mm, 80°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
laureate head r.
Temple with two columns frontal and four columns at left side where the bricks of the cella are visible
behind; between the frontal column a male fiigure in himation stg.l., resting with raised l. hand on
sceptre; in pediment shield(?); trees in the background.
ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 1982, pl. III, 26 (3 ex., Bukarest, Löbbecke, London)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4070 corr. (writes AVRH but pic shows AVR)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No.
rare, F/F+, dark green patina, some roughnesss

Pick: The depiction can show Zeus or more probably Serapis. The l. hand resting on the sceptre speaks for the first interpretation; the position of the r. hand is unclear. But Serapis occurs on a coin of Caracalla (n. 1529) in a similar attitude, and furthermore I think I can see a small kalathos on the head of the figure. Here a somewhat more precise depiction of the sanctuary as usual is intended shown by the trees whose crowns are overtopping the roof.
If it is Zeus who is depicted than it could be Zeus Keraunios, for whom a votiv inscription was found in Nikopolis.
TEMPLE, Faustina Senior AR Denarius, wife of Antoninus Pius, Rome 135-140 AD 162 viewsRef Faustina Sr AR Denarius, RIC 343, RSC 1, BMC 339
Diva Faustina Sr Denarius. 150 AD. DIVA FAVSTINA, diademed & draped bust right / AED DIV FAVSTINAE, front view of temple of six columns on five steps, fencing before, statue of Faustina within. RIC 343, RSC 1. sear5 4573

Antonio Protti
TEMPLE, FAUSTINA SENIOR, Temple of Diva Faustina135 viewsorichalcum sestertius (29.73g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 141-161
DIVA AVGVS-TA FAVSTINA Draped bust of Diva Faustina senior facing right
PIETA(S AVG) / S C Hexastyle temple with on the roof a quadriga and victories holding a globe above their heads on each side
RIC (A. Pius) 1148 (rare), Cohen 254, Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 126:34e
ex Jean Elsen (Bruxelles), Auction 95; ex coll. A. Senden: l'architecture des monnaies Romaines

Issued on the dedication of a temple to Faustina upon her death in A.D. 141
Charles S
TEMPLE, FAUSTINA SENIOR, Temple of Faustina and Antoninus Pius.179 viewsAR denarius. c.146 AD. 3.60 g, 6h. Draped bust right. DIVA FAVSTINA. / Hexastyle temple; with figure within; surmounted by a central facing quadriga, winged Victories on corners; statues on lower left and right; fencing in front. AED DIV FAVSTINAE. RIC III 343 (A.Pius). RSC 1.
The building was built after the death of Empress Faustina (141 A.C.) and was dedicated by the Senate to the deceased, who they declared a divinity. It was also dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pio, as is stated on its facade. Around the seventh and eighth centuries, it became a Christian church, but its appearance today is mostly a result of the baroque modifications of Orazio Torriani (1601-14).
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TEMPLE, GALERIUS77 viewsCommemorative Follis of Ostia, struck A.D.311 under Maxentius.
Obverse: IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO MAXIMIANO SOCERO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: AETERNA MEMORIA. Temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, right door ajar; in exergue, MOSTS.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 5.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 31

The temple depicted on the reverse of this coin is in all probability the Temple of Divus Romulus begun by Maxentius around A.D.311 but left unfinished on his death in A.D.312.
TEMPLE, Hadrian.191 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm . Nicomedia , after 128 AD. 10,74 grs. Laureate head right . IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG PP. / Octastyle temple set on three tiered podium,pellet within. ROM SP AVG across frieze. COM BIT across fields.
RIC 461b. RSC 240b. Unrecorded reverse die.
The construction of this temple dedicated to Roma and Augustus was started after the visit of the latter to the city in 29 BC. In 121 AD the city was destroyed by an earthquake so the image on the reverse is possibly that of the temple reconstructed under Hadrian who visited Nicomedia in 123 or 124 AD.

3 commentsbenito
TEMPLE, Juba I261 viewsObverse: Diademed, draped bust of King Juba right, with pointed beard and hair in formal curls, scepter at shoulder, REX IVBA before
Reverse: Octastyle temple, Neo-Punic legend on either side (Yubai hammamleket).
Mint : North Africa-Numidia
Date : BC 60-46
Reference : Sear GCV, Vol II, 6607
Grade : VF

Comments: The temple shown on the reverse is possibly a mix of Greek and Punic architecture with the flat roof with pediment a Punic style.
1 commentsBolayi
TEMPLE, Macrinus & Diadumenian, AE24, Varbanov 1218 Variation75 viewsMacrinus
Augustus, 217 – 218 A.D.

Coin: AE24

Obverse: AVT K OΠEΛΛI CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠΕΛ ANTΩNIENOC, laureate bust of Marcinus, facing right, bare-headed bust of Diadumenian, facing left.
Reverse: VΠ Π-ONTIANOY MAP-KIANOΠOΛEI-TΩN ●, Within a Tetrastyle Temple, Tyche, standing to the left, holding a Rudder with her right hand and a Cornucopia with her left. E in the left field.

Weight: 9.96 g, Diameter: 24.7 x 25.6 x 2.3 mm, Die axis: 20°, Mint: Marcianopolis, Consular Legate: Pontianus, Reference: Varbanov 1218 Variation (bust types), Unpublished

Rated Rare (R5, 100 - 200 examples known)
TEMPLE, Maxentius Follis489 viewsMaxentius follis

Attribution: RIC VI 258
Date: AD 310-311
PF AVG, laureate bust r.
Roma seated facing in hexastyle
temple, "H" in l. field, REQ in
Size: Oval flan, 22.3 x 26.9 mm
Weight: 6.6 grams

“According to RIC p. 382, note 10,
H in field occurs only with officina P.
However, Voetter, Gerin Cat. p. 225,
no. 12, reports the same with officina Q,
two such specimens in Gerin's own
collection.” - Curtis Clay

4 commentsNoah
TEMPLE, Maxentius, AE Follis of Rome145 views Maxentius. 306-312 AD. Æ Follis (9.00 gm). Struck 308-310 AD. Rome mint. IMP C
MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / CONSERV-VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing, head
left, in hexastyle temple;
Mintmark: RBT. RIC VI 210.
1 commentsAntonio Protti
TEMPLE, Maxentius, Carthage122 viewsAE Follis of Carthage, struck A.D.307.
Obverse: IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG. Laureate head facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATORES KART SVAE. Temple of six columns within which stands Karthago facing left, holding fruits in both hands; in exergue, PKB.
RIC VI : 60.

This coin was struck c.A.D.307 to commemorate the celebrations for the benefactions given to Rome and Carthage, Maxentius' principal bases of power.
1 comments*Alex
TEMPLE, MAXENTIUS, TEMPLE OF ROMA101 viewsCONSERV VRB SVAE. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and spear or sceptre in her left, all within hexastyle temple with ornamented pediment.
(From a follis of Maxentius)
Rafael A
TEMPLE, Maximianus, Temple of Roma97 viewsAE Follis of Aquileia, struck A.D.307 - 308 under the second reign of MAXIMIANUS.
Obverse: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Maximianus facing right.
Reverse: CONSERV VRB SVAE. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and spear or sceptre in her left, all within hexastyle temple with ornamented pediment. In exergue, AQP.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 7.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC VI : 118

This coin was struck c.A.D.307 - 308 to commemorate the rebuilding of the Temple of Roma during Maximianus' joint reign with Maxentius and in conjunction with celebrations for the benefactions given to Rome and Carthage, Maxentius' principal bases of power.
TEMPLE, Nero, AE27 As (65 AD)108 viewso/ NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP, laureate head right.
r/ PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT//S|C, the Temple of Janus, latticed window to left, garland hung across closed double doors on the right.
10,79g. 27mm. Rome mint.
RIC 306

The main Temple of Janus stood in the Roman Forum. It had doors on both ends, and inside was a statue of Janus, the two-faced god of boundaries. The Temple doors were closed in times of peace and opened in times of war.
1 commentsAugustin Caron
TEMPLE, NERO, DUPONDIUS A.D.65.441 viewsNero Dupondius - 65 A.D. - Mint of Rome
Radiate head left
Temple of Janus with doors closed.
Cohen 174, RIC 290.
A good example of a famous coin
TEMPLE, NERO, Temple of Vesta795 viewsSilver denarius, S 1946, RIC 62, RSC 335, gVF, 3.42g, 16.8mm, 180o, Rome mint, 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; reverse VESTA, domed temple of Vesta, showing six columns, seated goddess inside. The temple of Vesta in the Roman FORVM was destroyed in the great fire of 64 A.D. Nero was affected by the cult of Vesta, having felt faint during a visit to the temple shortly before the fire. Nero rebuilt the shrine. His structure, the sixth on the site, survived until another fire late in the reign of Commodus.1 comments
TEMPLE, PHILIP I108 viewsAR Antoninianus of Rome, struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLVM NOVVM. Hexastyle temple containing seated statue of Roma.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.64gms | Die Axis: 7
RIC IV iii : 25b | Cohen : 198

This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome.
1 comments*Alex
TEMPLE, Philip I. 244-249 AD. AE Sestertius260 viewsPhilip I. 244-249 AD. AE Sestertius. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AE Sestertius (33mm, 17.09 gm). Struck 248 AD. RIC IV 164.
Commemorative issue.

Philip I. 244-249 AD. AE Sestertius (33mm, 17.09 gm). Struck 248 AD. Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Octastyle temple with statue of Roma. RIC IV 164; Banti 52; Cohen 201. aVF. This issue commemorates the millenial anniversary of Rome.

Marcus Julius Verus Philippus, known as Philip I "The Arab," was the Praetorian Prefect, and successor to Gordian III whom he possibly had murdered. After signing a treaty with the Persians, he returned home. During his reign the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of Rome (248 A.D.) was celebrated, and magnificent games were held on a scale rarely seen. In 249 A.D. a series of rebellions occurred, both Philip and his son were killed after their army was defeated near Verona by the forces of Trajan Decius.
1 commentsCleisthenes
TEMPLE, Philip II, AE27, B.M.C.29, Zeugma, Commagene70 viewsPhilip II
As Augustus, 247-249 A.D.

Coin: AE27

Obverse: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right. Seen from behind. Countermark on face.
Reverse: ZEVΓM-A TEΩN, A Tetrastyle temple, with a statue of Zeus Kataibates within it and a Peribolos containing a sacred Grove. Capricorn, to the left in exergue.

Weight: 15.08 g, Diameter: 27 x 26.2 x 3 mm, Die axis: 340°, Mint: Zeugma, Commagene, Reference: B.M.C.29
TEMPLE, Philip II, AR Antoninianus - Temple of Roma - Antioch161 viewsPhilip II AR Antoninianus - AD249 - Antioch Mint

obv: IMP M JUL PHILIPPUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: SAECULUM NOVUM - Hexastyle temple of Roma with figure inside.
2 commentsrexesq
TEMPLE, PROBUS66 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.276 - 282.
Reverse: ROMAE AETER. Roma seated facing, head left, within hexastyle temple; in exergue, R Δ.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.88gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 183.
Ex Aiello Collection. | Ex FORVM Coins
TEMPLE, Q.Cassius Longinus, Temple of Vesta850 viewsQ. Cassius Longinus -- AR Denarius. Head of Libertas right; LIBERT left, Q. CASSIVS right / Curule chair within temple of Vesta; urn to left and voting tablet inscribed AC to right. Crawford 428/2; Sydenham 918; Cassia 8.9 commentsfeatherz
TEMPLE, Tiberius, sestertius - temple of Concordia130 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,50g, Ø 35mm, 12h). Rome, AD 36-37.
Rev.: Hexastyle temple on podium of five steps with flanking walls to r. and l.; Concordia seated within, holding patera and cornucopiae, flanked by the statues of Hercules and Mercurius; Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Victories and other figures above empty pediment.
RIC 67 (R); BMC 133; Cohen 70; RCV 1766
Ex Varesi Numismatica Auction 65, 10 Feb. 2015; ex Ex Astarte XII, 12 Sep. 2003, lot 485.

The temple of Concordia in the Roman Forum was restored and embellished under Tiberius. It housed so many antique statues that Pliny the Elder called it a museum of art and Greek sculpture.
1 commentsCharles S
TEMPLE, TRAJAN, Sestertius.186 viewsObv.
Laureate head right, slight drapery

Lofty octastyle temple containing female diety standing right on pedestal holding long scepter & cornucopiae; triangular entablature above with male figure seated facing, sacrificing over altar, flanked by smaller kneeling figures; more statues on roof

This coin is now thought to represent the Temple of Divus Plotina & Trajan in the Forum of Trajan, which is thought to have been begun by Trajan and completed by Hadrian. This temple was situated directly behind the column of Trajan, at one end of his forum.
2 commentsancientdave
TEMPLE, TRAJAN, Sestertius.157 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (27,22g). Rome mint. Struck AD 105-107.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan facing right.
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI [/] S C Octastyle tempel with, on the pediment, a central figure seated facing flanked by two reclining figures; on roof, five statues; between columns, a figure on pedestal, naked to the waist, standing facing holding a long sceptre or spear, r. and a cornucopiae l..
RIC 575 (rare); Cohen 552; BMC 859; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 103:43
ex Gorny & Mosch auction 170

Due to the lack of any specific legend on the reverse, there has been a lot of speculation as to which temple might be depicted here. Some argue the temple to be that of Honos which had been restored by Trajan a few years earlier. Others argue that it is the temple of Jupiter (later rededicated to Divus Traianus) also restored by Trajan. According to others still, it is the temple of Venus Genetrix as the pose of central figure resembles to statues of this divinity. Still others see Pax in the central figure and the temple is to be sought in the provinces. The central figure could well be Honos (compare with the left figure of the illustration in Numiswiki of HONOS ET VIRTUS).
1 commentsCharles S
TEMPLE, Vespasian, Æ Sestertius - temple of Jupiter Capitolinus128 viewsÆ Sestertius (27,72g, Ø 33mm, 6h). Rome, AD 76.
Obv.: [IMP CAES] VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VII, laureate head right.
Rev.: S·C in ex., Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with six columns on podium of three steps; between the columns in the center on a pedestal, the statue of Jupiter seated on a throne, holding a scepter in l. hand; right and left statues of Juno and Minerva standing; outside the columns two statues standing. The pediment is decorated with Jupiter seated between two figures and groups in the corners; on the roof are statues and eagles at the corners left and right.
RIC 886; BMC 721; Cohen 488
Ex Calgary Coin (Robert Kokotailo), Sept. 2015; from an old time Calgary collection (MS), CNG Sale 58 (September 19, 2001), lot 1139.
1 commentsCharles S
TEMPLE, Volusian, AE25, SNGCop 295132 viewsOBV: AVTOK K G AFIN GAL OVEND OVOLOCCIANOC CEB, radiate and draped bust right
REV: ANTIOXEWN MHTRO KOLWN D-e, SC below, Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple, the river-god Orontes swimming beneath her, ram leaping right above

Struck at Syria-Antioch, 251-253 AD
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USTRINUM (PYRE), ANTONINUS PIUS98 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.161 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Building of four storeys surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a quadriga. Unbarred A in consecratio.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 438

The reverse of this coin depicts the Ustrinum Antonini Pii, the building where the body of Antoninus Pius lay. Its remains were discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio. Located just south of the Column of Antoninus Pius, it consisted of three concentric rectangle enclosures. The innermost rectangle measured 13 meters wide, the second 23 meters and the outermost 30 meters. This monument, commonly misleadingly described as a pyre on his coinage, was the monumental building in which the body was placed. It was built prior to A.D.141 and was also used for the funerals of Faustina I, Lucius Verus and Faustina II. Antoninus Pius was ultimately buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian (now the Castel St.Angelo).
USTRINUM (PYRE), ANTONINUS PIUS, (Ustrinum Antoninorum)135 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (21.73, 31mm, 12h). Rome mint, Struck under Marcus Aurelius, AD 161.
DIVVS ANTONINVS, bear head of Antoninus Pius facing right
CONSECRATIO (around) S C (in field) Four tiered funeral pyre or rather an ustrinum surmounted by a statue of Antoninus in a quadriga, facing. The lowest tier is hung with wreaths, the second has a door in the centre with two niches at each side with a statue in each; the third has six niches each with a statue; the fourth is hung with draperies and flanked by torches.
RIC (M.Aurelius) 1266 (Common), BMC 872, Cohen 165, Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 136:15
ex Roma Numismatics; Ex Künker

Minted under Marcus Aurelius in joint reign with Verus, in honour of the funeral and deification of Antoninus Pius. Traditionally the structure on the reverse is called a Funeral Pyre, but there are good arguments to believe this is in fact a stone pyramide building called "ustrinum" where the ashes were kept: see an article at BeastCoins.
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USTRINUM (PYRE), CLAUDIUS II67 viewsCommemorative AE Antoninianus of Cyzicus, struck A.D.270 - 271, probably under Aurelian.
Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO. Radiate head of Claudius II Gothicus facing right, three pellets below.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Ustrinum or pyre of three storeys, arch in lowest storey, uppermost storey flanked by two statues, flames rising from circular opening at summit.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 267
(RIC mentions only two pellets, but this might simply be an error)
USTRINUM (PYRE), SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS75 viewsAR Denarius of Rome, struck A.D.211 under Caracalla and Geta.
Obverse: DIVO SEVERO PIO. Bare head of Septimius Severus facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Ustrinum of five storeys, plaque or door on second level, apex surmounted by emperor in facing quadriga. Engraver's variant with drapery hung across base and upper tiers.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC IV i : 191f (Caracalla) | RSC : 89
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