ERIC Table of Contents


|Title Page|

|Introduction|

|About| |Roman| |Coins|

|Denominations|

|Coins| of |Other| |Ancient| |Cultures|

|Identifying| |Roman| |Coins|

|How| |To| |Use| |This| |Book|

|Mintmarks|

|Mint| |Map|

|Pricing| And |Grading|

|Bibliography|

|Reference| |Catalogs| |Cited|

|Coin| |Terms| |Used|

|Glossary|

|Rarity Tables|

|Index| of |Rulers|

|Photography| |Credits|

|Additional| |Web| |Resources|

Imperial Catalog:

|AUGUSTUS|
|LIVA|
|AGRIPPA|
|NERO| |CLAUDIUS| |DRUSUS|
|GERMANICUS|
|AGRIPPINA I|
|TIBERIUS|
|DRUSUS|
|ANTONIA|
|CALIGULA|
|CLAUDIUS I|
|BRITANNICUS|
|AGRIPPINA II|
|NERO|
|GALBA|
|CLODIUS| |MACER|
|OTHO|
|VITELLIUS|
|VESPASIAN|
|DOMITILLA|
|TITUS|
|DOMITIAN|
|DOMITIA|
|JULIA| |TITI|
|NERVA|
|TRAJAN|
|PLOTINA|
|MARCIANA|
|MATIDIA|
|HADRIAN|
|SABINA|
|AELIUS|
|ANTONINUS| |PIUS|
|FAUSTINA I|
|MARCUS| |AURELIUS|
|FAUSTINA| |II|
|LUCIUS| |VERUS|
|LUCILLA|
|COMMODUS|
|CRISPINA|
|PERTINAX|
|DIDIUS| |JULIANUS|
|MANLIA| |SCANTILLA|
|DIDIA CLARA|
|PESCENNIUS| |NIGER|
|CLODIUS| |ALBINUS|
|SEPTIMIUS| |SEVERUS|
|JULIA| |DOMNA|
|CARACALLA|
|PLAUTILLA|
|GETA|
|MACRINUS|
|DIADUMENIAN|
|ELAGABALUS|
|JULIA| |MAESA|
|JULIA| |SOAEMIAS|
|JULIA| |PAULA|
|AQUILIA| |SEVERA|
|ANNIA| |FAUSTINA|
|SEVERUS| |ALEXANDER|
|JULIA| |MAMAEA|
|ORBIANA|
|MAXIMINUS I|
|PAULINA|
|MAXIMUS|
|GORDIAN I|
|GORDIAN II|
|BALBINUS|
|PUPIENUS|
|GORDIAN III|
|TRANQUILLINA|
|PHILIP I|
|OTACILIA| |SEVERA|
|PHILIP II|
|PACATIAN|
|JOTAPIAN|
|TRAJAN| |DECIUS|
|HERENNIA| |ETRUSCILLA|
|HERENNIUS| |ETRUSCUS|
|HOSTILIAN|
|TREBONIANUS| |GALLUS|
|VOLUSIAN|
|AEMILIAN|
|CORNELIA| |SUPERA|
|SILBANNACUS|
|URANIUS| |ANTONINUS|
|VALERIAN I|
|MARINIANA|
|VALERIAN II|
|GALLIENUS|
|SALONINA|
|SALONINUS|
|REGALIANUS|
|DRYANTILLA|
|POSTUMUS|
|LAELIANUS|
|MARIUS|
|VICTORINUS|
|DOMITIAN II|
|TETRICUS I|
|TETRICUS II|
|QUIETUS|
|MACRIANUS|
|CLAUDIUS II|
|QUINTILLUS|
|AURELIAN|
|SEVERINA|
|ZENOBIA|
|VABALATHUS|
|TACITUS|
|FLORIAN|
|PROBUS|
|SATURNINUS|
|CARUS|
|CARINUS|
|MAGNIA| |URBICA|
|NIGRIAN|
|NUMERIAN|
|JULIAN I|
|DIOCLETIAN|
|MAXIMIAN|
|CARAUSIUS|
|ALLECTUS|
|DOMITIUS| |DOMITIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS I|
|THEODORA|
|GALERIUS|
|GALERIA| |VALERIA|
|SEVERUS II|
|MAXENTIUS|
|ROMULUS|
|CONSTANTINE I|
|HELENA|
|FAUSTA|
|ALEXANDER|
|LICINIUS I|
|CONSTANTIA|
|MAXIMINUS II|
|LICINIUS II|
|CRISPUS|
|VALERIUS| |VALENS|
|MARTINIAN|
|CONSTANTINE II|
|DELMATIUS|
|HANNIBALLIANUS|
|CONSTANS|
|CONSTANTIUS II|
|MAGNENTIUS|
|DECENTIUS|
|NEPOTIAN|
|VETRANO|
|CONSTANTIUS| |GALLUS|
|JULIAN II|
|JOVIAN|
|VALENTINIAN I|
|VALENS|
|PROCOPIUS|
|GRATIAN|
|VALENTINIAN II|
|THEODOSIUS I|
|AELIA| |FLACCILLA|
|MAGNUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|FLAVIUS| |VICTOR|
|EUGENIUS|
|HONORIUS|
|CONSTANTINE III|
|CONSTANS II|
|MAXIMINUS|
|PRISCUS| |ATTALUS|
|JOVINUS|
|SABASTIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS III|
|GALLA PLACIDIA|
|JOHANNES|
|VALENTINIAN III|
|LICINIA| |EUDOXIA|
|HONORIA|
|PETRONIUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|AVITUS|
|MAJORIAN|
|LIBIUS| |SEVERUS|
|ANTHEMIUS|
|EUPHEMIA|
|ANICIUS| |OLYBRIUS|
|GLYCERIUS|
|JULIUS NEPOS|
|ROMULUS| |AUGUSTUS|
|ARCADIUS|
|EUDOXIA|
|PULCHERIA|
|THEODOSIUS II|
|EUDOCIA|
|MARCIAN|
|LEO I|
|VERINA|
|LEO II|
|ZENO|
|ARIADNE|
|BASILISCUS|
|ZENONIS|
|LEONTIUS I|
|ANASTASIUS I|
|ANONYMOUS| |COINAGE|

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


 

Florian 

Augustus 276 

Florian was the half-brother of Tacitus who became ever-so-briefly the sole Senate-ratified emperor. While Tacitus was still alive, he sent Florian with a large army off to confront Probus, self-proclaimed emperor. Probus outsmarted Florian on the battlefield and emerged triumphant. Together with Florian's former army, Probus then resumed his march towards Rome. 
 
Sandwiched between the coin-filled reigns of Aurelian and Probus are the short reigns of Tacitus and Florian. Although Florian was emperor only briefly, a couple of months maybe, that was still enough time to get the various mints to pump out literally millions of coins to pay the loyalist armies. 
 
And its a numbers game, of course. The more that were made back then the more that can be expected to have survived to this day. And collectors will be pleased to find that Florian Antoniniani are routinely available for only a few dollars. Condition of these coins is usually somewhere between deplorable to good enough. However, fully-silvered Ants do exist and are not outrageously expensive (when available). Expect these to cost anywhere from $100-$300.  

Busts:  

1) Laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield 
2) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
3) Laureate, draped bust right 
4) Radiate, cuirassed bust right 
5) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield 
6) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
7) Radiate, draped bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) IMP ANNIVS FLORIANVS AVG 
2) IMP C AN FLORIANVS AVG 
3) IMP C FLORIANVS AVG 
4) IMP C FLORIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG 
5) IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG 
6) IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG 
7) IMP C M AN FLORIANVS PF AVG 
8) IMP C M AN FLORIANVS PIVS F AVG 
9) IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG 
10) IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS P AVG 
11) IMP C M ANNIVS FLORIANVS AVG 
12) IMP CM AN FLORIANVS P AVG 
13) IMP FLORIANVS AVG 
14) IMP M AN FLORIANVS AVG 
15) IMP M ANN FLORIANVS P AVG 
16) IMP M ANNIVS FLORIANVS AVG 
17) VIRTVS FLORIANI AVG 

 

Reverses: 

 
1) AEQVITAS AVG 
2) AETERNITAS AVG 
3) CLEMENTIA TEMP 
4) CLEMENTIA TEMPORVM 
5) CONCORD MILIT 
6) CONCORDIA EXERCI 
7) CONCORDIA MILITVM 
8) CONSERVATOR AVG 
9) FELICIT TEMP 
10) FELICITAS AVG 
11) FELICITAS SEACVLI 
12) FIDES MILIT 
13) FIDES MILITVM 
14) FORTVNA REDVC 
15) FORTVNA REDVX 
16) INDVLGENTIA AVG 
17) IOVI CONSERVAT 
18) IOVI STATORI 
19) IOVI VICTORI 
20) LAETITIA FVND 
21) MARTI PACIF 
22) MARTI PACIFERO 
23) MARTI VICTORI 
24) MONETA AVG 
25) PACATOR ORBIS 
26) PAX AETERNA 
27) PAX AVGVSTI 
28) PERPETVIT AVG 
29) PERPETVITA AVG 
30) PERPETVITATE AVG 
31) PRINCIPI IVVENT 
32) PRINCIPI IVVENTVT 
33) PROVIDE AVG 
34) PROVIDEN AVG 
35) PROVIDEN DEOR 
36) PROVIDENTIA AVG 
37) REDITVS AVG 
38) ROMAE AETERNAE 
39) SALVS AVG 
40) SALVS PVBLI 
41) SECVRITAS AVG 
42) SECVRITAS SAECVLI 
43) TEMPORVM FELICITAS 
44) VBERTAS AVG 
45) VICTORIA AVG 
46) VICTORIA PERPET 
47) VICTORIA PERPETVA 
48) VICTORIAE AVGVSTI 
49) VIRTVS AVG 
50) VIRTVS AVGG 
51) VIRTVS AVGVSTI 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia. 
2) Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and rudder. 
3) Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter. 
4) Clementia standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter. 
5) Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. 
6) Felicitas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding caduceus. 
7) Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia 
8) Fides standing left, holding scepter and standard 
9) Fides standing, facing, holding a standard in each hand. 
10) Florian advancing right, stepping on captive, holding spear and shield. 
11) Florian riding horse right, spearing enemy. 
12) Florian standing left, holding globe and scepter. 
13) Florian standing right, holding spear and globe. 
14) Florian standing to left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Roma seated to right, holding cornucopia. 
15) Florian standing to left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Roma seated to right, holding spear; shield to side. 
16) Florian standing to left, shaking hands with Concordia to right. 
17) Florian standing to right, holding scepter, receiving wreath from Victory to left, holding palm. 
18) Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 
19) Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter 
20) Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left. 
21) Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 
22) Jupiter standing, facing, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 
23) Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor. 
24) Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear with shield. 
25) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 
26) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy; seated captive to right. 
27) Monetae (3) standing left, holding scale and cornucopia; piles of coins by their feet. 
28) Pax advancing left, holding branch and scepter. 
29) Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 
30) Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter 
31) Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. 
32) Providentia standing left, leaning on column, holding wand over globe and scepter. 
33) Providentia standing to left, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol to right, raising hand and holding globe. 
34) Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; shield to side. 
35) Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter 
36) Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake. 
37) Securitas seated left, holding scepter and resting head on hand. 
38) Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter 
39) Securitas standing left, leaning on column, holding globe and scepter. 
40) Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip. 
41) Sol riding quadriga left, raising hand and holding whip. 
42) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
43) Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
44) Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia. 
45) Victories (2) standing, holding together shield reading VOT / X 
46) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 
47) Victory standing right, stepping on helmet, holding shield on palm reading XXX 

 

Mints: 

 
1) Cyzicus 
2) Lugdunum 
3) Roma 
4) Serdica 
5) Siscia 
6) Ticinum 

 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O17, R51, T26 RIC Vi 24, C 106 

 
AE Medallion 
 
1) B2, O09, R24, T27 Gnecchi 2 

 
AE Antoninianus 
 
1) B4, O04, R35, T33 Exe: */` RIC Vi 112f, C 72 
2) B4, O05, R06, T05 Exe: VITI C 13 
3) B4, O05, R35, T32 */` 
4) B4, O06, R11, T06 Exe: ` RIC Vi 62f, C 22 
5) B4, O06, R33, T30 Exe: III RIC Vi 82f, C 64 
6) B5, O11, R35, T33 Exe: */KA` 
7) B6, O02, R17, T19 Exe: TTI RIC Vi 71c, C 32 
8) B6, O03, R01, T01 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 25c, C 1 
9) B6, O03, R12, T09 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 30c, C 25 
10) B6, O03, R20, T23 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 33c, C 39 
11) B6, O03, R36, T31 Exe: XXI` RIC 37c 
12) B6, O03, R49, T13 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 47c, C 97 
13) B6, O04, R35, T33 Exe: */` 
14) B6, O04, R35, T33 Exe: */KAB RIC Vi 112c, C 72 
15) B6, O05, R31, T12 Exe: `TI C 61 
16) B6, O05, R36, T31 Exe: III RIC Vi 10c 
17) B6, O05, R36, T31 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 37c 
18) B6, O05, R51, T10 Exe: IIII RIC Vi 16c 
19) B6, O06, R10, T06  RIC Vi 61c 
20) B6, O07, R25, T40 Exe: III RIC Vi 7c, C 47 
21) B6, O09, R51, T25  
22) B6, O06, R42, T37 Exe: XXI` Tom Mullally collection 
23) B6, O11, R13, T09 Exe: */KA`  
24) B6, O13, R07, T17 Exe: ` RIC Vi 116c, C 1552 
25) B6, O16, R30, T39 RIC Vi 77c 
26) B7, O03, R39, T35 Exe: XXI` RIC Vi 40a, C 83 
 
 
AE As Reference(s) 
 
27) B2, O09, R41, T37 RIC Vi 53, C 85 

 

Florian Busts 

Florian Types