FORVM's Portrait Gallery
Most experienced collectors are able to tell what emperor issued a coin just by looking at the obverse portrait. This skill is impressive to non-collectors and beginners, but more importantly it is also useful to identify those coins so worn that legends cannot be easily read anymore. The gallery above is a display of characteristic portraits from coins and we hope it will be helpful to those seeking to identify roman coins.
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