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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

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Index of Rulers

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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
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GALLIENUS
SALONINA
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REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
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HONORIA
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ROMULUS AUGUSTUS
ARCADIUS
EUDOXIA
PULCHERIA
THEODOSIUS II
EUDOCIA
MARCIAN
LEO I
VERINA
LEO II
ZENO
ARIADNE
BASILISCUS
ZENONIS
LEONTIUS I
ANASTASIUS I
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ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Aelius 

  Caesar 136-137 

Hadrian appointed Aelius as his Caesar to succeed him but died of illness shortly before his own death. Aelius would probably have made a fine emperor as he was well liked by Roman citizens and was a capable military leader. 
 
Finding a coin of Aelius is a bit tricky. Youíre not likely to just stumble onto one. 
 
He is equally well represented in silver and copper. The Denarii naturally tend to hold up better than the various bronze denominations but due to scarcity neither is abundantly available in the top grades. 
 
Given the wide states of preservation for the bronzes itís difficult to pin down a price range. Suffice to say that any which is well enough preserved to be attributable will be marketable. For a worn Denarius expect to pay a minimum of $100 with $200-$500 being more typical.  

 

Busts: 


1) Bare head left 
2) Bare head right 
3) Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right 
4) Bare headed, draped bust right 

 

Obverse

 

 

Reverses: 

 
5) TRIB POT COS II 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aelius standing on left, shaking hands with Roma seated on cuirass on right, holding spear. 
2) Aelius standing on right, raising hand, facing Ceres to left, holding grain ears and torch 
3) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
4) Concordia seated left, holding patera 
5) Concordia seated left, holding patera; cornucopia under chair. 
6) Concordia seated left, lying on cornucopia, holding patera 
7) Concordia standing left, holding patera 
8) Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
9) Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera
10) Diana standing right, holding arrow and bow 
11) Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
12) Fides standing right, holding grain ears and fruit basket 
13) Fortuna standing left, holding flower and cornucopia; rudder to right 
14) Hispania lying left, holding branch 
15) Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield
16) Pannonia standing, facing, holding standard 
17) Pannonia standing, facing, holding vexillum 
18) Pannonia standing, facing, holding vexillum and raising skirt. 
19) Pietas standing left, raising hand and holding cornucopia 
20) Pietas standing left, raising hand over altar and other hand over chest. 
21) Pietas standing left, raising hand over altar
22) Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter 
23) Pietas standing right, raising hand over altar 
24) Pietas standing right, raising hand over altar and holding incense box. 
25) Pietas standing right, raising hand over altar and other hand over chest. 
26) Pietas standing, facing, raising hands, altar by feet. 
27) Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar
28) Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter 
29) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt 
30) Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 

 

Mint: 

 
1) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O1, R4, T04 Exe: CONCORD RIC 443 (II, Hadrian), C 12 
2) B1, O1, R4, T24 PIE TAS across fields RIC 444c (II, Hadrian), C 42 

 
 
  
3) B2, O1, R3, T11 RIC 430 (II, Hadrian), C 51 

 
 
 
AR Denarius Reference(s) 
 
4) B2, O1, R1, T08 RIC 428 (II, Hadrian
5) B2, O1, R3, T04 Exe: CONCORD RIC 436, (II, Hadrian) S 3967 
6) B2, O1, R3, T11 RIC 430 (II, Hadrian), C 50 
7) B2, O1, R3, T13 RIC 431 (II, Hadrian), C 52 
8) B2, O1, R3, T24 PIE TAS across fields RIC 439 (II, Hadrian
9) B2, O1, R3, T24 RIC 432 (II, Hadrian), C 53 
10) B2, O1, R3, T30 RIC 435 (II, Hadrian
11) B2, O1, R4, T04 Exe: CONCORD  

 
 
  
12) B2, O1, R3, T27 Exe: SALVS RIC 1063 (II, Hadrian), C 44 
13) B2, O1, R3, T30 RIC 1055 (II, Hadrian), C 56 

 
 
  
14) B2, O1, R3, T13 RIC 1065 (II, Hadrian

 
 
AE As 
  
15) B2, O1, R3, T18 PANNO NIA across fields RIC 1071 (II, Hadrian), S 1217 
16) B4, O1, R3, T29 RIC 1067 (II, Hadrian), C 59 

 

 

Aelius Busts 

 Aelius Types