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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
VALERIAN II
GALLIENUS
SALONINA
SALONINUS
REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
POSTUMUS
LAELIANUS
MARIUS
VICTORINUS
DOMITIAN II
TETRICUS I
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QUIETUS
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QUINTILLUS
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SATURNINUS
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CARINUS
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NIGRIAN
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MAXENTIUS
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CRISPUS
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ROMULUS AUGUSTUS
ARCADIUS
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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


Volusian 

   Augustus 253 

Volusian was in his early twenties when Trebonianus Gallus, his father, became emperor. Shortly thereafter Volusian was made emperor as well. Before he could make much of a mark on history he as well as his Dad were killed by his own soldiers just prior to the battle against the forces of Aemilian
 
 
Even though Volusian was emperor for less than a year enough coins were put into circulation that today finding one of them is not very difficult. Most available pieces will be the Antonianus which has by now become the de facto unit of commerce.  
 
Old fashioned bronzes like the As and the Sestertius continue to be produced on a smaller scale and have suffered a gradual attrition but they are available these days although they are much scarcer than the Ants.  

Busts: 

 
1) Bare-headed, draped bust right 
2) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
3) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
4) Radiate, draped bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
2) IM C AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG 
3) IM C AF GAL VEND VOLVSINO AVG 
4) IM C V AF G M VEND VOLVSIANO AVG 
5) IM C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG 
6) IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG 
7) IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG 
8) IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANVS AVG 
9) IMP C VOLVSIANO AVG 
10) IMP C VOLVSIANVS AVG 
11) IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG 
12) VOLVSIANVS PIVS AVG 

 

Reverses: 

 
4) AEQVTAS AVG 
6) APOLL SALVTARI 
7) CONCOR MIL 
9) FELIC PVBL 
11) FELICITAS PVBL 
14) IVNO MARTIALIS 
19) MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM 
20) MARTI PACIFERO 
22) PAX AETERNA 
23) PAX AVG 
24) PAX AVGG 
25) PAX AVGVS 
27) PM TR P IIII COS II 
28) PM TR P IIII COS II PP 
34) ROMAE AETERNAE AVG 
36) SALVS AVGG 
37) SALVS AVGVS 
38) SECVRITAS AVG 
44) No legend 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
2) Aeternitas standing left, holding Phoenix on globe and raising skirt. 
3) Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting hand on lyre 
4) Concordia seated left, holding patera and two cornucopiae
5) Concordia standing left, holding patera and two cornucopiae
6) Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
7) Felicitas standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus and scepter 
8) Juno seated left, holding grain ears and globe. 
9) Juno seated left, holding grain ears and scepter 
10) Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia
11) Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter
12) Libertas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding pileus and scepter
13) Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear. 
14) Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield 
15) Monetae (3) standing left, each holding a scale and cornucopia; coins piled by feet. 
16) Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter 
17) Pax standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding branch and scepter
18) Pietas standing left, raising hands over altar
19) Pietas standing left, raising hands
20) Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter
21) Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter
22) Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. 
23) Salus standing right, feeding snake on altar
24) Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake. 
25) Securitas standing right, leaning on column and with legs crossed, resting head on hand. 
26) Temple with (2) columns; Juno seated within, peacock by feet. 
27) Temple with (2) columns; Juno seated within. 
28) Temple with (4) columns; Juno seated within, peacock by feet. 
29) Temple with (6) columns, Roma within. 
30) Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia
31) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
32) Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm
33) Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath and palm
34) Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield
35) Volusian riding horse left, raising hand and holding spear. 
36) Volusian standing left, holding branch and scepter
37) Volusian standing left, holding scepter and spear. 
38) Volusian standing left, holding standard and spear. 
39) Volusian standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter 
40) Wreath, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS within. 

 

Mints: 

 
1) Antioch 
2) Mediolanum 
3) Roma 

 
 
AU Binio  / Reference(s) 
 
1) B3, O11, R08, T05 RIC 143 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 19 
2) B3, O11, R26, T18 RIC 151 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 82 

 
AU Aureus 
 
3) B2, O11, R05, T02 RIC 154 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 10 

 
 
4) B3, O05, R40, T30 RIC 237 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
5) B3, O06, R11, T06 RIC 205 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 32 
6) B3, O06, R20, T13 RIC 220 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
7) B3, O06, R33, T22 RIC 221 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
8) B3, O06, R35, T29 RIC 236 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
9) B3, O06, R43, T34 RIC 206 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 133 
10) B3, O11, R03, T01 RIC 166 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 8 
11) B3, O11, R08, T04 * in right field RIC 169 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 25 
12) B3, O11, R08, T04 RIC 168 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 25 
13) B3, O11, R08, T05 RIC 167 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 20 
14) B3, O11, R15, T08 RIC 177 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 39 
15) B3, O11, R15, T26 RIC 172 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 43 
16) B3, O11, R15, T28 RIC 175 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
17) B3, O11, R24, T16 * in right field RIC 180 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
18) B3, O11, R24, T16 RIC 179 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 70 
19) B3, O11, R26, T18 RIC 182 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
20) B3, O11, R27, T39 RIC 141 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 95 
21) B3, O11, R36, T24 RIC 184 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 118 

 
 
22) B2, O11, R06, T03 RIC 253a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 15 
23) B2, O11, R08, T04 RIC 250a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 26 
24) B2, O11, R08, T05 RIC 249a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 21 
25) B2, O11, R15, T08 RIC 252a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 41 
26) B2, O11, R15, T27 RIC 253a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 46 
27) B2, O11, R16, T10 RIC 254a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 50 
28) B2, O11, R24, T16 RIC 256a (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus
29) B2, O11, R44, T40 Exe: SC RIC 264 (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus

 
AE As 
 
30) B2, O11, R08, T04 Exe: SC RIC 250b (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 27 
31) B2, O11, R12, T07 RIC 251b (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus), C 36 
32) B2, O11, R15, T08 Exe: SC  
33) B2, O11, R15, T27 RIC 253b (IViii, Trebonianus Gallus

 

 

Volusian Busts 

Volusian Types