To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome
- The Collaborative Numismatics Project
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. The column on the left includes the "Best of NumisWiki" menu. If you are new to collecting, start with Ancient Coin Collecting 101. If you have written numismatic articles or publications, please add them to NumisWiki.

Resources Home
New Articles
Most Popular
Recent Changes
Current Projects
Admin Discussions
How to

Index Of All Titles


Ancient Coin Collecting 101
Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes
Ancient Glass
Anonymous Follis
Anonymous Class A Folles
Armenian Numismatics Page
Coins of Pontius Pilate
Dictionary of Roman Coins
Doug Smith's Ancient Coins
Greek Alphabet
Greek Dates
Greek Mythology Link
Hellenistic Names & their Meanings
Helvetica's ID Help Page
Historia Numorum
Illustrated Ancient Coin Glossary
Latin Plurals
Latin Pronunciation
Library of Ancient Coinage
Life in Ancient Rome
Maps of the Ancient World
Mint Marks
Nabataean Numerals
Not in RIC
Numismatic Bulgarian
Numismatic Excellence Award
Numismatic French
Numismatic German
Numismatic Italian
Numismatic Spanish
Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet
Phoenician Alphabet
Pi-Style Athens Tetradrachms
Roman Coin Attribution 101
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Syracusian Folles
The Temple Tax Hoard
Travels of Paul
Tribute Penny
Tyrian Shekels
What I Like About Ancient Coins
Widow's Mite


Latin abbreviation: Votis Tricennalibus Multis Quadragennalibus - vows (prayers) on the thirtieth anniversary [of the emperors rule], more for his [hoped for] fourtieth anniversary.


Please add updates or make corrections to the NumisWiki text version as appropriate.

- Within a laurel wreath; P CON in the exergue; on silver coin of Julian II

- Honorius in imperial dress seated facing, hoding a signal cloth (mappa) and an eagle tipped sceptre; the seat is ornamented with two lion's heads; RV in the field; COMOB in the exergue. Obv: D N HONORIVS P F AVG, helmeted facing bust of Honorius, wearing the imperial mantle, holding mappa and eagle tipped sceptre; gold

- Valentinian III in consular dress, standing with a diadem ornamented with a cross, presenting his hand to a kneeling figure, and holding a sceptre topped with a cross; RM in the field; COMOB in the exergue. Obv: D N PLACIDIVS VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed bust of Valentinian III left, with the imperial mantle, holding a book (? mappa) and a sceptre topped by a cross; gold medallion. A very similar type occurs on the gold coins with obverse legend D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG

- Sometimes followed by B or Q. Helmeted Rome seated left, placing right foot on prow of a vessel and holding globus cruciger and sceptre; behind her a shield; star in the field; CONOB in the exergue. Obv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, hemelted bust of Valentinian III facing in cuirass, holding a spear and a shield with horseman motif; gold. Similar types occur on the gold coins of Theodosius II (sometimes TESOB in exergue, Thessalonica 72) and of his sister Pulcheria.

- Theodosius II and Valentinian III seated facing, each holding mappa and cross; CONOB in the exergue. Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, diademed bust of Theodosius II right; gold.

- Eudoxia and her husband Valentinian III syanding facing; Eudoxia holds a sceptre and Valentinian III a globus cruciger; RM in the field; COMOB in the exergue. Obv: LICINIA EVDOXIA P F AVG, bust of Eudoxia facing, with two long strings of pearls, a cross on her head; gold

View whole page from the Dictionary Of Roman Coins