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Carausius


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Carausius ruled Britain and, for some time, parts of what is now France during the latter part of the third century. Setting up a governmental infrastructure he struck coins at 3 towns/cities marked on his coins and at possible other, as yet unknown, locations. Many of his coins are wretched specimens and once you get beyond the ubiquitous Pax reverse there is a wide variety of reverse types.

It is my intention here to create an on-line archive of the most easily photographable specimens from my own trays. The arrangement follows that of RIC V which is not ideal as it is alphabetical by mint and the coherence and sequence of issues is lost.

For a discussion over the date of Carausius' mint marks and web links plus bibliography please see my web pages HERE.

391 files, last one added on Jun 16, 2022
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Allectus


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Although Allectus followed Carausius his coins have never had the same appeal and so my holdings are much smaller. That is not to say that I have totally neglected this usurper.

I do not like the term "quinarius" for the late, smaller, Q marked pieces so I refer to them as antoniniani. I think that they probably reflect a late adjustment in the coinage.

As with the coins of Carausius some coins are such that they do not photograph too well.

62 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2018
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The antoniniani of Postumus


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The dates of the reign of the Roman Gallic usurper Postumus are not known for sure. Reviewing the proposed dates I have a preference for summer 260 through to spring (March?) 269.

The RIC volume for this series of coins is in need of serious revision and the attributions and references here are taken from "The Cunetio Treasure: Roman Coinage of the 3rd Century AD" (1983) by Besly and Bland.

56 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2022
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The bronze of Postumus


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The bronze coinage of Postumus, the remnants of the sestertii and double sestertii of earlier times, can be quite difficult to come by. I posted a brief synopsis on cataloguing bronze coins of Postumus HERE. Many people see the issues of reduced size and weight as smaller denominations but this is probably not the case but rather a reflection of the decline in metallic composition of the "antoninianus" by comparison.

In this gallery I present my own meagre holdings of these coins. The references are to Pierre Bastien's Le Monnayage de Bronze de Postume (1967)

21 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2018
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Laelian, Marius & Victorinus


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A small gallery of antoniniani of Laelian (269), Marius (269) and Victorinus (269-71), arranged by mint and issue in accordance with the Cunetio hoard report.

42 files, last one added on Apr 05, 2022
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Tetricus I & II


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A gallery of the coins of the last Gallic rulers.

64 files, last one added on Apr 04, 2022
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Gallienus


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Gallienus (253-68) was a pivotal ruler in the third century. During his reign the Empire began its decline, the loss of the Agri Decumates, the frequent barbarian raids, the disaster of the Persian campaign that saw the capture of his father.

The widespread military activity meant that "Roman" mints were established in a number of locations and, along with the decline in the base metal coinage, this sounded the death knell for the so called Roman provincial coinage.

References are to MIR by the late Robert Göbl.

For a superb collection of Gallienus and his family it is well worth visiting the website of fellow board member Ed Flinn.

162 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2022
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Salonina


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As a companion to my Gallienus gallery here is a small collection of coins of his wife, Salonina.

Arranged and cataloged by Göbl number.

21 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2021
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Local Radiate Copies


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This gallery contains local radiate copies, also known as "barbarous radiates". There are, in the later third centrury, three phases of copying that all merge together but probably represent distinct groups:

1. Struck copies, often plated, of antoniniani of Postumus and before, probably made for fraudulent reasons
2. Cast copies from the early 270's, cast from genuine coins again probably made for fraudulent purposes
3. Struck copies on flans of all different sizes, of varying artistic merit. Often featuring Gallic or deified Claudius prototypes and found in the North-Western Gallic provinces and Britain they appear to be a "money of necessity" due to the lack of current coin in the years after the suppression of the Gallic revolt.

Some coins are very crude whilst others it is easy to see how they can be mistook for official coins.

63 files, last one added on Jan 10, 2019
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Vabalathus


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I did start, at one stage, to collect the coins of the Palmyrene usurper Vabalathus, assembling the coins by officina.

It appears from the records and his coinage that he revolted during the reign of the Roman emperor Aurelian, taking control of the mints at Antioch and Alexandria.

His coinage initially gives him the titles abbreviated to VCRIMDR when he appears on the coinage with Aurelian. Later he appears as Augustus in his own right.

A coinage was also issued in the name of his mother, Zenobia, however these are extremely rare and I do not own a specimen.

For completeness I have also added two small bronze coins from the Roman period issued in Palmyra.

13 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2018
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Probus


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55 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2022
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London Mint


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This small gallery of London mint coins is a pendant to the Carausius and Allectus galleries. After the defeat of the rebels the London mint stayed open until c.326 AD striking only base metal coins.

All the coins presented are folles, or, rather, nummi, using the current preferred terminology.

93 files, last one added on Apr 17, 2016
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Gordian III


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Gordian III provincials, lacking catalogue references at present; this gallery may develop into a general Gordian gallery. Silver denarii and sestertii from Rome recently added.

92 files, last one added on Mar 03, 2014
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Late Roman Bronze Coinage


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In this gallery I am posting coins that are catalogued by part 1 of Carson, Hill and Kent's Late Roman Bronze Coinage.

Initially the descriptions are going to be kept to an absolute minimum as the first coins to be posted are the VRBS ROMA and CONSTANTINOPOLIS issues.

48 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2011
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Diverse Roman


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I know they say that "pride comes before a fall" but in this gallery I'd like to share Roman coins from my trays that don't have a home elsewhere yet.

419 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2022
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Roman republican coins


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A small gallery of Roman republican (plus the odd imperatorial coin) coins sorted by Crawford number. At the end there are a couple of provincial coins with links to the republican series.

38 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2022
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Follis fractions


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A small gallery of follis fractions that I've picked up over the years. Would like to get a few more as and when I see them.

14 files, last one added on Mar 12, 2017
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Crispus


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A small gallery dedicated to the unfortunate son of Constantine I. The numbers after the mint name refer to the RIC VII number.

21 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2022
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Last additions - mauseus's Gallery
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235cfCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "FORTVNA REDVX"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and (double?) cornucopia
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC - (cf235, 237-9)
mauseusJun 16, 2022
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1391Antoninianus
Milan
Issue 8
BON EVEN AVG
G 1391b
mauseusApr 26, 2022
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253aValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Samosata mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "PIETAS AVGG"
Two emperors standing face to face with altar between
RIC(Antioch) 284; Gobl 1676e
mauseusApr 26, 2022
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Rome 187Antoninianus
PROBVS PF AVG
Radiate bust left wearing trabaea and holding eagle tipped sceptre
ROMAE AETER
Hexastyle temple, seated Roma within
Rome, R thunderbolt delta
RIC 187
mauseusApr 26, 2022
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371cfCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "PROVID AVGGG"
Providentia standing left holding globe and transverse sceptre
Camulodunum mint
S/P//MC
RIC - (cf371ff), Carson -, Bourne 2009 -
mauseusApr 26, 2022
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2498IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PAX EQVITVM -/-//T
Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre
Milan Mint, Issue 5
Cunetio 2498
mauseusApr 26, 2022
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544Mark Antony; c.32-31 BC
AR denarius
Obv " ANT AVG III VIR R P C"
Galley right
Rev "LEG XX"
Aquilla between two legionary standards
Patrae mint
Crawford 544
mauseusApr 06, 2022
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380C Poblici Q F; c.80 BC
AR denarius
Obv Helmeted head of Roma right, G above
Rev "C POBLICI Q F"
Hercules strangling Nemean lion, quiver left field, club below, G above
Rome mint
Crawford 380
mauseusApr 06, 2022
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Victorinus: Mint 2, Posthumous IssueDIVO VICTORINO PIO
Radiate bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing left
Mint 2, Posthumous
RIC 88, AGK 2a
1 commentsmauseusApr 05, 2022
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Schulte 122POSTVMVS PIVS FELIX AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust of Postumus with bust of Hercules, jugate, right
HERCVLI NEMAEO
Hercules facing left wrestling Nemean lion
Mint 1 (Trier), Schulte group 11a
Schulte 122, RIC 349, Elmer 523
mauseusApr 05, 2022
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 3IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
SALVS AVG
Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar and holding vertical sceptre
Mint 1, Issue 3
Elmer 776
A hybrid utilising a reverse die of Victorinus
mauseusApr 04, 2022
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283bMagnia Urbica
AE antoninianus
Ticinum Mint
MAGNIA VRBICA AVG
Diademed bust right on crescent
VENVS CELEST
Venus stg left holding apple and vertical sceptre
T/-//SXXI
RIC 345var
T erased on reverse die in left field
mauseusMar 26, 2022

Random files - mauseus's Gallery
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87Antoninianus
Rome mint
PM TRP III COS II PP
RIC 87
mauseus
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218aElagabalus 218-22 AD
Rabbath Moba (Arsapolis)
AE 21mm
AV KAICAP A[.........]
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
APCA[ΠOΛIC]
Poseidon standing left with foot raised holding dolphin and trident
Spijkerman 37
mauseus
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(VI) 96cfConstantine I
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
Mars advancing right
-/-//PLN
RIC (VI) - (cf 96)
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