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Septimius Severus Denarii


My gallery of the denarii of Septimius Severus from 193 CE through to his death in 211 CE. This represents my main area of collecting interest for ancient coins, as I'm fascinated with Septimius' unprecedented success in reversing the empire's misfortunes since the death of Marcus Aurelius. The Roman Empire reached its greatest extent under his reign - over 5 million square kilometers.

Severus was also distinguished for his buildings. Apart from the triumphal arch in the Roman Forum carrying his full name, he also built the Septizodium in Rome. He enriched his native city of Leptis Magna, including commissioning a triumphal arch on the occasion of his visit of 203.

NOTE: Click on "Position +" to sort this gallery by RIC number.

92 files, last one added on Jul 30, 2022
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Denarii and Antoninianii of Severan-era Emperors


This is my gallery of the denarii and anyoninianii of the Severan-era emperors from Clodius Albinus in 193 CE onward through to Severus Alexander in 235 CE, but with the exception of Septimius Severus, to whom I've dedicated his own album. This includes Macrinus and Diadumenian who briefly usurped the throne during the Severan dynastic period. While my primary collecting focus is Septimius Severus, I have nevertheless procured at least one Denarius or antoninianus example from each contemporary emperor, along with all the women of the era represented on denarii, though the women are in a separate album.

11 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2021
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Denarii and Antoninianii of the Severan Women


This is my gallery of Denarii and Antoninianii bearing the obverse portrait of Severan era women of power, including the emperor's wives, mothers and grandmothers. In some cases, these women were the real power of Rome, particularly when their sons and grandsons ascended the throne at tender ages.

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Silver Coinage of the Third Century Crisis


Severus Alexander was assassinated on 22 March 235 CE, marking the end of the short-lived Severan Dynasty established in 193 CE. This event marked the generally accepted beginning of a period of instability known to scholars as "The Crisis of the Third Century", but also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (235–284 AD). During this period, the Roman Empire retreated from its zenith to nearly collapsing under the combined pressures of barbarian invasions, civil wars, political instability and myriad other factors.

This gallery looks at the silver & billon coins of this tumultuous era.

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Antoninianii of the Gallic Empire


The Gallic Empire refers to a breakaway part of the Roman Empire that functioned de facto as a separate state from 260 to 274 during the Third Century Crisis. Starting in 260 CE, a series of Roman military leaders declared themselves emperors and ruled in Gaul, Britain and adjacent provinces without laying claim to the rest of the Roman Empire ruled from Italy. This breakaway from the main Empire was retaken by Roman emperor Aurelian in 274, marking the end of the Gallic Augustii.

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Antoninianii of the Imperium Britanniarum


The Gallic Empire was crushed by Aurelian in 274, but only 13 years later in 286, Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Carausius, the commander of the Classis Britannica fleet, usurped power in what became known as the Carausian Revolt. Carausius declared himself emperor of the Imperium Britanniarum in Britain and northern Gaul and held power for seven years as Emperor of the North before being assassinated by his finance minister Allectus, who then became an usurper Emperor. In 296, Constantius I's forces defeated Allectus in Britain, re-uniting Britain and Gaul with the rest of the Empire.

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Byzantine Gold and Electrum Coins


Most numismatists agree that "Byzantine" coinage starts in 498 CE with the monetary reform of Anastasius. He reformed the Roman Empire's coinage system based around the gold solidus, with bronze nummi in various denominations being used for lower value transactions. The gold solidus (or later nomisma) remained the standard until the 11th century, when it began to be debased under successive emperors beginning in the 1030s under the emperor Romanos Argyros (1028–1034). Until that time, the fineness of the gold remained consistent at about 95% pure or higher.

Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1034–41) ascended as Byzantine emperor in 1034 and began the process of debasing both the tetarteron nomisma (weighing 11/12 of a histamenon nomista) and the full-weight histamenon nomisma. The debasement reached about 21 carats (87.5% pure) during the reign of Constantine IX (1042–1055), 18 carats (75%) under Constantine X (1059–1067), 16 carats (66.7%) under Romanus IV (1068–1071), 14 carats (58%) under Michael VII (1071–1078), 8 carats (33%) under Nicephorus III (1078–1081) and 0 to 8 carats during the first eleven years of the reign of Alexius I (1081–1118).

In 1092, Alexius I Comnenus discontinued the debased solidus (tetarteron and histamenon) and re-introduced a gold coin of higher fineness called the hyperpyron, but in 1367, the Byzantine Empire stopped producing gold coins altogether.

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The Kings of Cappadocia


The Kingdom of Cappadocia was a Hellenistic-era Iranian kingdom in Asia Minor, roughly in the location of present-day Turkey. When Alexander of Macedon (Alexander the Great) invaded Cappadocia as part of his conquest of the Persian Empire, he appointed 2 governors. Unlike most Persian regions of Alexander's empire, Cappadocia declared independence in 331 and Ariarathes I assumed power, becoming the first king of the newly established Kingdom of Cappadocia.

Throughout its history, it was ruled by three families in succession; the House of Ariarathes (331–96 BC), the House of Ariobarzanes (96–36 BC), and lastly that of Archelaus (36 BC–17 AD). In 17 AD, following the death of Archelaus and during the reign of Roman emperor Tiberius (14–37 AD), the kingdom was incorporated as a fully functioning Roman province.

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Late Roman Bronzes


An album of miscellaneous Late Roman Bronzes. This is not a primary area of focus for me, and just includes a few coins I like, in some cases obtained from uncleaned lots. It will evolve and be better catalogued as I get caught up on posting denarii.

8 files, last one added on Sep 10, 2021
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Fakes & Tooling


This is a holding area for coins being posted about in the fakes section of the discussion forum.

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Miscellaneous Photos related to my collecting hobby


These are miscellaneous photos related to my coin collecting hobby, including things like photography and microscope setups.

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Last additions - Ron C2's Gallery
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 344Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.08g, 17.7mm, 0 degrees, Alexandria mint, 194 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 344. Cohen 18. BMCRE V 319.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: AEQUITAS II, Aequitas standing slightly left, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left hand.

2 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.93.

Ex-FORUM coin No. RS98494. Ex-Martin Griffiths collection (maridvnvm on Forum).
Ron C2Jul 30, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 424Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.27g, 18.0mm, 0 degrees, Emesa mint, 194-195 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 424. Cohen 675. BMCRE V 395.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.

R: VICT AVG, Victory advancing to left, holding wreath and palm.

4 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.103.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 98, lot 1321, June 16, 2022
1 commentsRon C2Jul 11, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 309Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.07g, 19.9mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 202-210 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 309 Cohen 794. BMCRE V 377.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: VOTA SVSCEPTA XX, veiled figure of Severus standing to left, sacrificing out of patera over altar; Caracalla stands to right; flute player between them.

1 example in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.104. Ex-GK collection.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 96, lot 1186, May 5, 2022.
2 commentsRon C2Jun 29, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 501Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.28g, 19.7mm, 0 degrees, Laodicea mint, 198-202 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 501. Cohen 39. BMCRE V 652.

O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right.

R: ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing to left, foot on prow, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae.

20 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.93.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 97, lot 1215, May 26, 2022
Ron C2Jun 28, 2022
Ariarathes VIII Eusebes Epiphanes drachm HGC 7, 835Ariarathes VIII Epiphanes AR drachm

4.14g, 18.2mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Eusebeia under Mount Tauros Mint B, Regnal year 2 (99/8 BCE).

Attribution: HGC 7, 835. Simonetta 23 (Ariarathes VI).

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘOV ΕVΣEBOVΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, with spear and shield; T Λ across fields; in exergue, B.

Ex-Roma Numismatics, E-sale 98, 16 Jun 2022, lot 454.
Ron C2Jun 27, 2022
Ariarathes VII Philometor Tetradrachm HGC 7, 829, HGC 9, 1069Ariarathes VII Philometor AR tetradrachm In the name and types of Antiochos VII of Syria.

16.42g, 29.0mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Eusebeia under Mount Argaios Mint A, 107/6-101/0 BCE.

Attribution: HGC 7, 829. HGC 9, 1069 (Antiochos VII). SC 2148. Lorber & Houghton Series 1, Issue 3, 237–46 (obv. die A16).

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟY EYEPΓETOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, grounded shield and spear in crook of arm; monogram above A to outer left, O to inner left, Λ to inner right; all within laurel wreath.

Ex-CNG Feature Auction 120 (May 11, 2022) Lot 400.
3 commentsRon C2Jun 10, 2022
Ariarathes X Eusebes Philadelphos Drachm HGC 7, 854Ariarathes X Eusebes Philadelphos AR drachm

2.99g, 18.0mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Eusebeia under Mount Argaios Mint A, Regnal year 4 (39-38 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 854. Simonetta 1.

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑPΑΘOV ΕVΣEBOVΣ KAI ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOV, Athena Nikephoros standing left with spear and shield, trophy to left; monogram above Δ(date) in inner right field.

Ex-Roma Numismatics, E-sale 97, 26 May 2022, lot 397.
1 commentsRon C2Jun 03, 2022
Justin II Tremissis Sear 353Justin II AV Tremissis

1.52g, 18.0mm, 180 degrees, Constantinople mint, 565-578 CE

Attribution: Sear 353, DOC 13, MIB 11a.

O: D N IVSTINVS P P AVI, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. (double-struck)

R: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing to right, head to left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 96 (5 May 2022) Lot 1508.
1 commentsRon C2May 15, 2022
Nicephorus III Botaniates Histamenon Nomisma Sear 1881Nicephorus III Botaniates AV/EL Histamenon Nomisma

3.84g, 27.0mm, 180 degrees, Constantinople mint, 1078-1081 CE

Attribution: DOC 3a. Sear 1881.

O: ⧾ NIKHΦ ΔЄC TѠ ROTANIAT, Nicephorus standing facing on foot stool, bearded, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum with X on shaft and globus cruciger. Double border.

R: Christ Pantokrator enthroned (without back) facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction. In left hand, book of gospels. IC-XC across upper fields. Double border.

Ex-Roma Numismatics, E-sale 96, Lot 1572, 5 May 2022. Ex-Roma Numismatics, E-sale 91, Lot 1291, 5 December 2021.
Ron C2May 12, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 22Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.20g, 17.5mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 193 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 22. Cohen 682. BMCRE V 31.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: VICT AVG TR P COS, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

13 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.103.

Ex-Aeternitas Numismatics
1 commentsRon C2May 04, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 526Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.07g, 19.0mm, 180 degrees, Laodicea mint, 202 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 526. Cohen 102. BMCRE V 732.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: COS III P P, Victory advancing to left, holding wreath and palm branch.

15 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.94.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 95, lot 1128, April13, 2022. Ex-collection of Z.P., Austria.
Ron C2Apr 27, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 64Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.03g, 17.0mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 194-195 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 64, Cohen 50. BMCRE V 132.

Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, laureate head right.

Reverse: ARAB ADIAB COS II PP, Victory walking left holding wreath and trophy.

110 examples in Reka Devnia, P. 93 Mouchmov.

Ex-CNG Keystone Auction 6, Session 3 (11 Mar 2022) Lot 3202, ex-Ken Bressett Collection. Purchased by Ken from Bill Higgie in 1977 for $35 USD.
Ron C2Apr 03, 2022

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Elagabalus Antoninianus, RIC IVb 129Elagabalus AR Antoninianus

5.38g, 22.0mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 218-222 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVb 129, e obverse. Cohen 243.

O: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right

R: PROVID DEORVM, Providentia standing left, legs crossed and leaning on column, holding wand over globe set on ground and cornucopiae.

13 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.125.

Ex-Artemide Kunstauctionen eLive auction 19, lot 545, 26 Sept 2021.
1 commentsRon C2
Carus Antoninianus RIC Vb 118Carinus BI Antoninianus

3.78g, 21.0mm, 0 degrees, Cyzicus mint, 282-283 CE.

Attribution: RIC Vb 118. Cohen 13.

O: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

R: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing r., receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing l., holding sceptre, Mintmark A over XXI.

Ex-London Ancient Coins
Ron C2
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 332Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.47g, 19.0mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 210-211 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 332. Cohen 727. BMCRE V 51.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right.

R: VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.

33 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.104.

Ex-Artemide auction 56E, lot 370, 29 August 2021.
Ron C2

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