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Septimius Severus Denarii


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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.

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Denarii and Antoninianii of Severan-era Emperors


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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.

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Denarii and Antoninianii of the Severan Women


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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


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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


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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


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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 Coins


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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


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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


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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.

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Fakes & Tooling


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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


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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
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Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator Drachm HGC 7, 811Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator AR drachm

4.03g, 20.0mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, Regnal year 33 (130 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 811.

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left and ΓΑ(E) to outer right; in exergue, ΓΛ.

Ex-Pars Coins Auction 21 (15 Dec 2021) Lot 61, EX-Economopoulos Numismatics No. 12000957.
1 commentsRon C2Jan 15, 2022
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Justinian I Solidus Sear 140Justinian I AV Solidus

4.50g, 20.0mm, 195 degrees, Constantinople mint, 545-565 CE

Attribution: Sear 618. DOC 9g. MIB 7.

O: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman motif.

R: VICTORIA AVGGG Z, angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

Ex-Roma Numismatics, E-sale 93, Lot 1377, 6 January 2022.
2 commentsRon C2Jan 14, 2022
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 91Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.23g, 18.0mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 196-197 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 91. Cohen 578. BMCRE V 170.

O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right.

R: PROFECTIO AVG, emperor on horseback to right, holding spear.

28 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.102.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 93, lot 1030, January 6, 2022; Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 76, lot 1049, November 5, 2020; Ex-Z.P. Collection, Austria.
1 commentsRon C2Jan 14, 2022
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Constans II Semissis Sear 983Constans II AV Semissis

2.17g, 17.5mm, 180 degrees, Constantinople mint, 641-668 CE

Attribution: Sear 983, DOC 44, MIB 50.

O: CONSꞆANꞆINЧS PP AV, Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

R: VICTORIA AVϚЧS, Cross potent set on globe.

Ex-CNG eAuction 506 (15 Dec 2021) Lot 538.
Ron C2Dec 30, 2021
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Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator Drachm HGC 7, 811Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator AR drachm

4.20g, 17.3mm, 350 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, Regnal year 33 (130 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 811.

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to outer left, to inner left and Δ to outer right; in exergue, ΓΛ.

Ex-CNG eAuction 506 (15 Dec 2021) Lot 166, EX-Richard L. Horst Collection.
1 commentsRon C2Dec 30, 2021
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Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator Drachm HGC 7, 811Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator AR drachm

4.01g, 18.9mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, Regnal year 33 (130 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 811.

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to inner left and outer right; in exergue, ΓΛ.

Ex-Opisthodomos Coins
2 commentsRon C2Dec 30, 2021
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Phocas Solidus Sear 618Phocas AV Solidus

4.50g, 21.0mm, 180 degrees, Constantinople mint, 603-607 CE

Attribution: Sear 618. DOC 5.

O: D N FOCAS PERP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia, and holding globus cruciger.

R: VICTORIA AVGG H, Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by Ꝑ and globus cruciger; CONOB in exergue.

Ex-Incitatus Coins
1 commentsRon C2Dec 17, 2021
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Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator Drachm HGC 7, 845Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator AR drachm

3.74g, 17.0mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, Regnal year 13 (88-87 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 845.

O: Diademed head right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos.

R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, AN monogram; in exergue, IΓ.

Ex-London Ancient Coins
Ron C2Dec 16, 2021
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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 C2Dec 16, 2021
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Ron C2Dec 14, 2021
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Balbinus Antoninianus RIC IVb 12Balbinus AR Antoninianus

4.13g, 23.0mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 238 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVb 12. Cohen 17.

O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, clasped hands.

No examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.137.

Ex-Gorny & Mosch Auction 282 (11 Oct 2021) Lot 3675.
1 commentsRon C2
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 130Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.09g, 18.1mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 199-200 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 130. Cohen 237. BMCRE V 130.

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

R: IOVI CONCERVATORI, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.

24 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.96.

Ex-Victor's Imperial Coins
2 commentsRon C2
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 63Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.04g, 17.65mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 195 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 63. Cohen 365. BMCRE V 120.

O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head right.

R: PART ARAB PART ADIAB COS II P P, Two captives seated right and left, back to back, trophy between captives.

31 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.99.

Ex-Marc Breitsprecher #47707.
2 commentsRon C2

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