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ERIC Table of Contents


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

Reference Catalogs Cited

Coin Terms Used

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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
TETRICUS II
QUIETUS
MACRIANUS
CLAUDIUS II
QUINTILLUS
AURELIAN
SEVERINA
ZENOBIA
VABALATHUS
TACITUS
FLORIAN
PROBUS
SATURNINUS
CARUS
CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA
NIGRIAN
NUMERIAN
JULIAN I
DIOCLETIAN
MAXIMIAN
CARAUSIUS
ALLECTUS
DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS
CONSTANTIUS I
THEODORA
GALERIUS
GALERIA VALERIA
SEVERUS II
MAXENTIUS
ROMULUS
CONSTANTINE I
HELENA
FAUSTA
ALEXANDER
LICINIUS I
CONSTANTIA
MAXIMINUS II
LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
VALERIUS VALENS
MARTINIAN
CONSTANTINE II
DELMATIUS
HANNIBALLIANUS
CONSTANS
CONSTANTIUS II
MAGNENTIUS
DECENTIUS
NEPOTIAN
VETRANO
CONSTANTIUS GALLUS
JULIAN II
JOVIAN
VALENTINIAN I
VALENS
PROCOPIUS
GRATIAN
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THEODOSIUS I
AELIA FLACCILLA
MAGNUS MAXIMINUS
FLAVIUS VICTOR
EUGENIUS
HONORIUS
CONSTANTINE III
CONSTANS II
MAXIMINUS
PRISCUS ATTALUS
JOVINUS
SABASTIANUS
CONSTANTIUS III
GALLA PLACIDIA
JOHANNES
VALENTINIAN III
LICINIA EUDOXIA
HONORIA
PETRONIUS MAXIMINUS
AVITUS
MAJORIAN
LIBIUS SEVERUS
ANTHEMIUS
EUPHEMIA
ANICIUS OLYBRIUS
GLYCERIUS
JULIUS NEPOS
ROMULUS AUGUSTUS
ARCADIUS
EUDOXIA
PULCHERIA
THEODOSIUS II
EUDOCIA
MARCIAN
LEO I
VERINA
LEO II
ZENO
ARIADNE
BASILISCUS
ZENONIS
LEONTIUS I
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ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Victorinus 

Augustus 269-271 

Victorinus was a high-ranking commander during the secessionist regime of Postumus. After the brief accessions of Laelianus and Marius he himself was elevated as Augustus by the troops. While Victorinus was initially successful in bringing order after the chaotically implosive reigns of his two predecessors, the separate empire's days were quickly waning. Spain withdrew its recognition of Victorinus and transferred its loyalty back to the forces of Claudius II and Rome. Then Victorinus himself died at the hands of one among his military staff, a certain Attianus, reputedly because he had seduced his wife. The fledgling empire would linger on for three more years under Tetricus and his son before being reabsorbed back into the greater empire. 
 
Overall the coins of the Gallic emperors share several loose traits. First of all there is the style that is at once distinctive from the rest of the Roman empire but very similar from ruler to ruler. Then there is the fact that the mints were decentralized and apparently largely unregulated so that the quality of craftsmanship both on the dies used as well as the flans on which they were struck vary from the supremely artistic to the unskilled. In fact, it isnít often easy to distinguish between official issues and the so-called barbarous imitative coins made by and for Romanized Celts
 
For Victorinus proper we may say that his coins are slightly scarcer than those of Tetricus who succeeds him and quite a bit less than those of Postumus, the last stable emperor. However, the collector in search of his coins will find that this relative scarcity is not enough to generally make a difference in price. A bigger test of patience will be locating coins that are well enough preserved to be collectable in the first place. 
 
For a filler-grade coin one need only look to the dregs available on Ebay with his name on it. Some of these coins go unsold at opening bids of $1.  

Busts: 

 
1) Helmeted, cuirassed bust left 
2) Laureate bust left of Victorinus over indeterminate bust left, draped 
3) Laureate bust left of Victorinus over Sol, radiate 
4) Laureate bust right 
5) Laureate bust right of Victorinus over Mars, laureate 
6) Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle 
7) Laureate head right 
8) Laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield 
9) Laureate, cuirassed torso right, holding spear and shield 
10) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left 
11) Laureate, draped bust left 
12) Laureate, draped bust right of Victorinus over Laureate, draped bust of Mars 
13) Radiate bust right 
14) Radiate head right 
15) Radiate, cuirassed bust left 
16) Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield 
17) Radiate, cuirassed bust right 
18) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
19) Radiate, draped bust left 
20) Radiate, draped bust left, holding spear and shield 
21) Radiate, draped bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) DIVO VICTORINO PIO 
2) IMP C M PIAVVONIVS VICTORINVS PF AVG 
3) IMP C PI VICTORINVS AVG 
4) IMP C PI VICTORINVS PF AVG 
5) IMP C PIA VICTORINVS PF AVG 
6) IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS PF AVG 
7) IMP C PIAVVONI VICTORINVS PF AVG 
8) IMP C VICTORINVS AVG 
9) IMP C VICTORINVS P AVG 
10) IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG 
11) IMP CAES VICTORINVS PF AVG 
12) IMP PI VICTORINVS AVG 
13) IMP PIAV VICTORINVS AVG 
14) IMP PIAVVONIVS VICTORINVS PF AVG 
15) IMP VICTORINVS AVG 
16) IMP VICTORINVS PF AVG 
17) IMP VICTORINVS PIVS AVG 
18) VICTORINVS AVG 
19) VICTORINVS PF AVG 

 

Reverses: 

 
4) COMES AVG 
6) CONSACRATIO 
8) COS II 
9) DEFENSOR ORBIS 
11) FIDES MILITVM 
12) FORT REDVX 
13) FORTVNA AVG 
15) INVICTVS 
16) INVICTVS AVG 
20) LEG II AVGVSTA P F 
21) LEG II TRAIANA P F 
23) LEG IIII FLAVIA P F 
24) LEG PRIMA MINERVINA P F 
25) LEG V MACIDONICA P F 
26) LEG X FRETENSIS P F 
27) LEG X GEMINA P F 
28) LEG XIII GEMINA 
29) LEG XIII GEMINA P F 
30) LEG XX VAL VICTRIX P F 
31) LEG XXII P F 
32) LEG XXII PRIMIGENIE 
33) LEG XXX VLP VICT P F 
34) LEG XXX VLPIA PIA F 
36) MONIT AVG 
37) ORIENS AVG 
38) PAX AVG 
40) PM TR P II COS II PP 
41) PM TR P III COS II PP 
42) PM TR P III COS III PP 
46) SAECVLI FELICITAC 
48) SALVS AVG 
51) TEMPOR FELICIT 
54) VICTORIA V C S AVG 

 

Types: 

 
1) Abundantia standing right, stepping on galley prow, holding baby on lap; rudder to left. 
2) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
3) Boar standing left 
4) Bull advancing right. 
5) Concordia standing left, holding patera and rudder. 
6) Eagle perched on column with wreath in beak. 
7) Eagle perched on globe, with wreath in beak; capricornus to left. 
8) Eagle perched on globe, with wreath in beak; standard to either side
9) Eagle perched on globe. 
10) Felicitas standing left, holding branch and scepter
11) Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
12) Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand 
13) Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
14) Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
15) Hercules advancing left, holding club. 
16) Hercules standing right, resting hand on club and holding bow with lion skin 
17) Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on hip and holding club with lion skin; capricornus to left. 
18) Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and thunderbolt; capricornus to left. 
19) Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and thunderbolt; captive by feet. 
20) Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and scepter
21) Lion advancing left 
22) Lions (2) facing each other, Minerva helmeted bust right above and in between. 
23) Luna bust right, holding bow and pulling arrow from quiver 
24) Luna standing left, resting hand on deer and holding scepter
25) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy
26) Mars helmeted bust right 
27) Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
28) Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter
29) Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box. 
30) Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter
31) Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar
32) Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia
33) Roma helmeted, draped bust right over Luna, holding bow 
34) Roma helmeted, draped bust right. 
35) Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar
36) Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake. 
37) Securitas seated left, holding scepter
38) Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip. 
39) Sol diademed, bust right facing Luna diademed bust left, holding bow. 
40) Sol radiate bust right 
41) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
42) Ubertas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia
43) Victorinus riding horse left over enemy. 
44) Victorinus riding horse left, raising hand and holding spear. 
45) Victorinus standing left, holding globe and spear. 
46) Victorinus standing left, sacrificing over altar
47) Victorinus to left, holding hand of kneeling Indulgentia to right, holding cornucopia
48) Victorinus to left, receiving globe from Roma seated to left; soldier in background. 
49) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
50) Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
51) Victory sacrificing over altar and holding trophy
52) Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm
53) Victory standing left, holding wreath and cornucopia
54) Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm
55) Victory standing left, holding wreath; ram to right. 
56) Victory torso right, holding wreath and palm
57) Virtus standing left, holding spear and resting hand on shield
58) Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield

 

Mints: 

 
1) Colonia Agrippinensis 
2) Gaul, uncertain localities 
3) Treveri 

 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B04, O11, R04, T54 RIC Vii 94, C 16 

 
 
2) B16, O10, R39, T29 
3) B17, O10, R39, T29 RIC Vii 57, C 90 
4) B17, O10, R44, T32 RIC Vii 61 
5) B17, O10, R48, T36 RIC Vii 122, C 112 
6) B17, O10, R48, T36 RIC Vii 67 
7) B18, O06, R04, T50 RIC Vii 107 
8) B18, O06, R11, T12 RIC Vii 109, C 36 
9) B18, O06, R38, T28 RIC Vii 117, C 83 
10) B18, O10, R15, T38 * in left field RIC Vii 114, C 49 
11) B18, O10, R38, T28 V in left field, * in right field RIC Vii 118, C 79 
12) B18, O10, R48, T35 RIC Vii 71 
13) B18, O10, R50, T41 RIC Vii 73, C 120 
14) B18, O10, R55, T58 RIC Vii 78, C 131 

 

Victorinus Busts 

Victorinus Types