Imperial Roman era coins

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Imperial Roman era coins

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The era when the Roman empire was ruled by emperors, usually centered in Rome

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27 BCE-476 CE

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Sesterius of Emperor Caligula
The coin’s obverse illustrates a profiled bust of Agrippina Senior (14 BCE-33 CE), granddaughter of Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Caligula. Agrippina and her husband, General Germanicus, conspired to regain control over the Roman Empire from…

AE Sestertius of Nero
On the obverse is the laureate head of Nero and on the reverse is Annona and Ceres. The obverse side reads IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TRP OTP P, which gives us the name of the ruler at the time. The reverse writing reads AVOVS VERES SC ANNONA.…

Denarius of Diva Faustina Sr
A bust of Annia Galeria Faustina, better known as Faustina Senior or Major, is on the obverse side. She was married to Emperor Antoninus Pius and they had two sons and two daughters, one of whom was also called Faustina (or Faustina Junior or Minor).…

Sesterius of Emperor Hadrian
The coin’s obverse portrays a profiled bust of Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE) wearing a laurel crown, signifying his victories. The coin features a small crack alongside Hadrian’s neck, indicating its extensive use. The coin’s reverse depicts a…

AE Sestertius of Claudius
Claudius is one of the twelve Caesars that ruled over Rome. The obverse of the coin is his image and the reverse has the god he linked with himself, Constantia. Constantia is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Thus, for as long as the coins…

AE Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius is depicted in cuirass on the obverse along with the inscription MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXIX. The reverse depicts Victoria reclining with spear in hand. She holds aloft a shield with the inscription VIC AVG. Across from her seat is a war…

AR Denarius of Tiberius
Shown on the obverse side of the coin is Tiberius. On the reverse side is Tiberius's mother, Livia. Tiberius is pictured with a crown that represents power. Livia also had much power within Rome. Since there were limited women of power, Livia's…

AE of Caligula
Obverse: Bare head of Caligula. Reverse: Vesta, veiled and draped, seated on throne holding a transverse scepter. Caligula became general at the age of 25. Caligula was the third son of Germanicus, a popular general related to Augustus. Vesta, the…

AE Sestertius of Nero
Nero is one of the twelve Caesars that ruled Rome. The obverse of the coin is his image and the reverse has the god he linked with himself, Virtus. Virtus is synonymous with valor and bravery. This was supposed to link his image with those two…

BI Tetradrachm of Nero
The obverse side of the coin shows the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Nero. Nero was adopted by Claudius who was emperor at the time and took over once he died. On the reverse of the coin, there is an eagle standing on a palm…
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