Collection of Ancient Coins

Page 1: One of each silver denarius of Roman Emperors’ including Julius Caesar and his Assassins until the Crisis of the Third Century. (54 BC – 235 AD)

Page 2: Crisis of the third century, and coins I have from after it. Mostly silver as the coinage allows. (235 AD – Fall of Rome)

Page 3: Islamic Coinage: Abbasid

Page 4: Bronze Coins (Roman, Greek)

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Late Roman Republic

Marcus Brutus, 54 BC.

paid 550 CAD

Julius Caesar, 49 BC.

A desirable type of Julius Caesar, minted in a moving military mint during his civil war with Pompey Magnus, almost certainly used to pay his soldiers. This coin is by no means rare, but it’s a type which is iconic and very sought after; hence the absurd price even in VF quality.

Albinus Brutus, 48 BC.

This exact coin is from the this article from the Artemis Collection.

Paid total 169 CAD

Assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, end of Republic, and beginning of

Imperatorial Rome

Octavian as Gaius Julius Caesar, 40 BC.

Mark Antony, 32 BC.

Notably the 13th Legion of Mark Antony. Same Legion that crossed the Rubicon w/ Julius Caesar 12 years before?

paid 230 CAD

Death of Mark Antony in 32 BC after Actium marks end of Imperatorial Rome, and start of Roman Empire

Roman Empire

Caesar Augustus (Octavian), 29 BC.

Scarce Left facing denarius of Octavian

Tiberius, 20 AD

I sent this one in for grading, which costed about 250 CAD. I was happy with the grade it got. VF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5

Very Interesting type better known as the “Tribute Penny”.

Nero, 60 AD.

Vitellius, 69 AD.

Between April 19th and 20th of December, 69 AD.

RIC I (second edition) Vitellius 109

Vespasian, 77 AD

Titus, 80 AD.

Domitian, 90 AD.

155 CAD

Height of Roman Empire under Trajan

Trajan, 110 AD.

155 CAD

Hadrian, 124 AD.

128 CAD

Antoninus ‘Pius’, 161 AD.

Lucius Verus, 162 AD.

213 CAD

Marcus Aurelius, 175 AD.

End of the ‘Pax Romana’ & the ‘5 Good Emperors’, Empire begins slow decline

Commodus, 183 AD.

Septimius Severus, 193 AD.

149 CAD

Clodius Albinus

Caracalla, 207 AD.

147 CAD

Geta, 205 AD.

300 CAD

Marcius, 217 AD.

Elagabalus, 219 AD.

From the collection of H. Ursprung, ex Auctiones GmbH E-Auction 48, 22 May 2016, 75. A collection of ONLY Elagablus

110 CAD

Severus Alexander, 232 AD.

213 CAD

As the Crisis of the 3rd Century kicks off, the silver content of coins goes out the window around here. From the 90% purity of Augustine reforms, down to 50, then to 25, then 5. Soon coins will be “Silvered” in a wash.

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Crisis of the Third Century –

Maxaminus Thrax, 236 AD.

Sharply struck with fresh dies!

279 CAD

Gordian III, 240 AD.

Philip I “The Arab”, 249 AD.

144 CAD

Philip II, 249 AD.

150 CAD

Trajan Decius, 250 AD.

150 CAD

Herennius Etruscus

Valarian I, 235 AD.

30 CAD

Valarian II

Galienius, 262 AD.

50 CAD

Postumus, 263 AD.

Postumus was not an actual “Roman Emperor”- however, during the turbulent reign of the above Galienius, he ruled over Gaul. Galienius could not stop him and just kinda let him run it. He minted coins as if he was an emperor. He is now known as the “Gallic Emperor”.

Claudius II Gothicus, 268 AD.

Aurelian, 271 AD.

110 CAD

Tacitus, 275 AD.

Probus, 276 AD.

25 CAD


Diocletian, 296 AD.

From the Rauceby Hoard, found in Lincolnshire in July 2017, submitted for consideration as Treasure to the PAS and returned to the finders (PAS ID: LIN-F6D516, BM Ref: 2017 T649).

85 CAD

The Rauceby Hoard was discovered by a detectorist near Ancaster (Lincolnshire) in July 2017, close to Ermine Street, originally a Roman road leading from Londinium (London) to Lindum Colonia (Lincoln) and Eboracum (York). The hoard of over 3000 coins – all tetrarchic folles – was contained in a large ceramic vessel, itself buried at the center of an oval pit lined with quarried limestone. This betrays a deliberate act rather than haphazard burial in the face of danger and, quite possibly, the hoard was a votive offering to the gods. The youngest coin in the hoard was a reduced follis of Maximian, perhaps minted under Constantine I, but no coins of the latter as Augustus were found. This means the hoard was likely buried circa 307, amidst the events of Constantine I’s acclamation as Caesar in Eboracum in 306 and his subsequent elevation to the rank of Augustus in December 307. The importance of the hoard further lies in its well-recorded find context and the fact that it is the largest recorded hoard from this period found in Britain to date.

Constantine The Great, 330 AD.

118 CAD

Julian the Apostate

Valentinian I

383 AD, Arcadius

Islamic Caliphate

Abbasid Caliphate


769 AD

773/4 AD

773/4 AD


782/3 AD


823/4 AD

 Very rare verity with annulet below caliph’s name on reverse. One of 3. “Bernardi 97 (citing three specimens)”


866-9 AD.



Alexius I Comnenus

1081 AD

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