Roman emperor Gratian, AD 367-383, AE ancient-coin type set.
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Table of all copper types for Gratian (Gratianus). This page is part of a larger site: "Guide to Late Roman AE Coin Types" (http://augustuscoins.com/ed/ricix/
Type descriptions link to the image on this page. ID numbers link to the "type" pages which illustrate examples for all the emperors who issued the type. All references to RIC (Roman Imperial Coinage) are to volume IX. 

size description (link is to the image on this page) ID rarity
1 RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE  emp stg 3 R4
3 GLORIA ROMANORVM   Vict adv left 4 R
3 GLORIA ROMANORVM   emp. drags captive 5 C
3 SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE   Vict adv left 6 C
3 GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI   emp w lab 9 R
2 GLORIA ROMANORVM  camp gate 10 R2
3 FELICITAS ROMANORVM   Vict adv left  11 R2
4 VICTORIA AVGGG   Victory adv left 12 R4
3 VICTORIA AVGGG    Vict adv l (AE3, not AE4) 14 R
3 CONCORDIA AVGGG   Roma std hd left 15 C
3 CONCORDIA AVGGG   Con. std hd right 16 S
2 REPARATIO REIPVB  emp raises kneeling female 18 C
3 VIRTVS ROMANORVM  Roma std l 19 C
2 GLORIA ROMANORVM  emp on galley 20 C
4 VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX in wreath 24 S
4 VOT / XV / MVLT / XX in wreath 25 C
4 VOT / X / MVLT / XX in wreath 26 C
4 VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath 28 R
4 VOT / V in wreath 29 R

 


Type 4:  AE3.  GLORIA ROMANORVM 
Victory adv l, holding wreath and palm. [Just like type 6, SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE, except with a different legend.] 
364-378 
   This reverse type was struck only at Trier. It was also struck for Valentinian I, Valens, and Valentinian II.  It is very rare for all of them.

 

Gratian
AE17, 6:00, 2.37 grams
RIC Trier 47b "R", but really very rare.


 

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Type 5 images:  AE3.  GLORIA ROMANORVM 
Emperor right drags captive and holds labarum 
364-388   [RIC also lists it in the period 388-392 at Trier] 
     This extremely common type was also struck for Valentinian I, Valens, Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius.

 

 

Gratian
18 mm. 2.43 grams.
RIC Siscia 14c.


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Type 6:  SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE 
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. 
364-378 
     This extremely common type was also struck for Valentinian I, Valens, and Valentinian II.

 

Gratian
18 mm. 1.96 grams.
RIC Aquileia 18b.
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Type 9:  AE3.  GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI 
Emperor standing right, head left, holding labarum and left resting on shield 
Unusual obverse legend: DN GRATIANVS AVG G AVG 
367-375 
      This type, neither common nor rare, was struck only for Gratian and only at Arelate
9

 

Gratian
19 mm (a bit larger than other AE3s), 1.76 grams
RIC Arelate 15 

 

 

 

 

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Type 12:  AE4.  VICTORIA AVGGG 
Victory advancing left with wreath and palm 
375-395 
     This type also struck for Valens, Gratian, Valentinian II, Theodosius, Arcadius, Eugenius, and Honorius. This type is common for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius. Rare, but typical, for Eugenius. Very rare for Valens, Gratian, and Honorius. Common in excellent condition from Siscia for Valentinian II and Theodosius.





  Gratian
  AE14, 6:00, 1.27 grams
  RIC Rome 30 "R4"
  
 

 

 

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Type 14:  AE3.  VICTORIA AVGGG 
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
378-383
       This type is also struck for Valentinian II and Theodosius. It is rare for Gratian and Theodosius. It is scarce for Valentinian II.

G
 

Gratian
17-16 mm. 1.90 grams.
RIC Rome 48a3  "R2"
 

 


 

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Type 15:  AE3.  CONCORDIA AVGGG 
Roma seated front, head left, holding globe left (in her right hand, on the viewer's left), and holding partly-seen reversed spear (in her left hand, on the viewer's right). 
378-383 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II and Theodosius. This type is common. It is often confused with the next, similar type which is also common.

Gratian, Antioch 

Gratian
18 mm. 2.94 grams.
RIC Antioch 46a1

 

 

 

 

 

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Type 16:  AE3.  CONCORDIA AVGGG 
Constantinopolis seated, helmeted head right, holding reversed spear and holding globe right, with her right foot on a tiny prow. 
378-383 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius. This type is common. It is often confused with the previous, similar type which is also common.

1616

  Gratian
  18-16 mm. 2.61 grams. 
  Cyzicus. RIC 18a
 

 

 

 

 

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Type 18:  AE2.  REPARATIO REIPVB 
Emperor raises kneeling female rt., emperor holds Victory on Globe in left. 
378-388 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian IITheodosius, and Magnus Maximus. It is common for all of them.
18   

 

Gratian
23mm. 4.28 grams.
RIC  iscia 26a3

 

 


 

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Type 19.  AE3.  VIRTVS ROMANORVM 
Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe and reversed spear 
378-383 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II and Theodosius. It is common for Gratian, especially at Antioch. It is rare for Theodosius and extremely rare for Valentinian II.
19

 

Gratian
18 mm. 2.35 grams.
RIC Antioch 50a 

 

 

 

 

 

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Type 20:  AE2.  GLORIA ROMANORVM 
Emperor in galley left, Victory at helm. 
378-388 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II and Theodosius and is common for all three.

G

 


Gratian
23-22 mm. 4.49 grams.
RIC Nicomedia 25a2

 

 

 

 

 

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Type 24  AE4.  VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath
378-383 (These are vows of Gratian.)
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius. It is common for Gratian and Valentinian II, but rare for Theodosius and Arcadius.

24   

Gratian
14 mm. 0.91 grams.
RIC Constantinople 64a
 

 

 

 

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Type 25:  AE4.  VOT / XV / MVLT / XX  in wreath  (large module) 
378-383 
     This type was also struck for Valentinian II and Theodosius. It is common for Gratian and scarce for Valentinian II and Theodosius.

 

Gratian
15 mm. 1.68 grams.
RIC Rome 51a

 

 

 

 

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Type 26:  AE4.  VOT / X / MVLT / XX in wreath 
378-388  [RIC]    [DO emphasizes 387] 
     This type also struck for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius. It is common for all of them.

G

Gratian
13-12 mm. 1.00 grams
RIC IX Antioch 56a1
 

 

 

 

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Types that are very rare for Gratian.

Type 3: AE1.  RESTIVTOR REIPVBLICAE 
Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and Victory on globe. 
364-367

[No image for Gratian. Here is one for Valentinian.] 

                                                                                              Valentinian I. 27 mm. 5:30. 9.78 grams. RIC Heraclea 2. "R4"

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Type 10:  AE2. GLORIA ROMANORVM 
Camp gate 
367-375      
     This type is very rare. It was also struck for Valentinian I and Valens. RIC has this type for Gratian only at Trier and R2 there. I think it is rarer than that,  

[No image for Gratian. Here is one for Valens.] Valens AE2

                                                                                                               Valens. AE2. 22mm. 4.27 grams.    
Image courtsey of Classical Numismatic Group. 
CNG auction 63, May 21, 2003, lot 1550, "Unique" (it is maybe unique with this mintmark, but it is not unique as a type in general, see below). This has bust left instead of right, and a unique mintmark:  COMTM. The mint to which this refers is not clear.  

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Type 11:  AE3.  FELICITAS ROMANORVM 
Victory advancing left with wreath and palm.  [The type of SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE (type 6) but the legend FELICITAS ROMANORVM.] 
Obverse bust can be right or left.
   Struck only at Aquileia.
     This type also struck for Valens and Valentinian II, but RIC has it R5 for both. It is very rare for Gratian.

[No image for Gratian. Here is one for Valens.]VFR

                                                                             Valens. 17 mm. 2.24 grams. RIC Aquileia 16b, "R5".  This type is very rare. 

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Type 28:  AE4.  VOT / V / MVLT / X  in wreath. 
378-388. 
     This type struck also for Valentinian II, Theodosius, Magnus Maximus, and Arcadius. It is common for Valentinian II and Theodosius, rare for Gratian, and extremely rare for Magnus Maximus and Arcadius.
 

[no image for Gratian. Here is one for Theodosius.] 

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Type 29:  AE4. VOT / V in wreath. 
383-388. 
    This type also struck for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius.  It is rare for Gratian and Valentinian II. It is common for Theodosius and Arcadius.
[No image for Gratian. Here is one for Theodosius.]29 

                                                                            Theodosius, Antioch (* not in RIC for Theodosius from Antioch)

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