Unique
Ancient Roman coin reverse types that are unique to a particular emperor.
It is possible to tell which emperor issued the coin just by looking at the reverse.

See if you know who issued the type. Then click on the image to see both sides and commentary.

Introduction:  Many collectors do not pay much attention to reverses because they are most interested in the imperial portrait. However, after acquiring a few portrait pieces of a given emperor, they may decide to look for his interesting and historical reverse types. Some reverse types are used by only one emperor, and this page is devoted to them.

For reference books that emphasize historical reverse types, see here.

The most recent additions (Nov. 27, Oct. 1, and before that May 7, 2018) are listed first.

 


 









SAECVLAES AVGG, lion. 22 mm.
 

 

 








LAETITIA/AVG, 23-22 mm. 

 

 










VIC PART PM TRP XX COS IIII PP. 23-22 mm.
 

 

 


 

 

 

MATRI DEVM. Denarius.

 

 

 

 

 

 


GENIO FIL AVGG, 24 mm.
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

INDVLGENTIAE AVG. Denarius.
 

 

 

 

 

 

SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull. 30-28 mm.
  (The picture omits the mintmark. Extra credit if you can identify the mint as well as the emperor.)

 

  
 

 VICTORIA GOTHIC, 21-20 mm.


R   ROMVLO CONDITORI, denarius

hippo   SAECVLARES AVGG, sestertius


VA  VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, 22 mm.


VICTORIA CARPICA  VICTORIA CARPICA, 22 mm.
 

DACCAP 





DAC CAP, denarius.

 

 


HERCVLI






  HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, denarius.

 

 

 

TELLVS 





TELLVS STABIL, denarius

 

 

CASTOR





CASTOR, denarius

 

 


A





ADOPTIO in exergue, denarius.

 

 

XVVIR  XV VIR SACR FAC, denarius

VRBS ROMA

 

 

 

VRBS ROMA, 18 mm

 

 









HERC DEVSONIENSI, 24-23 mm.

 

 

GLORIA   





GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI, 19 mm.

 

 

 

LIBERTAS  





LIBERTAS PVBLICA, 19 mm.

 

 

 

PIETAS  




PIETAS ROMANA, 14 mm.

 

 

GLORIA ROMANORVM 






GLORIA ROMANORVM,  20 mm.


 

 

 

IVDAEA 






IVDAEA, denarius. 

 

 

CONCORDIA EXERCITVM 





CONCORDIA EXERCITVM, denarius.

 

 


NOBILITAS  






NOBILITAS, denarius.

 

 


ASIA RECEPTA  




ASIA RECEPTA, 15-13 mm.

 

 


VIRTVS ROMANORVM  

 

 

 

VIRTVS ROMANORVM, 18 mm.

 

 



SPES REIPVBLICAE  





SPES REIPVBLICAE, 19 mm.

 

 

PANNONIAE   





PANNONIAE, 23-21 mm.

 

 


VV   





VNDIQVE VICTORES, 23 mm.

 

 

PF  





PAX FVNDATA CVM PERSIS, 25-22 mm.

 

 










column, surmounted by a statue. 

 

 

 


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