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 picture omits the mintmark. Extra credit if you can identify the mint as well as the emperor.)
HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, denarius.
26 mm. Dupondius.
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