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 addition (June 11 15, 2017) is listed first.

 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
 


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.



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