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Roman Personalities

 A collection of coins that highlight personalities that defined Roman culture from the late Republic to end of the Western Empire. 

A collection of coins that highlight personalities that defined Roman culture from the late Republic to end of the Western Empire. 

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001. Sulla (138 BC – 78 BC)
001. Sulla (138 BC – 78 BC)

L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.89 g, 7h). Military mint moving with Sulla. Helmeted head of Roma right / Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and reins, being...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Manlia

002. Pompey the Great (106 BC - 48 BC)
002. Pompey the Great (106 BC - 48 BC)

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.49 g, 9h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right / Neptune, holding aplustre and resting right...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Pompey

003. Sextus Pompey (67 BC – 35 BC)
003. Sextus Pompey (67 BC – 35 BC)

Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey, was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). He was the last focus of opposition to the second triumvirate.Sextus Pompeius was the youngest son...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Sextus Pompey

004. Julius Caesar
004. Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.60 g). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Elephant walking right, trampling on serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf’s head), and priest’s hat. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9;...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Julius Cesar

005. Mark Antony and Julius Caesar
005. Mark Antony and Julius Caesar

Fourré Denarius (19mm, 3.63 gm). Obv: Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus behind Rev: Laureate head of Julius Caesar right, jug behind. Ref: Crawford 488/1; CRI 118; Sydenham 1165; RSC 2. Near VF, porous, several large breaks...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Marc Antony and Julius Cesar

006. Fulvia
006. Fulvia

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Late summer-autumn 43 BC. AR Quinarius (13mm, 1.62 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Winged bust of Victory right, with the likeness of Fulvia / Lion walking right; DVN[I] (retrograde and inverted)...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Fulvia

007. Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony
007. Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum. Mark Antony, with Cleopatra VII. 36-31 BC. Æ 19mm (5.45 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 (Egyptian) and 6 (Phoenician) of Cleopatra (32/1 BC). Draped bust of Cleopatra right, wearing stephane...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

008. Lepidus and Octavian
008. Lepidus and Octavian

The Triumvirs. Lepidus and Octavian. November-December 43 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.35 g, 10h). Military mint traveling with Lepidus in Italy. Bare head of Lepidus right / Bare head of Octavian right. Crawford 495/2a; CRI...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas Republic (-280 to -27) Lepidus and Octavian

009. Augustus
009. Augustus

Lyons mint, 2 BC - ca 13 AD. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES below, Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) August

010. Livia and Tiberius
010. Livia and Tiberius

  Livia, as history most often knows her, was the wife of Augustus for over fifty years, from 38 BC until his death in AD 14 , an astonishingly long time in view of life expectancy...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales

011. Marcus Agrippa
011. Marcus Agrippa

AS. M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown. / Neptune standing, head left, S C at sides. A close friend of Octavian (later Emperor Augustus), he won a name in the wars...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Agrippa

012.  Julia and Livia
012. Julia and Livia

Bronze AE 18, RPC I 2359, SNG Cop 467, aF, weight 3.903 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon mint, obverse ΛIBIAN HPAN CAPINOΣ, draped bust of Livia right; reverse IOYΛIAN AΦPO?ITHN, draped...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales

013. Gaius and Lucius
013. Gaius and Lucius

Julia, daughter of Augustus, who has had no child by Marcellus (she is only sixteen when he dies), is married to Agrippa, a soldier who has long been the emperor's most trusted supporter. They have...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

014. Tiberius
014. Tiberius

Hard and secretive by nature and embittered by the neglect with which his step- father allowed him to be treated, he did not arouse personal enthusiasm, and until recently was described by historians as a...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Tiberius

014a. Germanicus Gemellus
014a. Germanicus Gemellus

Tiberius & Germanicus Gemellus. AD 19-37/8 and 19-23/4, respectively. Æ Sestertius (35.5mm, 26.30 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23. Crossed cornucopias, each surmounted by the bareheaded bust of a boy facing one another;...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69)

015. Drusus
015. Drusus

 Tiberius' son, Drusus Caesar, d. 23, called Drusus Junior, served in the provinces Pannonia ( 15) and in Illyricum ( 17? 20). In 22 he was made tribune. Meanwhile, Sejanus, Tiberius' minister, had become jealous...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Drusus

016. Caligula
016. Caligula

Whatever damage Tiberius's later years had done to the carefully crafted political edifice created by Augustus, Gaius multiplied it a hundredfold. When he came to power in A.D. 37 Gaius had no administrative experience beyond...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Caligula

017. Caesonia
017. Caesonia

Spain, Carthago Nova. Gaius Caligula, with Caesonia. A.D. 37-41. Æ 26.6 mm (11.5 g). Cn. Atellius Flaccus and Cn. Pompeius Flaccus, duovirs. Laureate head of Caligula right / Draped bust of Caesonia, as Salus, right....

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial Caligula

018. Nero & Drusus Caesars
018. Nero & Drusus Caesars

Nero & Drusus Caesars, brothers of Caligula.There father Germanicus was Heir Apparent to his own adoptive father Emperor Tiberius, but Germanicus predeceased the Emperor in 19. He was replaced as heir by Julius Caesar Drusus,...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69)

019. Nero Claudius Drusus
019. Nero Claudius Drusus

Nero Claudius Drusus. Died 9 BC. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 27.77 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, circa AD 50-54. Bare head of Nero Claudius left / Claudius seated left on curule chair, holding branch and...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Nero Drusus

020. Antonia
020. Antonia

She exposed a plot between her daughter Livilla and Sejanus, Tiberius's Praetorian Prefect. This led to Sejanus's downfall and to the death of Livilla. Claudius, her biggest disappointment (she once called him a "monster") was...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Antonia

021. Germanicus
021. Germanicus

After the death of Augustus in 14, the Senate appointed Germanicus commander of the forces in Germania. A short time after, the legions rioted on the news that the succession befell on the unpopular Tiberius....

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Germanicus

022. Agrippina Senior
022. Agrippina Senior

Agrippina Senior. Died AD 33. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 24.10 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 40-41. Draped bust right / Carpentum drawn left by two mules. RIC I 55 (Gaius); Trillmich Group I....

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Agrippina I

023. Claudius
023. Claudius

I, Claudius was a very sympathetic treatment of Claudius; nevertheless, along with Claudius the God, those books hold a special place in my library. Without those books, I would not have taken an interest in...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Claudius

024. Messalina
024. Messalina

Messalina, 41-48 ADSize/Weight: 17mm, 3.36gAEOLIS, Aegae. Messalina. Augusta, AD 41-48. Draped bust right / Zeus Aëtophorus standing left. RPC I 2430; SNG Copenhagen 23. Obverse: C?BACTH M?CAΛ?INA draped bust rightReverse: AIΓA?ΩN Zeus standing left, holding eagle...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

025. Agrippina Jr
025. Agrippina Jr

LYDIA, Hypaepa. Agrippina Jr., mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 AD. Æ 14mm (2.33 gm). Draped bust of Agrippina right / Cult statue of Artemis. RPC I 2541; SNG Copenhagen -. Julia Vipsania Agrippina Minor or Agrippina...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

026. Britannicus
026. Britannicus

  Britannicus (son of Claudius) AE17. Ionia, SmyrnaBritannicus (41 - 55 A.D.) was the son of the Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Messalina. His original name was "Germanicus" but was changed in honor of...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

027. Antonia
027. Antonia

JUDAEA, Roman Administration. Claudius, with Britannicus, Antonia, and Octavia. AD 41-54. Æ (23mm, 12.02 g, 12h). Caesarea Panias mint. Struck before 49 CE. Laureate head of Claudius left / The children of Claudius: from left...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial Claudius

028. Nero
028. Nero

Nero, last of the Julio-Claudians, had been placed in the difficult position of absolute authority at a young age coupled with the often-contradictory efforts of those in a position to manipulate him. Augustus, however, had...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Nero

029. Diva Claudia and Diva Poppaea
029. Diva Claudia and Diva Poppaea

JUDAEA, Caesaraea Panias. Diva Poppaea and Diva Claudia. Died AD 65 and AD 63, respectively. Æ 20mm (6.00 g, 12h). Struck AD 65-68. Statue of Diva Poppaea seated left within distyle temple / Statue of Diva Claudia...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial

029. Poppaea and Nero
029. Poppaea and Nero

Alexandria, Egypt: Nero / PoppaeaPoppaea was married first to Rufrius Crispinus, then to the future (brief) emperor Otho. When Poppaea became mistress of the emperor Nero, Otho's friend, Nero appointed Otho to an important post...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial Nero and Poppea

030. Octavia and Nero
030. Octavia and Nero

Crete, Knossos. Nero and Octavia. Æ 26 (26.4 mm, 9.09 g, 1 h). A.D. 54-62. ca. A.D. 55-60. Volumnius Lupinus, magistrate. Vary Rare. NERO CLAV CAES AVG IMP LVPINO VOLVMNIO II, bare-headed bust of Nero...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial Nero

031. Claudia and Nero
031. Claudia and Nero

EGYPT, Alexandria. Nero, with Claudia. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 10.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 56/57). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Claudia Octavia right; L Γ (date) below chin. Köln 122-4;...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales

032. Statilia Messalina and Nero
032. Statilia Messalina and Nero

IONIA, Ephesus. Nero, with Statilia Messalina. AD 54-68. Æ . Struck AD 66. Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Messalina right. RPC 2631; SNG von Aulock 7864. Pitting. Very rare

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales Les julio-claudiens - Provincial Nero

033. Galba
033. Galba

GALBA. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.97 gm). Rome mint. Bare head right / Legend in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167; RSC 287. Fine.

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Galba

034. Otho
034. Otho

Otho, AR Denarius (18mm, 3.20 gm). Bare head left / Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre. RIC I 12; RSC 19. Fine. Ex-CNG

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Otho

035. VITELLIUS
035. VITELLIUS

VITELLIUS. 69 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.24 gm). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Tripod-lebes; dolphin above, raven below. RIC I 109; RSC 111. Good Fine.

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Julio -Claudian (-27 to 69) Vitellius

036. Vespasian
036. Vespasian

VespasianThe character of this emperor showed very little, if anything, of the pagan tyrant. Though himself a man of no literary culture, he became the protector of his prisoner of war, the Jewish historian Josephus,...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Flaviens (69 to 96) Vespasian

037. Titus
037. Titus

 Titus. 79-81 AD.Titus was the beneficiary of considerable intelligence and talent, endowments that were carefully cultivated at every step of his career, from his early education to his role under his father's principate. Cassius Dio...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Flaviens (69 to 96) Titus

038. Domitian
038. Domitian

DomitianAs emperor, Domitian was to become one of Rome's foremost micro managers, especially concerning the economy. Domitian's reach extended well beyond the economy. Late in A.D. 85 he made himself censor perpetuus, censor for life,...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Flaviens (69 to 96) Domitian

039. Julia Titi
039. Julia Titi

 Julia Flavia (17 September 64 - 91) was the only child to the Emperor Titus from his second marriage to the well-connected Marcia Furnilla. Titus divorced Furnilla after Julia's birth. Julia was born in Rome.When...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales

040. Domitia
040. Domitia

CILICIA, Epiphanea. Æ 21mm (7.18 gm). Dated year 151 (83/84 AD). Draped bust right / Athena standing left, righ hand extended, left resting on shield; ANP (date) left. RPC I 1786; SNG Levante 1813; SNG...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales The Flavian - Provincial Domitia

041. Nerva
041. Nerva

NervaNerva is credited with beginning the practice of adopting his heir rather than selecting a blood relative. Nerva's reign was more concerned with the continuation of an existing political system than with the birth of...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Nerva

042. Trajan
042. Trajan

TrajanHadrian saw to it that Trajan received all customary honors: the late emperor was declared a divus, his victories were commemorated in a great triumph, and his ashes were placed in the base of his...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Trajan

043. Plotina
043. Plotina

Æ trial strike of denarius dies (23 mm, 7.42 g). Rome. [PL]OTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI, diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down neck / CAES AVG GERMA [D]A[C] COS V[I P P], Vesta...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Plotina

044. Matidia
044. Matidia

Matidia. Augusta, A.D. 112-119. AR denarius (19.6 mm, 2.74 g, 7 h). Rome mint, Struck A.D. 112. MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANA F, diademed and draped bust right, wearing hair in elaborate coiffure / PIETAS AVGVST,...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Matidia

045. Marciana
045. Marciana

  Mysia, Parium. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 18. Rare. Mysia, Parium. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 18 (18.12 mm, 3.86 g, 7 h). TRAIANVS AVG, laureate head of Trajan right / PLOTINA ET MARCIANA AVG, confronted busts of...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Romanas - Provinciales The Antonine - Provincial Marciana

046. Hadrian
046. Hadrian

HadrianWith execution of four power men in the beginning of his reign, his relations with the senate were irrevocably damaged, never really to improve until his death, when the senate hoped to have posthumous revenge....

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Hadrian

047. Sabina
047. Sabina

SabinaVibia Sabina was born in 86 CE was the daughter of Salonia Matidia, daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana, and her first husband Lucius Vibius Sabinus. Hence she was a grand niece of emperor Trajan. By...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Sabina

048. Aelius
048. Aelius

Aelius was adopted by an aging and ailing Hadrian in 136 and named successor to the throne, although he had no military experience; he had served as a senator. He had powerful political connections, but...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Aelius

049. Antoninus Pius
049. Antoninus Pius

  Antoninus PiusThe long reign of the emperor Antoninus Pius is often described as a period of peace and quiet before the storm which followed and plagued his successor, Marcus Aurelius. In addition to the relative...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Antoninus Pius

050. T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius...
050. T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius...

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 24.70 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149. Laureate head right / Crossed cornucopias from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by busts of...

Monedas Monedas Antiguas (650 B.C. to 1453 A.C) Monedas Romanas The Antonine (96 to 192) Antoninus Pius