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Ancient Coins

A collection of Roman coins dating from 225 BCE to 383 CE. These coins were originally identified and catalogued by Danja Foss ’91, with revisions by Sarah Hubbard ’17 and Monessa Cummins, Associate Professor of Classics. Sarah Hubbard photographed the coins for use in this database. Descriptions of Republican coins are based on those of the British Museum’s online database, Roman Republican Coins, which is based on the work of M. H. Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage (1974). Descriptions of imperial coins are based on those of the multi-volume reference work, Roman Imperial Coinage (1923–94), which was begun by Harold Mattingly and Edward Allen Sydenham, and continues to be revised today. This database exists because of the indispensable expertise of the staff of Burling Library.

grinnell:17314
Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right; around, Latin inscription: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT. Reverse: In center, Latin inscription: S C; around, Latin inscription: P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR AAAFF.

grinnell:17315
Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, left; around, Latin inscription: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT. Reverse: In center, Latin inscription: S C, around, Latin inscription: M MAECILIVS TVLLVS IIIVIR AAAFF.

grinnell:17316
Obverse: Radiate head of Augustus, left; around, Latin inscription: DIVVS·AVGVSTVS·PATER Reverse: Altar-enclosure with double panelled door; uncertain ornaments on top; in center, on either side, Latin inscription: S C, below, Latin inscription: PROVIDENT.

grinnell:17318
Obverse: Laureate head of Tiberius left, around, Latin inscription: [TI] CAESAR DIVI AVG [F AVGVST IMP VIII] Reverse: In center, winged caduceus, Latin inscription: S C, around, Latin inscription: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVII

grinnell:17317
Obverse: Empty horse-drawn quadriga, right; its side ornamented with trophy, Victory and trophy, and captive. Reverse: In center, Latin inscription: S C; around, Latin inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVII

grinnell:17319
Obverse: Quadriga of elephants with riders, drawing car, left; on which Augustus, radiate, is seated, left; above in three lines, Latin inscription: DIVO / AVGVSTO / S P Q R. Reverse: In center, Latin inscription: S C; around, Latin inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXVI.

grinnell:17320
Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian right, globe below neck; around, Latin inscription: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III. Reverse: Fides standing, left, holding patera and cornucopiae; Latin inscription: S C, Latin inscription: [FIDES] PVBLICA.

grinnell:17321
Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian, right; globe; around, Latin inscription: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII [P P]. Reverse: Fides standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; Latin inscription: S C; around, Latin inscription: FIDES PVBLICA.

grinnell:17322
Obverse: Laureate head of Titus, left; around, Latin inscription: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M. Reverse: Capricorn, left; below, globe; around, Latin inscription: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII [P P]

grinnell:17323
Obverse: Laureate head of Trajan, right; around, Latin inscription: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M. Reverse: Victory walking left, holding palm branch and shield inscribed S P Q R; Latin inscription: S C; around, Latin inscription: TR POT COS IIII P P.

grinnell:17324
Obverse: Laureate head of Trajan, right; around, Latin inscription: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM [P M?] Reverse: Victory walking, left, holding shield [inscribed S P Q R?]; around, Latin inscription: TR POT [COS] III P P.

grinnell:17325
Obverse: Laureate head of Trajan, right; around, Latin inscription: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM. Reverse: Mars walking right with spear and trophy; around, Latin inscription: P M TR P COS IIII P P.

grinnell:17327
Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right; Latin inscription: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt; Latin inscription: S C; Latin inscription: TR POT COS III.

grinnell:17326
Obverse: Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right; Latin inscription: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS. Reverse: Honos, togate, standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae; Latin inscription: HONOS.

grinnell:17339
Obverse: Head radiate, right; Latin Inscription: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Reverse: Annona seated left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae; Latin inscription: TR POT XV COS IIII; Latin inscription: S C.

grinnell:17329
Obverse: Bust of Faustina Augusta, right; Latin inscription: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Reverse: Pulvinar on which are Commodus and Antoninus, each with star over his head; Latin inscription: SAECVLI FELICIT.

grinnell:17330
Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, right, with hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up low at the back, without diadem or crescent; Latin inscription: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG. Reverse: Diana standing left, holding torch in both hands; Latin inscription: DIANA LVCIFERA.

grinnell:17331
Obverse: Bust of Julia Mamaea, right, diademed, draped; Latin inscription: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG. Reverse: Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae; Latin inscription: FELICITAS PVBLICA.

grinnell:17332
Obverse: Bust of Philip I, right, radiate, draped, cuirassed; Latin inscription: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Reverse: Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, at her side, shield; Latin inscription: ROMAE AETERNAE.

grinnell:17328
Obverse: Bust of Otacilia Severa, diademed, draped, on crescent, right; around, Latin inscription: M OTACIL SEVERA AVG. Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae; around, Latin inscription: CONCORDIA AVGG.

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