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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:17294
Obverse: Laureate, Janiform head of Dioscuri. Border of dots. Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga, right, driven by Victory. Jupiter holds scepter in left hand and hurls thunderbolt with right hand; incuse on tablet, Latin inscription: ROMA.

grinnell:17295
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, left; behind, Latin inscription: TAMPIL; before, denominational mark: X. Border of dots. Reverse: Apollo in quadriga right, holding bow with reins in left hand and branch in right hand; below, Latin inscription: ROMA; in exergue, Latin inscription: M·BAEBI·Q·F. Line border.

grinnell:17297
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, denominational mark. Border of dots. Reverse: Spiral column; standing on column, statue holding staff in right hand; on left, togate figure holding loaves (?) with left foot on modius; on right, togate figure holding lituus in right hand; above (divided by column), Latin inscription: ROMA ; behind left upwards, Latin inscription; TI MINVCI C F; behind right, downwards, Latin inscription: AVGVRINI; denominational mark: X (crossed). Border of dots.

grinnell:17298
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, Latin inscription: Q·METE (ME and TE ligatured); before, denominational mark: X (crossed). Border of dots. Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga, right, holding thunderbolt and reins in left hand and branch in right hand; in exergue, Latin inscription: ROMA. Line border.

grinnell:17296
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, Latin inscription:ROMA; before, denominational mark: X. Border of dots. Reverse: Victory in quadriga, right, holding reins in left hand and wreath in right hand; in exergue, Latin inscription: M·FAN·C·F (AN ligatured). Line border.

grinnell:17299
Obverse: Bust of Roma left, wearing helmet and holding shield in left hand and spear over shoulder in right hand; above, crescent; behind, Latin inscription: ROMA; before, denominational mark: X (crossed). Border of dots. Reverse: Voting scene. One figure on left of pons receives ballot from attendant below, another figure on right of pons places ballot in cista; above, Latin inscription: P·NERVA (NE ligatured). At top of coin, bar on which stands tablet bearing letter P. Border of dots.

grinnell:17301
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; below chin, control mark: F, dot below. Border of dots. Reverse: Horseman right with palm branch in right hand and reins in left hand; above, control mark: mallet; below, Latin inscription: L PISO FRUGI / ROMA; Border of dots.

grinnell:17300
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, control mark: R. Border of dots. Reverse: Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands; above, control mark: XIII; in exergue, Latin inscription: D·SILANVS·L·F / ROMA. Border of dots.

grinnell:17302
Obverse: Bust of Apollo seen from behind, with head turned to left and with thunderbolt in right hand. Border of dots. Reverse: Minerva in quadriga right, holding shield and reins in left hand and spear in right hand; in exergue, Latin inscription: C. LICINIVS L F / MACER. Border of dots.

grinnell:17303
Obverse: Bust of Mercury right, draped and with caduceus over shoulder; behind, control mark: S. Border of dots. Reverse: Ulysses standing right holding staff in left hand and extending right hand to dog, Argus; on left, Latin inscription: C·MAMIL; on right, Latin inscription: LIMEAN. Border of dots.

grinnell:17305
Obverse: Head of Pietas right, wearing diadem; before, stork. Border of dots. Reverse: Jug and lituus; in exergue, Latin inscription: IMPER. Laurel-wreath border.

grinnell:17304
Obverse: Head of Venus right, wearing diadem; behind, Latin inscription: S·C. Border of dots. Reverse: Victory in triga right, holding reins in both hands; above, control mark: LXVIIII; in exergue, Latin inscription: C·NAE·BALB (AE and AL ligatured). Border of dots.

grinnell:17306
Obverse: Bust of Diana right, draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder. Border of dots. Reverse: Hound running right; below, spear; in exergue, Latin inscription: C·POSTVMI / AT (AT or TA as monogram). Border of dots.

grinnell:17307
Obverse: Head of Concordia right, wearing veil and diadem; on left, Latin inscription: PAVLLVS LEPIDVS; on right, Latin inscription: CONCORDIA. Border of dots. Reverse: Trophy; above, Latin inscription: TER; on right, togate figure of L. Aemilius Paullus; on left, three captives (King Perseus of Macedon and his sons); in exergue, Latin inscription: PAVLLVS. Border of dots.

grinnell:17308
Obverse: Head of Flora right; behind, lituus; before, Latin inscription: FLORAL·PRIMVS (AL ligatured). Border of dots. Reverse: Two soldiers facing each other and presenting swords; in exergue, Latin inscription: C·SERVEIL (VE ligatured); on right, Latin inscription: C·F. Border of dots.

grinnell:17309
Obverse: Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band; below, star; before, Latin inscription: III·VIR; behind, Latin inscription: Q·SICINIVS. Border of dots. Reverse: Club upright, on which hangs lion's skin with head in profile; on left, arrow and Latin inscription: PR·S·C; on right, bow and Latin inscription: C·COPONIVS. Border of dots.

grinnell:17310
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter right; before, Latin inscription: Q·METEL; below, Latin inscription: PIVS. Border of dots. Reverse: Elephant right; above, Latin inscription: SCIPIO; below, Latin inscription: IMP. Border of dots.

grinnell:17311
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, lyre. Border of dots. Reverse: Diana standing, facing right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; left, Latin inscription: M·F; right, Latin inscription: P·CLODIVS. Border of dots.

grinnell:17312
Obverse: Ship right, with scepter tied with fillet on prow; above, Latin inscription: ANT·AVG; below, Latin inscription: III·VIR·R·P·C. Border of dots. Reverse: Aquila between two standards; below, Latin inscription: LEG X. Border of dots.

grinnell:17313
Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus and head of Agrippa with rostral crown, back to back; above, Latin inscription: IMP; below, Latin inscription: DIVI F. Reverse: Crocodile and palm, on either side, Latin inscription: COL NEM.

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