Collectible Ancient Roman Coins

Coins of ancient Rome generally fall into two categories—those struck during the Roman Republic, which lasted from 509 until 27 BCE, and coins minted during the Roman Empire, which ran its course in the West at the end of the 5th century.

The earliest coins of the Republican era were cast in irregular bronze shapes and exchanged based on their weight, hence their name aes (latin for bronze) rude. The aes signatum coins of the 3rd century BCE were also weight-based coins, although they featured depictions of animals (cattle were common) and symbols such as shields.

The heavy bronze, or aes grave, coins appeared around 289 BCE. Though still cast, the coins were circular and came in numerous denominations. A coin called the as featured the twin-head of Janus on its obverse, while the quadran showcased Hercules.

By the time of the Empire, Roman coins were being struck in gold and silver, as well as copper and brass. Probably the most common Empire coin was the denarius, although the aureus may be the best known since it featured Caesar on its face. Other common coins bore the likenesses of emperors Trajan, under whose rule Rome reached its greatest extent, and Hadrian.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Coins of Roman Egypt

Coins of Roman Egypt

The focus of Michael J. Covili’s well-organized website is Alexandrian coinage under the Romans. You can search f… [read review or visit site]

Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators!

Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators!

Dr. Tom Buggey’s Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators! focuses mainly on coins from Greek and Roman antiquity… [read review or visit site]

Historia

Historia

PeterD’s Historia goes deep on ancient Roman coins (there are about 400 of them), but he also gives Greek coins t… [read review or visit site]

Beast Coins

Beast Coins

Yes, Zach Beasley’s Beast Coins website features numerous pages devoted to coins with bears and other beasts on t… [read review or visit site]

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Bi-metallic coins have been around since the 17th century, when a copper wedge was added to the English farthing to… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Rare Circa.69 A.d British Found Vespasian Roman Period Silver Denarius CoinCyzicus Mysia.ibex.&.tuna.ancient Greek Gold Coin.1/6 Stater.rare.hecte ElectrumAthena And Owl. Attica.athens.silver Tetradrachm. Ex-lanz Dec 2014Republican Roman Coin Silver Quinarius Fulvia Wife Of Mark AntonyWestern Roman Empire Valentinian Iii Solidus! Ngc Ch Au No Reserve!C.250 - 350 A.d Collection Of Various British Found Roman Period Ae Bronze CoinsLot Of 125 Uncleaned Poor Ae3 Ae4 Maiorina Roman Coins Free Shipping ! #8Awesome Lot 70 Hispania Roman Coins For End Clean And Clasify Ref:28071Roman Republic Albinus Bruti F., C.48 Bc Ar Denarius Ngc Ch Xf!Imp Caesar 29-27 B.c. Roman Silver Denarius Ancient Roman Silver Coin Denarius Severus Free ShippingLot Of 12 Uncleaned As And Dupondius (24-28 Mm) - Roman Bronze CoinsTheodosius 408-450 A.d. Gold Solidus -constantinople Mint- UncirculatedRoman Constantine I Gloria Exercitvs Constantinople 2 Standard Currency Coin5208. Roman Republic • C.gargonius, Ogulnius, M.vergilius • Denar Lot Of 10 Ancient Roman Bronze Coins, Genuine, All In Excellent ConditionVespasian. 69-79ad. Roman Imperial Silver Denarius . Concordia SeatedLot Of 100 Pcs Uncleaned Roman Coins- Cheap Lot + Free Shipping! Lot# Ur002Nice Lot 20 Spanish Coins Medieval, Colonial And Xix All Clasified!! Ref:l2001/vesp Antoninus Pius, Ae Of Antioch. Super Coin!C.198 A.d British Found Caracalla Roman Period Imperial Silver Denarius CoinJustinian I 527-565 A.d. Gold Tremissis -victory W/cross- Sb#145 Nice Unc*loracwin* Very Nice Lot Of 50 Roman Coins.Brutus Gold Stater Rome-koson (44-42 Bc) With Display ChestLot Of 45 Uncleaned Ae3 (17-20 Mm) - Late Roman Bronze CoinsLot Of 65 Uncleaned Ae3/4 (14-18 Mm) - Late Roman Bronze CoinsAppuleia 1 Silver Denarius___roman Republic___saturn In Quadriga___harpaNice Lot 29 Spanish Coins Medieval, Colonial And Xix All Clasified!! Ref:l2902Roman Empire Denarius, Ad 177-192, Commodus, Colosseum Hoard Ngc Ch VfMemmia 2 Silver Denarius___roman Republic___saurn, Venus & Flying CupidAncient Roman Bronze Coin Sestertius Gallienus Ngc Au. 5/5-3/5 Constantius Ii Exceptional For The Issue.similar Sold For $ 380Vespasian, Silver Denarius, Rome Caesar-vespasianvs / Pax Seated Branch Cos ViRepublican Roman Coin Silver Denarius C Naevius Balbus 79 BcRoman Empire Constantine I Ad 307-337 Ae Reduced Nummus London Ngc Ch XfVargunteia 1 Ar Denarius____jupiter In Walking Quadriga___roman RepublicRare Original Ancient Roman Silver Coin Antoninianus Philip I 244ad Roma VictoryAncient Roman Silver Siliqua Emperor Honorius193 Ad British Found Septimus Severus Roman Period Imperial Silver Denarius CoinLot Of 4 Ancient Roman Bronze Coins From Iii.- Iv. CenturyC.198 A.d British Found Caracalla Roman Period Imperial Silver Denarius CoinUlysses With His Dog.mamilius.rare.roman.republic Coinblue&gold Iridescentpatina100%genuine Aureus Of Gordian Iii / Good Ef..Trajan Decius 249-251 A.d. Silver Double-denarius Ngc MsLot Of 40 Uncleaned Ae3 (17-20 Mm) - Late Roman Bronze CoinsLot Of 35 Uncleaned Ae3 (17-20 Mm) - Late Roman Bronze CoinsRoman Coin: Hadrian DenariusThrace / Rhoemetalkes I - Ae19, Rev. AugustusJudaica V.rare Mint & Grade Ancient Roman Republic Jewish Silver Denarius Coin Roman Egypt, Maximinianus Tetradracm Alexandria Mint 288-289 AdNgc. Ch Vf 5/5-2/5 Thorius Balbus. Bull Charging. Rare Roman Republic Coin Denar/vesp Ionia, Island Of Samos. Geta Æ19/vesp Lucius Verus, Ae Of Antioch.Roman Empire Trajan Ae Sestertius Ch Vf 4/5 3/5.Vespasian Roman Silver Coin Denarius 69-71 Ad Judea Capta Jewish War VictoryRoman Empire Constantine I Ad 307-337 Ae Reduced Nummus London Ngc Ch VfRoman Empire Constantine I Ad 307-337 Ae Reduced Nummus London Ngc Xf Augustus. 27 B.c. As M. Salvius Otho, Moneyer. Caesar Avgvst Pont Max Tribvnec Lot Of 6 Ancient Roman Bronze Antoninian Coins - 100% Guraranteed GenuineNice Lot Of 27 Spain Spanish Pirate Ae Coins With Counter Marks