Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
From the Antonines to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. This collection mainly focuses on Late Antique coins, with special attention to the coinage of the so-called 'Dark Ages'.
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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An AE Nummus struck 421-450 in Rome
Obverse: [DN GALLA PLACIDIA PF AVG] Diademed and draped bust of Galla Placidia to right

Reverse: SALVS REI P[VBLICE] / RM Cross; in field to left, Є

Diameter: 12.5 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 1.7 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 2111
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An AR Light miliarense struck 408-420 in Constantinople
Obverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II to left

Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM / CON Theodosius II, nimbate and in military attire, standing front, head to left, raising his right hand in salute and holding globe in his left; in field to left, star

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4.26 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 370
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An AR Denarius | Denarius Serratus struck 201-202 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right

Reverse: FVNDATOR PACIS Septimius Severus, veiled, standing front, head to left, holding branch in his right hand and roll in his left

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.2 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 330. Cohen 205. RIC 265
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An AE Tetrassarion struck 212-217 in Tyras
Obverse: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ CЄΥΗΡΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟ Laureate head of Caracalla to right

Reverse: ΤΥΡΑΝΩΝ Caracalla, holding spear in his right hand, riding to right

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 9.38 g
No notes for this coin
BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Zograph -
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An AR 120 nummi - quarter siliqua struck 610-641 in Ravenna
Obverse: D N HERA[CL]IVS P P AV Diademed and draped bust of Heraclius to right

Reverse: Cross potent within wreath

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 0.4 g
No notes for this coin
DOC 281. MIB 156. SB 907.
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An AU Solidus struck 751-775 in Syracuse
Obverse: COIst - LЄO Crowned facing busts of Constantine V and Leo IV, both wearing clamys; above, cross

Reverse: GNO LЄON PAMЧ Crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing loros and holding cross in his right hand

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.8 g
No notes for this coin
DOC 15