Coinage of the Roman Republic
This collection focuses on Bronze and Silver coins from the Roman Republic and the Imperatorial era.


(1) Anonymous 234-231 BC
Obverse: Head of Roma right, wearing Phrygian helmet.
Reverse: Dog standing right, raising forepaw; ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 26/4
(2) Anonymous 210-206 BC
AR Denarius Apulia
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse: The Dioscuri, each holding spear, on horseback right; two stars above; ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 53/2 (Brinkman Group 1)
(3) Anonymous 210-206 BC
AR Denarius Apulia
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse: The Dioscuri, each holding spear, on horseback right; two stars above; ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 53/2 (Brinkman Group 4)
(4) Anonymous 179-170 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse: Luna in prancing biga right; below, fly and ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 159/2
(5) L. Iteius 149 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse: The Dioscuri riding right; L•ITI below, ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 209/1
(6) C. Antestius 146 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, C•ANTESTI upwards to left, X (mark of value) below chin.
Reverse: The Dioscuri galloping right; below, puppy right with both fore-feet raised; ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 219/1e
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, ass's head to left; X (mark of value) below chin.
Reverse: The Dioscuri riding right; M•IVNI below, ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 220/1
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
Reverse: Ionic column surmounted by statue; at base, two grain stalks; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus, holding patera, foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus , holding lituus; TI MINVCI CF upwards to left; AVGVRINI downwards to right. ROMA across fields.
Ref: Crawford 243/1
(9) C. Sulpicius 103 BC
AE As Sardinia
Obverse: Laureate head of Janus; above, mark of value.
Reverse: Prow right; C•SVLPI above; palm-branch in right field; ROMA below.
Ref: Crawford 312/2
Obverse: Head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet.
Reverse: Two warriors fighting, each armed with sword in right hand and shield in left; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade; the other wears horned helmet; Q•THERM•MF in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 319/1
(11) C. Fundanius 101 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter right; C to left.
Reverse: Victory standing right, crowning trophy, beside which stands carnyx; before which, Gallic captive kneeling left; Q (mark of value) in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 326/2
(12) C. Allius Bala 92 BC
Obverse: Diademed female head right(Diana?); BALA downwards to left; R (control mark) below chin.
Reverse: Diana in a biga of stags to right; with quiver over shoulder and holding sceptre and reins in left hand and torch in right; grasshopper below stags, C•ALLI in exergue; all within laurel wreath.
Ref: Crawford 336/1b
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, club (control mark) in left field.
Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch, L PI - SO across fields, FRVGI in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 340/2e
Obverse: Laureate head of Italia left; VITELIV ( = ITALIA) retrograde in Oscan script behind.
Reverse: Soldier standing facing, head right, left foot on lorica, holding inverted spear in right hand and sword in left; to right, recumbent bull facing, head right; I in exergue.
Ref: Campana group 9b, 141 (D97/R118).
Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele right; behind, to left AED•CVR downwards; foot pointing upwards.
Reverse: Curule chair inscribed P•FOVRIVS; CRASSIPES in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 356/1a
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wineskin over shoulder; L•CENSOR downwards in left field; column surmounted by statue of Minerva(?) in right field.
Ref: Crawford 363/1d
Obverse: Veiled head of Hispania right, HISPAN downward in left field.
Reverse: Togate figure standing left, raising hand, between aquila and fasces. A – POST•A•F – •S•N – ALBIN across fields and in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 372/2
AR Denarius Gallia Cisalpina
Obverse: Diademed head of Pietas ; stork in right field.
Reverse: Elephant walking left; Q•C•M•P•I in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 374/1
(19) C. Publicius Q.f. 80 BC
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; K (control mark) above; ROMA downwards in left field.
Reverse: Hercules standing left, strangling Nemean Lion; club at his feet, K (control mark) above; bow and arrows in left field; C•POBLICI•Q•F upwards in right field.
Ref: Crawford 380/1
Obverse: Winged bust of Cupid right; bow and quiver of arrows over shoulder; MAXSVMVS downwards in left field.
Reverse: Distyle temple with two facing statues within; Jupiter, to the left, holding staff, and Libertas, on the right, holding pileus. Above pediment, thunderbolt and pileus. VIII (control mark) in left field; CN•N in right field; C•EGNATIVS•CN•F in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 391/2
(21) C. Postumius 73 BC
Obverse: Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder.
Reverse: Hound running right; spear below, C•POSTVMI and TA monogram in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 394/1a
Obverse: Bust of Ceres right, between wheat-ear and barley corn; III-VIR across fields, BROCCHI below.
Reverse: Curule chair between fasces, L•FVRI CN•F above.
Ref: Crawford 414/1
(23) Q. Pomponius Musa 56 BC
Obverse: Laureate bust of Apollo (or Erato?) facing right with hair rolled back and in loose locks over the forehead, flower or rosette before ear and a flower on stalk (or a compound plectrum?) to left, possibly a lily.
Reverse: Erato, the Muse of Erotic Poetry, standing slightly right, habited in the stola — over which is the palla, — holding a kithara, and playing upon it with a simple plectrum held at her side; Q•POMPONI to left; MVSA to right.
Ref: Crawford 410/7b corr. (rev. type)
Obverse: Bare head of Gallia (or Pallor?) right, wearing long, dissheveled hair; carnyx to left.
Reverse: Diana (Artemis) standing facing, laureate, wearing long hair falling down her shoulders and long flowing robes, holding spear in left hand and stag by its antlers in her right; SASERNA upward around left, L • HOSTILIVS downward to right
Ref: Crawford 448/3
Obverse: Facing mask of Medusa with disheveled hair, coiled serpents at either side of face; L PLAVTIVS below.
Reverse: Aurora, winged and draped, flying right, head facing slightly left, holding reins and palm branch, conducting the four rearing horses of the sun; PLANCVS below.
Ref: Crawford 453/1a
(26) T. Carisius 46 BC
Obverse: Head of Juno Moneta right; MONETA downwards in left field.
Reverse: Implements for coining money: anvil die with garlanded punch die above, tongs and hammer on either side; T•CARISIVS above; all within laurel wreath.
Ref: Crawford 464/2
(27) Marcus Antonius 42 BC
Obverse: Winged bust of Victory right, with the likeness of Fulvia; III·VIR downwards in left field; R·P·C upwards in right field.
Reverse: Lion walking right; ANTONI above; A - XLI ( = 41, Antony’s age at time of issue) across field; IMP in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 489/6
(28) Fulvia 41-40 BC
Obverse: Bust of Fulvia (as Victory) right.
Reverse: Minerva standing left, holding shield and spear; [ΦOYΛOYIANON] in right field, [Z]MEPTOPIΓOΣ / [Φ]IΛΩNIΔOΥ] in two lines in left field.
Ref: RPC I 3139
(29) Marcus Antonius 38-37 BC
AE As Achaea
Obverse: M•ANT•IMP•TERT•COS•DESIG•ITER•ET•III•VIR•RPC - Jugate busts of Mark Antony and Octavia right.
Reverse: M OPPIVS CAPITO PRO PR PRAEF CLASS F C - Galley right, below A.
Ref: RPC I 1470
(30) Marcus Antonius 38-37 BC
AE Semis Syria
Obverse: M•ANT•TER•COS•DES• ITER•ET•TER•III•VIR•R•P•C, bare head right.
Reverse: L•BIBVLVS•M•F•PR•DESIG, quinquereme right, with three oars and stern ending in boar's head left.
Ref: RPC I 4092