Coins from Germania
Germania was the Roman term for the geographical region in north-central Europe inhabited mainly by Germanic peoples.

The tribes roaming in Germania were described by the Latin-speaking Romans as barbarian Germanii. They are not easily distinguishable from neither the Celts, (i.e. Gauls), nor Scythians, like the Gepids. Veneti, an alternative appelation for early Slavs, (Sclaveni), also called Antes (people), an appelation used by Jordanes in his Getica concering the history and geography of the Goths, seems to be more strongly identified by Jordanes with the geographical Germania Magna, than the Goths.

The population mix changed over time by assimilation, and especially by migration. The various peoples north of the Alps, Magna Germania, were rather nomadic (Scythian) and semi-settled. The Germanii, were thus a rather generic term for the Romans, signifying whoever roamed these territories, as were the Scythians, meaning nomads, and the Antes, meaning who came from before.


(1) Gallienus 259-260 A.D.
Obverse: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: DEO MARTI, Mars standing left in tetrastyle temple, resting on shield and spear.
Ref: RIC 10
(2) Postumus 260-261 A.D.
Ref: RIC 89
(3) Postumus 262-265 A.D.
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left with scales & cornucopiae
Ref: RIC 75
(4) Postumus 259-268 A.D.
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right
Reverse: SAECVLI FELICTAS, Postumus standing right with spear & globe
Ref: RIC 83
(5) Salonina 257-259 AD
Obverse: diademed bust on crescent right; SALONINA AVG
Reverse: Venus seated left, holding sceptre, reaching for child before her; VENVS F_ELIX
Ref: SRCV III 10655, RIC V 7 (Lugdunum)
(6) Salonina c. 257-258 AD
Obverse: diademed and draped bust on crescent right; SALONINA AVG
Reverse: nimbate Segetiae or Ceres facing in four-columned temple, both hands raised; DEAE SEGETIAE
Ref: Göbl MIR 902c, RIC V J5 (Lugdunum m...
(7) Tetricus I 272 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP TETRICVS P F AVG
Reverse: Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; LAETI_TIA AVG N
Ref: RIC V 90; Mairat 426-9; AGK 5b
(8) Tetricus II 273-274 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; C P E TETRICVS CAES
Reverse: sacrificial implements: sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus; PIETAS AVGG
Ref: RIC V 255, SRCV III 11286
(9) Tetricus I | Imitation 273-274 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IM VL TP(AV)CVS P F AVG
Reverse: Pax standing half left, holding branch and scepter; PADV_DIO
Ref: unofficial (RIC V 100, SRCV III 112...
(10) Victorinus Autumn 269 A.D.
Ref: RIC V-2 41
(11) Victorinus 268-270 A.D.
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: INVICTVS, Sol walking left, holding whip, right hand raised, star in left field
Ref: RIC 114 (20)