Coins from Proconsularis
Africa Proconsularis was a Roman province in north Africa established 146 BC following the defeat of Carthage in the Third Punic War.

It was one of the wealthiest provinces in the western part of the empire, second only to Italia.

The region remained a part of the Roman Empire until the Germanic migrations of the 5th century. The Vandals crossed into North Africa from Spain in 429 and overran the area by 439 and founded their own kingdom, including Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearics.

This region includes Zeugitana, Byzacium, and Syrtica.


(1) Carthage 400-350 BC
AE unit Carthage
Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horse standing right; in background, date palm with fruit; small pellet in upper left field
Ref: Jenkins & Lewis, 2; SNG Copenhagen ...
(2) Carthage c. 400-350 BC
AE unit Carthage
Obverse: Head of Tanit left wearing wreath
Reverse: Horse galloping right
Ref: MAA 15; SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 96
(3) Diocletian 303 A.D.
AE unit Carthage
Obverse: MP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VOT-XX-FK in three lines within wreath. (FK is the mintmark).
Ref: Carthage RIC VI 37a
(4) Galerius 303 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C
Reverse: Legend within wreath; VOT / X / F K
Ref: RIC VI Carthage 36
(5) Julius Caesar I - IV 46 BC
Obverse: head of Ceres right, grain wreath, DICT·ITER COS·TERT
Reverse: sacrificial implements: simpulum, aspergillum, capis (jug), lituus, AVGVR / PONT·MAX / M
Ref: Crawford 467/1, SRCV I 1403, RSC I ...
(6) Julius Caesar 47-46 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Venus right
Reverse: Aeneas advancing left, carrying palladium in right hand and Anchises on left shoulder; CAESAR to right
Ref: Crawford 458/1; RSC 12; Sear 1402
(7) Livia 22/23-29 AD
Obverse: Draped bust right, grain ear behind, peacock right
Reverse: Helmeted bust of Minerva left wearing aegis; WY'T in neophoenician script
Ref: MAA 35; Müller 35; SNG Copenhagen 3...
Obverse: head of Bacchus or Liber right wearing ivy wreath; M·C(AT)O·PRO·PR
Reverse: seated Victory right holding patera and palm; VIC(TR)IX
Ref: Crawford 462/2, SRCV I 1383, Sydenh...
Obverse: draped bust Roma or Libertas rirgt; M·CATO·PRO·PR
Reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm; VIC(TR)IX
Ref: Crawford 462/1c, SRCV 1381, RSC I P...
Obverse: head of Africa right, laureate and clad in elephant scalp, stalk of grain right, plough below; Q·METELL__SCIPIO·IMP
Reverse: naked Herakles facing, leaning on club set on rock draped with lion's skin; EPPIVS__LEG·F·C
Ref: Crawford 461/1, SRCV I 1380/1 (larg...
Obverse: G T A above, Q METEL PIVS right, SCIPIO IMP left, the Genius of Africa (Sekhmet the lion-headed Egyptian goddess) standing facing, holding ankh in right hand
Reverse: P CRASSVS IVN right, LEG PRO P R left - Victory standing left, holding winged caduceus in right hand, small round shield in left
Ref: RSC Caecilia 51
(12) Vandals 576-565
Obverse: Left facing bust of Justinian II(?) IIVADPSVISTSΛIIΛ
Reverse: Monogram of Justinian II
Ref: None provided
(13) Vandals | Honorius c. 440-490 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius right; D N HONORI_VS P F AVG
Reverse: Victory facing, head left, holding wreath in each hand; VICTORI_A AVGGG / P / RM
Ref: BMC Vandals, p. 17, 1-3