- The Substance of Coinage: The Role of Scientific Analysis in Ancient Numismatics
- Archaic and Classical Greek Coinage
- The Monetary Background of Early Coinage
- Asia Minor to the Ionian Revolt
- The Coinage of the Persian Empire
- The Coinage of Athens, Sixth to First Century B.C.
- Aegina, the Cyclades, and Crete
- The Coinage of Italy
- The Coinage of Sicily
- Greece and the Balkans to 360 B.C.
- The Hellenistic World
- Royal Hellenistic Coinages: From Alexander to Mithradates
- The Hellenistic World: The Cities of Mainland Greece and Asia Minor
- The Coinage of the Ptolemies
- The Seleucids
- Greek Coinages of Palestine
- The Coinage of the Parthians
- The Roman World
- Early Roman Coinage and Its Italian Context
- The Denarius Coinage of the Roman Republic
- The Julio-Claudians
- The Ancient Coinages of the Iberian Peninsula
- Flavian Coinage
- The Coinage of the Roman Provinces through Hadrian
- Trajan and Hadrian
- Antonine Coinage
- The Provinces after Commodus
- Syria in the Roman Period, 64 BC–AD 260
- Roman Coinages of Palestine
- The Severans
- From Gordian III to the Gallic Empire (AD 238–274)
- The Later Third Century
- The Coinage of Roman Egypt
- Tetrarchy and the House of Constantine
- The Coinage of the Later Roman Empire, 364–498
- The Transformation of the West
- Marks of Value (Certain and Possible) on Late Roman Coins <i>with</i> Intrinsic Values (from Aurelian)
- Earliest Christian Symbols on Roman Coinsrichard abdy
Abstract and Keywords
The shortness of the reigns of Pertinax and Julianus allow a snapshot of coin production at the mint of Rome. These coinages have three types. The types celebrate harmony with the army, showing Concordia Militum with her legionary standards; another shows fortune with her rudder steering the emperor's fate; and finally a type shows the togate emperor himself holding a globe as rector orbis, the ruler of the world. In addition to Severus and his wife, the imperial sons feature prominently on the coinage, occasionally all on one coin. The same types of coins are repeated across all the denominations: gold aureus, silver denarius, orichalcum sestertius and dupondius, and copper. This arrangement can be traced back beyond the Antonine period and continues until the extinction of the Augustan system, based around the denarius and sestertius, in the mid-third century.
Richard Abdy is Curator of Roman Coins in the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, London.
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