Identifying Roman Coins: Coin Portraits

Whilst the inscriptions will be of huge assistance to identifying an ancient coin sometimes they are simply not legible, either through the steady wear of overuse or the ravages of spending nearly two thousand years in the soil: it’s a … Continue reading

Identifying Roman Coins: Deciphering Inscriptions

Inscriptions on coins can contain a vast array of information, and although ancient coins may not have the year so kindly marked upon them as modern coins do, they do provide some excellent dating criteria.  Roman inscriptions are very formulaic … Continue reading

Identifying Roman Coins – 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th century?

Learning to identify Roman coins requires experience and lots of it, however when you get started it can sometimes feel like you can’t see the wood for the trees. Nevertheless there are some tips and sources that’ll make it significantly … Continue reading