My Denarius of Hadrian

Recently, I must admit, my posts have become somewhat infrequent and sporadic:  sometimes life simply gets in the way of writing.  Nevertheless life includes collecting and I would like to share one of my best recent acquisitions,  a denarius of … Continue reading

A New Year, A New Denarius

Over the festive period my Roman coin collection has increased quite considerably so here is one I identified earlier. It is a denarius of Septimius Severus, emperor of Rome from AD193-211 the founding father of the Severan dynasty and saviour … 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