Idle thoughts on Commemorative Coins

I’ve been cataloguing mid third century coins rather extensively at work recently, and whilst I was working my way through a selection of Trajan Decius’ coins I came across his ‘Consecratio’ series. During the reign of Trajan Decius a commemorative … Continue reading

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

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