Gloria Romanorum

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  1. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Hello, I collected five different emperors with the same reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM (Glory of the Romans). I think I only miss Valentinian II with this reverse type.

    For Valentinian I, Valens and Gratian, this is a common reverse and is easy to find. For Arcadius, Theodosius and Valentinian II, it is a little scarcer.

    This small set is of course need to be expanded with as many different mints as possible. How much I can see on vcoins is the most expensive Valentinian I with the Lugdunum mintmark (LVG).

    Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.


    From numiswiki: GLORIA ROMANORUM. - This legend was first used, as a new title of personal honour, under Constantine the Great, who certainly did perform so many remarkable achievements, that in his case, the emperor was the whole Glory of the Romans. The same epigraph also appears on coins, not only of his sons Constantine jun. Constans, and Constantius; but likewise of Nepotianus, Vetranio, Magnentius, Constantius Gallus, Julianus II, Valentinianus, Valens (see p. 424), Procopius, Gratianus, Valentinianus II, Theodosius the Great, Arcadius, Honorius, &c.


    Post your examples with this reverse or anything you consider relevant.

    Valentinian I
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    Valens
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    Gratian
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    Theodosius I
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    Arcadius
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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    GLORIA ROMANORVM was used with several different scenes by all those emperors. This is Valentinian II but not a hair dragger.

    AE2 Constantinople emperor on ship steered by Victory
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's another non-hair-dragger design used with the legend GLORIA ROMANORVM. This is from an uncleaned lot and it's tiny!

    Honorius GLORIA ROMANORVM Nicomedia Centenionalis.jpg
    Honorius, AD 393-423.
    Roman Æ centenionalis, 1.38 g, 13.8 mm, 6 h.
    Nicomedia, AD 415-423.
    Obv: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right; * behind.
    Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, two emperors standing, supporting globe between them; SMNA in exergue.
    Refs: RIC x, p. 272, 412; LRBC II 2456; RCV 21021; MIRB 75; Cohen 27.
     
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Arcadius AE1, 23mm 5.8 grams - a big one for this dude...Antioch mint

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  6. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Two different reverse scenes for GLORIA ROMANORVM:
    1. Helmeted Roma seated to left on shield, holding victory on globe in her right hand and a transverse scepter with her left
    Constantine I
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    2. Emperor standing, head right, holding labarum and globe.
    Theodosius I
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    Arcadius
    165-11.jpg
    Honorius
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  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Two more:
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    Arcadius
    Augustus, A.D. 383-408
    (Bronze) AE III
    Cyzikus mint, A.D. 392-395
    Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
    Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Emperor on horseback, riding right, right hand raised
    SMKΓ in exergue
    RIC 29(b)
    17mm, 2.0g.

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    Aelia Eudoxia
    Augusta, A.D. 400-404
    (Bronze) AE3
    Nicomedia mint, A.D. 395-401
    Obv: AEL EVDO-XIA AVG
    Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM - Empress on throne, crowned by hand of God
    SMNB in exergue; cross (very faint) in right field
    RIC (Arcadius) 80
    17mm, 2.3g
     
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