Let's march through time with Roman Imperials!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Let's do another mass-participation picture post: a trip through time using the Wildwinds chronological list of Roman rulers, expresses, and usurpers, etc., in the order they appear on the list.

    To post, you may post a coin (preferably a portrait coin where possible), of the ruler in play. After one or more coins of that particular ruler have been posted, we can then move on to the next one on the list.

    To post, you may:
    • Post your example of the ruler presently in play, or...
    • Post your example of the next ruler on the list, or...
    • If it seems the next ruler on the list is impossibly rare and unlikely to be within any forum member's collection, you may post one of the Wildwinds coins or a museum example to get us unstuck and move us forward.
    Be sure to check the most recent ruler posted, and either post another coin of that ruler, or of the next ruler on the Wildwinds chronological list.

    Follow the sequence of the list!

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Here. I'll start with Augustus.

    Augustus (27 BC-14 AD), AE as, struck ca. 7 BC by moneyer M. Salvius Otho

    Obverse- CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNEC POT, bare head of Augustus right.

    Reverse - M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR AAA F F around large S C.

    RIC 431, 27.5mm, 11.4g. NGC VG (Strike 3/5, Surface 4/5), cert. #4094567-002. Ex-Incitatus Coins, Canada, May 2007, through VCoins store (purchased raw).

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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    So the next person may post a coin of Augustus or move on to Livia, who is next on the list.

    After Livia, there's a short string of toughies to get through until we get to Marcus Agrippa and Tiberius, so we'll probably have to lean on Wildwinds for the next few.

    The idea is to post a coin from your own collection if you can, but obviously there will be quite a few names on the list where that won't be possible for any of us, even for our heavyweight members.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Livia (30 B.C. - 29 A.D)
    IONIA, Ephesos
    Grammateus Aristeas, magistrate
    Æ 16
    O: Draped bust right.
    R: EFE ARCIEREYS ASKLAS EYFRWN, Stag standing right, quiver above.
    RPC 2580
  6. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Love the idea Lord M!
    Can we move backwards? Like so...
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    Æ23 of Alexandria, Egypt.
    Year 41 (= AD 11/12).
    Draped bust r. / Oak-wreath
    enclosing date. RPC 5061.
    10.04g, 24mm
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    Livia asJulia Augusta
    Æ Sestertius. Rome, AD 22.
    Decorated carpentum drawn
    r. by two mules / Legend
    around large S •, RIC
    Tiberius 51. 23.1g, 36mm,
    9h. Brass-brown tone
    CollageMaker Plus_20184521175887.png

    Ae Diobol,
    24 MM 8.65 GR
    AE Diobol Year 41 =
    11/12 AD, Egypt, City of
    Alexandria. Head R. Rs.
    LMA in the oak wreath. L
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I think it's best to keep the momentum moving forwards, to avoid confusion. And only one ruler per post, though you may post multiple coins of that ruler if you like.

    But if you missed the opportunity to post a favorite, I suppose you may do that, as long you explain that you're posting out of sequence, and we then resume where we're supposed to be, with the present or next ruler in play on the list.

    So right now the next person can post another Livia or move on to the next name on the list, which is Quinctilius Varus. But we all know that one's a real toughie, so we'll almost certainly have to use the picture of the lone Wildwinds example to move on.
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I like this. Posting in hopes that I can eventually have something to add :)
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Anybody have another Livia for us, before I borrow the Quinctilius Varus from Wildwinds to move us forward?

    (to yet another toughie...)
  10. AnYangMan

    AnYangMan Well-Known Member

    Awesome idea for a topic!

    I think @Alegandron has a Varus, right?
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Wait! There is a coin of THE Varus? As in the annihilation at the Teutoburg Forest?? As in old man Augustus roaming at night hollering, "Varus, give me back my legions!"
    That Varus?!?
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    If so, fantastic! Let's see it! I will be very envious.
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes! Remarkable, isn't it? I don't know the whole story, though.
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    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    A CT search showed no hits for Libo or Fabius Maximus (or at least not this Fabius Maximus)
  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    * Edit: I had borrowed a Varus from Wildwinds and posted it above, but then @Alegandron posted his, which ended up slightly out of sequence below, since things were moving so fast. I deleted the post with my "borrowed" Varus since we didn't need it.

    After Varus, we have another toughie...

    Libo, Praefect under Augustus in Spain.

    (Borrowed from Wildwinds)

    RPC 483 Stati Libo the Praefect, AE20-22. Time of Augustus, 27 BC–14 AD. Spanish mint. CN STATI LIBO PRAEF, bare head right / SECERDOS beneath patera and praefericulum. RPC 483; SNG Cop 471; Vives 131.

  17. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter



    RPC 4252, SNG Cop. 92, About Very Fine / Very Fine, 20.4mm, 8.03 grams, Dated year 27 = 5/4 B.C.E.

    Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right

    Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated to right, holding palm branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right, in right field, date ZK (year 27 = 5/4 B.C.E.)

    This rare coin was struck during Varus' assignment as governor of Syria from 7 - 4 B.C.E. Varus guarded the borders from Parthia and violently quelled unrest in Judaea and Samaria. Josephus records an incident wherein after the death of Herod., Varus occupied Jerusalem and crucified 2,000 Jews.

    Later Varus was transfered to the Northern front, where he met disaster fighting the Germanic tribes in the Teutoburg forest. Three legions under his command, legions XVII, XVIII and XIX were completely annihilated. This caused emperor Augustus great grief and he was said to have cried out on occasion "Quintili Vare, legiones redde!" or "Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!"
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  18. Roman Collector

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    My avatar coin:

    Tiberius Denarius.jpg

    Tiberius, AD 14-37.
    Roman AR Denarius; 3.87 g, 18.5 mm.
    Lugdunum, AD 16-37.
    Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head, right.
    Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as pax, seated right, holding long olive branch and inverted spear; legs of chair ornate, triple line below.
    Refs: RIC 28; BMCRE 45; RCV 1763 var.

    Next up: Drusus!
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    *tweeeet!* Foul! :banhappy:

    Stay in sequence with the list! No skipping ahead!

    (You'll get a chance to post that soon enough.) ;)
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  20. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I don't think we're there yet :D. The list we're supposed to follow has a half dozen names still to go before we get to Tiberius, although no one has ever posted the next two before. Maybe some lurker with fabulous rarities will come to the rescue :joyful::joyful:.
  21. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Tiberius (14 - 34 A.D.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    EGYPT, Alexandria
    O: [TI]BERIOS KAISAR SEBASTOS, laureate head of Tiberius right; LID (date) in right field.
    R: QEOS SEBASTOS, radiate head of Augustus left.
    EGYPT, Alexandria Mint, year 14=27/28 A.D.
    RPC I 5090; Milne 54; Emmett 61
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