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Roman Republic Era before 27 BC


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The 12 Caesars Era 27 BC - 96 AD


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The end of the Roman Republic, as well as the end of the Roman Imperatorial era comes the first 12 Caesars of the Roman Empire. Starting with Julius Caesar, Augustus (Octavian) and then the last, Domitian. For numismatists, coins of the 12 Caesars are some of the most sought after.

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Adoptive Emperors Era 96-192 AD


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Although it was a common practice to adopt a successor to the throne, this period was known as the Adoptive Emperors era. Also known as the Nerva-Antonine dynasty. Many coins during this period are highly sought after by numismatists.

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Severan Dynasty Era 193-235 AD


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The Severan Dynasty was started by Septimius Severus, who was the victor of a large scale civil war in 193 AD. The year is known as the "Year of the Five Emperors". The end of this dynasty was said to be the many unstable relationships between family members as well as political turmoil. The end of this dynasty was also the end of the principate founded by Augustus.

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Crisis and Decline Era 235-258 AD


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The crisis began with the assassination of the Emperor, Alexander Severus. The next approximate 50 years would bring 20-25 claimants to the throne as well as invasion, civil war, plague and economic depression which nearly destroyed the Roman Empire. Many coins of this period are very rare to the common ones which can also be very crude in manufacture.

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Secessionist Empires Era 258-274 AD


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By approximately 258, the Roman Empire split into several smaller states known as The Gallic Empire, Palmyrene Empire and the central Italian Roman Empire. Many coins of this era are rare, to the very common which can be crude in manufacture.

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Recovery of the Empire Era 268-285 AD


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The recovery began once Claudius II was appointed by Gallienus, the first in a series of many strong emperors to come. After achieving victory against a massive Gothic army, he earned the name "Gothicus" as well as "Germanicus Maximus" after a victory against Germanic tribes. Unfortunately, the Plague of Cyprian claimed his life. His successor Aurelian would conquerer the remaining states and unify the Roman Empire by 274 AD.

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The Tetrarchy Era 285-313 AD


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Originally began as a diarchy, Maximian as co-emperor in the west, Diocletian as co-emperor in the east. Both co-emperors decided two Caesars were needed to address both civic and military problems. Galerius and Constantius Chlorus were appointed to the position, thus the first Tetrarchy was achieved. The second Tetrarchy came into existence after Diocletian and Maximian retired in 305. Two new Caesars Severus II and Maximinus were appointed, as well as Maxentius being declared as a usurper, and Licinius being appointed as Augustus in the west. Long story short, the Tetrarchy failed, leaving Constantine I the eventual victor and sole Augustus of the Roman Empire by 324. Coins no longer are artistic as they once were, although they were well made and a system of mint marks came to see the quality high in most respects.

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Constantinian Dynasty Era 305-363 AD


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The Constantinian Dynasty named after Constantine I the Great, also termed for the entire ruling family from Constantius I Chlorus to the death of Julian II - The Apostate. Most of the coins carry on in the tradition from the Tetrarchy period, being of high quality as the mint mark system continues. A great deal of coins will be found from this period.

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The Late Empire - West - 364-476 AD


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The late Roman Empire begins to decline after the Constantinian Dynasty comes to an end. After Jovian's death, the Valentinian dynasty comes into power as well as the Theodosian Dynasty. The empire officially became divided in 395 when Theodosius I passed away of edema. His son Honorius assumed the throne of the western half. The western half of the empire was never re-united with it's eastern half and then declined until the western Roman Empire was no more in 476 AD. Coins of this era steadily decline in size and quality until they are nothing more than small crude chunks of metal issued by emperors such as Valentinian III.

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The Late Empire - East - 383-491 AD


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The empire officially became divided in 395 when Theodosius I passed away of edema. His son Arcadius assumed the throne of the eastern half of the Roman Empire. Many emperors followed after Arcadius, until the reform passed by Anastasius I which marks the beginning of the Byzantine era. Coins by Arcadius were some of the best minted coins of this era. Gradually, the coins diminished in weight and quality, becoming nothing more than a small slug the size of a pencil eraser. Most coins of this era defy attribution.

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Miscellaneous Roman Imperial


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Any Roman Imperial coins that do not fit into a emperor category, including commemorative, anonymous and other issues. Also includes barbarous Roman imitative coins.

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Roman Byzantium 491-1452 AD


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Starting with Anastasius I, the eastern Roman Empire continued to endure and thrive until it's fall in 1452 by the Ottoman Turks. Now called the Byzantine Empire as a modern convention. During ancient times, those of the Byzantine Empire more than likely referred to themselves as the Roman Empire. Coinage went so low in quality being crude in manufacture that a reform was needed. Anastasius I not only reformed the economy, but also the quality of the coinage. Coins from the Byzantine Empire evolved into another style, no longer looking anything like Roman Imperial coins a few hundred years ago, to some extent.

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Roman Provincial


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Roman Provincial covers a great deal of the time-line of the Roman Empire from the Julio-Claudian period to the time of the Tetrarchy. The coins here would be all those covered by the Roman Provincial Coinage book series.

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Ancient Africa Region


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Any coins from Ancient Africa will be here. Those that are not Greek, Roman or from any other major empire that is not from Africa. Carthage is the best known ancient African empire that controlled a great deal of territory in Northern Africa as well as controlling shipping lanes of the Mediterranean Sea. Carthage was conquered by the Roman Republic. Numidia is also another empire that was known to have minted coins, very similar to Carthage coins.

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Ancient Hispania


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Ancient Israel Region


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Often called the "Holy Land" by many. This region has history spanning more than 2000 years. Coins from this region will include specific ancient Israel kingdoms, cities and coins to represent various Roman Procurators as well as many other types.

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Ancient-Medieval China Region


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The China region has it's own numismatic history that spans a few thousands years. The standard round cast minted cash coin was used for approximately 2500 years alone. This gallery will be focusing on some of the earliest round cash coins from early Zhou period, Qin Dynasty, Western Han Dynasty and up to medieval times, like the Song Dynasty.

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Ancient-Medieval Islamic


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Any coins from ancient Islam, such as the Umayyad Dynasty will go here. Many of them may not have an accurate attribution.

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Ancient Coin Lots


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Coin lots I've purchased!

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World Coins


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Modern Era World Coins.

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BIN


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Images for the message board and any temp photos.

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