Coin Relief – Issue Twenty-one

Welcome to the latest edition of Coin Relief. This time Dr. Andrew Brown examines the coinage of Faustina the Elder, wife of Antoninus Pius who we discussed in the previous edition. Faustina I, AD 138-161 Annia Galeria Faustina, better known as Faustina the Elder or Faustina I, was the daughter of prefect Marcus Annius Verus and Rupilia …more

Coin Relief – Issue Twenty

Welcome to the latest issue of Coin Relief. This time Dr. Andrew Brown looks at the coinage of the emperor Antoninus Pius. Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161 After the death of Lucius Aelius in AD 138, Hadrian turned to Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), who he adopted as his son and heir. Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus, following his …more

Coin Relief – Issue Nineteen

Welcome to the latest issue of Coin Relief. This time Dr. Andrew Brown delves into the world of the Barbarous radiate. These are contemporary imitations of Roman coins, so-called due to their often crude style and the radiate crown worn by the emperor. Barbarous radiates, c.AD 275-285 Contemporary copies of Roman coins were produced relatively …more

Coin Relief – Issue Eighteen

Welcome to another edition of Coin Relief. In this issue Dr. Andrew Brown examines the coinage of the emperor Aurelian who ruled from AD 270-275. Aurelian, AD 270-275 Lucius Domitius Aurelianus had risen from relatively humble origins in Moesia through the military ranks to serve as commander of the cavalry under Claudius II. He had served under Gallienus …more

Coin Relief – Issue Sixteen

Welcome to the latest edition of Coin Relief. In this issue Dr. Andrew Brown at the coinage of the brothers Claudius II and Quintillus. Claudius II, AD 268-270 One of the conspirators in the assassination of Gallienus at Milan in AD 268 may have been a highranking military official in Gallienus’ army – Marcus Aurelius Valerius Claudius. …more

Coin Relief – Issue Twelve

Here is the next edition of our regular blog series on ancient coins from the PAS database. In this edition, Dr. Andrew Brown looks at the coinage of the breakaway Gallic empire. Postumus (AD 260-268) Aureus of Postumus c.AD 260-269 from the British Museum collection (BM: 1864,1128.141, copyright: Trustees of The British Museum). The capture of …more