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NEW! 4-page PDF about How to Use the RIC lists
Sketches of late Roman and Byzantine monograms for use with the "monogram" coin list.
RIC Rarity ratings
What is RIC ?
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How to submit an unlisted coin for inclusion in the list
Using Excel's autofilter to find your coin ref quicker
How to download and save a list to your harddisk
Sources in these lists include RIC (Roman Imperial Coinage, several volumes); published hoards from England, Wales (IARCW and University of Cardiff, by Dr. Peter Guest), Italy, Turkey and others, numerous other books, private collections, dealers, historians, amateur and professional numismatists, archaeologists and metal-detectorists !
Scott Capitus has written an excellent step-by-step guide to using these lists.
This dropdown list will automatically open the appropriate RIC List if you have a suitable browser. You can save it from there, or, scroll down this page, find the list you want, right click the link and use Save Link As.. to save the list to your computer.
Allectus's radiate coins.
Coins of Aurelian on wildwinds.com
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS and variations.
Various legends, usually PROVIDENTIAE AVGG or PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
XLS file 535 kb includes Bust Types and Notes.
The Antoniniani of Carausius
All his Antoniniani - and there are a lot of them !
XLS format, 773 Kb
Coins of Carausius on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Carinus
The Antoniniani of Carinus, numerous coins not in RIC
Coins of Carinus on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Carus
All his Antoniniani, with many thanks to Ed of Othila Coins, THE Carus website for additional information, corrections and lists
XLS format, 170 Kb
Coins of Carus on wildwinds.com
The large chi-rho types of Magnentius, Decentius and Constantius II
XLS format, 38 Kb
City Commemoratives. Includes:
Please also see the samples of "Victory on prow" types on my other website.
City Commemorative Coins on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Claudius II Gothicus
XLS format, 630 kb
Coins of Claudius II on wildwinds.com
CONCORDIA AVGGG and CONCORDIA AVGG
XLS format, 104 Kb.
CONCORDIA MILITVM and similar
All CONCORDIA MILITVM (and similar legends) types
XLS format, 490 kB.
CONSERV VRB SVAE and similar
All CONSERV VRB SVAE and CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE types
Roma seated left in hexastyle temple holding globe and sceptre or Victory on globe and sceptre, sometimes with shield....
.... on her own
.... giving globe to Maxentius
.... opposite Victory
.... between two Victories
XLS format, 114 kB.
Cross within wreath or legend
XLS format, 39 Kb.
Dafne and Captive
Dafne type Coins of Constantine on wildwinds.com
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman type
XLS file, 1.53 Mb, includes Notes and bust types.
Note: I removed the "type finder" page because the countless differences to things like position of soldiers foot, knee, elbow, position of horseman's arm and hand, position of shield on ground etc etc. made by the various celators over the years would result in literally millions of lines.
Maybe my collection of Fel Temps with some pictures of my coins (on my other website) will be of interest to you.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
All other types of FEL TEMP types except fallen horsemen (see above):
XLS format, 275 kB, includes bust types and notes.
Coins of Florian on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Gallienus
Coins of Gallienus on wildwinds.com
includes (all GENIO types):
All GLORIA ROMANORVM types except those covered in other lists below. XLS file, inc. bust types, notes and "quick type finder". Types include
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor holding labarum, crowned by Victory.
Similar to the VIRTVS EXERCITI types made later for Honorius and Arcadius (in the appropriate list below) XLS format, 28 kB.
All IOVI CONS, CONSER, CONSERVAT and CONSERVATORI types:
IOVI.. the others
Other IOVIs (ie. not IOVI CONS.. which are on a list of their own)
Julian II bull coins:
XLS format, only 45 kb.
Coins of Julian II on wildwinds.com
MARS and MARTI types.
VIMINACIUM - MOESIA with bull and lion, and variations and DACIA with eagle and lion.
Primarily the list covers the coins with PMS COL VIM and variations and PROVINCIA DACIA on the reverse e.g.
- Coins of Dacia on wildwinds.com
- Coins of Viminacium on wildwinds.com
These coins are all late Roman or Byzantine.
Monogrammed coins of (usually) Byzantine emperors plus some Vandals and Ostrogoths.
Please also refer to the following page with sketches of the various monograms
XLS format, 55 kB
Coins struck after the death of e.g. : Carus, Constantine I, Constantius I, Claudius Gothicus, Galerius Maximian, Helena, Gallienus, Mariniana, Maxentius, Maximianus Herculius, Maximinus, Nigrinian, Numerian, Quintillus, Quintus Julius Gallienus, Romulus, Tetricus, Theodora, Valerian I and II, Victorinus.
Types include: Constantine in quadriga * Constantine VN-MR types * Altars * Eagles * Peacocks * Lions walking left or right * Shrines
XLS format, 230 kB sorted according to reverse type, inc. bust types, sub-type descriptions and quick finder.
Coins of Numerian on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Postumus
Split into pages depending on reverse type.
including coins not in RIC, e.g. Cunetio hoard, Alföldi etc.
XLS format, 135 KB
Coins of Postumus on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani of Probus
Please note, my friends, there are thousands and thousands of variations, this is a large file.. I am very happy that it's finished, I started having nightmares about quadrigas chasing me :-P
Split into pages of 1 main person, 2 main persons, 1 person with captive(s), on horse, driving a quadriga, biga or chariot, objects (trophies, temples) and various.
Dozens of different bust types
including most coins not in RIC but documented by Alföldi.
XLS format, 1.93 MB
Coins of Probus on wildwinds.com
The Antoniniani and silver coins of Quintillus (brother of Claudius II, hence the similarity)
XLS format, 82 kB
Coins of Quintilluson wildwinds.com
REPARATIO REIPVB and REPARATIO FEL TEMP.
(Note: FEL TEMP REPARATIO are on separate lists above)
REPARATIO REIPVB: Emperor raising woman and REPARATIO FEL TEMP: Emperor holding spear, standard or labarum and resting other hand on shield. (Struck only for Procopius).
XLS format, 54 kB sorted into sheets according to reverse type, inc. bust types.
RESTITV-TOR REIP and RESTITVTOR-REIPVBLICAE
Emperor standing holding labarum or standard and Victory on globe.
XLS format, 54 Kbytes.
4th century folles of Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae and with legends e.g.
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, SACRA MONET VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, M SACRA AVGG ET CAESS NN, MONETA S AVGG ET CAESS NN, MONETA SACRA A-VGG ET CAESS NN etc.
The Antoniniani of Gallienus's wife, Salonina
XLS format, 100 kb
Coins of Salonina on wildwinds.com
SARMATIA DEVICTA and ALAMANNIA DEVICTA
Victory advancing right, holding trophy and branch, spurning seated captive
XLS format, only 33 kb because these coins were made at a limited number of mints for a limited time and with few variations.
The Antoniniani of Aurelian's wife, Severina
XLS format, 52 kb
Coins of Severina on wildwinds.com
Soldiers and Standards
GLORIA EXERCITVS : Soldiers with 2 or 1 standards
XLS file 390 kb includes Bust Types and Notes.
Note: for unexplicable reasons, the RIC author is way off on the rarity of many of these soldiers and standards type coins. As an example, in my own collection I have over 20 which he described as R5 and over 40 which he described as R4.
SOLI INVICTO COMITI and Sol variations.
Coins in the list:
XLS format, 770 Kb
SPES REI-PVBLICE and SPES REI-PVLICAE.
Types: (Reipvblice:) Emperor standing left holding globe and spear. (Reipvblicae:) Emperor holding labarum and globe, right foot on captive.
XLS format, 68 kB inc. bust types and notes.
Greek coins, silver and bronze from Ephesos and other cities, all with only a stag on the reverse.
Types: Stag standing, stag forepart, stag grazing, stag head. Silver and bronze only from cities such as Ephesos, Phanagoria, Petelia, Magnesia, Hierocaesaria, Philadelpheia, Thyateira, Hierapolis, Bargylia and many others. Some provincial coins added. NO IMPERIAL COINS.
XLS format, 423 kB separated into reverse types.
The Antoniniani of Tacitus
XLS format, 240 kb
Coins of Tacitus on wildwinds.com
TETRICUS I and II
The Antoniniani of Tetricus I and II
XLS format, 150 kb
-Coins of Tetricus Ion wildwinds.com
-Coins of Tetricus II on wildwinds.com
Coins with Three and Four standards
Coins of Nicaea (NIKAEWN), Antioch (Pisidia) and Juliopolis showing standards.
XLS format, only 48 kb
-Coins of Nicaea on wildwinds.com
Coins of Antioch, Pisidiaon wildwinds.com
Wolf and Twins
XLS format, 325 kb, includes bust types and notes.
-Urbs Roma coins on the City Commemorative page on wildwinds.com
Victory advancing left
(usually with wreath and palm branch, sometimes with 2 wreaths) Legends usually SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE or VICTORIA AVG(GG). (No captives on this type! See above)
XLS file 250 kb includes Bust types and notes.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories facing, inscribing shield over altar).
XLS file, 585 kB, includes Bust types and notes.
Victory standing left.
(Mostly Majorian but some others too)
XLS format, 25 kB
-Coins of Majorian on wildwinds.com
All the antoniniani of Victorinus includes hoard coins and numerous imitations, split into separate sheets for reverse types e.g. 1 Person, 2 Persons etc.
XLS format, approx 96 kB includes Bust types and notes.
Coins of Victorinus on wildwinds.com
Victory advancing left dragging captive and carrying a trophy over right shoulder.
XLS format, approx 74 kB includes Bust types and notes.
VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN and VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S)
VIRTVS EXERCITI, VIRTVTI EXERC... and variations.
Coins in the list:
VOT.. (V, X, XV, XX etc)
Separate pages for each type plus additional pages for unusual reverses (e.g. VOT X FEL, VOTIS X PROBI AVG ET XX)
XLS file, 460 kB, includes bust types and notes.
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