Ancient Roman and other numismatic antiquities. Some Roman coins may be considered British, they were used on a day to day basis within the whole of the Roman Empire and that included most of Britain from 43AD to 410AD. Ancient hammered coins, be they Roman, Turkish or Syrian remain fascinating pieces of history, amazing survivors and pose all sorts of questions. How did a second century BC Persian daric make its way to a field in Jersey ?
Caracalla reigned as emperor from AD 198 -217. At birth he was named Lucius Septimius Bassianus, being renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus at the age of seven. He became known as Caracalla due to the Gallic hooded tunic he constantly wore of the same name.
RARE Marcus Aurelias as Caesar Brass Sesterius, Minerva Reverse, Marcus Aurelius was the last of a series of emperors of Rome known as the 'Five Good Emperors'; bringing peace and stability, the 'Pax Romana.' He was born in AD 121 and died in 180. As a pe