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 ?
Lucilla was the second daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II and was born 149 AD. She seems to have had a very sad life, starting with her betrothal to Lucius Verus at the age of only twelve. To make matters worse, he had been betrothed to her own m
Constantius was the son of Constantine (the Great) and born in 317. He was made Caesar at the age of seven and commander of Gaul at the age of ten! He became in 337. His reign saw constant warfare on the borders, civil unrest and torment between his famil
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.