Roman coin dating


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Valentinian begat Valens, Gratian and Valentinian II. In the chart above I list which reverses are usually found on the coins of which Emperor.

It isn’t at all conclusive, but I hope it will help.

The skills I’ve picked up from cleaning a few thousand of these little bronze nuggets find their only useful outlet there, and my ego benefits greatly from having student after student come up with a coin they considered an unidentifiable slug and return to their friends with an attribution as to type or emperor. The constantly repeated question is “How do you do it?

” My less-than-helpful answer is always “pattern-matching”.

Julian lasted only two years before dying while campaigning against the Persians, and this tedious series of Constantines came to an end.