Reading and dating roman coins
It is by no means an exhaustive list of books on the subject!For example, no mention is made in the listing of the multitude of BMC volumes.
If they’re dated with Arabic numerals, the Christian date is generally used, so the date doesn’t need to be deciphered.
If it occurs on more than one type, you will be shown images of the coins we have listed with that character and if you find your coin just click on the image to go to a listing of it.
We apologize for not having all types currently listed, but here are about a thousand of them and it will be some time before all are available.
Most are available only from used booksellers or at major university libraries, but are possibly the most definitive references around.
by David Sear is the standard reference used by dealers and collectors all over the world. 498, 22 years after the traditional date given for the Fall in the West.
Roman coins were minted in bronze, silver and gold.