Reading and dating roman imperial coins by zander h klawans


02-Mar-2017 08:03

During the later empire, senior emperors were called the "Augustus" while junior emperors were the "Caesar."TRIBUNICIA POTESTATE - Tribune of the Roman people, literally the representative of the people in the government.

This title was held for one year and is often followed by a numeral which indicates which term as Tribune the emperor was then serving. CONSUL - The consuls was the chief magistrates of the Roman government. This title is often followed by a numeral which indicates the number of times the emperor had held this position. SENATUS CONSULTUS - Usuailly appears on the reverse of bronze coins of the early empire.

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The reason for this initial apprehension is that the ancient Romans were excessive abbreviators and that the legends were run together without stops or breaks.

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