The Denarii of the Emperors of Rome - A fascinating journey through the Roman Empire!
Exclusive Set of 4 Roman Emperors
The offer consists of:
1st AR Denarius, Hadrian (117-138)
2nd AR Denarius Lucius Verus (161-169)
3rd AR denarius Commodus (180-192)
4th AR denarius Caracalla (198-217)
Obv.: head with laurel wreath, n. right
Rev.: different. Reverse / Types
Conqueror, builder and tyrant - these were the Roman emperors. Augustus' reorganization of the state, which established the Principate, is the undisputed prelude to the imperial era (30 B.C.). Its end, on the other hand, can be dated differently with plausible justification in each case. In principle, Late Antiquity as the "Late Imperial Period" still belongs to the Imperial Period. The conventional boundary of the epoch is the end of the Western Roman Empire with Romulus Augustus in 476, but more recent research sees this date less and less as a real caesura.
The most important periods of the Roman Empire were the Julio-Claudian dynasty (27 BC-69), the period of the Flavians and the adopted emperors (69/70-192) and the period of the Severans (192-275).
At the time of its greatest expansion under Emperor Trajan, the Roman Empire extended over territories on three continents around the Mediterranean. Trade, the arts and culture reached a peak in parts of its territory, especially during the imperial period; the quality of life and the corresponding level of population at that time would not be achieved again in Europe and North Africa until centuries later. The empire exerted a great influence on the territories it ruled, but also on those beyond its borders. In its eastern half, this influence was mixed with Greek-Hellenistic and Oriental elements. The west of Europe, on the other hand, was Latinised.
When you hold the denarius of Emperor Hadrian in your hands, you can relive a period of prosperity and peace, but also the construction of the Pantheon and the famous Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. "Bread and games (panem et circensis)" is recalled by the denarius of Commodus. This emperor also competed himself as a gladiator in the arena. The denarius of Lucius Verus, who proved to be an able commander in this conflict, recalls a dramatic and victorious battle against the Parthian Empire. The denarius of Caracalla reminds us that emperors can also be brutal and cruel. Caracalla was the first emperor to be born in Gaul (Lyon). He succeeded him together with his younger brother Geta. He had Geta murdered as early as December 211. He then ordered an empire-wide massacre of Geta's followers and ruled unchallenged as a tyrannical emperor.
As you can see, an exciting numismatic journey through the centuries awaits you, which also shows the different characters of the Roman emperors. You should not miss this journey!
To honour this world-historical epoch, we have put together an exclusive set for you. This unique set of 4 includes coins from the Roman Empire! You will not only receive originals that are almost two millennia old, but also a piece of world history!
Please note: Each coin is unique and struck by hand. Therefore, the coins delivered may differ from those shown here.