Roman Coins (NGC graded)
Rosland has access to a limited supply of coins from the Seven Hills Hoard of Roman coins.
The coins from this hoard of denarii include specimens minted during the rule of the Severan dynasty and in the reigns of Nero (A.D. 54-68) and Gordian (238-244) - the last emperor to strike denarii to be used as currency, rather than for ceremonial purposes.
The coins were buried in a time of unrest, no doubt for safe keeping, and remained hidden for many centuries. The silver denarius was a standard Roman coin from c. 211 B.C. to the early 240s A.D. After the founding of the Roman Empire in 27 B.C. these coins bore the portrait of their issuer. For this reason each of the denarii has on its obverse a portrait of a member of the ruling family – often the Emperor himself but sometimes close relatives are shown.
The reverse sides of the coins feature deities and personifications referring to victories or the successes of the ruling bodies.
Inscriptions on the obverse give the name of the person portrayed and at least some of the titles they held. In some instances these inscriptions are continued onto the the reverse of the coin.
The coins of the Seven Hills Hoard have been graded and encapsulated by leading grading professionals NGC.
The size and color reproduction of the coins shown do not correspond to the actual coins.