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Kilburg Coin Collection
Reverse of a late Roman coin
Inscribed GLORIA EXERCITUS (the glory of the army)
from the Kilburg Coin Collection
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Title: Kilburg Coin Collection
Creator: Donald F. Kilburg
Provenance: This collection was donated to the University by Donald F. Kilburg in 2001.
Date Range: ca. 250-400 CE
Languages: Latin, Greek
Extent: 915 coins
Restrictions: None
Abstract: Coins date from c. 250-400 CE and originate from the Roman Empire. This page highlights coins in better condition.
Location: Special Collections; digital collection available online through the Digital Collections Center.
Accession #: 2004-056

  • 08.05.228 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA EXERCITUS" (The Glory of the Army) and depicts 2 soldiers with signa.
    Mint-- SMST (Thessalonica)
  • 08.05.257 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA EXERCITUS" (The Glory of the Army) and depicts 2 soldiers with signa.
    Mint-- SMST (Thessalonica)
  • 08.05.266 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA ROMANORUM" (The Glory of the Romans) and depicts an emperor dragging a captive.
    Mint-- -AN-- (Antioch)
  • 08.05.270 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA ROMANORUM" (The Glory of the Romans) and depicts an emperor dragging a captive.
    Mint-- THS (Thessalonia)
  • 08.05.281 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse depicts a wreath with "VOT XX MVLT XXX" inscribed within it.
    Mint-- SM- (Possibly Alexandria, Antioch, Aequileia, Heraclea, or Nicomedia)
  • 08.05.299 - 08.05.305 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "VICTORIAE DD AUGG QNNTO" (the Victories of Our Lords and Emperors) and depicts two winged victories facing each other, holding a wreath.
  • 08.05.310 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SECURITAS REPUBLICAE" (Security of the Republic) and depicts a winged Victory.
    Mint-- SIS (Siscia)
  • 08.05.320 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SECURITAS REPUBLICAE" (Security of the Republic) and depicts a winged Victory.
    Mint-- SIS (Siscia)
Obverse of a late Roman coin
Inscribed FEL TEMP REPARATIO (Good times restored)
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  • 08.05.323 -- Obverse is a severely scratched portrait of an unidentifiable emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SOLIINVCTO COMTO" (My Companion, the Unconquered Sun [Sol Invictus]). Many emperors were adherents to the cult of Sol Invictus.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.329 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscrbed "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (Good Times Restored) and depicts a soldier stabbing a fallen horseman.
    Mint-- -SIR- (Sirmium)
  • 08.05.347 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (Good Times Restored) and depicts a soldier stabbing a fallen horseman.
    Mint-- -NT (Antioch)
  • 08.05.361 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (Good Times Restored) and depicts a soldier stabbing a fallen horseman.
    Mint-- -NT (Antioch)
  • 08.05.366 -- Obverse shows a portrait of a woman. Reverse depicts unidentifiable, seated deity. Coin may possibly be made of silver.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.742 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SECURITAS REPUBLICAE" (Security of the Republic) and depicts a winged Victory.
    Mint-- SIS (Siscia)
Obverse of a late Roman coin
Inscribed SOLIINVCTO COMTO (My Companion, the Unconquered Sun)
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  • 08.05.843 - 08.05.845 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "PROVIDENTIAE CAESS" (To the Foresight of the Caesars) and depicts a Campus gate.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.866 - 08.05.868 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA ROMANORUM" (The Glory of the Romans) and depicts the emperors Arcadius, Honorius, and Theodosius II holding spears, shields, and a globe.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.883 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA ROMANORUM" (The Glory of the Romans)and depicts an emperor dragging a captive.
    Mint-- SIS (Siscia)
  • 08.05.884 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse depicts a wreath with "VOT XXX" inscribed within it.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.887 -- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse is inscribed "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (Good Times Restored) and depicts a soldier stabbing a fallen horseman.
    Mint-- -RO- (Sirmium)
  • 08.05.890-- Obverse shows an unidentifiable portrait, most likely of an emperor. Reverse depicts a wreath with "VOT XX 0" inscribed within it.
    Mint-- Unknown
  • 08.05.898 -- Obverse is inscribed "IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG" (Emperor Maxentius the patriotic Augustus). The reverse is inscribed "CONSERV VRB SVAE" (Conserver of the city [Rome]) and depicts Roma seated in a temple with four columns, presenting the globe to Maxentius. Struck between 306 and 312 CE.
  • 08.05.899 -- Obverse is inscribed "IMP AVRELIANUS AVG" (Emperor Aurelianus Augustus). The reverse is inscribed "FORTUNA REDUX" (fortunate return of our emperor), and depicts Fortune seated. Struck between 270 and 275 CE.
  • 08.05.900 -- Obverse is inscribed "IMP CC VALL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG" (Emperor Diocletian the patriotic Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor Diocletian. The reverse is inscribed "CONCORDIA MILITVM" (military concord) and depicts Diocletian receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter. Struck between 284 and 305 CE. Mint-- AR Antoninianus
Obverse of a late Roman coin
Inscribed GLORIA ROMANORUM (glory of the Romans)
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  • 08.05.903-08.05.904 -- Obverse is inscribed "DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG" (Our patriotic ruler Constantius Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor Constantius II. The reverse is inscribed "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (happy times restored) and depicts a soldier stabbing a fallen horseman. Struck between 337 and 361 CE.
  • 08.05.906 -- Obverse is inscribed "DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG" (Constantinius Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor Constantine I. The reverse depicts Constantine in quadriga galloping, with the hand of God above him. Struck between 307 and 337 CE.
  • 08.05.910 -- Obverse is inscribed "CONSTANS PF AVG" (Constans the patriotic Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor Constans. The reverse is inscribed "VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN" (victory of our emperors) and depicts two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches. Struck between 337 and 350 CE.
  • 08.05.917 -- Obverse is inscribed "DN ARCADIVS PF AVG" (Our patriotic ruler Arcadius Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor Arcadius. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA ROMANORVM" (glory of the Romans) and depicts an emperor dragging away a captive. Struck between 364 and 375 CE.
  • Coin of Gallienus -- Obverse is inscribed "GALLIENVS AVG" (Gallienus Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "IOVI CONSERVA" (Jupiter, the conservator [of our emperors]) and depicts Jupiter standing with a thunderbolt and scepter. Struck between 253 and 268 CE.
  • Coin of Claudius II Gothicus -- Obverse is inscribed "IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG" (Emperor Claudius Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SPES PVBLICA" (public hope) and depicts Spes, the goddess of hope. Struck between 268 and 270 CE.
  • Coin of Constantine I -- Obverse is inscribed "CONSTANTINVS AVG" (Constantine Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG" (our ruler Constantine the Great, emperor) and depicts a laurel wreath around another inscription, "VOT XX." Minted between 307 and 337 CE.
  • Coin of Constantine I -- Obverse is inscribed "CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG" (Constantine the Great Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "GLORIA EXERCITVS" (glory of the army) and depicts two soldiers with signa. Minted between 307 and 337 CE, at Siscia.
  • Coin of Constantine I -- Obverse is inscribed "DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG" (Our Constantine the Great Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "VN MR" (to the venerated memory of Constantine) and depicts Constantine in a veil and toga. Minted between 337 and 341 at Antioch.
  • Commemorative coin of the city of Rome -- Obverse is inscribed "VRBS ROMA" (the city of Rome) and depicts a helmeted bust of Roma, wearing the imperial mantle. Reverse depicts the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. Minted between 330 and 346 CE at Antioch.
  • Coin of Constantius II -- Obverse is inscribed "FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C" (Constantius II noble Caesar) and shows a portrait of Constantius II as Caesar (junior emperor). Reverse is inscribed "PROVIDENTIAE CAESS" (foresight of the Caesars) and depicts a gate with two towers and a star above it. Minted between 337 and 361 CE at Siscia.
  • Coin of Valentinian I -- Obverse is inscribed "DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG" (Our ruler Valentian the patriotic Augustus) and shows a portrait of the emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE" (security of the Republic) and depicts a winged Victory. Minted between 364 and 375 at Siscia.
  • Coin of Valens -- Obverse is inscribed "DN VALENS PF AVG" (Our ruler Valens the patriotic Augustus) and shows a portrait of th emperor. Reverse is inscribed "SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE" (security of the Republic) and depicts a winged Victory. Minted between 364 and 375.

The Classics Department and Special Collections and Archives shared responsibility for a Furman Advantage Grant in 2010 and Nate Rowland, a Classics major, digitized, catalogued, and researched the coins in the Kilburg collection as part of the grant project.