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Richard Prior Coin Collection
Reverse of a Roman coin
possibly depicting "GLORIA ROMANORUM"
From the Richard Prior Coin Collection
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Title:Richard Prior Coin Collection
Creator: Richard Prior
Provenance: This collection was donated to the Furman University Classics department by former professor Richard Prior. After his death the Classics department transferred it to Special Collections and Archives.
Date Range: c. 300 BCE to c. 400 CE
Languages: Latin, possibly others
Extent: 27 coins
Restrictions: None
Abstract: Coins appear to originate from the Roman Empire, but are in too poor of condition to distinguish date or location of manufacture.
Location: Artifact Shelves

  • 2010-081-A: Obverse depicts a profile surrounded by text; reverse depicts an indistinguishable scene, possibly military.
  • 2010-081-B: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse depicts a circle containing indistinguishable characters.
  • 2010-081-C: Obverse depicts a possibly female profile; reverse depicts two figures surrounded by text and divided by a column-like object; possibly GLORIA ROMANORUM.
  • 2010-081-D: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-E: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse depicts a grid-like pattern which suggests a campus gate.
  • 2010-081-F: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse depicts a military scene, possibly GLORIA ROMANORUM or FEL TEMPS REPARATIO.
  • 2010-081-G: indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-H: (REPLICA COIN) Obverse depicts the emperor Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; reverse depicts a seated military figure with the word "ROMA" inscribed beneath and the letters S and C to the left and right.
  • 2010-081-I: Obverse depicts a profile surrounded by text; reverse is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-J: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse depicts two military figures, possibly GLORIA ROMANORUM.
  • 2010-081-K: Obverse depicts a profie of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse depicts a seated figure with text surrounding.
  • 2010-081-L: Obverse depicts a profile of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse depicts a grid pattern, suggesting a piece of architecture.
Obverse of a Roman coin
Depicting a male profile
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  • 2010-081-M: Obverse depicts a male profile surrounded by text; reverse depicts two military figures with FEL TEMPS REPARATIO inscribed around them.
  • 2010-081-N: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse depicts two military figures. Coin has a hole drilled through it beneath the profile.
  • 2010-081-O: Obverse depicts a profile; reverse depicts a military scene, likely FEL TEMPS REPARATIO.
  • 2010-081-P: Obverse depicts a profile; reverse depicts an indistinguishable human figure.
  • 2010-081-Q: Obverse depicts a profile, possibly a muse; reverse depicts a figure, possibly military.
  • 2010-081-R: Obverse depicts a profile; reverse is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-S: Coin is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-T: Coin has been flattened and has no recognizable features.
  • 2010-081-U: Coin has been flattened and has no recognizable features.
  • 2010-081-V: Obverse depicts a profile of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-W: Obverse depicts a profile of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse depicts indistinguishable figures.
  • 2010-081-X: Obverse depicts a profile of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse is indistinguishable.
  • 2010-081-Y: Obverse depicts a profile of a clean-shaven man with short hair; reverse depicts two possibly military figures.
  • 2010-081-Z: Obverse depicts a male profile; reverse is indistiniguishable.
  • 2010-081-AA: (REPLICA COIN) Obverse depicts a profile of Julius Caesar; reverse depicts a symbol of peace. Silver denarius, ca. 42 BCE.