ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS
Roman provincial, sometimes called Greek Imperial, coins provide a different and fascinating view of the coinage within the Roman Empire.  Over 500 cities issued coins under the rule and authority of the Romans, making this a field where even a beginning collector can amass a variety of coinage ranging from common bronzes of the larger cities and Roman colonies to the rarer coins produced by obscure and faraway cities.  

For those interested in learning more about Roman Provincial coinage, I recommend reading, Roman Provincial Coins: An Introduction to the Greek Imperials, by Kevin Butcher.  It is an excellent introduction to Roman provincial coins. 

I also recommend you visit the
Doug Smith's Ancient Greek & Roman Coins, An Educational Site on Roman Coins, Greek Coins and other Ancient Coins, http://dougsmith.ancients.info.  Truly one of the best ancient coin sites on the Internet.  Doug's articles provide additional information on the subject of Imperial and Provincial coins that all collectors can learn from.

One major difference between Roman Imperial and Provincial coins is that, with the exception of the Roman provincial colonies, most provincial coins are in Greek.  For those used to reading the Latin legends of imperial coins, translating the Greek legends can be challenging.  Once you learn the basics of the language, you will find it similiar in many respects to Latin.

A number of sites offer lessons on reading and pronunciating the Greek language.  One I use on a frequent basis and find easy to use is: http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html
Augustus
Thrace
Client KIngdom

Gaul
Nemausus

Macedonia
Edessa

Phoenicia
Berytus


Claudius
Macedonia
Macedonia


Nero
Unknown Balkan Mint

Macedonia
Thessalonica

Lydia
Sardes

Egypt
Alexandria

Decapolis
Gadara


Vespasian
Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Titus
Decapolis
Gadara

Lydia
Philadelphia


Domitian
Macedonia
Macedonia

Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem
Laodiceia ad Mare


Nerva
Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Trajan
Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem

Cappadocia
Caesarea


Plotina (Wife of Trajan)
Lydia
Philadelphia

Phyrygia
Ancyra


Hadrian
Commagene
Samosata

Egypt
Alexandria

Decapolis
Patra

Samaria
Caesarea Maritima


Antoninus Pius
Thrace
Philippopolis


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Macedonia
Dium

Egypt
Alexandria

Cyrrhestica

Hieropolis

Faustina II
Thrace
Pautalia


Marcus Aurelius
Thrace
Bizya

Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Marcus Aurelius/Lucius Verus
Cilcia
Anazarbus


Lucius Verus
Cappadocia
Caesarea

Samaria

Caesarea Maritima

Cyrrhestica
Hierapolis

Commagene
Zeugma


Commodus
Thrace
Augusta Traiana
Pautalia
Philippopolis

Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis
Nikopolis ad Istrum

Bithynia
Nicaea

Cyrrhestica
Hieropolis-Bambyce
Thrace
Client Kingdom
Augustus

Anchialus
Septimius Severus
Caracalla
Geta
Maximinus I
Gordian III
Tranquillina

Augusta Traiana
Commodus
Geta
Gallienus

Bizya
Marcus Aurelius

Deultum
Caracalla
Maximus
Severus Alexander
Julia Mamaea
Gordian III
Tranquillina
Philip I

Hadrianopolis
Caracalla
Gordian III

Mesembria
Gordian III
Philip I
Philip II

Odessos
Caracalla
Elagabalus
Severus Alexander
Gordian III

Pautalia
Faustina II
Commodus
Septimius Severus
Julia Domna
Caracalla
Geta

Perinthos
Julia Domna

Philippopolis
Antoninus Pius
Commodus
Septimius Severus
Caracalla
Elagabalus

Serdica
Septimius Severus
Caracalla

Trajanopolis
Caracalla
Septimius Severus
Thrace
Anchialus
Pautalia
Philippopolis
Serdica

Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Markianopolis

Bithynia
Nicaea

Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Laodiceia ad Mare


Julia Domna
Thrace
Pautalia
Perinthos

Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum

Macedonia
Stobi


Caracalla
Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis
Nikopolis ad Istrum

Thrace
Anchialus
Deultum
Hadrianopolis
Odessos
Pautalia
Philippopolis
Serdica
Trajanopolis

Bithynia

Apameia
Nicaea

Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antioch
Emisa
Seleucia


Decapolis
Dium

Mesopotamia
Carrhae

Brockage


Geta
Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis

Thrace
Anchialus
Augusta Traiana
Pautalia


Macrinus
Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis
Nikopolis ad Istrum

Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Diadumenian
Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Markianopolis

Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Elagabalus
Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis
Nikopolis

Thrace
Odessos
Philippopolis

Bithynia
Nicaea


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem

Laodiceia ad Mare
Raphanea


Coele-Syria
Balanea-Leucas


Egypt
Alexandria


Decapolis
Philadelphia

Phoenicia
Tyre

Samaria
Neapolis
Severus Alexander
Moesia Inferior
Markianopolis
Tomis

Thrace
Deultum
Odessos

Bithynia
Nicaea
Nicomedia

Seleucis and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem

Decapolis (Arabia Petraea)
Bostra

Pisidia
Antiochia

Samaria
Caesarea

Cappadocia
Caesarea


Julia Mamaea
Thrace
Deultum


Bithynia
Nicomedia


Maximinus I
Thrace
Anchialus

Macedonia
Thessalonica


Maximus
Thrace
Deultum


Gordian III
Thrace
Anchialus
Deultum
Hadrianopolis
Mesembria
Odessos

Moesia Inferior
Dionysopolis
Istros
Kallatis
Markianopolis 
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Tomis

Moesia Superior
Viminacium

Cilicia
Kasai
Kelenderis
Lyrbe

Bithynia
Cius

Nicaea

Antiochia
Pisidia

Mesopotamia
Carrhae
Edessa
Nisibis
Singara

Caesarea
Cappadocia

Phoenicia
Berytus

Egypt
Alexandria


Decapolis
Gadara


Pontus
Cabeira-Neocaesarea


Macedonia
Edessa

Pella
Thessalonica

Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Samaria
Nysa-Scythopolis


Aeolis
Elaea


Ionia
Ephesus


Mysia
Germe


Tranquillina
Thrace
Anchialus

Deultum


Egypt
Alexandria


Cilicia
Lyrbe

Kolybrassos

Ionia
Smyrna
Philip I
Thrace
Deultum
Mesembria

Moesia Superior
Viminacium


Provincia Dacia
Dacia

Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Commagene
Zeugma


Phoenicia
Tyre


Egypt
Alexandria

Otacilia Severa
Provincia Dacia
Dacia


Philip II
Moesia Superior
Viminacium

Thrace
Mesembrai

Antiochia
Pisidia


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem


Trajan Decius
Moesia Superior
Viminacium

Mesopotamia
Rhesaena


Hostilian
Moesia Superior
Viminacium

Caesarea
Samaria


Trebonianus Gallus
Moesia Superior
Viminacium


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antioch


Volusian
Moesia Superior
Viminacium

Provincia Dacia
Dacia

Pisidia
Antiochia


Valerian
Macedonia
Amphipolis


Gallienus
Provincia Dacia
Dacia

Thrace
Augusta Traiana

Pisidia
Antiochia


Salonina
Egypt
Alexandria


Claudius II Gothicus
Egypt
Alexandria


Aurelian
Egypt
Alexandria


Tacitus
Egypt
Alexandria


Probus
Egypt
Alexandria


Numerian
Egypt
Alexandria


Diocletian
Egypt
Alexandria


Maximianus
Egypt
Alexandria


Civic Coinage
Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum

Lydia
Attaleia


Mis-struck Oddities
Coinage By Emperor
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By Province/City
Moesia Inferior
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Marcus Aurelius
Commodus
Septimius Severus
Julia Domna
Caracalla
Macrinus
Diadumenian
Elagabalus
Gordian III
Civic Coinage


Markianopolis
Commodus
Septimius Severus
Caracalla
Geta
Macrinus
Diadumenian
Elagabalus
Severus Alexander
Gordian III

Kallatis
Gordian III

Tomis
Severus Alexander
Gordian III

Dionysopolis
Gordian III

Istros
Gordian III

Moesia Superior
Viminacium
Gordian III
Philip I
Philip II
Trajan Decius
Hostilian
Trebonianus Gallus
Volusian

Provincia Dacia
Philip I
Octacilia Severa
Volusian
Gallienus

Bithynia
Apameia
Caracalla

Cius
Gordian III

Nicaea
Commodus
Septimius Severus
Caracalla
Elagabalus
Severus Alexander
Gordian III

Nicomedia
Severus Alexander
Julia Mamaea
Pisida
Antiochia
Severus Alexander
Gordian III
Philip II
Volusian
Gallienus

Cilicia
Kasai
Gordian III

Lyrbe
Gordian III
Tranquillina

Anazarbus
Marcus Aurelius/Lucius Verus

Ionia
Ephesus
Gordian III

Smyrna
Tranquillina

Mesopotamia
Carrhae
Caracalla
Gordian III

Edessa
Gordian III

Nisibis
Gordian III

Singara
Gordian III

Cappadocia
Caesarea
Trajan
Lucius Verus
Severus Alexander
Gordian III

Samaria

Caesarea Maritima
Hadrian

Lucius Verus
Elagabalus
Severus Alexander
Hostilian

Nysa-Scythopolis
Gordian III

Rhesaena
Trajan Decius

Egypt
Alexandria
Nero
Hadrian
Antoninus Pius
Elagabalus
Gordian III

Tranquillina
Philip I
Salonina
Claudius II Gothicus
Aurelian
Tacitus
Probus
Diocletian
Maximianus
Macedonia
Claudius

Domitian

Amphipolis
Valerian I

Dium
Antoninus Pius

Edessa
Augustus
Gordian III

Pella
Gordian III


Stobi
Julia Domna


Thessalonica
Nero
Maximinus I

Phoenicia
Berytus
Augustus
Gordian III

Tyre
Elagabalus
Philip I


Seleucia and Pieria (Syria)
Antiochia ad Orontem
Vespasian
Domitian
Nerva
Trajan
Antoninus Pius
Caracalla
Macrinus
Diadumenian

Elagabalus
Severus Alexander
Gordian III
Philip I
Philip II
Trebonianus Gallus


Seleucia
Caracalla


Laodiceia ad Mare
Domitian

Septimius Severus
Elagabalus

Raphanea
Elagabalus


Emisa
Caracalla


Coele-Syria
Balanea-Leucas
Elagabalus


Unknown Balkan Mint
Nero
Lydia
Philadelphia
Titus

Sardes
Nero



Attaleia
Civic Coinage


Commagene
Samosata
Hadrian

Zeugma
Marcus Aurelius
Philip I

Mysia
Germe

Gaul
Nemausus
Augustus

Pontus
Cabeira-Neocaesarea
Gordian III

Decapolis
Bostra (Arabia Petrea)
Severus Alexander

Dium
Caracalla

Gadara
Nero
Titus
Gordian III

Petra
Hadrian

Philadelphia
Elagabalus

Cyrrhestica
Hierapolis
Antoninus Pius
Lucius Verus
Commodus

Phrygia
Plotina

Mis-struck Oddities
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