The Ancient Coinage of Viminacium

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
See also WildWinds' Viminacium page for numerous examples not yet linked to this page.
See also Helvetica's Moesia and Dacia list of Viminacium lion and bull types in XLS / Calc format with dropdown selectable columns for quick and precise identification.
MOESIA SVPERIOR
VIMINACIVM
(Town near village called Kostolats, Serbia)
Provincial bronze coins
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Gordian III (238 - 244)

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS AVG.
- IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
- IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
- GORDIANVS PIVS FEL.
- IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS.
- M ANT GORDIAN AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN I or AN II or AN III or AN IIII or AN V, sometimes with dots between the letters.
AMNG 70-93
27 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull AN I.
Gordian III AE24 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Year 1 = 238 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull and lion, AN I in ex. SNGCop 137.TextFull Size
a. Gordian III AE30 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Year 1 = 238 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull and lion, AN I in ex.TextFull Size
28 Emperor, laureate, standing between 2 standards, holding patera over burning altar and inverted spear. Plate I 6.
29 Moesia standing, holding rabbit by its hind legs, and standard. Plate I 9.
30 Moesia standing, holding 2 standards, on which is a lion (on the first) and a bull (on the second).
31 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding 2 standards with the numbers IIII and VII. Plate I 5.
Gordian III 31mm of Viminacium, Moesia. Year 4 (242/243 AD). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Draped female figure (Moesia?) standing facing, head left, holding standard in each hand, bull left, lion right; the left standard inscribed VII, & the right inscribed IIII. Pick 31. TextFull Size
32 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. AN III.
Gordian III AE31 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Year 3 = 241 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right / P M S COL VIM, city goddess standing left between bull & lion, AN III in ex. SNG Cop 142.TextFull Size
a. Gordian III 24mm of Viminacium. Year 3 = 241/242 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull & lion; AN III in ex. AMNG 80.TextFull Size
33 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. AN IIII.
Gordian III 31mm of Viminacium. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate draped bust right / PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull & lion; AN IIII (241AD) in ex. BMC 12. TextFull Size
34 The same. AN V.
Gordian III AE32 of Viminicium, Moesia Superior. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / P M S C OL VIM, City goddess standing, bull and lion at sides, AN V in exergue.TextFull Size
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Tranquillina (not in Moushmov)

Obv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG. Draped bust right.
AMNG 93AAE30. PMS COL VIM, Moesia with lion and bull, year AN IIII. Munich collection, apparently a reworked coin of Gordian III.
AMNG 93BAE24. COL VIM, Moesia with lion and bull, year AN VI. Goltz, "Thes. Huberrimus" 151, probably an invention.
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Philip I (244 - 249 )

Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
- M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG.
- IMP IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG.
- IMP IVL PHILIPPVS AVG P.
- IMP IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG P M.
- IMP IVL PHILIPPVS FEL AVG.
- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN III or AN IIII or AN V or AN VI, VII, VIII, or XI.
AMNG 94-108
35 Moesia standing between a lion and an eagle AN III and IIII.
36 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull AN V, VI, VII, VIII, XI.
Viminacium. Philip Sr 31 (Sestertius). 244/245 AD. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PMS COL VIM, Female figure (Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left & lion to right, AN VI in ex. BMC 21.TextFull Size
37 Nike standing between a lion and a bull, holding a wreath and a palm.
38 The emperor standing between a lion and a bull, holding the globe with Nike over it and a spear AN XI. Plate I 7.

Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I)

MARC OTACILIA SEVERA AVG. - Draped bust right.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN VIII or AN X or AN XI.
AMNG 109-113
39 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Otacilia Severa AE29 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. MARC OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing between Bull & lion, AN XI in ex. TextFull Size
Philip II (244 - 249)
Obv: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES.
- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG.
- IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN IIII or AN VII, VIII, VIIII, or XI.
AMNG 114-122
40 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull AN VII.
41 Other similar AN XI.
42 Other similar with AN VIIII.

Trajan Decius (249 - 251)

Obv: IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG.
- IMP CAES C MES Q DECIVS P F AVG.
- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN X, XI, or XII.
AMNG 123-135
43 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, with raised right hand, holding branch and in his left hand - globe. AN X 2L AN XII.
44 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Trajan Decius AE29 of Viminacium. IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull & lion, AN XI in ex. TextFull Size
45 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, with raised right hand, holding branch and in his left hand - spear across and Nike, holding a wreath and upright palm.
46 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding patera.
47 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding the cornucopiae and a little Nike, which is holding a wreath and a palm.

Herennia Etruscilla (wife of Traian Decius)

HER ETRVSCILLA AVG. - Draped bust right.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XI, XII, or XIII.
AMNG 136-140
48 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, date AN XI or XII.
Herennia Etruscilla, 31, (sestertius) of Viminacium, Moesia Superior, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG Draped bust right. / P M S COL VIM Dacia standing, head left, bull and lion at sides. Date XI below. TextFull Size
49 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding the cornucopiae and a globe.

Herennius Etruscus (251)

Q H ETR MES DEC CAES or CAVS or CAIS (Sic) - HEREN ETR MES DECIVS NOB. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XI or AN XII.
AMNG 141-147
50 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Herennius Etruscus AE28 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing between bull & lion, AN XII in ex.TextFull Size
51 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding branch and globe. Plate I 8.

Hostilian. 251 AD

C VAL HOST M QVINTVS C or CAE or CAES. - IMP C VAL HOST M QVINTVS AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XII or AN XIII.
AMNG 148-159
52 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. 4I. Medal. 40 mm. Plate I 12.
53 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding sword and 2 standards with the numbers VIII and IIII. Plate I 5.
54 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding branch and globe. Plate I 8.
Hostillian AE28 of Viminacium, Moesia Inferior, C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CAE, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia between bull & lion, holding two standards, ANXIII in exergue. TextFull Size
55 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull, holding sword and 2 standards with the numbers VII and IIII. Plate I 5.

Trebonianus Gallus (251 - 253)

Obv: IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG.
- IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG.
- IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XII, XIII, or XIV.
AMNG 160-171
56 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull AN XII or XIII.
Trebonianus Gallus AE 25 of Viminacium. IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AV, laureate draped bust right / P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing between lion & bull, AN XIII (year AD 251/252) in ex. SGI 4307, AMNG 165.TextFull Size
57 Other similar with AN XIV.

Trebonianus Gallus & Volusian.

IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG IMP C C VIB VOLVSI AV. - Their busts vis--vis (facing one another).
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XIII.
58 Both emperors standing, holding spears and globes with Nike over it, which is holding a wreath and a palm. In exergue, a lion and a bull. 32 mm.
59 Gal on a horse and in front of him Nike is handing him a wreath. In exergue, a lion and a bull.

Volusian (251 - 253)

Obv: IMP CAE or C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG.
- IMP C VOLVSIANVS AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XI, XII, or XIII.
AMNG 172-177
60 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Volusian 26mm of Viminacium. IMP C VOLVSIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery / P M S COL VIM, draped female figure (Moesia?) standing between bull & lion; AN XIII in ex. AMNG 176.TextFull Size

Aemilian (253)

IMP C M AEMILIANVS AVG. - IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS A. - IMP C EMIL EMILIANO AVG. - IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN X, XII, XIV, XIIII, or XVI.
AMNG 179-184
61 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Aemilian 26 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS AV, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M S COL VIM, Goddess standing, bull and lion at sides, AN XIV in exergue. SGI 4402.TextFull Size

Valerian (253 - 259)

Obv: IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG.
- IMP VALERIANVS PIVS AVG.
- IMP P LIC VALERIANO (Sic) AVG. - His head or bust.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XII, XIIII, XV, or XVI.
AMNG 185-190
62 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull AN XVI.
63 Other with the same image AN XII, XIIII, or XV.

Mariniana (Wife of Valerian)

DIVAE MARINIANAE. - Her head covered with a veil.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XV.
AMNG 191
64 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. AN XV.

Gallienus (253 - 268)

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG.
- IMP C GALLIENVS AVG.
- IMP GALLIENVS P AVG. - His head.
Rev : P M S COL VIM AN XVI.
AMNG 192-195
65 Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
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