Gallienus_AR Antoninus stagThe ending of the Severan Dynasty led to an assortment of short-lived dynasties and Emperors of greater and lesser abilities... and this contest will navigate through the better known ones.... so, research these " Military Emperors" to win an id
The ending of the Severan Dynasty led to an assortment of short-lived dynasties and Emperors of greater and lesser abilities... and this contest will navigate through the better known ones.... so, research these sometimes short-lived " Military Emperors" to win an identified Roman Coin
1) a) Name the last of the Severan Emperors.... ( give his 2 names) b) When was he murdered?.....c) His mother ( shown on the coin)was murdered at the same time - what was her name ( 2 words)......d) what was the name of his wife?......
2) In 235 AD, this capable soldier was proclaimed Emperor a) what was his name?..... b) He had previously been Governor of what Eastern province?....... c) What was the name of his wife? Various other Roman leaders rebelled against him ... his troops mutinied and killed him
- d) and his son, who was called....?
3) This leader had a very short reign in AD 238.....a) What was his full name (example = Mark III Americus) b) How did he die? c) What was the full name of his son who died before him?
4) AD 238 was a time of great chaos. The Senate elected two of their number as joint rulers. Please give their names in alphabetical order...a).........b)..........
They were murdered after a rule of just over 3 months... c) by which group of military guards ? ...
with his wife _exAnchialus
5)This Emperor was the grandson of a short-lived ruler whose bust is shown in Question # 3) a) What is the name and number of this ruler?........ ( e.g Marcus V). b) What is the name of his wife shown with him on this coin?....... . In 242 AD He had set off to campaign militarily and was at first successful. c) Whom did he defeat?....
6) This coin showing the same young ruler was minted in Hadrianopolis. a) in which province was that city? When you look at the coin, you can see from the lettering of the inscription that it was not minted in Rome - b) what language lettering is used? ..... However, later, the young Emperor while still on campaign in the East, was undermined by treachery and murdered - c) in what year? d) In what province was he murdered?
7) This man, the next ruler, by treachery arranged the murder of the previous Emperor, while campaigning in the East. a) As the next Emperor, under which name did he rule? b) what was the name of his wife ( 2 names) ?. c) His son, who had the rank of Caesar, was called ? ...
This Emperor issued a set of coins in 248 AD d) to celebrate what anniversary.....?
However, the next year a series of revolts broke out, and he and his son were killed in battle - e) near which town?
short rule Moesia
8) Two revolts and thus 2 Imperial Usurpers arose in 248 AD. a) one Usurper was in Moesia, and his name was...? He minted a few coins - b) what was the name of the mint there ? The other Usurper who minted coins, was in Syria, and claimed to be a descendant of Alexander the Great - his rule was very short, - c) what was his name?....
9) After a battle in Northern Italy, where the earlier Emperor and his son were killed, this emperor ruled a) what was his name ( 2 words). b) What was the name of his wife? c) And the name of his elder son ? d) Which religious persuasion did he persecute heavily? e) In what year were he and his elder son killed by the Goths in battle? f)What was the name of his younger son who after his death, became a " joint Emperor" but who himself died later that same year? ...... g) Of what illness did he die?
10) a) What was the name of this fairly short-termed Emperor, who was the father of Volusian? ...... ( They both ended up being murdered by their troops.) He had faced a rival Emperor in 252 AD - a previous Governor of Moesia province, who after a victory over the Goths, invaded Italy - b) this next Emperor's name was ?...... ( Note that thereafter he too was murdered by his own troops!)
11)After the murder above... a) who was then proclaimed Emperor ? He associated his son with him, as a joint ruler - b) what was the name of this son? There were many frontier problems, and the Emperor himself left Rome to campaign in the East - however after a few years of successful campaigning, his army was surrounded and he, the Roman Emperor, was taken prisoner - c) in what year did this take place?..... d)What was the name of the ruler who held him prisoner? (give name and number - eg Mark III)
12)This coin shows the next Emperor, who was the son of the captured ruler in the East mentioned above, " treading on his enemy" as he had early success in the Western Empire.
a) what was the name of his wife? ..(two words). However, part of the Western Empire including Gaul, Spain and Britain fell into the hands of Usurpers... b)please give the full name of one whose everyday name begins with the letter "P"... ( 3 words)
13)This Empress, referred to above, was murdered with her husband - a) in what year?... b) What was the name of her son who ruled for a short while with his father, dying in 255 AD ..?
14)A fascinating collection of coins with animals -( both mythological and real ) on their reverses were issued and these are popular with coin collectors,...a) being known under which generic common name ( 2 words)? b) + c) + d) + e) and f) give the names ( in any order) of 5 ( five) mythological partly animal type characters shown on these coins......... ( obviously 5 points accrue)
15) Now list - IN ANY ORDER - 5 FIVE "real animal" reverses shown as minted by this ruler.... (a) + b) + c) + d) + e) ? .... 5 correct animals named obviously receives 5 points.