Reading and dating roman imperial coins by zander h klawans
It had become fashionable to depict a representation of the emperor rather than a true portrait and thus we rely more heavily on the inscriptions on the later imperial coinage.
As an aid in doing this I recommend Reading and Dating Roman Imperial Coins by Zander H.
In fact many first century coins are so realistic that emperors are portrayed with wrinkles, warts and even double chins.
AUGUSTUS - The name of the first emperor bestowed upon him by the Senate in 27 BC. During the later empire, senior emperors were called the "Augustus" while junior emperors were the "Caesar."CAESAR - The family name of the first imperial dynasty, it became a title used by later emperors.During the later empire, senior emperors were called the "Augustus" while junior emperors were the "Caesar."TRIBUNICIA POTESTATE - Tribune of the Roman people, literally the representative of the people in the government.This title was held for one year and is often followed by a numeral which indicates which term as Tribune the emperor was then serving. CONSUL - The consuls was the chief magistrates of the Roman government. This title is often followed by a numeral which indicates the number of times the emperor had held this position. SENATUS CONSULTUS - Usuailly appears on the reverse of bronze coins of the early empire.To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page.The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field.