FEL TEMP REPARATIO - Restoration of Happy Times

The mid 4th century Roman Imperial coins with the reverse inscription "Fel Temp Reparatio" are one of my favorite series of coins to study and collect. They are interesting to me due to the variety of rulers and types and because they are a good example of how the Roman emperors used coinage as official propaganda. The series offers many affordable common examples in excellent condition that are easily obtained by a beginning collector. Yet there are also scarce and rare varieties to pursue.

The standard reference for these coins is RIC volume VIII. Additional book and web references are listed below.

The Rulers

constans
magnentius
constantiusII
Constans
Magnentius
Constantius II
gallus
julianII
procopius
Constantius Gallus
Julian II
Procopius

Click each image for more information about the coin in my collection.

Click each ruler's name for the corresponding Wikipedia article.

Denominations

Reverse Types

Victory Inscribing Votive Shield
Rome Siliqua RIC VIII 59-63
FH1
Falling Horseman
FH1
FH2
FH3
FH4
Kneeling
Sitting
Reaching
Clutching
Galley
phoenix
victory
Phoenix
Victory
Hut
(link to Bill Welch's page)
hut
hut
hut
hut
hut
Emperor and 2 Captives
kneeling
kneeling
leaning
standing, Chi-Rho
kneeling, +
leaning, Chi-Rho
Phoenix
globe
pyre_rocky_mound
up
on globe
on pyre (rocky mound)
on rocky next
Emperor and 1 Captive
onecaptive
Emperor Standing
Emperor Riding
riding
Procopius Reparatio Fel Temp
procopius

Comprehensive table by Mint

The following pages list the types as described in RIC. Photos of coins from my collection are used to illustrate the types.
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  • My Collection

    Click here to see the Fel Temp Reparatio coins in my collection

    Links

    Doug Smith's Fel Temp Page

    Bill Welch's Hut Coins Page

    Warren Esty's page about Fel Temp Imitations

    References

    Failmezger, Victor. FEL TEMP REPARATIO emphasized Rome's protection of the frontier against barbarians. The Celator. October 1992. pp. 14-20

    Failmezger, Victor. Roman Bronze Coins: From Paganism to Christianity 294-364 A.D. Ross & Perry, 2002.

    Kent, J.P.C. FEL. TEMP. REPARATIO, Numismatic Chronicle. 1967. pp. 83-90, and plate viii.

    Kent, J.P.C. The Roman Imperial Coinage Volume VIII The family of Constantine I A.D. 337-364. Spink & Son Limited 1981. The University Press, Cambridge reprinted 2003.

    Mattingly, Harold. FEL. TEMP. REPARATIO, Numismatic Chronicle. 1933, pp. 182-201, and plates xvii and xviii.


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