division of the Empire into East and West, the
institution of Diocletian's Tetrarchy, Seccessionist
Britain under the Usurper Augusti, Carausius and
Allectus, and the subsequent Invasion and Restoration of
Britain to the Empire by Constantius. The re-opening of
the London Mint and its coinage issues. Significant
events during the Tetrarchy and its eventual
dissolution Go to the page.
Coinage of the Usurpers - Carausius & Allectus
The coinage produced
at the London (Londinium) and "C" (Colchester/
Clausentum/ Camulodunum) mints established by Carausius
and continued by Allectus. Go to the page.
British Invasion Coinage of Constantius
The coinage produced
in Gaul at the uncertain Continental Mint manned by
Lugdunese workers. Go to the page.
Post Invasion coinage produced in Britain
Notes and production
information relating to the Terarchic coinage produced at
the London Mint by Constantius and Constantine until AD
313 (RIC Volume VI, Londinium). Go to the page.
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
* Important Notes *
Carausius/Allectus coinage information on this web
site is based on THE ROMAN IMPERIAL
COINAGE) Volume V (2) (RIC).
Constantius Britannic Invasion coinage information
on this web site is based on THE
ROMAN IMPERIAL COINAGE) Volume VI, (Lugdunum).
London Mint coinage information on this web site is
based on THE ROMAN IMPERIAL
COINAGE) Volume VI, Londinium (RIC - Sutherland)
and THE LONDON MINT OF CONSTANTIUS
AND CONSTANTINE (CT - Cloke/Toone) which
includes considerable additional and revised material,
including a new catalog numbering and rarity assessment
RIC uses follis/folles as the nomenclature for this
coinage while CT uses nummus/nummi.
I use RIC catalog numbers for all coin depictions
(if applicable) and include equivalent CT catalog
numbers where aqppropriate.
I use the CT rarity assessment scale (London Mint
coinage) which I believe is realistic and up-to-date
being based on four significant Census Hoard finds that
comprise over 3,000 Lonon Mint coins.
Comprehensive coin searching
- Dane Kurth's (Helvetica) outstanding search
Coins not cataloged in RIC
in RIC - Lech Stepniewski's invaluable
reference and research facility