The geographical division of the Empire into East and West, the institution of Diocletion's Tetrarchy, the creation of seccessionist Britain by the Usurper Augustus, Carausius and the subsequent invasion and restoration of Britain to the Empire by Constantius. Go to the Historical Background page.
The Tetrarchy and the Coinage
Includes coin portraits with titulature & legends (RIC VI, Londinium, Group I) plus explanatory notes. Go to the Overview of the First Tetrarchy page.
British Invasion Coinage of Constantius
The production of "invasion folles" in Gaul using Lugdunese workers. Go to the British Invasion Coinage of Constantius page.
Post-Invasion Coinage Produced in Britain
The re-opening of the London Mint by Constantius, the Intermediate Group coinage proposed by Bastien and the early production of coins in Britain. Go to the Post-Invasion Coinage Produced in Britain page.
Coin Images Gallery
Includes inscriptions, attribution information, notes and general commentary Go to the Coin Images Gallery page.
Additions and Updates
Notated wherever they occur on pages as follows:
Date format: Year-Month-Day (Reference ISO 8601)
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All photographs of coins used in the body of these web pages were taken by me using a Pentax Optio W10 digital camera (in Macro mode) attached to a mini tripod. Coins were placed on smooth black velvet cloth and illuminated by natural day light.
Page layout on this site
Much of the typewritten text content on the pages of this site is justified which results in occasional uneven white spacing between words.
LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World
This division of Bill Thayer's Web site is a monumental online reference resource for students of Ancient Rome. It includes a section devoted to Roman Britain -- of particular interest here is Bill Thayer's online copy of John Ward's informative and detailed Book (now in the Public Domain) The Roman Era in Britain and especially the Coins and Roman Britain page - no illustrations, but much useful information.
De Imperatoribus Romanis offers this facility which includes extensive biographies and bibliographical links. The Stemmata of the Emperors of the Tetrarchy.
London Mint data compilation
London Mint: AD 296-325 - Ken Elks' comprehensive resource that includes a link to his Obverse & Reverse types and Legends page.