THE COINAGE ISSUED BY CONSTANTIUS (294-306)
~ Restorer of Secessionist Britain to the Roman Empire ~

Carausius coin photoConstantius coin photo

FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C .................. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Bastien Intermediate Group (b)

WEB SITE PAGES

Historical Overview

Page coin photoThe 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.

Characteristics of the Coinage

Page coin phto Coin composition, mints, weight ranges, obverse and reverse depictions and inscriptions, markings, etc. Go to the Characteristics of the Coinage page.

British Invasion Coinage of Constantius

Page coin photo 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

Page coin photo 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 Exemplar Photo Gallery

Page coin photo Includes inscriptions, attribution information, notes and general commentary Go to the Coin Exemplar Photo Gallery page.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Roman Imperial Coin Lettering

Capitalis Monumentalis fragment exemplar Roman Capitalis Monumentalis lettering and its modification and adaptation by the coin engravers of the Roman Empire. Lettering exemplars are included. Go to the Roman Coin Lettering page.

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.

Stemmata

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.

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REFERENCES

Books

THE COINAGE ISSUED BY CONSTANTIUS (294-306)
Restorer of Secessionist Britain to the Roman Empire
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