ROMAN IMPERIAL COINAGE
BRITANNIC COINAGE OF THE FIRST TETRARCHY
AD 296-305

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Last updated: 10 July 2016


RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 14a - DIOCLETIAN

[Diocletian coin photo] [Diocletian coin photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG ............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iv), Class I, No. 14-21 - unknown Continental Mint Invasion Coinage.


RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 14b - MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS

[Maximian coin photo] [Maximian coin photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................................. GENIO POP -- VLI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iv), Class I, No. 14-21 - unknown Continental Mint Invasion Coinage.


RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 17a - CONSTANTIUS

[Constantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iv), Class I, No. 14-21 - unknown Continental Mint Invasion Coinage.


RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 17b - GALERIUS MAXIMIAN

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
C VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iv), Class I, No. 14-21 - unknown Continental Mint Invasion Coinage.


RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian No. 1a

[Diocletian coin photo] [Diocletian coin photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG .............. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI: LON (ex)

Notes: Group I, (i), No. 1-5 - Obverse and Reverse in the style of the unknown Continental Mint invasion coinage - Laureate head, right, with bare neck truncation - LON in reverse exergue. Similar to RIC Volume VI, Plate 1, 1a. Class I category descriptor is found in RIC VI, Lugdunum, Group I (page 243).


Galerius, London, Intermediate Group (Bastien: a) - laureate head - not in RIC.

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
C VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C ........................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Archetypal Intermediate Group (Bastien: a) - Unmarked follis with Lugdunum style laureate head and London style lettering.


Constantius, London, Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - Cuirassed, laureate bust - problematical in RIC as No. 20.

[Constantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C ........................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - Cuirassed, laureate bust in fine style with the laurel wreath long ribbon laying on the neck. The obverse legend is rendered using typical British small, compact and thick letterforms, while the reverse legend is rendered using the typical Lugdunese somewhat larger and more delicate letterforms.


Maximian Herculius, London, Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - Cuirassed, laureate bust - problematical in RIC as No. 17.

[Maximianus coin photo] [Maximianus coin photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - Unmarked follis with Lugdunum style cuirassed, laureate bust in fine style. The very high quality of artistic rendition of both the obverse portrait and the reverse Genius make this doubtful as a Class II(b) coin - thus the Intermediate Group attribution.


RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian, No. 6a (1)

[Diocletian coin photo] [Diocletian coin photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian, No. 6a (2)

[Diocletian coin photo] [Diocletian coin photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (a), No. 6-16 - Cuirassed, laureate bust - small head on a tall neck - Similar to RIC Volume VI, Plate 1, 6a.


RIC VI, Londinium, Maximian Herculius, No. 6b (1)

[Maximian coin photo] [Maximian coin photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

RIC VI, Londinium, Maximian Herculius, No. 6b (2)

[Maximian coin photo] [Maximian coin photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (a), No. 6-16 - Cuirassed, laureate bust - small head on a tall neck - Atypical depiction of Maximianus who is almost always shown on coins with a noticeably squat, heavy, "bull neck". See, for instance, coin No. 25 below.


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 14a

[Constantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (a), No. 6-16 - Cuirassed, laureate bust - small head on a tall neck.


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius, No. 15 (1)

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (a), No. 6-16 - Cuirassed, laureate bust - small head on a tall neck - Varietal form with laurel wreath long ribbon laying on the neck.


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius, No. 21 (tentative attribution).

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (b), No. 17-22 - Laureate bust, cuirassed - shorter neck and proportional head. Bust with some Consular features - "palmed cuirass" - as described by Stewartby (Numismatic Chronicle article "Early Tetrarchic Coins of London from the Market Stainton Finds" ( Plate 28 - 26 & 27).


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 22 (tentative attribution).

[Condtantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
CONSTANTIVS NOB C ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (b), No. 17-22 - Laureate bust, cuirassed - shorter neck and proportional head. Bust with Consular features - "wavy line" cuirass - as described by Stewartby (Numismatic Chronicle article "Early Tetrarchic Coins of London from the Market Stainton Finds" ( Plate 28 - 28 & 29).


RIC VI, Londinium, Maximian Herculius, No. 25

[Maximian coin photo] [Maximian coin photo]
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, laureate bust, cuirassed and draped - example of "consular robe" bust as described by Stewartby (Numismatic Chronicle article "Early Tetrarchic Coins of London from the Market Stainton Finds" ( Plate 27 - 12 & 13).


RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian, No. 28a

[Maximian coin photo] [Maximian coin photo]
IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, cuirassed, laureate bust.


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius Maximian, No. 33 (1)

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, cuirassed, laureate bust.


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius Maximian, No. 33 (2)

[Galerius coin photo] [Galerius coin photo]
MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, cuirassed, laureate bust.


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 37a (tentative attribution). (1)

[Condtantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
CONSTANTIVS NOB C ................................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Notes: Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, cuirassed, laureate bust.


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