THE COINAGE ISSUED BY CONSTANTIUS (293-306)
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COIN EXEMPLARS

Last updated: 21 May 2017


Group I, (iv), Class I, No. 14-21 - unknown Continental Mint Invasion Coinage. Laureate head right with bare neck truncation. Long ribbon tie laying on neck. Large delicate lettering.

RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 14a - DIOCLETIAN

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


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

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


RIC VI, Lugdunum, No. 17a - CONSTANTIUS

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


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

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


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. Long ribbon tie laying on neck. Smaller and more compact lettering. LON in reverse exergue. Depicted in RIC Volume VI, Plate 1a. Class I category descriptor is found in RIC VI, Lugdunum, Group I (page 243).

RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian No. 1a

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


Intermediate Group folles (Bastien) that oten feature Lugdunum style laureate heads and London style lettering. Sometimes with Laureate busts in fine style with elaborate consular cuirasses.


Galerius, Intermediate Group (Bastien: a) - laureate truncated bare bust with long ribbon tie lying on neck.

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


Constantius, Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - refined portrait - laureate, cuirassed bust with long ribbon tie lying on neck.

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

Galerius, Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - refined portrait - laureate, cuirassed bust with long ribbon tie lying on neck.

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


Maximianus, Intermediate Group (Bastien: b) - refined portrait - laureate, cuirassed bust.

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


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

RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian, No. 6a

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Maximian Herculius, No. 6b

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 14a

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius, No. 15

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


Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (b), No. 17-22 - Laureate bust, cuirassed - shorter neck and proportional head.


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius, No. 21.

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 22.

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


Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, laureate bust, cuirassed and sometimes draped.

RIC VI, Londinium, Maximian Herculius, No. 25

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Diocletian, No. 28a

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Galerius Maximian, No. 33

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


RIC VI, Londinium, Constantius, No. 37a.

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


Group II, unreduced "Abdication" folles without mint mark.

RIC VI, Londinium, No. 77.

[Condtantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG - PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG


CARAUSIUS & ALLECTUS COIN EXEMPLARS

Included here because of their association with the coinage issued by Constantius (293-306)


RIC V (2), London, Carausius, No. 475

[Carausius coin photo] [Carausius coin photo]
IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG ......................................... PAX AVG | S ..... P


Note: Carausius attempted to assert his equality with the legitimate Dyarchal Augusti, Diocletian and Maximian (not accepted by them), by issuing a series of Antoniniani (some in their names) which included the titulature AVGGG (the three Augusti: Diocletian, Maximian Herculius and Carausius) as part of the reverse legend.

RIC V (2), Colchester, Carausius, No. 335

[Carausius coin struck as co-augusti with Diocletian and Maximian photo] [Carausius coin struck as co-augusti with Diocletian and Maximian photo]
IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG ......................................... PAX AVGGG | S .....P | C


RIC V (2), London, Carausius, No. 5

Issued in the name of Diocletian.

[Carausius coin struck in the name of Diocletian photo] [Carausius coin struck in the name of Diocletian photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG ........................ PAX AVGGG | S .....P | MLXXI


RIC V (2), London, Carausius, No. 34

Issued in the name of Maximianus.

[Carausius coin struck in the name of Maximian photo] [Carausius coin struck in the name of Maximian photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ........................ PAX AVGGG | S .....P | MLXXI


RIC V (2), London, Allectus, No. 33

[Allectus coin photo] [Allectus coin photo]
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG ......................................... PAX AVG | S .....A | ML


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