THE BRITANNIC COINAGE OF CONSTANTIUS
Gaul and Londinium Production (294-306)

LONDON MINT COIN EXEMPLAR PHOTO GALLERY

RIC, VOLUME VI, LONDINIUM
GROUP I, c. 297 to 1 May 305
(Abdication of Diocletian & Maximian Herculius)
and
GROUP II Period I, c. 1 May 305 to 25 July 306
(death of Constantius)

Last updated: 1 July 2017


RIC (Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume VI, Londinium) Augustus and Caesar name forms and common usage:

For Headers in RIC .......................... In RIC Text .......................... By Collectors & Dealers
DIOCLETIAN ..................................... DIOCLETIAN ................................. DIOCLETIAN
MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS ................... HERCULIUS .................................. MAXIMIANUS
GALERIUS MAXIMIAN ..................... GALERIUS ...................................... GALERIUS
CONSTANTIUS ................................. CONSTANTIUS .............................. CONSTANTIUS I
SEVERUS ......................................... SEVERUS ....................................... SEVERUS II
MAXIMINUS ...................................... MAXIMINUS .................................... MAXIMINUS II
CONSTANTINE ................................. CONSTANTINE ............................... CONSTANTINE I

Note: Caution should be exercised when attributing the coins of Galerius Maximian & Maximian Herculius due to the similarity of their titulature. Galerius Maximian was both Caesar and Augustus during this time period whereas Maximian Herculius was always only Augustus. Therefor, coins bearing the titulature MAXIMIANVS and NOBIL CAES, NOB CAES, NOBIL C, etc.can only be those of Galerius Maximian. There is a special problem with Galerius as Augustus coins: The titulature is exactly the same as that of Maximian Herculius and frequently the only way to differentiate between the two is by the portraiture on the coin obverse.


RIC Volume VI, Londinium, Group I, (i), folles, c. 297, No. 1a-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.

No. 1a - Diocletian:

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


Intermediate Group folles (Bastien) c. 297 that often feature Lugdunum style laureate heads and London style lettering. Sometimes with laureate busts in fine style with elaborate consular cuirasses (Stewartby).

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

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

Galerius Maximian as Caesar 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


RIC Volume VI, Londinium, Group I, (ii), folles, Class II (a), c. 300 onward, No. 6-16 - Cuirassed, laureate bust - small head on a tall neck.

No. 6a - Diocletian:

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

No. 6b - Maximian Herculius:

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

No. 14a - Constantius as Caesar:

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

No. 15 - Galerius Maximian as Caesar:

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


RIC Volume VI, Londinium, Group I, (ii), folles, Class II, (b), c. 300 onward, No. 17-22 - Laureate bust, cuirassed - shorter neck and proportional head.

No. 17 - Maximian Herculius:

[Constantius coin photo] [Constantius coin photo]
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG .............................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 21 - Galerius Maximian as Caesar:

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

No. 22 - Constantius as Caesar:

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


RIC Volume VI, Londinium, Group I, (iii), folles, Class III, c. 303 onward, No. 23-39 - Large, spread, laureate bust, cuirassed and sometimes draped.

No. 25 - Maximian Herculius:

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

No. 28a - Diocletian:

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

No. 33 - Galerius Maximian as Caesar:

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

No. 37a - Constantius as Caesar:

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


RIC Volume VI, Londinium, Group II, Period I: until the death of Constantius on 25 July 306 -- Period II: after the death of Constantius until the Introduction of mint marked (PLN) reduced size folles in the summer of 307 , folles, No. 40-81. Mostly laureate busts, cuirassed and sometimes draped.

Titulature Notes:
Augustus titulature: IMP .................... AVG
Caesar titulature: NOB C | NOBIL CAES | NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR | etc.

Constantius as Augustus:
* All coins with Augustus titulature were minted during Period I.

Galerius Maximian as Augustus:
* All coins with the following Augustus titulature were minted during Period I. As noted previously, there is some duplication of Maximianus Herculius titulature here which often causes confusion. There is a special problem with Galerius as Augustus coins: The titulature is exactly the same as that of Maximian Herculius and frequently the only way to differentiate between the two is by the portraiture on the coin obverse.The RIC, Londinium, Group II, header lists the Augusti as Constantius and Galerius Maximian only for Period I with Constantius titulature prefixed with 1 and Galerius Maximian titulature prefixed with 2 as follows:

2a IMP C MAXIMIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
2b IMP C MAXIMIANVS P FEL AVG
2c IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
2d IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG
2e IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F IN AVG
2f IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG

Severus
* All coins with Caesar titulature were minted during Period I.
* All coins with Augustus titulature were minted during Period II.

Maximinus
* All coins with GAL VAL MAXIMINVS or SEVERVS ET MAXIMINVS in the titulature were minted during Period I.
* Most coins with other Caesar titulature were likely minted during Period I, although some were probably minted during Period II.

Diocletian/Maximian Herculius Abdication coinage
* Most likely minted during the early part of Period II.

Constantinus
* All Constantine coins bearing Caesar titulature were minted during Period II.

Only Period I coins -- as can be best determined by the titulature -- minted prior to the death of Constantius on 25 July 306 are featured here.

No. 47 - Constantius as Augustus:

[Severus coin photo] [Severus coin photo]
IMP CONSTANTIVS PIVS FEL AVG ....................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 42 - Galerius Maximian as Augustus:

[Severus coin photo] [Severus coin photo]
2c IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 59a - Severus as Caesar:

[Severus coin photo] [Severus coin photo]
SEVERVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 59b - Maximinus as Caesar:

[Maximinus coin photo] [Maximinus coin photo]
MAXIMINVS NOBILISSIMVS NOB C ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 63a - Severus as Caesar:

[Severus coin photo] [Severus coin photo]
SEVERVS NOBILIS C ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 63b - Maximinus as Caesar:

[Maximinus coin photo] [Maximinus coin photo]
MAXIMINVS NOBILIS C ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

No. 65 - Maximinus as Caesar:

[Maximinus coin photo] [Maximinus coin photo]
MAXIMINVS NOBILI CAES ......................... GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI


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