GALLERY OF BRITANNIC ASSOCIATED AE COINS: 294-313

Last updated: 10 November 2017


Notes:

1. Mostly Tetrarchic folles cataloged in RIC, Volume VI, Londinium
2. RIC VI, Londinium, coins are sorted by RIC catalog number.
3. Historically associated coins of the usurper Augusti, Carausius & Allectus, are included
4. Constantius "Invasion" coinage produced by the unknown Continental mint are included
5. Intermediate (Bastien) issue coins not cataloged in RIC are included but are un-numbered.
6. Historically associated coins of Maxentius and "filius Augustorum" coins of Constantine and Maximinus Daia, not issued by the London mint, are included


EARLY DIOCLETIAN REFORMED AE COIN (FOLLIS)

RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, Group I, (ii), Diocletian, No. 2a

[Diocletian coin photo][Diocletian coin photo]
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG .................. GENIO POP - VLI ROMANI
LA in reverse exergue.

Early (294) Lugdunum mint follis (marked LA) referred to by Sutherland in his introductory text to the Londinium section of RIC Volume VI.
The reverse on this coin (and on most London mint coins) depicts a representation of the Genius of the Roman People standing, facing left, head surmounted by a modius, naked except for a chlamys over the left shoulder, holding a patera in the right hand and cradling a cornucopia in the left arm.
8.5 gm.


BRITANNIC USURPER AUGUSTI (CARAUSIUS & ALLECTUS) COINAGE

RIC V (2), Carausius, Antoninianus, No. 355:


IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG .............................................. PAX - A - VGGG | S .....P |
C
in reverse exergue

Coin reverse legend ends in AVGGG - an attempt by Carausius to indicate that he, Diocletian and Maximian Heculius were a fraternity of co-equal Roman Emperors. Not accepted by Diocletian.
"C" Mint.
3.8 gm.


RIC V (2), Carausius, Antoninianus, No. 475:


IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG ......................................... PA - X - AVG | S .....P

Carausius established mints at London (Londinium) and Colchester, Camulodunum, Clausentum - the "C" Mints (and across the Channel in Gaul).
London Mint.
3.9 gm.


RIC V (2), Allectus, Antoninianus, No. 33:


IMP C ALLECTUS P F AVG ............................. PA - X - AVG ..... S (Pax standing left) A
M L in reverse exergue.

Allectus continued operation of the London and Colchester/Camulodunum/Clausentum (uncertain) mints and coins were issued in his name and bearing his portrait. In addition to the silver washed copper Antoninianus of Carausius, Allectus issued a copper coin of reduced size bearing the letter Q in the exergue, which has been interpreted to mean Quinarius (half antoninianus) denominaion.
London Mint.
5.1 gm.


RIC V (2), Allectus, Quinarius, No. 55:


IMP C ALLECTUS P F AVG ............................. VIRTUS AVG ..... (Galley)
Q L in reverse exergue.

Allectus "Q" coin issue - The reverses on these coins depict Roman galleys in a variety of configurations.
London Mint.
2.8 gm.


CONSTANTIUS BRITANNIC INVASION COINAGE

RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, No. 14a, Diocletian, Augustus of the East:

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

Constantius established a Mint in Gaul (exact location usually listed as unknown, although some French sources list it as Boulogne), manned by Lugdunese workers, to produce this invasion coinage - unmarked (i.e. without a mint mark) issued in the names of Diocletian & Maximian Herculius as Augusti and Constantius & Galerius Maximian as Caesars
All coins in this series have laureate, bare neck, truncated busts and no mint marks.
9.8 gm.


RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, No. 14b, Maximian Herculius, Augustus of the West:

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

Constantius Invasion coinage.
8.9 gm.


RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, No. 17a, Constantius, Caesar of the West:

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

Constantius Invasion coinage
Fully silvered.
10.1 gm.


RIC Volume VI, Lugdunum, No. 17b, Galerius Maximian, Caesar of the East:

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

Constantius Invasion coinage.
10.3 gm.


TETRARCHIC LONDON MINT COINAGE
(Bastien) Intermediate coins are not cataloged in RIC

RIC Volume VI, Londinium, No.1a, Diocletian, Augustus of the East:

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

Laureate, truncated, bare neck bust.
Laurel wreath long ribbon tie laying on the neck.
LON mint mark in the reverse exergue.
As depicted in RIC Volume VI, Plate 1.
Subsequent coinage after this series produced at the London Mint was unmarked (i.e. no LON mint mark) until the issue of reduced size/weight folles after the death of Constantius in 306.
9.8 gm.


Intermediate series coin (Bastien), not in RIC, Galerius, Caesar of the East:

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

Laureate with truncated bare neck bust.
London style lettering
These intermediate style folles were issued immediately following the LON marked coins.
Some had laureate bare neck truncated busts, others had laureate cuirassed busts, some with elaborate consular features.
All had the laurel wreath long ribbon tie laying on the neck.
All had London style inscriptional lettering and did not bear the LON mint mark.
10.1 gm.


Intermediate series coin (Bastien), not in RIC, Galerius Maximian, Caesar of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust with long ribbon tie laying on neck.
London style lettering.
10.0 gm


Intermediate series coin (Bastien), not in RIC, Constantius, Caesar of the West:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust with long ribbon tie laying on neck.
London style lettering
9.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 6a, Diocletian, Augustus of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
10.4 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No.6b, Maximian Herculius, Augustus of the West:


IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ................. GENIO POPV -- LI ROMANI

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
10.1 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 14a, Constantius, Caesar of the West:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
Small head on a tall neck.
9.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 15, Galerius Maximian, Caesar of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
10.0 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 17, Maximian Herculius, Augustus of the West:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
8.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 21, Galerius Maximian, Caesar of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
10.2 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 22, Constantius, Caesar of the West:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
11.9 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 25, Maximian Herculius, Augustus of the West:

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

Draped, laureate, bust.
10.2 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 28a, Diocletian, Augustus of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
11.5 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 33, Galerius Maximian, Caesar of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
11.9 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 42, Galerius Maximian, Augustus of the East:

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

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
Identical obverse inscription (2C) to the primary one of Maximian Herculius.
9.7 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 46 (variant), Severus, Augustus of the West:


IMP SEVERVS PIVS FEL AVG ........................... GENIO POPV - LI ROMANI

Draped laureate bust.
Obverse legend variation: PIVS FEL instead of PIVS FELIX.
9.4 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 47, Constantius, Augustus of the West:

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

Earliest obverse legend style.
Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
9.9 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 59a, Severus, Caesar of the West:

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

Earliest obverse legend style.
Draped, laurate, bust.
10.3 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 59b, Maximinus (Daia), Caesar of the East:

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

Earliest obverse legend style.
Draped, laureate, bust.
10.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 63a, Severus, Caesar of the West:

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

Fully silvered but pitted.
Draped, laureate, bust.
As depicted in RIC Volume VI, Plate 1.
11.3 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 63b, Maximinus (Daia), Caesar of the East:

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


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 65, Maximinus (Daia), Caesar of the East:

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

Draped, laureate, bust.
8.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 76b, Maximian Herculius (Abdication commemorative):

[Abdication coin photo][Abdication coin photo]
DN MAXIMIANO BEATISSIMO SEN AVG
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG

Obverse: Laureate bust of Maximian Herculius in Imperial mantle holding mappa in right hand and olive branch in left hand.
Reverse: Personification of Providentia, standing left, and extending hand to personification of Quies, standing right, holding olive branch and leaning on sceptre.
9.8 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 77a, Diocletian (Abdication commemorative):

[Abdication coin photo][Abdication coin photo]
DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian in Imperial mantle holding mappa in right hand and olive branch in left hand.
Reverse: Personification of Providentia, standing left, and extending hand to personification of Quies, standing right, holding olive branch and leaning on scepter.
9.6 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 85/90, Maximian Herculius as Augustus emerged from retirement:

[Licinius coin photo][Licinius coin photo]
DN MAXIMIANO PFS AVG ................................... GENIO - POP ROM
PLN
in reverse exergue

The only differention in RIC Volume VI between No. 85 and No.90 is that the personification of Genius on the reverse wears a modius on his head in No. 85 and a towered headdress on No. 90 (his loins are draped on both). I have always found it difficult to discern the difference on worn reverses. I believe Genius is wearing a modius on his head here.
Reduced follis.
7.9 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 89b, Constantine, Caesar of the West:

[Constantine coin photo][Constantine coin photo]
FL VAL CONSTANTINIVS NOB C ........................... GENIO - POP ROM
PLN
in reverse exergue

Draped, laureate, bust.
Genius with head towered and loins draped.
Issued shortly after the death of Constantius following recognition as Caesar by Galerius.
9.3 gm.
.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 209b, Maximinus (Daia) as Augustus (post Tetrarchy):

[Constantine coin photo][Constantine coin photo]
IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG ......................... GENIO - POP ROM
PLN in reverse exergue

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
Genius with head towered and loins draped.
Reduced follis.
4.4 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 209c, Licinius as Augustus (post Tetrarchy):

[Licinius coin photo][Licinius coin photo]
IMP LICINIVS PF AVG ................................... GENIO - POP ROM
PLN
in reverse exergue

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
Genius with head towered and loins draped.
Reduced follis.
4.6 gm.


RIC VI, Londinium, No. 234, Constantine as Augustus (post Tetrarchy):

[Licinius coin photo][Licinius coin photo]
CONSTANTINVS PF AVG ................................... SOLI IN - VIC - TO COMITI
PLN
in reverse exergue

Laureate, cuirassed, bust.
Reduced follis.
4.8 gm.


HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED COINS NOT CATALOGED IN RIC VI, LONDINIUM

RIC VI, Ostia, No. 35, Maxentius as Augustus:

[Maxentius coin photo][Maxentius coin photo]
IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG .................................. AETE - RNITAS - AVG N
MOSTT
in reverse exergue

Ostia Mint.
Rev: Castor & Pollux facing each other leaning on staff and holding horse (Dioscuri)
No coins in the name of Maxentius were produced by the London Mint.
7.3 gm.
.


RIC VI, Thessalonica, No. 32a, Maximinus Daia as Filius Augustorum:

[Licinius coin photo][Licinius coin photo]
MAXIMINVS FIL AVGG ................................... GENIO CA - ESARIS
SMTS
in reverse exergue

Coins with this designation were struck in the names of Constantine and Maximinvs Daia after the Conference of Carnuntum.
None were produced at the London Mint by Constantine.
6.1 gm.


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