As cataloged in RIC, Volumes VI and VII

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The first Tetrarchs: Diocletian and Galerius -- Maximian and Constantius


Historical Overview

Constantius Chlorus coin photo The creation of Secessionist Britain and the Coinage under the Usurper Augusti, Carausius & Allectus (286-296). Restoration of Britain to the Roman Empire by Constantius after his defeat of Allectus in 296 and the establishment of the official London Mint. Go to the Historical Overview Page.

Coin Composition, Mint Marks & Style

Diocletian coin photoComposition, mint marks and styling of the coinage produced by the London Mint 296-325 AD and the issues listed in RIC Volumes VI and VII (Londinium/London). The photographic exemplar illustrations include actual coin sizes and styling notations. Go to the Coin Composition, Mint Marks and Style Page.

The Tetrarchs & Imperial Claimants

Diocletian coin phto Establishment (296 AD), operation and production of the London Mint under the Tetrarchs and the subsequent Imperial Claimants until the death of Maximinus in 313 AD and the division of the Empire between Constantine and Licinius. Go to the Tetrarchs and Imperial Claimants Page.

Constantine & Licinius

Constantine coin photo Continuation of the operation and production of the London Mint under Constantine and Licinius as co-Augusti (313 AD), and subsequently under Constantine as sole Augustus until the London Mint closure in 325 AD. Go to the Constantine and Licinius Page.

Coin Attribution Facility

Diocletian coin phto Search and attribution (RIC number categorization) data page that provides links to a gallery of selected London Mint folles including Unmarked series and Intermediate Group (Bastien) coins. Go to the Coin Attribution Facility Page.


Recent updates & additions

Date format: Year-Month-Day (ISO 8601)

2012-11-18 - Updated information on all pages.
2014-01-25 - Added Information to this page.
2014-01-25 - Updated search facility.

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Coin Photography

All photographs of coins used in the body of these web pages were taken by me using a Pentax Optio W10 digital camera (in Macro mode) attached to a mini tripod. Coins were placed on smooth black velvet cloth and illuminated by natural day light.

Page layout on this site

Much of the typewritten text content on the pages of this site is justified which, while producing a nicely balanced layout, results in occasional uneven white spacing between words.

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.

Web Portal


Core Reference Books

LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World

This division of Bill Thayer's Web site is a truly 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 very 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.

Kevan W. White's comprehensive reference resource for all things pertaining to Roman Britain. Link to go to the Web Site


De Imperatoribus Romanis offers this facility. There are two Stemmatas that are relevant here, The Stemmata of the Emperors of the Tetrarchy, and The Stemmata of the Neo-Flavian Emperors. Clicking on the individual boxes will produce a Biography of the selected personage and a comprehensive Bibliography.

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.