September 10, 2015 – The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine by Hubert J. Cloke and Lee Toone is a comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296 when Constantius I invaded Britain to wrest the ‘Britannic Empire’ from Allectus, to its closure in 325 when his son and successor, Constantine I, began to shift his power base to the East. During this period the London mint was responsible for a vast output of Roman coinage.
The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine. By Hubert J. Cloke and Lee Toone. Hardbound with dust jacket, 311 + xvi pages. ISBN 978-1907427510. Spink & Son Ltd. Price: £50.
This book expands the number of known London types from the 617 recorded in Volumes VI and VII of The Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC), to 1,037, 90 per cent of which are illustrated on plates facing the catalogue tables in sylloge format.
Supported with historical background narratives, indices, and a concordance with RIC, the catalogue also includes a hoard census which lists numbers of coins for each type found in four major hoards. This enables an objective rarity value to be assigned to each coin type.
This book proposes to become the standard reference work on the London mint for years to come and invites the reader to become part of the on-going construction of this catalogue as new types are discovered and recorded.
More information on the book you may find on Spink’s website.
Corrections will be regularly published on this website.
Additional coin type entries will be published here.