Category: Roman Britain

  • Constantine the Great, Chitry Hoard

    Constantine I, as Augustus, 307-337;Æ Nummus (22.5mm, 4.39 g, 6h),London, 309-311, third reduction;CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right /SOL INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, looking left, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, left hand holding up globe, T | F across fields, PLN in exergue;RIC 124 a, LMCC 6.02.014;   R 903 Image thank […]

  • Licinius, Chitry Hoard

    Licinius, as Augustus, 308-324;Æ Nummus (21mm, 3.5 g, 6h),London, c. 314;IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right /GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding a patera, left cornucopiae , S – F across fields, PLN in exergue;RIC 3, LMCC 8.02.005;No. 860 from […]

  • Chitry Hoard, 2007

    CHITRY HOARD ” The Chitry Hoard (Yonne) was discovered in 2007. It is made up of about 2 500 coins of the late Third and the early Fourth Century. Except for a single coin struck at the London mint in 323/4 which determines its terminal date, the Chitry Hoard belongs to a group of treasures coming […]

  • Carausius, Galley, Rotomagus

    Carausius nummus,Die-axis: 1 o’clock Weight: 2.99 grammes Rotomagus IMP C CARAVSIVS, laureate cuirassed bust LAETITIA, Galley mintmark OPA Thank you British Museum for images and text https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1848-0426-5

  • Carausius, Britannia

    Die-axis: 1 o’clockDiameter: 20 millimetresWeight: 3.58 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Carausius, right, draped and cuirassed. (obverse) EXPECTATE VENI, Britannia and emperor standing clasping hands. (reverse) mintmark RSR Thank you British Museum for images and texthttps://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1900-1105-10

  • Carausius, Britannia, Forgery

    Forgery. Probable core of plated denarius. Alternatively, it could be a smaller denomination struck in bronze. Die-axis: 6 o’clock Weight: 3.09 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius, right. (obverse) [EXPE]CTATE VEN[I], Britannia (wearing mural crown) clasping hands with Carausius. (reverse) Thank you British Museum for images and texthttps://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_2000-1201-1