The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine


I am pleased to be able to let you all know that ‘The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine’ has finally been published. As ever, with these things, it always takes longer than expected to deliver a finished product but it is now available from Spink priced at £50. A short piece about the book and the London mint in general was published in the recent Spink ‘Insider’ magazine and it is also online here. If anybody would like a standalone PDF of the article, please contact me.


Spink will have the book available at the Birmingham Coin Fair on 13th September and Coinex in London on 25th and 26th September. Hugh and I will be present at both shows and will be happy to answer any questions about the book and/or sign copies if required.


Spink will also have a stand at the International Numismatic Congress in Taormina, Sicily where copies should be available for inspection and purchase. I will also be there for a few days and again will be happy to answer any questions or discuss the book in general.


Finally, just a reminder that some important London mint coins from my collection are being sold in the Spink September and December auctions. The September catalogue should be online on the Spink website any day now.


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And if anyone has any direct questions for me, please feel to use the contact us form at the right hand side of this page.


The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine


A comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296 to 325. From when Constantius invaded Britain to regain the Britannic Empire back from Allectus to its closure in 325 when Constantine began to shift his power base to the East, the London mint was responsible for a vast output of Roman coinage. The Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC, volumes VI and VII)) records around 600 types; the authors of this book have increased the number of known types to 1,037 and have illustrated 90% of these with images on plates facing the catalogue tables in sylloge style. They have also provided a hoard census which lists numbers for each type found in four major hoards. This enables an objective rarity value to be assigned to each coin type.
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Supported with a comprehensive narrative, indices and a concordance with RIC, this will become the standard reference work on the London mint for years to come.


The Authors

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Hugh Cloke received his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago and was, for forty years, a faculty member and administrator at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His research and teaching interests focused on the role of Roman ruins in the works of 18th and 19th century American writers and visual artists and extended to coinage through the chance purchase of a small Constantinian bronze for his son in 1992. Over the intervening twenty years his interests in the coinage of the Tetrarchic period have evolved from collecting to researching their history and constructing a narrative that makes these objects intelligible. The present work is the result of a six-year collaborative effort with Lee.


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Lee Toone has been involved in numismatics for over forty years. For the last thirty of these he has concentrated on Roman numismatics and numismatic books. He is now a full time numismatist and owner of Hookmoor Ancient Coins. He has previously published several papers on the London mint of Constantine. He is currently working on a collectors’ guide to Romano-British coinage that will be a much needed update to Gilbert Askew’s The Coinage of Roman Britain. He would be grateful for any contributions of new material towards this project.


Published by Spink


Order now for delivery late August 2015


Price : £50


Further information is available from Spink here.