London Mint Coins for Sale

More Important London Mint Coins for Sale

 

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More coins from the Toone collection are being offered for sale in the next Spink auction to be held on 2nd December 2015. This batch will consist of new types previously unrecorded in RIC and contains some very rare coins and many are plate coins in the recently published book ‘The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine’ by Cloke and Toone (CT). Amongst them is the coin pictured above, a nummus of Constantine with a laureate helmeted, trabeate bust of Constantine facing left holding a globe in his right hand that is surmounted by a figure of Victory (CT 7.08.009 plate coin).

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This bust type is extremely rare. Only five coins are known with this bust type, all struck from the same obverse die. Two have this reverse type and three are examples of CT 7.03.040 with the COMITI AVGG NN reverse. This coin is illustrated on the CT plate and is one of only two known of this type, the other example was sold by CNG in Triton X.

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The Spink auction catalogue will be found here in due course – https://www.spink.com/find-auctions.aspx

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In the meantime, a preview of provisional catalogue entries and high resolution images of the coins are available here. If anyone would like any further information, please get in touch using the contact form at the right hand side of this page.