Cloke, H. J. & Toone, L. The London Mint of Constantius & Constantine. London, 2015. 309 pages, b/w images. Jacket, casebound.
This book is a comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296, 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 authors of this book have expanded 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 percent 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.