Coin Catalogue

Constantius I (Chlorus) 305 – 306 A.D.

If the accounts of chroniclers of the day can be believed, Constantius was the grandnephew of Claudius Gothicus. However, the links to Claudius may have been made up by Constantius sympathizers who noted that Claudius’s niece (Claudia) had the same name as his great-aunt. The link would have been valuable as a means to substantiate an imperial line of succession from a desirable former emperor.

Whatever his ancestry, Constantius climbed the military ranks and was in the position of Praetorian Prefect under Maximian. When Maximian was elevated as co-emperor he selected Constantius as his Caesar under Diocletian’s Tetrarchy scheme. He would then be assigned the task of regaining Britain which had seceded from the empire under the reign of Carausius and which Maximian himself was unable to take care of. Because Carausius enjoyed a far superior naval fleet, Constantius chose stealth in order to avoid a battle at sea. Thus with the aid of a thick fog over the channel he set out with his troops towards Britain. When he approached London he found that Carausius had been murdered by his own Praetorian Prefect, Allectus, who was defeated in short order. It was here in Britain where Constantius died ten years later, of natural causes, having come to the aid of his son Constantine who was fighting off a Pict invasion.




AU Medallion


RIC 31 Five Aurei Medallion Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBILISSIMVSC – Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev: MARTIVICTORI Exe: TR – Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder. c.295-296 (Treveri). $152,091 12/5/02.



RIC 35 Four Aurei Medallion Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBILCAES – Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter.
Rev: TEMPORVMFELICITAS Exe: CAESSXIIIICOSSV/TR – Constantius I and Galerius standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar in front of temple with four columns; flute-player and four witnesses in background. c.305 (Treveri). $152,091 12/5/02.




AU Aureus


RIC 1, Depeyrot 15/1 Aureus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. c.294-299 (Cyzicus).



RIC 5, Depeyrot 1D/2 Aureus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNC – Laureate head right.
Rev: COMESAVGG Exe: T – Minerva standing right, holding scepter and resting hand on shield. c.293-294 (Treveri).



RIC 7 Aureus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLICONSCAES Exe: SMAX – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples with lion’s skin. $10,000 1/16/02.



RIC 32, Depeyrot 30/5 Aureus Obv: CONSTANTIVSAVGVSTVS – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLIVICTORINK Exe: SMN – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples with lion’s skin. 305-306 (Nicomedia).



Unlisted RIC, C 156 Aureus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNC – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI Exe: TR – Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. c.295-296 (Treveri).



Unlisted RIC, Depeyrot 9/13, Calico 4866, C 233 Aureus Obv: DNCONSTANTIOCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS Exe: ROM – Constantius I standing left, holding standard and scepter. c.294 (Rome).




AR Argenteus


RIC 4, C 242c Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG Exe: CM – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 294-295 (Cyzicus). $1,600 5/21/03.



RIC 5 Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 295 (Heraclea). $120 3/10/03.



RIC 11, C 318g Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: /ALE – Camp gate with three turrets. $650 4/1/01.



RIC 18 (Rome) Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIASARMA – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. $625 1/16/02.



RIC 29a (Rome) Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. $450 1/16/02.



RIC 33 (Rome), C 315 Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: R – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 294 (Rome).



RIC 38a (Rome), C 286 Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIASARMAT Exe: – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. $450 9/19/01.



RIC 44a (Rome) Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. c.294-295 (Rome).



RIC 61 (Siscia), C 320a Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: SIS – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background.



RIC 105a (Treviri), C 288 Argenteus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 294 (Trier). $80 2/4/04.




AE Antoninianus


RIC 15 (VI, Heraclea) Antoninianus Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: H – Constantius I standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 295-296 (Heraclea).



RIC 18a (VI, Cyzicus) Antoninianus Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: K – Constantius I standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.



RIC 48a (VI, Alexandria) Antoninianus Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: /ALE – Constantius I standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. c.295-296 (Alexandria).



RIC 648 (V), C 303 Antoninianus Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBC – Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Trophy, seated captive on either side. (Lugdunum). $250 9/19/01.



RIC 669v (V) Antoninianus Obv: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Hercules standing right, wrestling lion; club to left, in background. 293 (Ticinum)



RIC 670, C 299 Antoninianus Obv: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Hercules in Garden of Hisperides. 294 (Ticinum). $99 9/25/02.



RIC 673 (Antioch), C 164 Antoninianus Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIETHERCVLICONSCAES Exe: /XXI• – Jupiter standing right, holding scepter and globe, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory and club with lion skin.




AE Follis


RIC 11a (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGGETCAESARVMNN Exe: K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.297-299 (Cyzicus).



RIC 12a (Serdica) Follis Obv: IMPCFLVALCONSTANTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: •SM•SD• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $19 7/16/02.



RIC 20a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 297-298 (Heraclea). $37 2/4/03.



RIC 20b (Heraclea) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 21a (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCFLVALCONSTANTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Cyzicus).



RIC 24a (Carthage) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: FELIXADVENTAVGGNN Exe: H/PK – Africa standing left, holding scepter and elephant tusk; lion with bull to left. c.297-298 (Carthage). $225 3/1/04.



RIC 24a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCFLVALCONSTANTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 302-303 (Heraclea).



RIC 26b (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•TS• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 30a (Ticinum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: T – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 32a (Aquileia) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: V/AQ – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. c.301 (Aquileia). $8 1/11/03.



RIC 32a (Carthage) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVISAVGGETCAESSFELKART – Carthago standing left, holding fruits in each hand. $39 10/18/02.



RIC 32a (Ticinum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /T – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 296-297 (Ticinum).



RIC 35a (Ticinum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•T• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $11 12/26/01.



RIC 37a (London) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBILC – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.303-305 (Londinium).



RIC 39a (Carthage) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVISAVGGETCAESSFELKART Exe: H/ – Carthago standing left, holding fruits in each hand.



RIC 40 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLIVICTORI Exe: S/ over P/ALE – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples. 304-305 (Alexandria).



RIC 40v (Alexandria) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLIVICTORI Exe: S/P over /ALE – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples. [RIC unlisted exergue arrangement].



RIC 46a (Ticinum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: T• – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 300-303 (Ticinum). $95 8/1/03.



RIC 49a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 53 Follis Obv: IMPCONSTANTIVSPAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and patera. 305-306 (Londinium).



RIC 55a Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K/ over V/ANT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 300-301 (Antioch).



RIC 59a Follis Obv: IMPCCONSTANTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM Exe: •/T – Fides seated left, holding standard in each hand. 305-306 (Ticinum).



RIC 72 Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-307 (Londinium).



RIC 66a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate, head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: R/ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.296-297 (Rome). $135 3/1/04.



RIC 73a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: R/S/ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.297-298 (Rome).



RIC 81a Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBC – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Exe: S/ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 294 (Siscia).



RIC 90a Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /SIS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.295 (Siscia).



RIC 93a Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: KA – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $13 10/4/03.



RIC 98a Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /SIS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $12 5/11/02.



RIC 136a (Lugdunum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate and draped bust right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield at left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: B/LG – Genius standing left sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia. 301-303 (Lugdunum).



RIC 138a (Lugdunum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate bust right holding spear and shield.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: B/LG – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $160 4/1/01.



RIC 160a (Trier) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.295 (Treveri). $150 5/21/03.



RIC 165a (Siscia) Follis Obv: IMPCONSTANTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLVICTORI Exe: VI/SIS – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples.



RIC 180a (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /LG – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.303-305 (Lugdunum).



RIC 213a Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /Γ/TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.296-297 (Treveri).



RIC 343a Follis Obv: CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: A//TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.298-299 (Treveri).



RIC 644a Follis Obv: IMPCONSTANTIVSPAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI S/F/TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Treveri).



Unlisted Follis Obv: FLVALCONSTANTIVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/F – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.




AE Follis (Posthumous)


RIC 110 (VI, Londinium), S 3691 Follis Obv: DIVOCONSTANTIOPIO – Veiled, laureated, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MEMORIAFELIX Exe: LN – Altar (lit), eagle on either side.



RIC 127 corrected (VI, Aquileia), Hunter 8 Follis Obv: DIVOCONSTANTIOAVG – Veiled head right.
Rev: MEMORIADIVICONSTANTI Exe: AQ – Mausoleum; eagle with wreath in beak atop. [RIC lists legend DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO AVG]. 307-310 (Aquileia).



RIC 268 (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: DIVOCONSTANTIOPIO – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MEMORIAFELIX Exe: LG – Altar; eagle on either side.



RIC 789 (VI, Treveri) Follis Obv: DIVOCONSTANTIOPIO – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MEMORIAFELIX Exe: TR – Altar; eagle on either side. 307-308 (Treveri). $360 5/19/04.




AE4 (Posthumous)


RIC 25 (VII, Thessalonica) AE4 Obv: DIVOCONSTANTIOPIOPRINCIPI – Veiled, laureate head right.
Rev: REQVIESOPTIMORVMMERITORVM Exe: •TS•• – Constantius I seated left, raising hand and holding scepter. 317-318 (Thessalonica). $45 2/15/03.


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