Author Lee Toone writes:
I now have details of the publication of my book. Spink are now taking preorders and delivery will be at the end of June.
Congratulations! Here's the basic information from the Spink site. -Editor
The London Mint of Constantius & Constantine
by Cloke, H. J. & Toone, L.
THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER.
This book is a comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296 when Constantius I invaded Britain to
wrest the 'Britannic Empire' from Allectus, to its closure in 325 when his son and successor, Contstantine 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 Volume VI and VII of The Roman Imperial
Coinage (RIC), to 1,037, 90 per cent 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
This book proposes to become the standard reference work on the London mint for years to come and invites the reader to become part of
the on-going construction of this catalogue as new types are discovered and recorded.
Our Price: 50.00
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 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.
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.
For more information, or to order, see:
The London Mint of Constantius & Constantine by Cloke, H. J. & Toone,
Wayne Homren, Editor
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