Struck between 315 and 325AD, these are some of the scarcest and most sought after Roman coins of the period. They are preserved in excellent condition thanks to the silver mixed into the bronze.

Set comprises: 

  • The Constantine The Great Follis, struck between 313 and 314 AD.  
  • The Licinius London Mint Follis, struck between 315-316 AD. 
  • The Constantine II London Mint Follis, struck between 320 and 325 AD. 

Coins from the first London Mint in this very high grade are extraordinarily rare. This set is  presented in a bespoke display box together with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Like all Roman coins, these three London Mint folles were hand struck by placing bronze discs (planchets) between two metal dies engraved with obverse and reverse designs. The dies were then hit with a sledgehammer. Differences and cracks in the dies, variations in how the planchet was placed, how well and how many times it was struck mean that each of your Roman coins is absolutely unique. Moreover, these were coins used for everyday commerce; handled and worn by a myriad of Romano-British hands.

This set is  a very special reminder of an ancient and enthralling world.

Bronze-silver alloy
Original Coins over 900 years old
Country of issue:
The original Roman 'London Mint'
Roman folles
Year of issue:
313 AD to 325AD

The coin of Constantine The Great was struck between 313 and 314 AD.  The obverse depicts the bust of Constantine himself, wearing a laurel wreath.  The reverse depicts the Sun God, sol.  Before converting to Christiantity, Constantine had chosen the god Sol as his comiti, or companion.  By depicting the Sun God on his coins, he forged a connection between himself and divinity in the public eye.  The mint mark PLN, which stands for Prima Londinium, proves without a doubt, that this coin was struck in London. Diameter 22-27mm Metal: Bronze-silver alloy

The Licinius London Mint Follis was struck between 315-316 AD. Licinius ruled alongside Constantine from 308 to 324 AD and his bust appears on the obverse. The reverse depicts Genius of the Roman People.
Diameter: 22-27mm Metal:Bronze-silver alloy

The Constantine II London Mint Follis was struck between 320 and 325 AD. Constantine II was the first son of Constantine the Great.  He ruled from his father’s death, in 337 AD, until his own in 340.  He believed that he alone had the right to the throne, and was killed invading Italy, attempting to take it back from his brother, Constantius II.  Constantine II ruled in Spain, France and Britain, hence, coins were struck under his name at the London Mint. Diameter: 15- 20mm Metal: Bronze-silver alloy