Roman Britain

Licinius, London Mint, No. 860 Chitry Hoard

LMCC 8.02.005; No. 860 from the Chitry hoard. R 902

Licinius, as Augustus, 308-324;
Æ Nummus (21mm, 3.5 g, 6h),
London, c. 314;
IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right /
GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding a patera, left cornucopiae , S – F across fields, PLN in exergue;
RIC 3, LMCC 8.02.005;
No. 860 from the Chitry hoard.
R 902


Chitry Hoard

” The Chitry Hoard (Yonne) was discovered in 2007. It is made up of about 2 500 coins of the late Third and the early Fourth Century. Except for a single coin struck at the London mint in 323/4 which determines its terminal date, the Chitry Hoard belongs to a group of treasures coming up against the monetary reform of 318. This short term accumulation has been carried out between 310 and 318. The nummi struck at 1/72 to the pound represent the quarter of the hoard whereas the ones struck at 1/96 to the pound supplies with the three quarters. The Chitry Hoard is the first treasure of that kind from Central Gaul to be thoroughly published. It provides essential data regarding the monetary circulation in this area during the 310’s. It also brings previously unpublished types and contributes to a better understanding of some aspects of the Constantinian coinage struck in Gaul and Britain. “
Étude, Vincent Drost

Thank you Lee Toone for images of Etude