LMCC 3.01.024, RIC 37A CONSTANTIVS NOB C GENIO POPV - LI ROMANI -/-//- 8.47g, 28mm 303-May 305 AD Purchased from Asprey Coins, ex Spink Sale 8019 Lot 109 I've had my eye out for a nice Constantius from the London mint, for the obvious reason that it was his military action which brought Britannia back into the empire after the secessionist reigns of Carausius and Allectus, and it was under his authority that the mint was formalised and established. I was pleased to find this example, minted towards the end of the period of the first Tetrarchy, and showing the fully mature style of portraiture that would become the relative norm for the remainder of the Mint's output until the rapid reduction in flan size could only support the smaller and less powerful portraits from around 313 AD onward. For example, compare the powerful and weighty bust above to a beautiful example of Constantine: 9.05.013 (cuirassed) or 9.05.015 (trabea) - RIC VII 271 CONSTAN - TINVS AG - Laureate and cuirassed or trabeate bust right, holding eagle tipped sceptre in right hand BEAT TRAN - QLITAS - Globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars -/-//PLON 19mm, 3.71g, 321 AD ex Alan Cherry, London Coin Fair 2019 This was not the first coin I have purchased from this particular ebayer, which was a rather attractive nummus of Galerius as Caesar: LMCC 3.01.031 MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C GENIO POPV - LI ROMANI 10.72g, 27mm, 303 – 1 May 305 AD -/-//- – London Mint At the time of purchasing this Galerius coin, the seller was unable to provide me with any information regarding provenance due to a computer crash. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to trace it, but to no avail. When I asked him regarding the new Constantius coin, he promptly provided me with a Spink sale reference and lot number (part), and after a little exploring found that both the Constantius and the Galerius had been part of one lot, and that they both came from the substantial and important collection of Dr. J S Vogelaar, a numismatist whose extensive collection was sold off in several large sales during 2008-2009. For information about this collection, please see this link to an interview by Lee Toone for The Celator magazine: http://www.hookmoor.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Vogelaar-Celator-Article-v2-lo-lo-res.pdf Please share your coins of Constantius, coins you found to have an excellent provenance after purchase, or anything you feel is appropriate.