Roman Coinage Mint Marks

Roman Mintmarks By Mint

Mint

Dates of Operation

Mintmarks

Alexandria, Egypt 294 – 421 and
457 – 474 A.D.
AL, ALE, ALEX, SMAL
(Notes: Issued currency for the province before becoming a regular imperial mint. Reopened by the Byzantines 525 -646 A.D.)
Ambianum (Amiens, France) 350 – 353 A.D. AMB, AMBI
Antioch/Antiochia (Antakiyah, Syria) 217 – 611 A.D. AN, ANT, ANTOB, SMAN
(Notes: Struck local issues prior to becoming an imperial mint.)
Aquileia, Italy 294 – 324
and 334 – 430 A.D.
AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, SMAQ
Arelatum/Constantina (Arles, France) 313 – 475 A.D. A, AR, ARL, CON, CONST, KON, KONSTAN
(Notes: In 328 Arelatum was renamed Constantina after Constantine II. Following his death in 340AD, the name reverted back to Arelate, but was changed again in 354AD to Constantina by now Constantius II. The city retained that name yet the mintmark ‘AR’ appeared often into the 5th century.)
Barcino (Barcelona, Spain) 409 – 411 A.D. BA, SMBA
(Notes: Mint city for the usurper Maximus)
Camulodunum (Colchester, England) c. 287 – 296 A.D. C, CL
(Notes: Hosted a mint under the British Roman usurpers Carausius and Allectus).
Clausentum (Bitterne, England) 287 – 296 A.D. C, CL
(Notes: Hosted a mint under the British Roman usurpers Carausius and Allectus).
Carthage/Carthago (near Tunis, North Africa) 296 – 307 and
308 – 311 A.D.
K, KAR, KART, PLK, PK
Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) 326 – 1453 A.D. C, CP, CON, CONS, CONSP, CONOB
Corcyra (Corfu, Greece) KOP
Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) 260 – c. 475 A.D. CM, CVZ, CVZIC, CYZ, CYZICEN, K, KV, KVZ, KY, MK, MKV, SMK
Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) 291 – c. 474 A.D. H, HER, HERAC, HERACI, HERACL, HT, SMH, SMHT
(Notes: HT abbreviates Heraclea Thracica.)
Londinium/Augusta (London, England) 287 – 325
and 383 – 388 A.D.
AVG, AVGOB, AVGPS, L, LD, LG, LI, LN, LON, LVG, LVGD, LVGPS, ML, MLL, MLN, MSL, PLN, PLON
(Notes: Londinium was renamed Augusta c. 325 AD. Coins minted under Magnus Maximus, 383 -387 A.D. use the AVG mintmarks.)
Lugdunum (Lyons, France) 15 B.C. – c. 90 A.D.,
195 -196, and
c. 254 – 423 A.D.
LG, LP, LVG, LVGD, LVGPS, PL, PLG
(Notes: Struck under the usurper Clodius Albinus, 195 – 196 A.D.)
Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) c. 250 – c. 275 and
364 – 475 A.D.
MD, MDOB, MDPS, MED
(Notes: Theoderic, the Gothic king of Italy minted coins at Mediolanum, 493-526 AD)
Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) 294 – c. 474 A.D. MN, N, NIC, NICO, NIK, SMN
(Notes: reopened as a Byzantium mint, 498 – 627.)
Ostia (ancient Port of Rome) 308-313 A.D. MOST, OST, POST
(Notes: The mint was transferred to Ostia from Carthage and then transferred from Ostia to Arelate) (Was model for the Vatican)
Ravenna, Italy 404 – 475 A.D. RAV, RV, RVPS
Rome, Italy c. 289 – 40 B.C. and
20 B.C. – 476 A.D.
R, RM, ROM, ROMA, ROMOB, VRB ROM, SMR
Serdica (Sophia, Bulgaria) 272 -282, 303-308
and 313 -314 A.D.
SD, SER, SERD, SMSD
Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) 320 – 326, 351 – 364, 379
and 393 – 395 A.D.
SIR, SIRM, SIROB, SM
Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) 260 – c. 390 A.D. S, SIS, SISC, SISCPS
Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) 298 or 299 – c. 460 A.D. CHES, COM, COMOB, CONOB, OES, SMTS, TE, TES, TESA, TESOB, TH, THES, THS, THSOB, TS, T Christogram E.
(Notes: Closed during the reign of Leo I, 457-474 A.D.)
Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) c. 274 – 326 A.D. PT, T, TT
Treveri (Trier, Germany)Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) 294 – 395, 408 – 413 and c. 430 A.D.
270 – 276 A.D.
PTR, SMTR, STR, TR, TRE, TRIOB, TROB, TROBS, TRMS, TRP, TRS, TRPS
TR in center field
Vibo Valentia (Calabria region, Italy) c. 228 – 189 B.C. VB