Lugdunum - A settlement in Lugdunensis
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess Lugdunum, founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the Roman emperors strike their silver and gold coinage there." (4.3.2). Dates of operation: 15 B.C. - c. 90 A.D., 195 - 196, and c. 254 - 423. Mintmarks: LG, LVG

Modern location: Lyons, France

(1) Augustus 15-13 BC
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus of Actium standing facing, head to left, holding plectrum in his right hand and lyre in his left; IMP X in fields; ACT in exergue
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 171a
(2) Augustus 15-after 10 BC
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: ROM ET AVG, Front elevation of the Altar of Lyons, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures to left and right, Victories on columns facing eachother
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 230
(3) Augustus 15-13 BC
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI•F, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: Bull butting to the right; IMP•X in exergue
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 167...
(4) Augustus 2 BC- 14 AD
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right.
Reverse: C • L • CAESARES • in exergue, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesar, on left and right, standing facing, each togate and resting a hand on one of two shields, spears behind; above, on left, lituus right, and on right, simpulum left.
Ref: RIC I 210; RSC 43c
(5) Augustus 10-6 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; CAESAR__PONT MAX
Reverse: front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures, Victories on columns, facing one another; ROM ET AVG
Ref: RIC I 230, BMCRE I 549, SRCV I 1690...
(6) Augustus 2 BC - 4 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; CAESAR AVGVSTVS__DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Reverse: Lucius Caesar and Caius Caesar facing, wearing toga, holding shield on the ground and spear, simpulum and lituus (b9) above; AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES
Ref: RIC I 207, RSC I 43, BMCRE I 533, B...
(7) Augustus 8 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; AVGVSTVS__DIVI•F
Reverse: Caius Caesar on horseback riding right, holding sword and reins; to left, aquila right between two signa; C•CAESAR / AVGVS•F
Ref: RIC I 199, BMCRE I 500, RSC I 40
(8) Augustus 15-10 BC
Obverse: IMP CAESAR, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head to left
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 227...
(9) Augustus 15-after 10 BC
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: Altar of Lugdunum, highly decorated with corona civica, laurels, and nude male figures; Victories flanking; ROM ET AVG in exergue
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 230; BMC 5...
(10) Augustus 2 BC-4 AD
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing, each, wearing togas, resting hand on shield and spear, simpulum, right, and lituus, left, flanking, left and right respectively
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 207
(11) Carus end 284 AD
Obverse: radiate head right; DIVO CARO PIO
Reverse: eagle standing left, head right; CONSECRATIO / II
Ref: RIC V 29; Lyon 623; Pink VI/2, p. 2...
(12) City Commemorative 330 - 331 AD
AE unit Lugdunum
Obverse: VRBS ROMA, bust left of Roma in plumed helmet and imperial mantle
Reverse: she-wolf standing left, sucking twins, 2 stars above. Mintmark SLG
Ref: RIC VII Lyons 242; Sear 16490
(13) Constantine I 316 A.D.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, holding right hand high in salute and globe, T-F across fields. Mintmark PLG.
Ref: RIC VII 20
(14) Constantine I 313-314 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left; SOLI INVIC_TO COMITI / S_F / PLG
Ref: RIC VII Lyons 3
(15) Constantine I 316 AD
Obverse: laureate and cuirassed bust right; IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left; SOLI INVI_CTO COMITI / A_S / PLG
Ref: RIC VII Lyons 53
(16) Constantine II 323-324
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate head right
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, Wreath containing VOT / X
Ref: RIC VII Lyons 217
(17) Constantius I 305-306 AD
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTIVS AVG, Bust of Constantius facing left, wearing laurel wreath, and cuirass
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI - Genius standing facing, head left, before lighted altar, modius on head & chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera & cornucopia, star in right field; PLC in exergue
Ref: RIC VI Lugdunum 187a
(18) Decentius 351-352 AD
Obverse: DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two victories standing facing each other, holding between them a wreath encircling VOT V MVLT X in four lines. Short support column? SV in lower field
Ref: Sear 18882
(19) Decentius 350-353 AD
Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust right; DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES
Reverse: Two Victories holding inscribed shield; VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES // (XP) / VOT / V / MVLT / X / SP / RSLG
Ref: RIC VIII Lyons 146; Sear 18883
(20) Diocletian 305-307 AD
Obverse: laureate bust right wearing imperial mantle, holding olive branch and mappa; D N DIOCLETIANO BEATISSIMO SEN AVG
Reverse: Quies standing left extending hand against Providentia who is holding scepter and branch; PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG / T_F / PLG
Ref: RIC VI 200a var. (obv. legend-BAEAT...
(21) Florianus AD 276
Obverse: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: AETERNITAS AVG, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and rudder; IIII in exergue
Ref: RIC 2; Hunter 9; Sear 11847
(22) Galba 68-69 AD
Obverse: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M T P, Head of Galba facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: VICTORIA GALBAE AVG, Victory wearing drapery, standing facing left on top of globe, holding wreath and palm
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Galba 131
(23) Gallienus 258-259 A.D.
Obverse: GALLIENVS dot P dot F dot AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left.
Reverse: GERMANICVS MAX V, Trophy (with two small shields) between two captives.
Ref: RIC 18
(24) Julian II 360-363
Obverse: FL CL IVLIA-NVS PF AVG, right-facing draped bust
Reverse: VOTIS V MVLTIS X within wreath, mintmark LVG
Ref: None provided
(25) Nero 54-68 AD
Obverse: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head left
Reverse: SECVRITAS AVGVSTI S-C, II in ex, Securitas seated right, holding veil above her head, altar at feet right.
Ref: RIC 407
(26) Nero 65 A.D.
Obverse: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMA, bare head right, with globe at point of bust.
Reverse: CER QVINC ROM CON around, SC in exergue, Table, seen at an angle, surmounted by an urn on the left and wreath on the right.
Ref: RIC 488
(27) Nero 66 AD
Obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TRP PP
Reverse: Victory alighting left, holding shield inscribed SPQR, with S C across field
Ref: RIC 543
(28) Numerian 284 AD
Obverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right
Reverse: PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and sceptre
Ref: RIC 392
(29) Postumus 260–269 AD
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, captive at foot
Ref: RIC 89, RSC 377; Sear 10996
(30) Postumus 260-261 A.D.
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, captive at foot.
Ref: RIC 89
(31) Postumus 262 AD
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Bust of Postumus facing right, wearing crown, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: PM TR P IIII COS III P P, Mars walking right with trophy and transverse spear
Ref: RIC V Postumus 57
(32) Probus VII-VIII 281 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Reverse: Minerva standing left, holding olive branch and spear; COMITI__PROBI AVG / I
Ref: RIC 69; Bastien 316
(33) Tiberius 12-14 AD
Obverse: TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, Head of Tiberius facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ROM ET AVG, Altar highly decorated with corona civica, laurels, and nude male figures; Victories flanking
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 245
(34) Tiberius 12-14 AD
Obverse: TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, Head of Tiberius facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: Altar of Lugdunum, ROM ET AVG below
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 246
(35) Tiberius 15 - 18 AD
Obverse:
Reverse:
Ref: None provided
(36) Valentinian I AD 366
Obverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REI P, Valentinian, in military attire, standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe; SLVG• in exergue
Ref: RIC 6c; Sear 19365
(37) Valerian I 258 AD
Obverse: Radiate draped bust right / VALERIANVS P F A
Reverse: Vulcan in temple with hammer and pincers, anvil at foot / DEO VOLKANO
Ref: RIC 5, Kampm.88.15, f.vz