Mint: Lugdunum - Lyon (France)
Abbreviation: LG, LVG
It is generally accepted that the mint at Lyons produced gold and silver coinage during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula) and copper alloy coinage during the reigns of Nero and the Flavians. At this time there were no mintmarks and coins are attributed to the mint on the basis of their style (including features such as the addition of a globe at the base of the bust. Although the mint may have been active for brief periods in the 3rd century, it was during the 4th century that it was most active. A great deal of copper alloy coinage that circulated in Britain came from Lyons.