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    Rare Roman Silver Miliarense of Constantius II from Winchester

    Rare Roman Silver Miliarense of Constantius II from Winchester

    $1,300 (approx conversion from £1100)

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    About this item

    This is a rare ancient Roman silver Miliarense of emperor Constantius II struck between 350 - 355 A.D.

    Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG "Our Lord Constantius, Dutiful and Wise Augustuspearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITVS "Courage of the Army" soldier standing, head left, holding spear and shield.

    It was struck at the Thessalonica Mint, bearing a TES Mintmark (for Thessaloniki in Greece)

    This coin was found near Winchester in England, so it must have travelled throughout the Empire in trade or as a soldier's salary. It has been recorded by PAS as HAMP-488EBA, sadly damaged but still a rare coin, that was purchased directly from the finder.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Miliarense

    MATERIAL: Silver

    DATE: 350 - 355 A.D.

    MINTMARK: TES (Thessalonica, Greece)

    SIZE: 22mm dia

    WEIGHT: 4.29 grams

    ATTRIBUTION: RIC VIII 160/203 / Sear 17884.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    11339 (AB-29876)

    Period

    Roman

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