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    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Julian II / Ex. East Harptree Hoard

    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Julian II / Ex. East Harptree Hoard

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    This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua, of emperor Julian II, dating to 360 - 363 A.D. 

    Obverse: FL CL IVLIANVS P P AVG, "Flavius Claudius Julian, perpetual August (Emperor)", rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: VOTIS V MVLTIS X "vows (prayers) on the fifth anniversary (of the emperor's rule), and for his (anticipated) tenth anniversary" in four lines within wreath. 

    This coin was minted at Lugdunum (Lyons in France) mint mark LVG. This coin had travelled across the English Channel, being found in the East Harptree Hoard in 1887. Coins from this hoard are of exceptional quality and show dark toning. From the East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (found 1887, published by Evans, J. in NC (1888) p. 22-46 and Robertson, A., Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards, 1424). A very nice coin with a good dark tone and great provenance!

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Siliqua

    MATERIAL: Silver

    DATE: 360 - 363 A.D.

    MINTMARK: LVG (Lugdunum, Lyons, France)

    SIZE: 18mm diameter

    WEIGHT: 1.80 grams

    Attribution: RIC VIII 219; RSC 163

    PROVENANCE: Originally found in the East Harptree Hoard, Somerset.

    Code
    12124
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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