Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Julian II Struck at Lyons, France
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About this item
This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua, of emperor Julian II, dating to 360 - 363 A.D. This coin is in at least EF condition, but with the ubiquitous striking crack.
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. It had travelled across the English Channel, being discovered by a metal detectorist in Somerset.
DATE: 360 - 363 A.D.
MINTMARK: LVG (Lugdunum, Lyons, France)
SIZE: 16.6mm dia
WEIGHT: 1.80 grams
Attribution: RIC VIII 219; RSC 163
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Somerset.