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    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Julian II Struck at Lyons, France

    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Julian II Struck at Lyons, France

    $360 (approx conversion from £295)

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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.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Siliqua

    MATERIAL: Silver

    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.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12102 (AB-98571)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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