Roman Silver Siliqua of Valentinian I Ex. Thruxton Hoard
This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Valentinian, dating to 364 - 367 A.D.
DN VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust facing right
VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on throne holding Victory on globe and reversed spear
This coin was minted at Rome (mintmark RP). It had traveled across the Roman Empire, being buried in the Thruxton Hoard in Hampshire. This coin was purchased from the finder and will come with British Museum paperwork. The Hoard has so far yielded up 15 miliarenses and 63 siliquae. As with most of the coins from this Hoard, the edges are chipped.
DATE: 364 - 367 A.D.
MINTMARK: RP (Rome)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 1.8 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX 11a, P
PROVENANCE: Found in the Thruxton Hoard, Hampshire, England.