Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Gratian / Trier

Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Gratian / Trier

Code: 12105

£195.00 Approx $217.39, €221.84
 

This is a nice ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Gratian dating from 375 - 378 AD.

Obverse: DN GRATIANVS P F AVG "Our Lord Gratianus Pious and Happy August" pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right 

Reverse: VRBS ROMA "City of Rome" Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear. 

This coin was minted between the years 375 - 378 at Treveri (Trier in Germany), mintmark TRPS. It had travelled to Britain, being discovered by a metal detectorist in Kent.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 367 - 383 AD. (this coin minted between 375 - 378 AD)

MINTMARK: TRPS (Trier, Germany)

SIZE: 19.4mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.36 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX 46b1; DOCLR –; RSC 87†a.

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Oxfordshire