Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Valentinian Rome Mint

Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Valentinian Rome Mint

Code: 11937

£160.00 Approx $220.08, €187.35
 

This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Valentinian, dating to 367 - 375 AD. 

Obverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG "Our Lord Valentinian Pious Fortunate August" pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VRBS-ROMA "City of Rome" Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and sceptre

This coin was minted at Rome (Italy), mintmark RP for Roma Primus (or 1st Officina). It had travelled across the English Channel, being discovered by a metal detectorist in North Kent. 

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 367-375 A.D.

MINTMARK: RP (Rome, Italy)

SIZE: 17.56mm dia

WEIGHT: 1.76 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX Rome 11a, rated common; Cohen 81

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Devon.