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

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

Code: 11929

£225.00 Approx $309.49, €263.47
 

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 (in my opinion) but has a faint 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 Cambridgeshire.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 360 - 363 A.D.

MINTMARK: LVG (Lugdunum, Lyons, France)

SIZE: 17mm dia

WEIGHT: 1.96 grams

Attribution: RIC VIII 219; RSC 163

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Cambridgeshire.