Ancient Roman silver siliqua of Valentinian I / Rome

Ancient Roman silver siliqua of Valentinian I / Rome

Code: 12125

£85.00 Approx $97.37, €97.48
 

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

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG "Our Lord Valentinian Pious Fortunate August" pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VOT V MV dot LT X "vows (prayers) on the fifth anniversary (of the emperor's rule), and for his (anticipated) tenth anniversary" in four lines within the wreath.

This coin was minted in Rome (Italy), mintmark RT for Roma Tertia) (or 3rd Officina). It had travelled across the English Channel, being discovered by a metal detectorist in Hampshire. A similar example was found at Thorpe Audlin recorded as SWYOR-1F3193.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 367-375 A.D.

MINTMARK: RT (Rome, Italy)

SIZE: 15.7mm dia

WEIGHT: 1.43 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX Rome 10a.

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Farnborough.