Rare Roman Silver Miliarense of Constantius II from Winchester

Rare Roman Silver Miliarense of Constantius II from Winchester

Code: 11339

£1,100.00 Approx $1349.69, €1280.56
 

This is a rare ancient Roman silver Miliarense of emperor Constantius II struck between 350 - 355 A.D.

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG "Our Lord Constantius, Dutiful and Wise Augustuspearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITVS "Courage of the Army" soldier standing, head left, holding spear and shield.

It was struck at the Thessalonica Mint, bearing a TES Mintmark (for Thessaloniki in Greece)

This coin was found near Winchester in England, so it must have travelled throughout the Empire in trade or as a soldier's salary. It has been recorded by PAS as HAMP-488EBA, sadly damaged but still a rare coin, that was purchased directly from the finder.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Miliarense

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 350 - 355 A.D.

MINTMARK: TES (Thessalonica, Greece)

SIZE: 22mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.29 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC VIII 160/203 / Sear 17884.