Silver Siliqua of Emperor Gratian minted at Aquileia

Silver Siliqua of Emperor Gratian minted at Aquileia

Code: 10349

£190.00 Approx $240.51, €221.96
 

This is a nice excavated ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Gratian dating to 367 - 383 A.D.

Obverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG "Our Lord Gratianus Pious and Blessed August (Emperor)" pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right 

Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM "Courage of the Romans" Roma helmeted, seated left on cuirass, holding on her right hand a globe with Victory and with the left hand a reversed spear, mintmark in exergue. 

This coin was minted between 375 and 378 A.D. at Aquileia (Aquileia, in Italy), mintmark AQPS. It had travelled across the Roman Empire, discovered by a metal detectorist in Yorkshire!

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 367 - 383 AD (This coin was minted between 375 - 378 AD)

MINTMARK: AQPS (Aquileia, Italy)

SIZE: 16.10mm

WEIGHT: 1.5 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX Aquileia 15b, rated rare

PROVENANCE: Found in Yorkshire, England.