Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Valens Ex. Thruxton Hoard
This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Valens, dating to 367 - 375 A.D.
D N VALEN S P F AVG pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust facing right
VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on throne holding Victory on globe and spear
This coin was minted at Treveri (Trier, Germany), mintmark TRPS. It had traveled across the English Channel, being buried in the Thruxton Hoard. This coin was purchased from the finder and will come with British Museum paperwork. The Hoard has so far yielded up 15 miliarenses and 63 siliquae. As with most of the coins from this Hoard, the edges are chipped.
DATE: 367 - 375 A.D.
MINTMARK: TRPS (Trier )
SIZE: 17mm dia
WEIGHT: 1.5 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX 46a.2; RSC 110b