LEIC-CD6A02: Roman silver siliqua of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-CD6A02

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A plated copy of a Roman silver siliqua of Valens dating to the period AD 364 to 367. VRBS ROMA reverse depicting Roma holding Victory on globe. Trier mint. RIC IX, p. 19, no. 27b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.92 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Wendy Scott
Identified by: Ms Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: right facing diademed and draped bust
Obverse inscription: DN VALENS P F AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear.
Reverse inscription: VRBS ROMA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: TRPS.
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)

Coin references

  • RIC : IX p. 19, no. 27b

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: West Langton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7192
Four figure Latitude: 52.521263
Four figure longitude: -0.955025
1:25K map: SP7192
1:10K map: SP79SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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1 comment

  • DEL wrote @ 16:40:30 on the 30th August 2011.

    Looking at an enlargement of this coin it would appear to be an imitation with a silver coating over a base metal core ? Del.

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Updated: 8 years ago

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