SOM-B72B90: Roman coin: siliqua of Julian Augustus

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: SOM-B72B90

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Treasure case 2014 T543: disclaimed, returned to finder.

Kingsdon, SOMERSET

2 AR siliquae to c. AD 364

Circumstances of discovery

The hoard was found by Mr. [redacted] in 2014, prior to 13th August 2014, whilst metal-detecting on pasture that had previously been disturbed. The two coins were found at a depth of c. 2-3" in the same field, amongst a large number of contemporary coins in base metal.

Description of the find

The find consists of two silver siliquae. The latest coin is, notably, a contemporary copy of Jovian issued c. AD 363-364; this is commented on below by Sam Moorhead. Both coins are damaged, but appear to be unclipped.

Silver siliquae for Jovian from Lyon are very rare. RIC records them with the mintmark PLVG* (RIC VIII, p. 196, no. 241). However, the Whitwell hoard (1992) coin and PAS SUSS-F74487 are two examples of coins with LVG. PLVG is not recorded. Furthermore, and most importantly, the style of this coin, notably the reverse lettering, is crude. However, still a very interesting coin which appears to be of a reasonable silver content.

CATALOGUE

Notes

The following abbreviations are used for the names of the rulers:

JA Julian Augustus

Jv Jovian

Busts as RIC VIII:

C Cuirassed 1 no diadem

D Draped & cuirassed 3 pearl-diademed, 4 rosette-diademed

CF1-4 = degrees of clipping evident

SILVER: SILIQUAE (2)

355-364, Trier (1)

MINT

Trier

Lyon

Arles

Rome

Aqu.

Sirm.

Thess.

Ant.

Unc.

Total

355-364

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Irregular

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Total

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

No.

Obv

Reverse

M.-m.

Hoxne

RIC VIII

Qty.

Wt.

CF

1

JA/D3

VOTIS V MVLTIS X

TR branch

135

365

1

1.56[1]

0

Irregular c. 363-364, Lyon (1)

No.

Obv

Reverse

M.-m.

Hoxne

RIC VIII

Qty.

Wt.

CF

2

Jv/D3

VOT V MVLT X

PLVG

-

-

1

1.42[2]

0

[1] Possibly plated

[2] Incomplete and bent

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T543

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 364
Date to: Exactly AD 364

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 13th August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16733
Treasure case number: 2014T543

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Kingsdon CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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