IOW-64C703: Roman Coin: Siliqua of Jovian

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Unique ID: IOW-64C703

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A slightly clipped Roman silver siliqua of Jovian (AD 363-4), dating to the period AD 363-4 (Reece Period 18). VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath reverse type. Mint of Arles. Mint-mark: //SCONST

Obverse: D N IOVIA-NVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right

Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath

Diameter: 16.1mm. Weight: 1.61g. DA=12:12.

RIC VIII, p. 230, no. 331.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 363
Date to: Exactly AD 364

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.61 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th January 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-40

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Jovian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: D N IOVIA-NVS P F AVG

Reverse description: VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath
Reverse inscription: VOT V MVLT X

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VOT / V / MVLT / X
Reverse mint mark: - // SCONST
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 230, no. 331

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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