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Unique ID: KENT-407C8E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A slightly chipped contemporary copy of a silver siliqua of Emperor Valens (AD 364- 378) date of issue of prototype is from March 364 to August 367 (Reece Period 19). Obverse: D N VALEN-S P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right. Reverse: VOT V MVLT X in laurel wreath. Minmark: // [L]VG. The reverse has two large chips; on the right side after LVT and on the bottom left where the L should be in LVG. These reveal a copper-alloy core which shows it is a contemporary copy. Mint of Lyon (Lugdunum) -//[L]VG. As RIC IX, p. 42, no.8.

Measurements: Diameter: 14.32 mm Thickness: 1.63 mm Weight: 1.39 g

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.63 mm
Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 14.32 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Henry Weeds
Identified by: Mr Henry Weeds
Secondary identifier: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: DN VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Laurel wreath with inscription. Two chunks missing; right side of wreath and lower left where the L in LVG is missing
Reverse inscription: VOT V MVLT X

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VOT / V / MVLT / X
Reverse mint mark: -//[L]VG
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : IX cf. Lugdunum no. 8

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Throwley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0052
Four figure Latitude: 51.23212837
Four figure longitude: 0.86334423
1:25K map: TR0052
1:10K map: TR05SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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