IOW-200FCD: Roman Coin: Siliqua of Jovian

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Unique ID: IOW-200FCD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped Roman silver siliqua of Jovian (AD 363-364), dating to the period AD 363-364 (Reece period 18). VOT/V/MVLT/X reverse type, legend within wreath. Mint of Lyon.

Obverse: D N IOVIANV-[S PEP] AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VOT/V/MVLT/X; the legend within a wreath.

Diameter: 13.6mm. Weight: 0.88g. DA=12:12.


This type is unrecorded in RIC, although cf. RIC VIII, p.196 where reference is made to the potential for this type to exist but with none recorded at that time. Two siliquae have since been discovered, one from the Whitwell Hoard and now in the British Museum (CHRB X, p. 472, no. 40; BM 1992, 9.4.2) and a second recorded through the PAS from Sussex (SUSS-F74487). This new example has very similar dies to the Sussex example, particularly for the reverse type, both of which differ from the BM example.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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: 0.88 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th June 2018 - Sunday 24th June 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-174

Materials and construction

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

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: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N IOVIANV-[S PEP] AVG

Reverse description: Legend within a wreath
Reverse inscription: VOT/V/MVLT/X

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Updated: 5 months ago

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