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Unique ID: SUR-BCD787

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A clipped silver siliqua of Valens (AD 364-375), dating to the period AD 364-375 (Reece Period 19). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting Roma seated left, on throne, holding victory on globe and resting on spear or sceptre. Mint of Trier. As RIC IX, p19, no. 27 and p22, no 45.

Notes:

This type of clipping of late Siliquae, which removed the legends but left the emperor's portrait intact, most likely occurred during the first decade of the 5th century in order to re-use some of the remaining silver in the circulating coinage for hack-silver or the production of new coins. This may have been an attempt to extend the viability of the monetary economy in the waning years of Roman rule (Moorhead and Walton, 2014).

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 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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: Trier
Obverse description: Draped cuirassed and diademed bust, right.
Obverse inscription: DN VALENS PF AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding victory on globe, resting on sceptre.
Reverse inscription: VRBS ROMA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//TRPS
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4726
Four figure Latitude: 51.93053645
Four figure longitude: -1.3178549
1:25K map: SP4726
1:10K map: SP42NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Moorhead, S. and Walton, P. 2014 Coinage at the End of Roman Britain London Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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