Roman Empire - Three Imitative Siliquae
Coins - Roman Empire
GBP (£) 60 - 80
EUR (€) 71 - 95
USD ($) 78 - 104
Sold for (Inc. premium): £75
C. 4th century AD. Three late imitative siliquae. Top - Constantius II. 337-361 AD. Obv: DN CONSTAN-[TIVS PF AVG], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: X VOT V MVLT in four lines (instead of VOT V MVLT X) within wreath. Mintmark NOC_ (instead of SCON or TCON) in exergue. Left - Gratian, 378-383 AD. Obv: [DN GRATIA]-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: VIRTVS RO-[MANORVM], Roma seated facing on throne, head left, holding globe and reversed spear, no barb on spear. Mintmark TRPS in exergue. Right - Gratian, 378-383 AD. Obv: [DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: [VIRTVS RO-MANORVM], Roma seated facing on throne, head left, holding globe and sceptre. Mintmark would be [LVGPS]. 0.84, 1.06 & 0.99 grams. All three clipped but otherwise about very fine.
Top coin: Imitating RIC VIII Arles 294, reduced siliqua. Left coin: Imitating RIC IX Trier 58a. Right coin: Imitating RIC IX Lyons 26.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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