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Title: Siliqua of Gratian
Item Name: Currency


Silver Siliqua of Gratian (378-383AD) from mint of Trier. Obverse: diademed bust, draped and cuirassed, facing right, legend 'DN GRATIANUS PF AUG'. Reverse: Roma seated on throne facing left, holding Victory and a spear of sceptre, legend 'URBS ROMA / TRPS'. Part of the Deepdale hoard, found on farmland near Barton-on-Humber in the period May 1979 - March 1981. 261 silver siliquae were found in the remains of a grey ware pottery vessel, with a gold coin of Valentinian I (364-375AD) being found nearby. A number of other silver coins were found separately. The coins range from the reign of Constantius II (325-361AD) to Honorius (393-423). The coin hoard was later split between a number of museums, including the British Museum. Humberside County Council purchased 20 coins from the hoard, which are now in the ERYC Museum Service collections. A large Roman aisled building, probably part of a farm, was excavated in the same field.

Year: 378-383
Culture: Romano-British
Materials: silver
Measurements: Diam:1.8cm; Wt:2.03g
Keywords: Siliqua
ID_Number: ERYMS (Goole) : M220.10

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