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Title: Siliqua of Valentinian
Item Name: Currency

Description:

Silver Siliqua, a 4th century coin of the Emperor Valentinian I (reigned 364-375AD) Obverse has the emperor wearing a jewelled cloak and cuirass, facing right, legend 'DN VALENTINIANUS PF AUG'. Reverse has the godess Roma seated on a throne facing left and Victory on a globe, holding a spear, legend; 'URBS ROMA', mintmark RP. Valentinian was noted for his ferocius temper and the extreme punishments he inflicted on those who angered him. He actually died in a fit of rage. 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: 364-375
Culture: Romano-British
Materials: silver
Measurements: Diam:1.8cm; Wt:1.56g
Keywords: Siliqua
ID_Number: ERYMS (Goole) : M220.5

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