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Old Apr 28, 2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Valens, "AR Siliqua" cast of consular solidus

Dear fellow collectors,

Here is an interesting item I acquired from eBay:

Valens, AR Siliqua, Quinquennalia of 368, Constantinople
Pearl-diademed bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, short scepter in left over shoulder
Valentinian and Valens, nimbate, draped in imperial mantle, seated facing on throne, each raising mappa and holding scepter, captive seated on ground on either side
* CONS wreath in exergue
?mm, ?g
RIC IX, 29b; Depeyrot 22/2. Bastien, Vota Publica, Q. Tic XIV, 1985, 15 (R3)

Supposedly found in Great Britain. I acquired this item from eBay in April 2008 from a seller who only described it as "Silver Roman Coin". This coin, from the photo, appears to be a white-metal cast from a wax mold made from a mid-grade solidus. Note - this coin is only known in a solidus module and is quite rare. An odd choice from which to make an off-metal fake! When it arrives, I will see if I can conserve it and perhaps someone will be able to tie it to a specific forger or workshop.

Here is the type from which it was made:

Photo courtesy Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 38, Lot 268.

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Old Mar 11, 2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Hello BeastCoins,

I'm very interresting by a picture of this siliqua of Valens for my studies about siliquas.

May I receive one ? I'll put it in my french Databasis of Siliquas :

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