Any red flags on this Siliqua before I buy?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by AussieCollector, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    I have been seeking to purchase a late Roman silver coin for some time now. A Siliqua seems to be the only option without breaking the bank.

    What are peoples thoughts on this one? Any red flags? I've done a acsearch, and the style seems to be fine (noting that late Roman silver is of poor quality). Seller is one I've used before.

    Valens Siliqua
    364-378 AD
    Lyon mint
    17mm diameter
    Weight 2.25

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  3. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Looks nice, go for it!
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Looks OK to me, I say pull the trigger and get that siliqua!
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Looks OK to me too.
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  7. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Let us know if you pull the trigger! Here's my Arles:

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  8. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

    Looks good to me
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  10. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator


    Yes, that one compares well....

    And now I've pulled the trigger :angelic:

    I am the proud owner of a Siliqua :D

    Thank you for the opinions guys, very much appreciated!
  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Congrats on the new coin!
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Mmmmm, I hope we have a dealer advertising his wares here because if they are not the same specimen, they definitely are fake. This is why some of us believe we should not post coins still on the market or auctions not yet closed.
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  13. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Congrats on owning a piece of Late Roman silver. Those siliquae are pretty fun little coins to own.

    Here's my siliqua of Valens

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  14. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    This is why I tried to avoid precise details on this coin and which dealer.

    But yes, it is the same dealer/coin; so no, this does not speak to its authenticity.

    Wow, what a stunning Siliqua!

    Mine is more entry level :)
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  15. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Oh please, don't be so modest. You got yourself a very respectable and interesting siliqua. I know I'd definitely be happy having it in my collection. That was a good purchase, and I hope it brings you pleasure for a long time to come.

    Also, I think you got it at a nice price for the condition. A solid purchase all around.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  16. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Interesting? Yes

    Decent eye appeal? Sure.

    Good value? Absolutely.

    Stunning? Not so much :D

    Thanks Sallent, I'm very happy with it.
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