Constantius II siliqua

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  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    A recent arrival, my first siliqua.

    Constantius II, AR Siliqua
    Struck 351-355 AD, Constantinople mint, 4th officina.

    Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: VOTIS / XXX / MVLTIS / XXXX in four lines, all within wreath.
    Exergue: C(palm frond)Δ
    References: RIC VIII 104
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  3. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    @Justin Lee That is a beautiful coin. Private sale or auction? The strike is very nice, strong detail and legends. I don’t own a Siliqua yet but your coin is bringing back that itch! Congrats on a great buy.
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  4. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on your purchase. May you always delight in this one.

    I remember when I got my first siliqua. It was also a Constantius II, as I recall, and I think I still have it. It made me feel like some kind of arrival had taken place for me, but I'm really not sure why. Eventually it was joined by others, and they came to stay. My avatar is a siliqua from my collection. It synthesizes the things that most attract me to the collecting of Roman Imperial.
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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    O very nice!!...i don't have one either nick..don't feel lonely :)
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  6. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    VERY NICE! One of these is WAY up on my list!
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  7. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice one indeed
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  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Thanks! Was won in an auction. In my research it seems to me that the siliqua (and solidus) were struck with a bit more attention paid to quality than the AEs (nicely centered, etc).
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This is the version from Thessalonika.

    This is Arles. It seems there was a huge issue of siliquae for the Votis XXX period.
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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    It's nice to have a bit of silver from this bronze-heavy period.

    I don't have a Constantius II, but here's my darkly toned Julian II siliqua.

    Julian II - Siliqua.jpg
    JULIAN II, as Caesar
    AR Siliqua. 1.89g, 17.3mm. Arelate mint, AD 360-361. RIC 264. O: DN IVLIANVS NOB CAES, bareheaded, draped and curaissed bust right. R: VOTIS V MVLTIS X in four lines within wreath; TCON in exergue.
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  12. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I used to have this one but no longer


    I think I might only have one siliqua left in my collection (I used to have a few.... sigh) which is this Julian II, Lugdunum, VOTIS V (East Harptree Hoard)

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  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Some really great coins. Congrats on the new win, @Justin Lee !
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  14. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    Congrats on some really beautiful coins, Everyone who shared. It is very nice to see the VOT designs in silver after so many times in bronze.
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  15. SIliquae

    SIliquae Well-Known Member

    I've all the officina in my collection EXCEPT THIS #4 !!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Nice one !!
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