I've had an itching to revisit the late Roman Empire, so for my birthday coming up I treated myself to something a little pricier than the usual LRBs, a siliqua. Its a bit worn but all of the devices are still there, its not clipped, and its got an attractive dark patina to it (I can't remember the last time I saw a siliqua this darkly toned). And its has a great portrait. I've been on a Greek and Alexandrian binge lately so it feels nice to go back to my first passion: coins of the late Roman Empire, specifically Valentinian I and later. And it has been ages since I've gotten a coin of Gratian, so there's that as well. I don't normally post coins before I get them but I couldn't help with this one. Please post your siliquae, Gratians, darkly-toned silver, and/or any birthday coins! Gratian, Western Roman Empire AR siliqua Obv: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right Rev: VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and inverted spear Mint: Trier Mintmark: TRPS· Date: 367-383 AD Ref: RIC IX 46b (description from WW; photos from seller) Here's a map of the empire, surrounding states, and positions of the various barbarian tribes during Gratian's rule.