Post your Late-Roman silver!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ycon, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. ycon

    ycon Renaissance Man

    I just got my first siliqua. I've been after one of Constans' for a long time.

    Constans I (337-350 AD). Siliqua (silver). 340-350 AD Thessalonica.
    O: CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right
    R: VICTORIA - DD NN AVGG / TES (in exergue), Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. 19 mm. 1.93 g. RIC VIII, pp. 410, 96.

    Since I couldn't find a siliquae specific thread I figured I'd start one. Pile on with all your late Roman silver!
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  3. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Constantius II, Roman Empire
    AR siliqua
    Obv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: VOTIS XXX / MVLTIS XXXX, all within wreath
    Mint: Sirmium
    Mintmark: SIRM
    Date: 357-361 AD
    Ref: RIC VIII 15
    Size: 3.31 gr, 22 mm wide

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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Congrats, @ycon ! Great looking Siliqua of Constans

    Here is a Siliqua that I have:

    RI Valentinian II AD 375-392 AR Siliqua 18mm 1.8g Trier Victory wreath palm RIC IX 43
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  5. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Eugenius (AD 392-394)
    AR Siliqua
    Eugenius siliqua replacement.png
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  6. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I have just one siliqua, of Arcadius (383-408):
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  7. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    My latest Roman Silver.
    Rev- VRBS ROMA / TRPS siliqua.png
  8. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Constantius II Ar light Miliarense. Thessalonika 350-355 AD Obv Bust of Constantius II draped and cuirassed wearing pearl diadem. Rv Soldier standing facing head right holding spear and shield. RIC 160 4.25 grms 23 mm Photo by W. Hansen conbis16.jpg
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  9. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Congrats @ycon, here is my first (and only) siliqua
    Constantius II Siliqua.jpg Constantius II, AD 337-361, AR Siliqua, Tricennalia issue, Constantinople mint, 6th officina, Struck AD 351-355
    Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX in four lines within wreath with large central jewel; C • S
    Ref: RIC VIII 102
  10. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Sweet coin!
  11. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Some wonderful coins in this thread aaand excellent Constans. May in fact have been the Roman empire's first outwardly and open homosexual.
    Very cool!
    I've only got his brother whom lived longer and so produced many more coins:
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OBVERSE: FL CL IVLIA-NVS PP AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: VOTIS V MVLTIS X in four lines within wreath. Mintmark SLVG
    Struck at Lyons 360-363 A.D
    1.7g, 16mm
    RIC VIII Lyons 227 var (bust type); RSC 163b var (ditto); Sear 4071 var (ditto).
  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter


    RI Arcadius AR Siliqua 383-408 CE Roma Seated l holding globe with Victory; VIRTVS ROMANORVM RIC 106b 88 cat no
  14. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Siliquae from Julian II and Valens

    Julian II siliqua jpg version.jpg

    Valens siliqua jpg version 2.jpg
  15. ycon

    ycon Renaissance Man

    @Ryro I actually purchased the coin for my collection of "gay" rulers. Of course that's a major anachronism, but as long as we're calling any Roman "gay" you can hardly say that Constans was the first. I mean Hadrian made his boyfriend into a god, and Galba was notorious for being into other grizzled soldier types, rather than the teenage boys who were generally socially accepted as lovers. Even Caesar was famously the beloved of one of Rome's client kings. Don't forget the (perhaps apocryphal) stories of Elagabalus prostituting himself from the palace, or of Nero's own gay wedding.

    Though homosexuality wasn't as ubiquitous in Ancient Rome as it was in Greece, it was very common in hellenizing circles and in the military. And there are a fair few emperors who are known or rumoured to have had homosexual tendencies.
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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    One has to keep in mind, though, that scurrilous rumors about ancient Roman rulers always tended to run towards a taste for men and/or young boys and/or eunuchs. I believe that there were strong rumors of that kind about every single one of the 12 Caesars except perhaps Claudius. So although I couldn't care less if those stories were all true, I think it's necessary to retain a certain amount of skepticism. Except for those like Hadrian who were rather public about it.
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  17. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Great coins all!
  18. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    And, then, of course we have the Ancient Egyptians. The Pharaohs either married their sisters or had extra-terrestrial relationships. Cuz everyone knows that Aliens built every single pyramid. :)

    Here is my Latest Roman Silver...

    BZ Romanoi
    Andronicus II - Michael IX
    CE 1295-1320
    AR Basilikon
    22mm 2.1g
    Christ enthroned -
    Andronicus l Michael r labarum
    DOC V 1 Class VIII
  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Magnus Maximus - AR Siliqua ex Michael Kelly 3010.jpg MAGNUS MAXIMUS
    AR Siliqua. 2.06g, 16.8mm. Trier mint, AD 383-388. RIC IX 84b. O: D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in right hand, scepter in left; TRPS in exergue.
    Ex Michael Kelly Collection
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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Since this thread started with a coin of Thessalonika, I'll add mine with Constantius II and VOTIS XXX MVLTIS XXXX.
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  21. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Gotta include the big-eyed Constantine III: Constantine III Siliqua 2a.jpg
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