Valens. AD 364 to 378. Silver siliqua. Probably rare mint.

Ancient Coins - Valens. AD 364 to 378. Silver siliqua.  Probably rare mint.
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Denomination : Silver siliqua.

Mint
: Rome, 4th officina.  One would not think there was anything rare about this type from Rome mint, and in RSC this mint is actually priced slightly lower than Trier.  But I just checked Coin archives (Pro) and out of about 80 Valens silique of this reverse type over 90% were from Trier, about 10% from other mints but NONE FROM ROME MINT.  Either I missed something, or this is a rare coin from Rome mint. 

Size : 16.5 x 18.5 mm.  Weight : 1.81 grams.

Reference : Sear-4113 variety.  RSC-109e.

Grade : VF with dark original hoard silver chloride patina although the obverse has been partly cleaned to bring out the portrait details.

Obverse : Head of Valens right, with DN VALENS P F AVG around.

Reverse : Roma seated left, holding a sceptre and a small figure of Victory set on a globe, with VRBS ROMA around, and the mint marks R Q below.

Price SKU: vcoin6129
US$ 225.00
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Rates for: 01/16/18

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