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Julian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
A rare opportunity to own a coin from a documented hoard found 130 years ago! This coin is from the Harptree Hoard of 1887, discovered in the village of East Harptree, approximately 16 miles SW of Bath. The hoard consisted of 1496 silver coins, five silver ingots, and a Roman silver ring set. The coins date from Constantine the Great to Gratian (c. 306 to 383 A.D.). The landowner, Mr. William Kettlewell, made the hoard available to the British Museum, and it was first documented by John Evans in The Numismatic Chronicle of 1888 (pp. 22-46). The British Museum kept 25 coins, and the rest were returned to the owner. A portion, along with the original jug that contained them, was given to a local church for display - these were eventually stolen. Many years later, the balance of the hoard, nearly 1200 pieces, was consigned to Spink and sold. Spink wrote-up the hoard for their summer 2016 Insider Magazine. This coin is typical of the exceptional quality of coins from the Harptree Hoard with lovely old cabinet toning.
RL92332. Silver siliqua, RIC VIII Lyons 218, RSC V 163†a, SRCV V 19130, Hunter V 5 var. (rosette diademed), Choice VF, deep old-cabinet toning, well centered, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 1.953g, maximum diameter 16.9mm, die axis 45o
, 360 - 361 A.D.; obverse FL CL IVLIANVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VOTIS / V / MVLTIS / X in four lines in wreath, LVG in exergue; ex CNG e-auction 446, lot 426; ex Harptree Hoard of 1887 (IRBCH 1424); ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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