CONSTANTIUS II AR SILIQUA, 353 - 355 C.E.
RIC 207, Extremely Fine, 17.3mm, 2.23 grams, Arelate (Arles) mint
Reverse: VOTIS XXX MVLTIS XXXX in four lines within wreath, SCON in exergue
Ex: CNG Sale 425, Lot #570
Ex: Harptree Hoard of 1887; and a better example, deeply toned on CHOICE metal!
The East Harptree Hoard was discovered in 1887 by Mr. Kettlewell of Harptree Court. The coins were studied by the British Museum and published in the Numismatic Chronicle in 1888 by John Evans who remarked on the "remarkably good preservation". The hoard was then returned to the finder and they remained untouched until recently.