Constantius II AR Siliqua, Extremely Fine, Toned, Ex: 1887 Harptree hoard, 353 - 355 C.E.

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CONSTANTIUS II AR SILIQUA, 353 - 355 C.E.

RIC 207, Extremely Fine, 17.3mm, 2.23 grams, Arelate (Arles) mint

Obverse: N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG around pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right

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.