Silver siliqua of Valens. Double struck. Emperor holding Victory.

Silver siliqua of Valens.

Lugdunum mint, officina 1.

Chipped edge, double strike, dark toning. This coin was dug near York in the early 1980s.

Size and weight: 18mm, 1.8g
Obverse: D N (VALENS) P AVG (?)
Diademed, draped bust right.
Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, and victory on a globe carrying palm branch and wreath in left hand.
Field Marks: None.
Exergue: dot PLVG dot
Reference: Difficult to place. Possibly a variant of RIC IX Lyons 6(e), missing the F from P F AVG and with two extra dots in the mintmark.

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