Little Smeaton coin hoard by Unknown Artist

The hoard consists of 184 coins: one gold solidus, 175 silver siliquae; and 8 silver miliarenses.


Details

Medium:
Gold and silver
Art Fund grant:
£2,250 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The coins are all in good condition and demonstrate the range of late Roman numismatic art. Among them are relatively rare specimens, notably the gold solidus of Valentinian I, the group of 8 miliarenses ,and the 2 siliquae of the emperor Jovian. Emperors represented are: Constantius II (50 coins), Julian as Caesar (4), Julian as Augustus (12), Jovian (2), Valentinian I (7), and Valens (9). The mints of Arles and Lyons account for 82 and 75 coins respectively; a further 9 can be attributed to the mint at Trier, 6 to Rome and 3 to Thessalonica.

Provenance

Found at Little Smeaton and declared Treasure.

Venue details

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Chequer Road, DONCASTER South Yorkshire DN1 2AE 01302 734293 www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums

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