Late Roman Silver
including argentei, siliquae, and miliarensa
Roman Silver Coins, volume V,
by Cathy King. Hardcover, 214 pages, with 74 pages of introduction and
then a list of known types by emperor, beginning with Carausius,
typically with two or three photos per page. It attempts to be
complete, but, of course, missed a few types.
Of course, RIC VIII and IX
and X are virtually complete for their time periods.
The Sisak Hoard of Argentei of the
Early Tetrarchy, by Aleksander Jelocnik, 1961, Situla 3,
paperback, 91 pages (5-41 in Croatian and 42-86 in English) plus XIII
plates of coins plus 2 plates showing the hoard vessel. This is the most famous hoard of argentei.
Antiqua (Steve Rubringer,
Woodland Hills, California) fixed price list XVII, September 2013: 300
HV ancients including 100 siliquae from the "Gussage All Saints
Hoard," including 2 of Constantius II, 2 of Julian II, 1 Jovian,
2 of Valentinian, 8 of Valens, 11 of Gratian, 9 of Valentinian II, 10
of Theodosius, 11 of Magnus Maximus, 4 of Flavius Victor, 12 of
Eugenius, 14 or Arcadius, 11 of Honorius, and 4 barbarous.
XIII (17-19 June 1954) VHV. MQP. 1051 ancients among 1225 on 36 ppl + 2
E among 48. A spectacular collection of coins of the tetrarchy,
inluding very many rare copper fractional pieces and many silver
argentei and many antoniniani. Also some late Roman gold, 99
outstanding PR, 260 G.
Tetrarchy (345), including late Roman fractions (78) and silver
argentei (129 regular and 20 irregular)
XVII (1957, 2-4 Dec.) HV. MQP. 520 ancients among 1031 on
17 ppl among 46 + 1 E among 2. 195 RR, 312 RI (including 32 argentei
and 55 late Roman gold), 10 contorniates,194 RP, 31 Carolingian,
130 early German.
(10), argentei (32) and late Roman gold (55)
3 (2011, May 10) VHV. VHQP. 259 ancients among 263. 2
Celtic, 159 G, 10 RR, 79 RI including 41 argentei from "the tetrarchy
collection", 6 Byz, 3 Merovingian
Freeman and Sear
11 (23 Nov. 2004) MV.
HQP. 479 ancients among 490, illustrated throughout, some with
enlargements, plus 8 ppl of color enlargements. 2 Celtic, 218 G, 19 RP,
44 RR, 179 RI (including 35 argentei), 16 Byz
silver argentei (35)
12 (2005, Oct. 28)
MV. HQP. 656 ancients among 684. B&W photos thoughout with
some enlargements, plus 7 ppl of color enlargements. 12 Celtic, 240 G,
13 RP, 257 RR, 118 RI (including 38 argentei of the tetrarchy), 11 Byz
Republican (257), argentei of the tetrarchy (38)
16 (2009, June 5) MV.
MQP. 469 ancients, plus some unpictured large lots, in B&W
thoughout with many enlargements plus 6 color ppl E. 257 G, 12 India,
27 RR, 142 RI including 47 argentei, 25 Byz.
late Roman silver argentei (47)
Manhattan Sale (Freeman
and Sear's NYI sales are called "Manhattan" sales)
16 (2009, June 5) MV. MQP. 469 ancients, plus some unpictured
large lots, in B&W thoughout with many enlargements plus 6 color
ppl E. 257 G, 12 India, 27 RR, 142 RI including 47 argentei, 25 Byz.
late Roman silver argentei (47)
I (2005, Jan. 11-12) HV. HQP. 530 ancients among 618.
B&W throughout, some with enlargements of one side, plus 6 ppl of
color enlargements. 10 Celtic, 260 G, 47 RR, 1 Marc Antony forger's
die, 1 military diploma, 199 RI (including 21 late Roman argentei), 28
Byz, 1 DA.
III (2007, Jan. 9) HV. HQP. 564 ancients among 600, plus some
large lots. All in color with some color enlargements. 24 Celtic, 251
G, 46 RR, 170 RI (including 29 late Roman silver and 13 cistophori of
Hadrian), 72 Byz (including 33 silver)
Roman silver (29), Byzantine silver (33)
(11/73) [#1, unnumbered] MV. HQP. 500 ancients, all Roman.
21 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements + 1 in color.
silver (17 argentii and 34 siliquae)
Leu and M&M
Sammlung Niggler, part 3: (11/67) VHV Roman "after Augustus". 526
Roman on 32 ppl.
Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius sestertii, several AE medallions, late
Roman argentei (19), late Roman silver and gold, 17 contorniates.
Bendall, Simon. Some comments on the anonymous silver coinage of the
fourth to sixth centuries A.D. RN 2002, p.139-159 and plates
11-12. Concerns the anonymous siliqua with P, K and R.
Justinian*, siliqua, Constantinople commemorative
Callu, J. Silver Hoards and emissions from 324 to
392. BARIS 76, 1980 Ed. C.
King Imp. Rev....4th C. 213-254.
4th C.*; siliqua; argenteus
Carson, R. Gold and silver coin hoards and the end of Roman
Britain*. The BM
Yearbook 1: The Classical Tradition 67-82 date?
siliqua (clipped), Britain*,
Johns, C. and R. Bland, The Hoxne Late Roman
Britannia 25 (1994) 165-173
siliqua, 4th C., late Roman
[There is a pamphlet and a book on the Hoxne hoard too.]
Kent, J. An introduction to the coinage of Julian* the
NC 1959, 109-117 and plates 10-11.
Julian II*, beard, siliqua
King, C. Fifth century* silver coinage in the western Roman
empire: The usurpations in Spain and Gaul.
Melanges d Num Pierre Bastien (1987) 285-295, plate 22
5th C., Constantine III, Jovinus, Maximus (of Spain)
King, Cathy. Fifth century* silver issues in
Studia Numismatica Labacensia 1988, 197-211
5th C.* siliqua
King, C. A hoard of clipped siliqua in the Preston
NC* 1981, 64.
siliqua; clipping; late Roman*; portraits
King, C. Late Roman silver hoards in Britain and the problem
BNJ 51 (1981) 5-31
clipping, siliqua, Britain, 4th C.*, 5th C.
Paulsen, T-E. Notes on the reverse inscriptions and the motifs
on argentei during the first tetrarchy*
NNF-NYTT no. 1, 1987
argenteus, denominational names, tetrarchy*
Other books illustrating late Roman silver:
"Hunter V" Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet,
volume V, by Anne S. Robinson. 1982. Hardcover. 530 pages plus 96 page
plates. A collection covering the period from Diocletian's reform to
Zeno, with numerous argentei and some siliquae. 166 late Roman
silver illustrated of an actual collection, not a hoard. Diocletian 11,
Maximian 6, Constantius I 6, Galerius 2, Severus II 0, ... Constantine
1, Constans 3, Constantius II 12, Magnentius 0, Gallus 1, Julian II 16,
Valentinian I 11, Valens 10, Procopius 1, Gratian 7, Valentinian II 8,
Theodosius 4, Magnus Maximus 3, Flavius Victor 4, Eugenius 2, Honorius
4, Constantine III 2, Jovinus 1, Priscus Attalus 1, Valentinian III 1,
Arcadius 4, Zeno 2.
Coin Hoards from Roman Britain, volume X,
edited by Bland and Orna-Ornstein, 1997. 480 pages plus 48 pages
plates of which the last few illustrate 244 late Roman silver coins
found in hoards--almost all siliquae and miliarensa, not argentei. Many
The Hoxne Late Roman Treasure: Gold Jewellery and Silver Plate, by Catherine Johns, a big book (not a similar pamphlet), which I have not seen.
Not particularly recommended, but they may come to your attention elsewhere:
The Hoxne Treasure: An illustrated Introduction,
by Roger Bland and Catherine Johns. A 32 page pamphlet. Colorful, with
one page listing the coin denominations and the number of each for each
emperor (e.g. The hoard had 892 reduced siliua fo Julian II.).
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