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Near East/Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, Valens, 364 to 378 CE, Antioch Mint. Gold solidus. Obverse: DN VALENS - PER F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Roma and Constantinopolis, with right foot on prow and holding sceptre in left hand, enthroned facing, holding between them a shield inscribed VOT X MVLT XX in four lines; Christogram above, ANOBA in exergue. Valens was the younger brother of Valentinian I, who assumed the throne upon the death of the emperor Jovian. Valens was also an Arian Christian who persecuted Catholics while rarely interfering with the pagans. RIC 16d, Cohen 7. Size: 0.8" W (2 cm); 4.5 grams

Provenance: private Debbie Lipscomb collection, Maine, USA, acquired from Numismatic Fine Arts Auction (December 1985, lot 578)

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About EF. Excellent portrait.

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Byzantine Valens Gold Solidus - 4.5 g

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Oct 11, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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