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E-auction 349-263049 - VALENS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

VALENS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3) MS
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:27:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 364
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,10 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan bien centré avec un beau buste de Valens, un revers de toute beauté et une magnifique patine vert foncé. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N VALEN-S P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Valens à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Valens Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre maître Valens pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICAE/ -|-// BSISC.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Securitas Reipublicae", (La Sécurité du bien public).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


VALENS

(28/03/364-9/08/378) Flavius Valens

Valens, having been proclaimed by his august brother, was put in charge of governing the East. He was the first emperor killed in action since Decius, by the Goths at Adrianople on August 9 378.

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