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E-auction 240-163309 - VALENS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

VALENS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3) AU
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Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 375
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Beau portrait de Valens. Revers de style fin. Belle patine vert foncé
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 seigneur Valens pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges lisses sous le paludamentum.

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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