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brm_611618 - VALENS Nummus

VALENS Nummus MS
75.00 €(Approx. 84.75$ | 63.75£)
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Type : Nummus
Date: 364-367
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,99 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste de Valens. Revers de toute beauté. Magnfique 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 maître Valens pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICAE/ -|-// .ASISC.
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 extrêmement 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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