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E-auction 262-184743 - VALENS Nummus

VALENS Nummus VF/XF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:29:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 364-365
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante au droit mais joli revers. Patine vert foncé. Flan idéalement centré
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 : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ -|-// DBSISC.
Reverse description : Valens debout à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant le labarum chrismé de la main gauche et de la main droite les cheveux d'un captif agenouillé.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des romains).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Cabochon carré et perlé.

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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