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brm_732549 - VALENS Nummus

VALENS Nummus XF
25.00 €(Approx. 27.25$ | 21.25£)
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Type : Nummus
Date: 364
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3 g.
Officine: 1er
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, joli revers. Patine hétérogène
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) , diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Valens Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Valens pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ *|*/A// TES.
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


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon carré gemmé. Fibule ronde d’attache.

Historical background


VALENS

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

Valens, after having been proclaimed august by his brother, receives the charge of governing the East. Since Decius, he is the first emperor killed in battle by the Goths in Adrianople, August 9, 378.

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