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brm_862751 - VALENS Nummus

VALENS Nummus AU/XF
40.00 €(Approx. 43.20$ | 34.00£)
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Type : Nummus
Date: 364-367
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,74 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan idéalement centré. De très jolis détails au droit. Revers agréable. Patine marron 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 léger.

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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