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Live auction - brm_319784 - VALENS Silique

VALENS Silique XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:45:07
Type : Silique
Date: 364-367
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, éclaté. Beau portrait de Valens. Patine de collection ancienne
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 : VOT/ V /MV°LT/ X// RB.
Reverse description : dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Votis quinquennalibus/ Multis decennalibus", (Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire et plus pour le dixième),.

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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