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Live auction - brm_648170 - VALENS Solidus

VALENS Solidus MS/MS
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brm_648170
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Type : Solidus
Date: octobre
Date: 367
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, idéalement centré. Buste de toute beauté. La monnaie a conservé une grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N VALENS - 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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVTOR - REIPVLICAE/ -|-// *CONS.
Reverse description : L'Empereur debout de face tourné à droite, diadémé, vêtu militairement, tenant le labarum chrismé de la main droite et un globe nicéphore de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Reipublicæ”, (Le restaurateur de la République).

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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