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brm_758327 - VALENTINIAN I Solidus

VALENTINIAN I Solidus AU/AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2022)
Price : 1 500.00 €
Type : Solidus
Date: 365
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, idéalement centré. Très joli revers de style fin. Beau buste. Patine de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Valentinien Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Valentinianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Valentinien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVTOR - REIPVLICAE/ -|-// ANTE*.
Reverse description : L'Empereur debout de face tourné à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant le labarum croiseté de la main droite et un globe nicéphore de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Restitutor Rei Publicæ”, (Le restaurateur du bien public).

Historical background


Valentinian I

(25/02/364-17/11/375) Flavius Valentinianus

Valentinian proclaimed 25 February 364, enlists his brother Valens as of August 24 of the same year. They share the empire, Valentinian reserving the West. In 367, the emperor appointed his son Gratian august. Valentinian died 17 November 375, leaving the West in great danger.

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