This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Valens, dating to 364 - 378 A.D.
Obverse: DN VALENS P F AVG, "Our Lord Valens, Pious and Blessed August" pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE "Restorer of the Republic" emperor standing facing in military attire, head right, holding vexillum and Victory on globe.
This coin was struck at the Constantinople mint, around October 367 AD. CONS and wreath in ex.
DATE: 364 - 378 AD (this coin minted around 367 AD)
MINTMARK: CONS (Constantinople)
SIZE: 21.4mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.34 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 25(b). C. 34. Depeyrot 21/2
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Essex.
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