Ancient Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted at Constantinople

Ancient Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted at Constantinople

Code: 12040

£1,795.00 Approx $2238.15, €2114.25
 

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.

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

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.