Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Antioch

Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Antioch

Code: 11391

£1,240.00 Approx $1565.66, €1448.6

This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Valens, dating to 364 - 378 A.D.

Obverse: DN VALENS PER F AVG " Our Lord Valens, perpetual blessed emperor" pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE "The restorer of the Republic" emperor in military attire, standing facing, head right, holding labarum (cross on banner) and Victory on globe. Chi-rho in left field.

This coin was struck at the Antioch mint, in 367 A.D. mint mark ANTI  Γ [Gamma (3) for the 3rd Officina at Antioch] This coin has seen circulation and exhibits consistent wear and a few graffiti scratches. A good example that had been graded as 'a pleasing VF' by Baldwins.



DATE: 367 A.D.

MINTMARK: ANT Γ (Antioch, Turkey)

SIZE: 20.98mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.32 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC IX Antioch 2d, type xxviii; cf. Sear 4104.

PROVENANCE: Ex. Baldwins of St. James, London.