Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valentinian minted in Antioch

Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valentinian minted in Antioch

Code: 11735

£1,185.00 Approx $1629.99, €1387.59
 

This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Valentinian I, dating to 364 - 375 AD

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG,"Our Lord Valentinian Pious Fortunate August" rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: RESITITVTOR REIPVBLICAE, "Restorer of the Republic" Emperor standing facing, head right, holding Victory on globe and labarum (standard with chi-rho on banner)

This coin was struck at the Antioch mint, between 364 - 375 AD mint mark ANTH dot. [H (eta) 8th] for the 8th Officina at Antioch] 

A superb example in VF condition

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 364 - 375 AD

MINTMARK: ANT H dot (Antioch, Turkey)

SIZE: 21mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.44 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  Antioch RIC IX 2b, xxix var RIC IX 2(b), type xxix var (officina); Cohen 28 var; Sear (1988) 4088 var (mintmark)

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Norway.