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Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Antioch

£1,195.00 Approx $1478.96, €1387.92

Code: 11392

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

DN VALENS PER F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAEValens standing facing, head right, holding labarum (chi-rho on banner) and Victory on globe, who is crowning him with a wreath, cross in left field.

This coin was struck at the Antioch mint, in 364 - 367 A.D. mintmark star ANTI star. This coin has seen circulation and exhibits consistent wear and light graffiti scratches. A good example that had been graded as 'VF' by Baldwins.



DATE: 364 - 367 A.D.

MINTMARK: *ANTI* (Antioch, Turkey)

SIZE: 20.98mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.35 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC IX Antioch 2d, type xxxvii,1. (RCV 4105)

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