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Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Nicomedia

£1,195.00 Approx $1478.96, €1387.92

Code: 11399

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

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

GLORIA REI  PVBLICAEenthroned figures of Roma facing (on l.) and Constantinopolis l. (on r.), holding between them shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X, each holding sceptre in l. hand, Constantinopolis with r. foot on the prow of galley

This coin was struck at the Nicomedia mint, mintmark SMNI. This coin has seen some circulation and exhibits consistent wear and light graffiti scratches. A good example that had been graded as 'good very fine' by Baldwins.



DATE: 364 - 378 A.D.

MINTMARK: SMNI (Nicomedia, Turkey)

SIZE: 21.46mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.37 grams


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