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Solidus with bust of Valens

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Valens to left, holding globe (?) and sceptre. DNVALENS PFAVG Reverse: Valens and Valentinian enthroned, flanked left and right by kneeling bound captives. VOTA PV VLICA In ex.: star CONS diadem

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; October 14, 1964: purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 367–375

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1941

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins