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Solidus of Valens, struck at Sirmium

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Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Valens to right. DNVALEN SPFAVG Reverse: Emperor standing, labarum in right hand, on left, Nike reaching out to crown him. RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE in ex.: star SIRM

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, accessioned January 27, 1999

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 364

Mint

Sirmium

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.629

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins