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    Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Antioch

    Roman Gold Solidus of Emperor Valens minted in Antioch

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    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 REIPVBLICAE, Valens 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.

    DENOMINATION: Solidus

    MATERIAL: Gold

    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.

    Code
    11392
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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