Solidus of Valens, struck at Sirmium

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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