Solidus with bust of Valens

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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