Coin with bust of Valens

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 364–367


Mint: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.62 gm. Die axis: 7

Accession Number

84.810

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, cuirassed, and draped bust of Valens to right.
DNVALEN SPFAVG
Reverse: Valens holding a labarum in his left hand and dragging a barbarian by the hair with his right hand..
GLORIARO MANORVM in ex.: SMKgamma

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America