Solidus of Valens, struck at Sirmium
about A.D. 364
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Valens to right.
Reverse: Emperor standing, labarum in right hand, on left, Nike reaching out to crown him.
RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE in ex.: star SIRM
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III