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Valens, 364-378 A.D.

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Valens, 364-378 A.D. Consular bust, ex: Biaggi etc

AV Solidus, 4.42g. 22mm. Nicomedia, Consular issue 368 A.D. D N VALENS P F AVG.  Pearl- diademed bust of Valens to left; he wears consular loros and holds mappa in right hand and scepter in left hand. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA; S-MN-N in exergue.   Valentinian and Valens enthroned and facing; they are both nimbate, wearing consular loros costumes, and holding mappas; two captives in exergue.     RIC IX, 254, 16b.6. Depeyrot 22/2.  Pierre Bastien, "Le Solidi Des Vota Publica De Valentinien I A Theodose I," in Numismatica E Antichita Classiche, Quaderni Ticinesi, 1985, p. 332, 27h(this coin).  Exceptional quality from fresh dies.

Provenance, Pedigree:
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction XI, 1953, Jan. 23, 1953, lot 197.
Ex: Leo Biaggi collection( 1906-1979), # 2268.
Ex: Numismatica Genevensis, Geneva, Auction VIII, Nov. 24, 2014, lot 170.

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Extremely Fine $7,950.00
Valens, 364-378 A.D.
AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 2.12g. 19mm. Constantinople, 364-367 A.D. D N VALENS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valens to right. Rev. VOT V within wreath; CPB in exergue. RIC 13b. Toned See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $500.00

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