Valens; AE3 Rome; Victory
Description: Valens (364 - 378 AD). AE3, Rome mint 375 AD. D N VALENS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE; Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm; RTERTIA in ex.
Diameter: AE19 mm
Weight: 2,04 g
Attribution: RIC 24b; LRBC 718
Commentary: scarce; dark grey patina, good details, slightly off-centre and some roughness
History: With the the death of Valentinian I in 375 and the defeat and death of his brother in 378 the Roman Empire went from strength to falling apart in just three years.
Article Number: 063-02-04-43702