Valens; AE3 Siscia; emperor dragging captive
Description: Valens (364 - 378 AD). AE3 Siscia mint. D N VALENS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA ROMANORVM; Valens advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive, A and star right, DASISC in ex.
Diameter: AE20 mm
Weight: 2,42 g
Attribution: RIC IX 5(b)vii
Commentary: some small deposit patches on obverse, sharp details
History: The diadem was particularly popular with Christian emperors, who renounced the formerly worn laurel crown, whose use they thought savored of idolatry and old pagan ideas.
Article Number: 004-10-04-41652