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, DBSISC in ex.
Diameter: AE17 mm
Weight: 2,28 g
Attribution: RIC 5b
Commentary: brownish metal surfaces
History: In 375 AD Valens passed a low, that monks should serve as soldiers and those who refused should be beaten to death with cudgels.
Article Number: 004-10-07-41652