Valens; AE3 Thessalonica; emperor dragging captive
Description: Valens (364 - 378 AD). AE3 Thessalonica mint. D N VALENS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA ROMANORVM; Valens advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive, Z left, Δ and star right, TESΓ in ex.
Diameter: AE17 mm
Weight: 2,54 g
Attribution: RIC IX 16b.
Commentary: green patina, good obverse
History: Valens was a vehement follower of the Arian branch of Christianity and actively persecuted the Catholic church.
Article Number: 004-10-08-41652